There is a huge reason why Republicans won big in 2016. Americans were fed up with the empty promises of the Democrats.
Eight years of Obama nearly ruined our country. We wanted a leader who could make America great again. And just like that, the tide turned red and 2017 greeted us with a Republican House, Senate, and the White House.
But it looks like not every Republican is on board. A GOP senator is backing a bill that will prop up Obama’s worst but most significant legacy, Obamacare. It has many throughout the party outraged.
From Daily Caller:
GOP Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, along with Democratic Washington Sen. Patty Murray, is using the [government funding] deadline to sway leadership to include a proposal that would fund politically contentious Obamacare subsidies through 2019. The proposal would provide $10 billion a year for three years for these subsidies…
Republicans are either not thrilled about Alexander’s proposal, calling it a bad idea and one that could hurt the party going into 2018, or they think it could be one way to save provide taxpayers some relief from financial burdens Obamacare imposed…
The senator’s home state of Tennessee is representative of some of the greatest problems Obamacare imposed, and 2017 was a banner year for the state. Three insurers pulled out of the state entirely, the state’s co-op failed, and premiums continue to skyrocket annually by double-digits.
You have to keep in mind these politicians have promised to repeal Obamacare. For years they’ve said they’ll do this. Yet now Alexander is backing a bill that will keep Obamacare limping along.
And let’s face it: Obamacare is a disaster. It’s only surviving because the federal government keeps pumping money into it. Insurers are pulling out. Even in Alexander’s home state, it’s a train wreck.
What’s worse is how Alexander is trying to get this particular proposal passed. This funding is being attached to a larger government funding bill. It will have to be approved, in order to fund the rest of government and avoid another shutdown.
That’s how shady politicians work. No honest men and women who put Americans first. They, instead, put their own selfish plans into action with little thought toward the men and women who voted for them.
This move has brought plenty of outrage among Alexander’s supporters and fellow Republican collegaues. The question is, will the bill pass? Considering the funding deadline, they might not have any choice.
And that would be a crying shame.
Source: Daily Caller