by John Galt
January 20, 2017 21:50 ET
The fireman has arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
President Donald Trump took a major step tonight to warning the Republicowards in Congress and humiliating former President Obama on the issue of Obamacare (from the Washington Post):
Ouch. This is the first of many ultimate slaps into the trash bin of history of Obama’s accomplishments, but this one is YUGE. Excerpt from the article:
President Trump signed an executive order late Friday giving federal agencies broad powers to unwind regulations created under the Affordable Care Act, including enforcement of the penalty for people who fail to carry the health insurance that the law requires of most Americans.
The executive order, signed in the Oval Office as one of the new president’s first actions, directs agencies to grant relief to all constituencies affected by the sprawling 2010 health-care law: consumers, insurers, hospitals, doctors, pharmaceutical companies, states and others. It does not describe specific federal rules to be softened or lifted, but it appears to give room for agencies to eliminate an array of ACA taxes and requirements.
This is basically an order to cease and desist enforcing the laws penalizing Americans for not carrying health insurance if the Executive Order is being reported properly by the Washington Post (keep in mind they are the kings of “Fake News”). Should the reporting be accurate at this moment, it puts the weasels in the Republicrap Party on notice that they must act or President Trump will unleash the nuclear option on Obamacare; and the political elites are not prepared for that fight based on the mood of the American people.
For once I must say, well done President Trump, well done.