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(2,848 posts)
Wed Dec 20, 2017, 02:41 PM Dec 2017

tRump on the tax bill: "Obamacare has been repealed"

The GOP's tax plan includes a repeal of the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (the provision that requires Americans to have health insurance or face a fine).

Just now, President Trump touted the tax plan as an Obamacare repeal.

"When the individual mandate is being repealed, that means Obamacare is being repealed because they get their money from the individual mandate," Trump said. "So in this bill, not only do we have massive tax cuts and tax reform, we have essentially repealed Obamacare."

He added: "Obamacare has been repealed in this bill."


Its a dark day.
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tRump on the tax bill: "Obamacare has been repealed" (Original Post) Joe941 Dec 2017 OP
this will shock you 'he's lying' spanone Dec 2017 #1
100's of line items, but it's obviously important to Trump to point out..... BoneyardDem Dec 2017 #2
Just in the nick of time!!! EarlG Dec 2017 #3
This is my thinking is also genxlib Dec 2017 #6
I hope there is a special place in Hell for Trump and the GOP Hekate Dec 2017 #4
How many will suffer and die because of you, Trump? C_U_L8R Dec 2017 #5
The most evil,despicable thieving president ever. gademocrat7 Dec 2017 #7
I'm fine with him thinking that, Ms. Toad Dec 2017 #8
Everyone remember--it's TRUMPCARE now. Do not refer to it ecstatic Dec 2017 #9


(1,202 posts)
2. 100's of line items, but it's obviously important to Trump to point out.....
Wed Dec 20, 2017, 02:44 PM
Dec 2017

his screwing with Obamacare. Of course anything Obama that is reversed is like heavenly music to his addled mind. He is so full of hate for one of the greatest Presidents of my lifetime.


(5,517 posts)
6. This is my thinking is also
Wed Dec 20, 2017, 02:57 PM
Dec 2017

Careful what you brag about. You broke it, you bought it.

The truth is that the ACA has always had stronger support than the polls showed. All that time that the approval was hovering in the 40s, the polling rarely bothered to ask what they didn't like about it. Whenever asked, about 15% said it wasn't strong enough.

So about 55% always wanted ACA or better. When threatened with going backwards, those people became positive votes.

Ms. Toad

(33,970 posts)
8. I'm fine with him thinking that,
Wed Dec 20, 2017, 03:28 PM
Dec 2017

if it will make him keep his paddy-paws off of any more attempts to actually repeal it.

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