Trump Wants to Repeal Obamacare Even Without a ReplacementPhoto by Scott Olson/Getty Politics News Donald Trump
Trump came to a stunning realization on Friday. If Republicans can’t manage to conjure up a health care bill that actively tries to kill millions of Americans, why not just cut out the middle man and abolish Obamacare straight up?
If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2017
Leaping at the chance to avoid doing the one thing they’re supposed to do—you know, make laws—Republican lawmakers such as Senator Rand Paul eagerly expressed support for such a plan.
I have spoken to @realDonaldTrump & Senate leadership about this and agree. Let’s keep our word to repeal then work on replacing right away.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 30, 2017
Despite the fact that such a move is unlikely to pass, it’s still a great idea. This way, millions of Americans could lose healthcare, but Republican lawmakers wouldn’t have to waste a whole bunch of time writing a new law. Clearly, the goal here is to hurt people while simultaneously expending as little effort as possible. Look at that: We just came up with the GOP’s new slogan.