We are one nation under President Donald J. Trump, whether you like it or not. That message may be lost on congress, but Vice President Mike Pence understands it.
There has been a disturbing trend in the days since Donald Trump was elected in November, in which the office of the U.S. President is no longer considered a legitimate position. This is thanks, in no small part, to the ridiculous “resistance” movement aimed at opposing Trump on even the most mundane of subjects. It isn’t just the congressional democrats who are abandoning the American people who voted Trump into the White House either – a litany of legislative republicans are also to blame for their own party’s polarization on the subject of The Donald.
Now, as congress has once again failed to repeal or replace the disastrous Obamacare program, Vice President Mike Pence is making his displeasure known to the nation, and chastising congress for their complete lack of gumption.
“Vice President Pence demanded Congress ‘step up’ and ‘do their job’ by taking action to replace ObamaCare after the collapse of Republicans’ latest health care bill, stepping up pressure on his former congressional colleagues to deliver on a campaign promise.
“The vice president has maintained ties on Capitol Hill, where he once served as a House member, but made clear Tuesday morning that the administration’s patience is wearing thin.
“’Inaction is not an option. Congress needs to step up. Congress needs to do their job and Congress needs to do their job now,’ he said, during an address to a National Retail Federation summit in Washington.
“He spoke as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was moving forward on a last-resort bid to scrap ObamaCare, pushing to repeal the 2010 health law now and replace it later. Pence said Tuesday that he and President Trump ‘fully support’ that plan. He said the Senate should either go that route, or return to the legislation already on the table.
“’ObamaCare has failed, and ObamaCare must go,’ he said.”
The do-nothign democrats and some snake in the grass republicans may have just doomed our nation to a messy and unacceptable healthcare collapse.
Certainly Obamacare has been doomed for some time, and the President understood that. Allowing the program to fail on its own, however, would put the nation in uncharted territory. On one hand, the legal mandate to purchase health insurance will be dead, ending the democratic charade that the Affordable Care Act is somehow constitutional, but a period of confusing reconstruction of our nation’s entire health industry would not only cause chaos for those Americans with chronic illnesses, but would also hand a massive trove of ammunition to the democrats with the 2018 and 2020 elections looming ahead of us.