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Wed May 24, 2017, 12:58 PM

Ryan on GOP Health Care Bill: 'We Will Get Hit For This'

Source: Roll Call

Speaker still feels chances Republicans will hold onto House in 2018 are ‘excellent’

Posted May 24, 2017 10:25 AM
Lindsey McPherson
@Lindsey McPherson

Speaker Paul D. Ryan is acutely aware that Republicans will be attacked over the health care bill that his chamber passed a few weeks ago, but the Wisconsin Republican felt that inaction was not an option.

“I’ll accept that we will get hit for this,” Ryan said Wednesday at an Axios’ News Shapers event. “But we’re in leadership. We don’t have a choice. … What are we supposed to do, just sit back and let this thing collapse?”

The speaker has consistently made the case that the 2010 health care law is collapsing and it’s incumbent upon Republicans to fulfill their campaign promise to repeal and replace it.

While he understands the GOP will be attacked over their bill, the American Health Care Act, he feels Republicans will ultimately be rewarded in the 2018 midterm election for fulfilling their campaign promises. “I think they’re excellent because we’re in the midst of keeping our promises,” Ryan said when asked about the chances the GOP will keep control of the House.




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Reply Ryan on GOP Health Care Bill: 'We Will Get Hit For This' (Original post)
DonViejo May 2017 OP
mhw May 2017 #1
Guy Whitey Corngood May 2017 #2
Judi Lynn May 2017 #19
Rhett Cohen May 2017 #21
BeyondGeography May 2017 #3
crazylikafox May 2017 #4
HopeAgain May 2017 #6
lark May 2017 #5
Ligyron May 2017 #7
Scarsdale May 2017 #8
n2doc May 2017 #9
C Moon May 2017 #10
mpcamb May 2017 #18
LonePirate May 2017 #11
harun May 2017 #12
zipplewrath May 2017 #15
PatSeg May 2017 #13
sinkingfeeling May 2017 #14
dalton99a May 2017 #16
BumRushDaShow May 2017 #17
Rhett Cohen May 2017 #20

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:03 PM

1. I haven't enough swear words for this maddness.

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:04 PM

2. No this "thing" is not just gonna "collapse" if you don't blow it up. You fucking

zombie eyed degenerate!

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:57 PM

19. You speak for many of us.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #19)

Thu May 25, 2017, 12:07 AM

21. This better be page one:

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:04 PM

3. This is how evil people become evil losers

Keep thinking those chances are excellent, buddy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:06 PM

4. If they're so worried about it collapsing, why don't they just fix it???

They know Americans don't want this bill & they're pushing it anyway...

gotta pay back those donors ya know

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Response to crazylikafox (Reply #4)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:18 PM

6. Need to pay for those tax cuts as well

I believe that is what this is truly about.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:18 PM

5. Translation -

Russia will 100% assure our winning as long as we (Repugs) continue to do everything they ask.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:23 PM

7. If the deplorables found out it was a tax break for the 1%

at THEIR expense, just disguised as a "health care bill" they'd freak. Fox will spin and distract tho' so no worries. By putting off it's effects for two or three years, the GOP hopes the rubes won't notice.

Their constituents weren't all that anxious to have the ACA repealed anyway - that's a bunch of shit. Once they and their relatives and friend start dying from the effects they'll wake up - but by then it will be too late.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:29 PM

8. How does he

keep getting re-elected? Gerrymandering districts? He is a big, big problem with the leadership of the country. Pamper the rich, screw over the taxpayers. Once the tape of him and McConnell discussing "laundering Russian money through the RNC" maybe people will finally WAKE UP. They KNEW tRump was going to be in the WH, that is why McConnell refused to hold hearings on the Garland SC nomination. He repeatedly said "The next president will fill the SC seat" His "wife" got a government job as payoff, and large donations to his Pac and the RNC. The repubs. are up to their eyeballs in this Russian scandal. McConnell has no chin, and no ethics, either. Ryan is just an all around scumbag.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:33 PM

9. I am so looking forwards to the day when he hands the Gavel over to Nancy. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:36 PM

10. The reason he believes they'll hold on to the house in 2018,

is because nobody has stopped the illegal activity yet.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #10)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:27 PM

18. Right.

Court cases.


NOW!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:44 PM

11. There is an easy health care fix but Ryan and company care only about tax cuts for the 1%.

All they need to do is shift the current ACA subsidies from private insurance to Medicare and let anyone and everyone buy into it using those subsidies. No outrageous deductibles. No sky high yearly premium increases. No worries about lack of insurers covering a region. No more bitching about an individual mandate. True small employers could afford coverage for their employees.

It would not take much time or work to vastly improve the ACA but the Republicans would rather screw America by destroying health care for millions so the 1% can have tax cuts they don't need and won't spend.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:50 PM

12. What's with the "collapse" phrasing? Dem's need to crush them on this falsehood.

Nothing about the Affordable Care Act is collapsing.

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Response to harun (Reply #12)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:57 PM

15. Well, except that the GOP is killing it

The system relied upon being maintained. It is not being maintained. Heck, if you don't fill the tank on a car, pretty soon it will stop running. That's not a design flaw, that's a maintenance problem. Obama implored them a few years ago to maintain it while he was even on duty. They refused. He did what he could, but without him, the system will fall into disarray.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:50 PM

13. That's okay Paul

This too shall pass, as will you and your buddies in congress.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:36 PM

14. I don't know, Paul, but since you're in leadership, you could have

restored the funding Rubio cut, dropped your stupid lawsuit against Obama, supported getting more states to expand Medicaid, and urged them to use the exchange, and about 50 more things to better 'Obamacare'.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:07 PM

16. Well, if your house needs a paint job, the correct repair is to blow it up

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:40 PM

17. "were in the midst of keeping our promises

Yup, you sure are!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 12:03 AM

20. Ryan: What are we supposed to do, just sit back and let this thing collapse?

Majority of Americans: If you mean Obamacare? No! But, if you're referring to Trumpcare/Ryancare? Then yes! Let it collapse. Good leadership means sometimes admitting you were wrong and made a mistake, not doubling down on a terrible fucking idea. Go and listen (and misinterpret Rage Against the Machine) while "blastin' your quads" and "makin' gainz, bruh", you empty suited meathead.

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