Worst Congress Ever….

Is this the worst Congress ever? Let’s look at the record.

For most of 2017, the Republicans in Congress have been consumed with repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. Every bill the GOP introduced took away insurance from anywhere from 16 to 22 million people and cut taxes for the rich.

The various versions of Trump Care broke every health care promise the GOP has made since 2009. Fortenberry promised that nobody would be left behind and he would take care of the vulnerable. Trump promised to insure “everybody” and “great health care at a tiny fraction of the cost.”

Thus far, Trump Care has been stopped but I find it alarming that just about every Republican in Congress voted for Trump Care — including all five members of the Nebraska delegation.

The Republicans in Congress have allowed the Children’s Health Insurance Program to expire. Unless they act soon, 9 million children could lose health insurance. At the present time, negotiations are going nowhere.

What Trump and the GOP are prioritizing are tax cuts for the wealthy. Trump’s tax cuts would add $1.5 trillion to the national debt and 80% of the tax cuts would go to the top 1%.

Polls indicate that a majority of Americans oppose tax cuts for the rich. It is the GOP donor class that wants the tax cuts. The likes of the Koch brothers have threatened to cut off donations to the GOP if they don’t get a tax cut.

Had enough? I would recommend that you call your Senators this week and request that they vote against the GOP budget bill. This piece of legislation would finance a tax cut for the rich by borrowing money, cutting Medicare and cutting Medicaid.

This is a fight we can win. Let’s go out and get it done!

I’m a trial lawyer, a Democratic activist and a sports fan.

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