John Boehner says that everything Congress and President Trump has claimed about “repealing and replacing” the dying Obamacare system is mere “happy talk”. That, in Washington terms, means it’s a ruse to fool the rubes.
Tears of happiness (talk). The High School Conservative.
Boehner is famous for resigning as Speaker of the House, tanning, smoking cigarettes, and crying. Yet, here, he may know what he’s talking about. Modern socialist Amerika will not tolerate a full repeal nor anything approaching free market principle in healthcare. And a full replacement may not be necessary to keep things limping along for a while.
“[Congressional Republicans are] going to fix Obamacare – I shouldn’t call it repeal-and-replace, because it’s not going to happen,” he said.
Boehner’s comments come as Republican lawmakers across the country are facing angry constituents at town halls worried that Obamacare will be yanked away without a suitable replacement.
President Donald Trump has said in recent days that he will release a plan by early to mid-March on how the administration plans to move forward on a repeal-and-replace plan.
On Thursday, Boehner said the talk in November about lightning-fast passage of a new health care framework was wildly optimistic.
Trump says “the healthcare” must be addressed before the tax reforms are introduced. And, again, all of this is promised sooner than later. And sooner than later does not seem lightning fast.
Developing (slowly) …