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Health care bill a high-wire act

Lawmakers face ending old law that aids blue-collar base

By ABBY GOODNOUGH AND JONATHAN MARTIN THE NEW YORK TIMES

This article was originally published March 19, 2017 at 3:06 a.m. Updated March 19, 2017 at 3:06 a.m.

James Waltimire, a police officer on unpaid medical leave, has been going to the hospital in this small Ohio city twice a week for physical therapy after leg surgery, all of it paid for by Medicaid.

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TimberTopper says... March 19, 2017 at 5:10 a.m.

Buyers remorse beginning to set in. They should have spent time checking out Trump more before voting for him.

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BOLTAR says... March 19, 2017 at 6:44 a.m.

It would be easy to gloat that Trump's addled voters deservedly got the liar they blindly worshipped, but we might as well kick puppies with parvo for being sick. Many of us knew Mexico would never pay for this silly wall and said so at the time. Many of us knew he was lying yet again with his many opportunistic promises to protect the very entitlements his supporters rely on even as they decry socialism. Although many of the wealthiest support Trump for self-serving reasons, his older white voters generally wanted angrily to destroy our institutions because they don't understand why they are personally failing and they want to blame someone or something else. Now that Trump has decided to use their insurance money to build the wall, some now know they have been had but are too embarrassed to acknowledge it. This dynamic is particularly tragic because the majority of voters saw it coming, but the ignorant national minority brought the necessary electoral votes from the states that receive more tax revenue than they produce - the dependent among us.

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23cal says... March 19, 2017 at 9:01 a.m.

Boltar......spot on.

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