Fri, 24 March 2017
Yesterday President Trump delivered an Ultimatum to Republican leadership in the House demanding a vote on the new healthcare bill by the end of day Friday. Paul Ryan, being the good little soldier he is, snapped to attention and as of this writing has scheduled a vote for later this afternoon.
Now, we know they don't have the votes, and I would be shocked if they go through with the process of watching their first piece of legislation go down in flames. They will more than likely pull the bill from consideration and move on to tax reform.
But the Presidents ultimatum brings up an important question; one Rep. Thomas Massie asked in a Twitter post this morning.
"If Exec branch tells Legislative branch "when 2 vote" "how 2 vote" & "what it will b allowed 2 work on if vote fails," is that a republic?" - Massie
I've also been asked by a few people why this bill isn't "an inch in the right direction." I'll address that on today's show as well.
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