The Trumpcare bill pits Republicans either against or for it,
But Trump’s not waiting for the Congressional Budget Office to score it.
He thinks that by rushing,
Opposition they are crushing
And when the negative CBO report comes out, he’ll just ignore it.
“The Trump administration has considered more than $6 billion in cuts at the Department of Housing and Urban Development,” according to preliminary budget documents obtained by the Washington Post. “The plan would squeeze public housing support and end most federally funded community development grants, which provide services such as meal assistance and cleaning up abandoned properties in low-income neighborhoods.”
ProPublica has obtained a list of more than 400 Trump administration hires, including dozens of lobbyists and some from far-right media. They include:
A Trump campaign aide who argues that Democrats committed “ethnic cleansing” in a plot to “liquidate” the white working class. A former reality show contestant whose study of societal collapse inspired him to invent a bow-and-arrow-cum-survivalist multi-tool. A pair of healthcare industry lobbyists. A lobbyist for defense contractors. An “evangelist” and lobbyist for Palantir, the Silicon Valley company with close ties to intelligence agencies. And a New Hampshire Trump supporter who has only recently graduated from high school.
And remember Donald’s pledge to “drain the swamp?”
The list is striking for how many former lobbyists it contains: We found at least 36, spanning industries from health insurance and pharmaceuticals to construction, energy and finance. Many of them lobbied in the same areas that are regulated by the agencies they have now joined.
That figure is almost certainly an undercount since we only included those who formally registered as lobbyists, a process increasingly avoided by many in Washington.
Read it here.
Obama didn’t like it when the GOP named it “Obamacare.”
Trump doesn’t like it now Dems call his “Trumpcare.”
But for all those covered by the ACA
Who voted for Trump that fateful day,
The GOP’s repeal and replace should be renamed “Chumpcare.”