After Republicans may have destroyed their chances of keeping the House in 2018 by including a repeal of the ACA individual mandate in the tax cut bill, Trump’s White House now says it’s no big deal if Obamacare repeal isn’t included in the bill.
Trump budget director Mick Mulvaney said on CBS’s Face The Nation, “So, I think at the end of the day, John, what we’re interested in is the best tax bill that can pass. If a good tax bill can pass with that Obamacare mandate repeal as part of it, great. If it needs to come out in order for that good tax bill to pass, we can live with that as well.”
Democrats were waving goodbye to House Republicans after they voted to cut taxes for the wealthy and take healthcare away from 13 million people in the same bill, and now it turns out that months of badgering from Trump and his White House meant nothing. It didn’t matter if Obamacare repeal was included in the tax cut bill or not.
Trump and his absurdly incompetent White House might have cost Republicans the House for a part of the bill that didn’t matter to them.
Some of the House Republicans who voted for the tax cut bill will be losing their seats next November, and those losses will be on the hands of Trump and his White House.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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