The voters of his scenic state are lagging near the bottom in economics, education, health care, yet he’s got ’em unwittingly submitting to repeatedly renewing a covenant of lies to keep compliantly complicit sheep co-authoring democracy’s undoing.
Constituents uphold him as a prime Kentucky wonder. Electing him was second to the most unlucky blunder Americans have ever made. His forty years of scheming attest to values plasticized, a cancer that’s metastasized throughout the land with open lesions streaming.
Applauded as a brilliant strategist, he is enabled by unrepentant colleagues whose integrity’s been tabled in favor of the golden calf that feeds their lust for power. But if the final story’s told their legacy of slimy mold will darken history’s pages but an hour.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday delayed a vote on the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act until after the July 4 recess, indicating he lacks support to advance the bill.
The delay came one day after the Congressional Budget Office estimated that 22 million people would lose coverage under the GOP plan, thanks in large part to massive cuts to Medicaid.
The delay buys McConnell, who could only afford to lose two GOP votes, more time to shore up support in his caucus.
“Anti-poverty advocates insist there is evidence that not helping the poor will hurt in the long run. Olivia Golden, executive director of CLASP, the Center for Law and Social Policy, notes that the Trump administration wants to shift money from low-income Americans to spend more in areas such as defense, security and law enforcement.”