by Pamela Williams
Remember when Paul Ryan set Trump up before he won the Presidential election? He told him he would meet with him at a gathering, but at the last minute he canceled, humiliating Trump? Trump had made some unbecoming comments which made many turn against him. However, in the political arena, that does not usually turn Presidential supporters against the candidate.
“…The first evidence of this tactical delay on the part of Ryan to ensure nothing getting done remains the D.C. status-quo, is to declare almost all attention/energy/focus will be on dealing with “fixing” Obamacare.
Pay attention to the wording. Watch “repeal and replace” become secondary to “fixing.” Ryan intends to initiate a patch-work approach that will take up a great deal of legislative time, receive significant media attention, but in the end, get little actually accomplished by of way of “repeal and replace.” In the meantime, the delay in such critical components of the Trump economic recover plan – namely sweeping tax reform, will be further delayed.
In effect, Paul Ryan and his cadre of Establishment Republicans will do to Trump what they rarely appeared willing to do against Barack Obama – namely use the power of the legislature to contain a president’s agenda.”
It is something that is hard to face, because right now President Trump needs the support of the GOP, and there is no excuse he is not getting it.
Disregard the now-repeated claims by GOP lawmakers regarding how “tough” it is to dismantle Obamacare. Remember, they have been running on dismantling Obamacare for YEARS. They have promised to do so. They have raised campaign cash from small donors saying they would do so. Since Obamacare became law, Republicans have been demanding it be repealed and replaced.
And yet, now these same Republicans are claiming to have no plan, no idea on how to proceed with doing just that after voters have given them all of Congress and the White House to do so.
And it’s the same delay/it’s too hard/complicated tactic these GOP elites intend to continue using for much of the Trump agenda. If Donald Trump is to have any chance of overcoming all of Washington D.C. and the media elite, he needs YOU, the American people to afford him the chance to do so. For if there is one thing the D.C. elite fear most, it’s seeing their political careers sent packing.
Paul Ryan has entered into a secret alliance between himself and other Establishment Republicans in the House as well as Nancy Pelosi and her activist brigade of Democrats. This alliance also extends to Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, and a mix of Senate Republicans and Democrats as well.
The primary goal? Delay Donald Trump’s agenda. See the economy remain stagnant. Fill seats with moderate (spineless) Republicans come 2018, and declare the Trump agenda dead thereafter.
In the meantime, Trump’s White House continues to push and prod some semblance of “get it done” from House and Senate Republicans. Mr. Trump is attempting to keep the negotiations going, while watching as a wave of anti-Trump media continues, which in turn is weakening the resolve of Republicans like Ryan who once again, think the media is an accurate portrayal of overall public sentiment. They have already forgotten that if that were true, Trump would never have won a primary, would never have won the GOP nomination, and would never have won the presidency.
As of this moment, the single greatest impediment to the America-first agenda voters across the nation chose in the form of Donald Trump is not Nancy Pelosi, or Chuck Schumer. It’s Republican Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.
Bad news: Congress is putting tax cuts on the back burner for now — a big risk.
House Speaker Paul Ryan says lawmakers will focus first on replacing .?.?. er, “repairing” ObamaCare and on President Trump’s infrastructure plans, and only take up tax bills sometime in the spring.
That means Trump won’t be able to sign anything until before the fall — at the earliest, if no other delays pop up.
Yes, the president’s early moves on deregulation and energy should boost growth, and a few industries are salivating at the thought of big infrastructure spending.
But Trump also clearly means his promises on trade and immigration, too — which has other industries nervous.
The absence of any big supply-siders in the president’s economic team is further cause for concern, as is the way the White House has taken to talking about “tax relief” rather than “tax reform.” The hunger for some details — will the cuts be retroactive to Jan. 1? — adds to the uncertainty, which is always bad for business.
In conclusion, please realize President Trump is being set up by his own people. We have to continue to speak about this to everyone.