Anyway, in an attempt to cover for their leader, Kellyanne and others have been making absolute fools of themselves with pronouncements like the ones about the microwave in our homes.
I actually watched a little of another trump surrogate today, Sean Spicer, and it was painful, even for me who is no fan of the guy.
But I have to give him credit. To sit there and spin constantly when he knows that he lying, and that what he is saying to the press is complete rubbish, takes a special kind of skill.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) came out with their report today, and, as was to be expected, it was not good for Paul Ryan and the gang. According to the report 24 million more Americans will go uninsured under their plan. And sadly for some in the GOP, there is just no positive way to spin that one.
They have tried. Ryan has said that the fact that 24 million Americans will lose their insurance means nothing, because (and I am paraphrasing here) they are not sick, and they choose not to have insurance.
Memo to Speaker Ryan: It's called INSURANCE. That's kind of how this insurance thing works.
I hope my that home never has a serious fire, but guess what, it's insured, just in case it does. I suspect that most people who carry medical insurance aren't sick, but it's there for them in case they do get sick.
I didn't even get to the part of the GOP plan where they cut Medicaid to the states yet.
"UPMC Health Plan has become the biggest provider of government health exchange insurance in the region at a time when Republican leaders in Washington prepare to make it more expensive.
State officials are predicting that federal cuts to Pennsylvania’s Medicaid plan, which was expanded under the Affordable Care Act, would cost the state at least $2 billion by 2020. Medicaid covers many elderly Pennsylvanians, children, people with disabilities and those with low income; with the expansion, it now insures more than 2.8 million Pennsylvanians.
Federal legislation that could be introduced as early as this week could end the government subsidies for Medicaid, leaving about 700,000 Pennsylvanians in danger of losing coverage." [Source]
Oh, and irony alert, most of those affected by the Medicaid cuts would be folks who voted for trump.
He promised his voters while on the campaign trail that they all would be covered and these social programs would not be touched. Well....sometimes life comes at you fast.
"Candidate Trump told “60 Minutes”: “Everybody’s got to be covered. This is an un-Republican thing for me to say. … I am going to take care of everybody. I don’t care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care of now.”
Candidate Trump also promised: “You’re going to end up with great healthcare for a fraction of the price, and that’s gonna take place immediately after we go in, OK? Immediately. Fast. Quick.”'
What's that quote by David Hannum? "There's a sucker born every minute?"
Well sometimes it takes more than a minute, but there are still a lot of suckers out there. At least fifty nine million of them.