Hours after he was sworn in as President, Joe Biden signed fifteen executive orders, fourteen of which directed executive agencies to reverse policies, rules, and directives enforced by the Trump administration. This was no shock to political observers. However, Biden’s repeated emphasis on un-Trumping the White House, and Washington more generally, did set in motion a multi-faceted effort by a wide array of liberal Democratic bureaucrats, progressive lawmakers, and leftist activists all frothing over their chance to repeal Trump’s policies to the detriment of everyday Americans.
One of the clearest ways Democrats’ obsession with Trump has hurt America is a recent House-passed healthcare bill that will undo many of Trump’s actions on Obamacare, the single largest federal takeover of Americans’ healthcare. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ’s leftist push for “Medicare for All” would be an extreme overreach of the federal government, forcing states to bow to the federal government, expanding subsidies for private health insurance, and reversing several of Trump’s Obamacare weakening rules, according to POLITICO.
“The bill provides $100 billion in bailouts for insurance companies at a time when insurers are not paying for elective procedures due to Covid,” Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), the ranking Republican on the House Energy & Commerce Committee, told POLITICO. “We all want to make premiums more affordable, but all signs indicate insurers do not need a bailout right now,” he said.
“Make no mistake, a vote against this bill is to weaken Americans’ health and financial security during a pandemic,” Speaker Pelosi told her colleagues before the vote. But Americans should make no mistake: this bill has as much to do with Democrats’ obsession with Trump as it does with politics, as the Speaker admitted that it would be a boost to endangered House Democrats, which are increasingly likely to find themselves in the minority after 2022.
In another sweeping piece of legislation pending in Congress, “Democrats hope to unwind many of the tax cuts Republicans enacted under former President Donald Trump as a way to pay for the majority of the $3.5 trillion spending bill currently under consideration in Congress,” NPR reports. President Biden has claimed that this spending bill “costs zero dollars.” And “adds zero dollars to the national debt,” which is preposterously false.
House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) released the Democrats’ plan as increasing the top corporate tax rate to 26.5%, up from the current rate of 21%, and restoring the top rate to 39.6% for individuals earning more than $400,000 and married couples earning over $450,000. Clearly, raising taxes on American families and small businesses will cost Americans more of their hard-earned income. This is in addition to the rising cost of household goods and services, which, as a direct result of Biden’s policies, have substantially increased the inflation rate, which now sits at 5.4%. There could not be a worse time to raise taxes on the American people but undoing the accomplishments of Trump continues to drive the day for Democrats.
In today’s Washington, Democrats are so obsessed with Trump and undoing his policies that they don’t care how much money it costs us, how much it adds to the debt, and how much it will hurt Americans’ healthcare freedom. Conservatives beware of continued TDS – Trump derangement syndrome, which months into the Biden Presidency is still raging within the corporate elite and media.
Bob Carlstrom is President of AMAC Action
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