Did Trump Break His Campaign Promises?
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump's number one promise was to repeal and replace Obama and I dare say that one issue won a lot of conservative American's over to his side.
Now is appears he had washed his hands of this priority campaign promise all because he didn't get his way when he put pressure on the Ryan plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. It was his way this past Friday or the highway, but thanks to true conservatives that realized the Ryan plan was nothing, but Obamacare on steroids, stood firm in opposing the Trump mandate.
Admittedly the GOP had 7 years to come up with a viable plan to replace government sponsored single-payer healthcare, which Obamacare was in reality. When they put a repeal and replace bill before Obama to sign, it was nothing more than smoking mirrors and a bluff for the GOP had no real plan. This is part and parcel of the games the politicians play in government to deceive the gullible American people.
Trump says he is now going to concentrate on Tax Reform and will let Obamacare implode of its own. Tell that to the millions of small businesses that will have to continue to deal with the outlandish requirements of the ACA. My wife who is the CFO of a major Dallas corporation was so upset by the failure of the Trump/GOP to replace Obamacare that she wrote President Trump and all of her U.S. House and Senate representatives expressing her outrage at the failure to keep a campaign promise. I also wrote President Trump a stern email message that I was very disappointed in him and would not longer support him FOR LYING TO HIS SUPPORT BASE!
Trump's ego was on display this past Friday when he gave the GOP a mandate to approve Ryan's healthcare plan! He is learning that he has to deal with a United States Congress and not his own personal deal making.
Trump now says he is going to work with the democrats to improve Obamacare. What happened to repeal and replace Obamacare?
The democrats are still in power in the government regardless if they are the minority party! The GOP is a weak impotent political party and I for one will no longer support them and actually haven't since 2006.
Last, after listening to Gorsuch's testimony, I am not sure he is the replacement for Justice Scalia for he was weak on Roe vs. Wade and same-sex marriage.