This has been a head-exploding week so far, and it’s only Wednesday night as I write this. Take your pick, from Donald Trump accusing Barack Obama of wiretapping his phones to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly talking seriously about separating children from their mothers if they cross the border illegally. Or maybe we should talk about the revised “travel ban” of 6 Muslim nations, or maybe the “repeal & replace” of the Affordable Care Act? Head exploding . . .
Okay, I went with the new House Republican health care plan. I know, it’s probably not as silly as new HUD secretary Ben Carson calling slaves “immigrants,” but it seems a hell of a lot more important to me. This is big stuff they’re trying to ram through. Fast. With no knowledge of cost or number of people who will (will) be booted off of the health insurance rolls.
There is still a chance Paul Ryan will force through the awful cobbled together Frankenstein version of a health care bill. Must do it fast though, before anyone really looks at it or figures out just how terrible it is. Fortunately, it’s getting slammed from both the left and the right. Unfortunately, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they made it more palatable to the right. (You know, meaner, and tougher on those mooching poor people.)