The art of the deal is in full force in D.C, thanks to President Trump, who is utilizing various ways to get obstinate Democrats to get to work for the American people.
Contrary to what occurred over the past 8 years, we the people did not elect these congressional bozos and pay their hefty salaries so they can sit around and block progress all day long.
We’re tired of the Democrats obstructing progress.
President Trump has a message for the Democrats – either they start negotiating on the failing Obamacare law, or payments to insurers will be cut.
From Washington Times
President Trump is threatening to cut off critical Obamacare payments to insurers unless Democrats come to the table to negotiate a new health care bill, taking a tough negotiating stance that could force Democratic leaders into a government shutdown by month’s end.
At stake are “cost sharing” payments that Obamacare backers say are supposed to be made to insurance companies to cover their losses from low-income customers.
A federal court has invalidated the payments, saying the Obama administration spent the money even though Congress specifically stripped the funds from its annual spending bills.
The government is still making the payments pending an appeal of the case, but Mr. Trump hinted last week that he would halt the payments himself, forcing Obamacare into a quick death unless Democrats agree to negotiate over major changes to the Affordable Care Act.
“If Congress doesn’t approve it, or if I don’t approve it, that would mean that Obamacare doesn’t have enough money, so it dies immediately as opposed to over a period of time,” he told The Wall Street Journal.
It’s a risky gambit.
Democrats are resisting changes to Obamacare and are insisting that Congress add cost-sharing money into a must-pass spending bill later this month. Otherwise, they signaled that they would withhold their support for the spending bill, igniting yet another government shutdown showdown.