Four cities sue Trump for undermining Obamacare.

By | 2018-08-03T13:53:34+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Categories: News, News2|Tags: , , , |10 Comments

I knew this would blow up in Trump’s face. 

Courtesy of NBC News

After congressional Republicans repeatedly failed last year to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Trump promised to “let Obamacare implode” on its own.

A new lawsuit being filed Thursday argues that Trump’s efforts to make good on that promise violate the U.S. Constitution.

Trump has “waged a relentless effort to use executive action alone to undermine and, ultimately, eliminate the law,” the complaint charges, according to a draft obtained by NBC News. The lawsuit is being filed in Maryland federal court by the cities of Chicago, Columbus, Cincinnati and Baltimore.

Since his first executive order directing federal agencies to claw back as much of the Affordable Care Act as possible, Trump’s directives have increased health coverage costs and depressed enrollment, the complainants say.

Specifically, the suit argues that Trump is violating Article II of the Constitution, requiring the president to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”

“There’s a clear case of premeditated destruction of the Affordable Care Act,” said Zach Klein, Columbus City Attorney.

I still think that Democrats running on protecting and improving the Affordable Care Act are running on winning strategy. 

Polling for Obamacare has only gone up since Obama left office, and now it is seen by more and more Americans as the beneficial policy that it was always intended to be.

Until the country is ready to move to a single payer system, Obamacare is the best chance at affordable health care for the most Americans.  

Plus it was always set up as a gateway to single payer, so ultimately it should be something that EVERY Democrat can embrace. 

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10 Comments

  1. ANON August 3, 2018 at 6:39 am - Reply

    OT? ““The White House and State Dept. are actively ignoring the tweets of the president,” “It’s like there’s a reality TV president, in his own bubble, thinking he controls stuff. It’s like The Truman Show.”” More like LIEman.

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/albertonardelli/trump-g7-tweet

  2. Anonymous August 3, 2018 at 6:56 am - Reply

    I read an article that BCBC of NC said their rates would have decreased if trump/republicans hadn’t messed with ACA, instead their rates are going up 22%

    “let Obamacare implode” on its own”…… It wouldn’t have it they hadn’t messed with it. I have commented in the past that he should be impeached over this, taking away insurance from citizens is endangering the health and well being of people.

  3. anon August 3, 2018 at 7:29 am - Reply

    OT? Bet not…
    “internal State Department emails and documents obtained by Foreign Policy and the non-profit journalism website Coda Story show that the Trump administration ignored advice of White House economic analysts and knowingly lied to the public about the severity of American poverty, which the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Philip Alston described as “shocking.” “Foreign Policy reported on Thursday that officials who were consulted last-minute on a draft of the White House’s rebuttal of the U.N. findings “questioned the accuracy of the data the administration was citing.” “American child poverty rates are among the highest in the industrialized world.”

    Despite the fact that the U.N. analysis cited government statistics to bolster its claims about poverty in America, the Trump administration opted to draw from a report by the right-wing Heritage Foundation, which concluded that 250,000 Americans are living in extreme poverty—a stark contrast to the U.N.’s conclusion that the correct number is 18.25 MILLION. ” “The Heritage report cited by the White House also concluded that the conditions of the poor must be improving because many families living in deep poverty own cell phones and DVD players.” <DVD PLAYER$! WTF!

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/insidious-emails-show-trump-white-house-lied-us-poverty-levels-discredit-critical-un-report/

  4. anon August 3, 2018 at 7:34 am - Reply

    ” Trump is literally Nero while the west burns and that is what concerns me, the real life implications of this.”
    “Well, look, let me make clear, and I’ve said this before here and elsewhere, I don’t care about the Obama legacy,” Axelrod said. “History will take care of that. It’s the practical implications of these policies. ”
    “It’s also important for the president to stop undercutting that message and sending signals to Moscow that the back door is going to be open.” “I think it puts US in jeopardy.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/cnns-david-axelrod-trump-literally-nero-bipolar-administration-putting-america-jeopardy/

  5. Anonymous August 3, 2018 at 7:50 am - Reply

    Omarosa Claims Trump Has ‘Mental Decline That Could Not Be Denied’

    Omarosa Manigault-Newman is about to rip the lid off what she deems the deteriorating mental condition of President Trump in her bombshell new book.

    In an exclusive excerpt obtained by DailyMail.com, Omarosa, 44, who first met Trump when she appeared on The Apprentice and later became an assistant to the president, tells of the dread she felt while watching Trump’s interview with Lester Holt last May.

    ‘While watching the interview I realized that something real and serious was going on in Donald’s brain. His mental decline could not be denied,’ she writes in Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.

    ‘Many didn’t notice it as keenly as I did because I knew him way back when. They thought Trump was being Trump, off the cuff.

    ‘But I knew something wasn’t right.’

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6019907/Omarosa-tells-President-Trumps-mental-decline-not-denied.html

    • Anonymous August 3, 2018 at 4:18 pm - Reply

      So trump has his next twitter rant victim, Omarosa. Wonder what her nickname will be?

  6. Anon August 3, 2018 at 12:55 pm - Reply
    • Anonymous August 3, 2018 at 4:23 pm - Reply

      I love the lord of the flies comment
      =========================================

      “Why do so many of Trumps speeches sound like a 12-year-old faking their way through an oral book report?

      “The Lord of the Flies is a great book. Just great. There were a ton of flies…whole bunch of flies. This one character, he was the lord of them. Lord of the flies.””

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