1. ACA/UCA was in its present poor condition by 2016, it was not sustainable as it was/is.
Dems knew this, how could they deny it? .. no doubt, their response would have been to throw unending tax dollars at it to continue, while likely, expanding unsustainable coverage to evermore potential voters .. accountability is not on their radar.
2. Congress has identical problems today as it had in the prior 8 years .. a few career politicians claiming to be Republicans while consistently throwing one vote after another toward libs, with lots of folks blaming the entire RNC for these outcomes. also known as RINOS, or DNC plants. Congress continues to have a very low approval rating.
to make real progress will take a sustained effort by voters. decades of erosion will not be corrected in one or a few votes. it remains to be seen whether or not voters are up to the task. possibly. impossible to tell by "the daily noise" out there.
3. Blaming prior admin. lol.
obama wore out blaming W for "everything," to the point, no one listened to it anymore.
the fact is, W treated obama wonderfully during his terms as POTUS, W was a respectable role model that way. i was not a W fan, but, i was impressed with his behavior toward obama, after leaving office. he could have been angry+bitter. he did not choose that path.
how different things might be today, if obama behaved as W, or other retired presidents, toward the office. it would have been great, but, anyone paying attention for those 8 years would have known it was highly unlikely to happen. not his way of doing things.
4. Hating Trump is not a plan.
No. sorry. it is THE plan! (not sure what anyone expects to happen if they manage to succeed.)
5. Trump was a Democrat most of his life. most complaints/accusations against him are from those years. NO complaints then. he was A-OK with Dems all those years.
personally, i could not believe Trump was seriously interested in being POTUS.
i pretty much ignored him up until the last few weeks of the 2016 election.
i was in as much disbelief as anyone when he won in November.
but. he is our president, and, i'm amazed he's doing as well as he is.
i was not a Trump supporter; i'm not a Trump hater. i see no need for that.
who else could hold up against the horrible abuse thrown at him, day+night - not simply from the odd opponents/individual citizens, etc., but, from the entire DNC highest "leadership" (cough) who have sunk so low in their "cause" i don't see how they'll ever crawl out of their pit. they appear blinded and obsessive, what constructive outcome is possible?
however bad things appear under Trump, how much worse it could have been?
all signs are, much worse.
this would have been the response, no matter if it had been Trump, Romney, Paul, name one.
the difference being, somehow, Trump has the fortitude to keep going, no matter what is thrown at him.
it's as if he knows who they are, isn't it?! .. how would that have happened? ..
o.yeah. he spent his life as a businessman who had to deal with them+their mind-numbing political-legal games, all his life.
anyone who has been in business, or has been close to those in business, can relate to what Trump had to witness+experience, working and building .. with politicians+lawyers breathing down on every move. not everyone could cope with it. most couldn't cope with a business a fraction of the size. but, "everyone's an expert," when it comes to the peanut gallery (as Mr Jim might have said.) not that Mr Jim is a Trump supporter. i have no idea. he can speak for himself on that.
time will tell.
i'm not sure changes made now to ACA/UCA would take effect until 2019 (?)
i read something to this affect, not sure where.
but, it sounds logical.
ACA/UCA got off to an epic poor start. these big moves take time.
too much of this seems to be about protecting/funding Planned Parenthood/abortion.
"news" reports leave out important "details" in what these guys are really battling over.
things are not always as they appear.
“The past is never dead. It's not even past.”
― William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun