Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I am proud of them.

The policies of the USA cannot be set in ideology. It simply is not possible. Nearly 319 million count on the policies of this country to make it through day to day and save to grow wealthy when owning a home, enjoying life in the USA today and saving for a retirement with meaning and purpose.

The people have to come first and politics second. If missteps lead to failure of the USA economy and the health of the people, we won't have a secure sovereignty.

March 14, 2017
By James Hohmann
  • ...“The top line numbers are alarming,” said Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). (click here) “These kinds of estimates are going to cause revisions in the bill, almost certainly. I don’t think that the bill that is being considered now is the bill that ultimately will be the one that we vote on in the Senate.”
  • "Can't sugarcoat it. Doesn't look good," said Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), per Politico. "The CBO score was, shall we say, an eye-popper."
  • “Let’s say the CBO is half-right; that should be cause for concern,’’ said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), per the Boston Globe. “So rather than attacking the CBO as the exclusive way of moving forward, I would think the prudent thing for the party to do is to look at the CBO report and see if we can address some of the concerns raised.”
  • Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) cited the CBO number as another reason to slow the whole process down. “I don’t think Americans care whether this bill passes by Easter or Memorial Day,” he told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt this morning. “I think that people in Congress often get tunnel vision, and they focus on the next 24 or 48 hours and what’s going to happen with this legislation, and passing a bill and not solving a problem."
  • Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) told one of our reporters that it’s understandable fewer would have coverage because there will no longer be a mandate. But the Senate majority whip added that Republicans in his chamber will “obviously” want to “improve those coverage numbers” all the same....