The Gov is Open For Bidness

Trump, summarized, and you can sing it!
(H/T: Scissorhead Skinny-D)

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) tells us…

“Congressional leaders have reached a deal on a more than $1 trillion spending bill that would fund the government at updated levels through the end of September.

“The bipartisan deal agreement struck Sunday night would increase defense spending and provide $1.5 billion in new border security spending aimed at repairing existing infrastructure and increasing technology, though it would not allocate any new money to a Southern border wall with Mexico despite the president’s insistence.”

OK, no wall. Got it.

“Congress will provide $15 billion in supplemental funding requested by President Donald Trump to fight terrorism, though $2.5 billion of that is contingent on the White House presenting Congress with a plan to fight the Islamic State…”

Hahaha, he has no plan. Politico’s morning email thingie now picks up the thread:

— THE WINNERS: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and other Appalachian senators for getting permanent health insurance for coal miners. Former President Barack Obama for the $2 billion in new funds for the NIH and Obama’s cancer moonshot.

— DEMS 1, TRUMP 0: Trump got very little of what he wanted. He got no money to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, and roughly half the extra military funding he wanted.

— WHAT THIS MEANS: This bill will likely fly through Congress this week, which will ratchet up pressure on Republicans to get an Obamacare repeal through.

I want to emphasize this: this bill is the first major piece of bipartisan legislation to make it to his desk so far. The Fourth Reich is not doing very well.

And so let’s jump quick like a bunny into repealing the ACA and replacing it with ZombieCare:

“Both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in television interviews Sunday suggested confidence that they could win enough votes to pass a bill to undo the Affordable Care Act. But skepticism among centrist members of the party remains a stumbling block.”

 

But what the Media is seeing is that Hair Führer doesn’t know what is in the damn thing:

President Trump gave a lengthy interview Sunday morning to CBS’ John Dickerson about the Republicans’ health care plan.

His responses to basic questions — like what provisions the bill includes or how it would change the health insurance system — suggest he either doesn’t understand how the American Health Care Act works, or doesn’t want to tell the truth about it.

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3 Responses to The Gov is Open For Bidness

  1. roket says:

    Skittish Republicans would return home to face a barrage of pressure from Democrats and progressive outside groups???

    Sadly, If their districts weren’t so gerrymandered they wouldn’t have to call their constituents democrats or progressive outside groups.

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  2. 9thousandfeet says:

    “Congress will provide $15 billion in supplemental funding requested by President Donald Trump to fight terrorism, though $2.5 billion of that is contingent on the White House presenting Congress with a plan to fight the Islamic State…”

    OK, so the remaining $12.5 billion that’s *not* contingent on anything is what, a discretionary slush-fund?

    Can he spend that on anything his paranoid little heart desires? Like a wall to keep out Osama Bin Jackson?

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  3. Mr DeBakey says:

    From the NYT piece:
    “When I watch some of the news reports, which are so unfair, and they say we don’t cover pre-existing conditions — we cover it beautifully,” the president said.

    * * *

    Fuck that man is eloquent.
    Beautifully so.

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