Obamacare is hurting millions of Americans, and Sen. Chuck Schumer said even though President-Elect promised his supporters he was going to repeal it, Democrats are going to fight to stay the course. Now that’s some arrogance there.
It doesn’t matter what he wants to compromise on or not. With the Democrats changing the amount of votes needed in the Senate from 60 to 51 a few years ago to pass legislative bills and not need 60 votes.
Sen. Harry Reid left Schumer a dead duck Senate to watch over.
They messed up because now the Republican Senate can use that to pass bills. Remember when Republicans told them not to do it and Reid did it anyway? Republicans only need 51 votes to get things passed thanks to the Democrats, and not 60. As Obama stated after the election when he won. The election is over, and you lost.
From Fox News:
He suggested bipartisan support on tax reform, a comprehensive transportation bill and an infrastructure spending bill — even within the first 100 days of the Trump administration, which begins January 20.
“I think blue-collar America voted for Donald Trump more on Democratic issues than on Republican issues,” said Schumer, who next year replaces retiring Nevada Sen. Harry Reid as the chamber’s top Senate Democrat. “We will work with him on those issues.”
As Schumer spoke Sunday on several morning talk shows, Trump tweeted: “I have always had a good relationship with Chuck Schumer. He is far smarter than Harry R and has the ability to get things done. Good news!”
I have always had a good relationship with Chuck Schumer. He is far smarter than Harry R and has the ability to get things done. Good news!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2016
However, Schumer, now among the last of the old guard Washington Democrats, made clear that Trump will get a fight if and when he tries to fulfill campaign promises to repeal ObamaCare and the Dodd-Frank banking-reform law.
“ObamaCare, he won’t be able to do it,” Schumer said. “Forget about repealing or modifying Dodd-Frank.”
Trump could perhaps use his executive powers. And while Republicans control the White House and both chambers of Congress, they still don’t have the 60-vote majority in the Senate needed to pass most legislation in the upper chamber.
Schumer also expressed opposition to Trump’s vow to “build a wall” along the southern U.S. border to keep out illegal immigrants unless he includes a plan for immigration reform.
Schumer doesn’t care Obamacare premiums are hurting the American taxpayer. He isn’t in tune with Joe WhiteCollar or Susie BlueCollar.
No Chuck, Blue collar workers didn’t vote on Democratic issues> we voted for Trump because for one thing he made sense. He didn’t call us uneducated, racist, bigots, and a basket full of deplorables. Why are you liberals so full of bigotry and racism? Why are you liberals so full of elitism?
Liberals/Democrats are attempting to set a scary precedent for the United States and the rest of the world. Utilizing threats of violence/death, they are trying to get their way. I don’t care who you associate with, if you think this is ok, your worse than ISIS, because ISIS doesn’t pretend to be something their not. Liberals preach acceptance and tolerance, which is a facade.
Take a seat Chuck; Harry Reid left you a dead duck Senate.
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