The Congressional Budget Office released its long anticipated report on the "American Health Care Act" on Wednesday. The CBO report shows what we all expected: the Republican plan is a giveaway to millionaires, at the expense of senior citizens, low income Americans, and people with pre-existing conditions. Here are eight key takeaways from the CBO report: 23 million fewer … [Read more...] about CBO’s Report on Trumpcare: 8 Key Facts That All Americans Should Know
Democrats, progressives, retirees, doctors, insurance providers, and, more broadly, people with a shred of compassion and human decency have loudly condemned the disastrous "American Health Care Act" bill that Paul Ryan rammed through the House. While exact figures are unknown, it is anticipated that the bill, if made law, could effectively strip health care away from millions … [Read more...] about Repub. Senator Blasts GOP Health Care Bill: Condemns Secretive, Uninformed Process
Congress has been on recess for more than a week now, allowing members of the House and Senate to return to their home communities and hear the voices of their constituents in person. Or, at least, that is what members of Congress are supposed to be doing while away from Washington. Restore Progress recently reported on a number of Republicans, in both the House and the … [Read more...] about Snubbing Constituents, Ryan Spends Recess Groveling For Money
For years, Paul Ryan successfully branded himself as a "serious man", a "wonk", and a "policy guy." This carefully cultivated image helped Ryan ascend the Republican ranks, culminating in him being named speaker of the House when John Boehner retired. All this, despite the fact that Ryan never produced a single meaningful legislative achievement. Finally, in the wake of his … [Read more...] about Paul Ryan Exposed As The Fraud He Is – And Always Has Been
The New York Times is reporting that Steve Bannon, Trump's closest adviser and founder of the white nationalist alt-right movement, may be developing an "enemies list" to keep track of Republicans who defy the Trump White House. As reported by Slate: "[T]he president’s chief strategist Steve Bannon has no patience for negotiating with Congress and is more comfortable with … [Read more...] about Bannon Creating ‘Enemies List’ For Trump. His First Target May Surprise You.
In the wake of his humiliating health care defeat this week, Trump issued a statement indicating support for House speaker Paul Ryan. This was surprising to many, as Paul Ryan was responsible for shepherding Trumpcare through the Republican controlled House of Representatives - a task he failed at, spectacularly. It seems Trump's "magnanimous" attitude toward Ryan was short … [Read more...] about Trump Tells Supporters To Watch Fox Program Calling For Paul Ryan’s Resignation
House Republican leader Paul Ryan, darling of wealthy donors and noted prevaricator, has faced significant criticism this past week due to the draconian cuts his health care plan would impose on the poor. As reported on Restore Progress and elsewhere, Ryan's plan would take away health care from 24 million people, including, primarily the elderly and the poor. Now, recent … [Read more...] about Paul Ryan Says He’s Been Dreaming of Taking Away Health Care from the Poor Since College