The Republican Trickle-down Healthcare for Billionaires’ Tax Cuts (tagline: “When Billionaires have more money, we all feel better!”) might seem to be dead, but Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) alerts us to yet another third reel Jason Voorhees-style popping back to life:
“The supposedly hard deadline at the end of the month to repeal Obamacare might not be so hard after all. With their latest attempt to dismantle the health law on track to fail this week, GOP senators are already raising the prospect of going after it again with the same powerful tools that currently let them pass legislation with just 50 votes.
So… try it again with 2018’s reconciliation bill, in an election year, and by the calendar would be the end of the campaign season?
“There is nothing to suggest Obamacare repeal would get any easier in the coming months and doing so may significantly hobble the Republican majority’s other chief legislative priority: tax reform. But facing a floundering repeal push, wrath from the base and a frustrated President Donald Trump, Republicans may have no other choice but to keep pushing to uproot the law.
But wouldn’t it just be more/Moore madness? Um, what if amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell is such an undead Jason Voorhees-style monster hisself that he’s counting on:
- Grandpa Walnuts not being in the Senate (dead! Dead! DEAD!!1!) and whoever his Arizonastan replacement being less principled? (unprincipled? From Arizona? That’s crazee talk, ‘Grain…)
- Or what if one of the Dims is suddenly replaced with a Republican (I’m looking at you, Bob Menendez, as I am sure Gov. Chris Christie is, too).
Bank on it: this thing is not dead yet.