FLASHBACK: Republicans Demanded To Be Covered By Obamacare

The newest draft of the Republican health care plan would gut health insurance plans — but the GOP has exempted themselves from having to follow this dangerously bad law. Let’s take a look at what Republicans said just a few years ago, when they demanded to be covered by Obamacare.

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler made the following statement:

“Republicans don’t want to face the consequences of gutting health care for millions of Americans — but they’ve exempted themselves so they can keep their own high-quality insurance. If you are a regular American suffering from cancer, or if your child has asthma, Republicans have no problem letting your premiums skyrocket, just as long as they don’t have to live by the same rules. But back in 2010, Republican Senators and Congressmen tried to score political points by demanding that they be included in the Obamacare exchanges. Saying one thing and doing another is […]

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Trump’s tax plan is a slap in the face to “the forgotten men and women”

Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office have been marked by dangerous incompetence and abandonment of the voters he pledged to help – especially working Americans.  His tax reform proposal continues this alarming trend; even his childcare credit is just another masked giveaway to high-earners that leaves working families in the cold.

“Donald Trump’s tax proposal is a slap in the face to voters who trusted him to deliver on his economic promises,” said Jessica Mackler, American Bridge President. “The values shown by this plan are the same that have defined every reckless economic policy that Trump has tried to force on the American people: taking from Americans who are struggling in order to benefit the wealthiest Americans, and throwing in sweetheart deals for himself and his own businesses. Trump’s tax reform would explode the federal deficit with some of the largest tax cuts in American history for the rich and for corporations while leaving families behind.”

The tax […]

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Today’s Trumpcare news shows who Trump really is

“Donald Trump’s first 100 days have proven that he can’t even negotiate with his own party, that he is a dangerously inept manager, and that he is anything but the populist who campaigned last year.  But worst of all, his Trumpcare push has shown us who he really is: a malicious huckster who won’t hesitate to cause pain for millions just to make himself look strong, and the swamp’s best friend,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates.

Trumpcare would destroy protections guaranteeing insurance coverage for Americans with pre-existing conditions – like diabetes or cancer.
Behind closed doors Republicans in Congress have carved out an exception to protect themselves from what they’re trying to do to the people they represent.
The Trump Administration is holding the healthcare of 7 million working Americans who count on the Affordable Care Act hostage as he struggles to keep the government open.

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100 Days: Trump’s Dangerous Ties To Russia

Spying, lying, denying, secret payouts, flip-flops and money laundering have come to define the first 100 days of the Trump administration’s dangerous ties to Russian oligarchs, gangsters and Vladimir Putin. Phone records and intercepted calls confirm that members of Trump’s campaign were in “constant communication” with Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 election and the web of connections seems to grow every day.

Currently former Trump aides Michael FlynnCarter PagePaul Manafort and Roger Stone are all under FBI investigation for their various communications with Russian officials. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  In the first months of this administration, we’ve learned the following about the key players in Trump’s orbit and their ties to Russia:

Michael Flynn: resigned as National Security Adviser after it was discovered that he secretly spoke to the Russian Ambassador to discuss […]

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New ​Bridge Project Ad ​Takes On ​Trumpcare’s Latest Attack on Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions

As we close in on the 100th day of the Trump Administration, a new Bridge Project digital ad highlights Donald Trump’s latest cynical attempt to force Trumpcare through Congress – only this time with changes that would make it even more agonizing for American families.  Trumpcare would now give states a backdoor to roll back protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions, which is an assault on every American’s access to health care and would decimate the finances of millions across the country. 

To watch Bridge Project’s new digital ad, “Trumpcare Guts Your Coverage,” click HERE.

“Donald Trump has used his first 100 days to turn his back on all of the people he spent the campaign promising to help. His self-serving agenda puts everyone else last, and Trumpcare’s tax-breaks for the very wealthy are a key example. But evidently it wasn’t devastating enough, as Republicans have now added a gigantic loophole that throws […]

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White House Won’t Rule Out Using Executive Privilege To Hide Flynn Documents From Investigations

QUESTION: On the overall issue of privilege, will you be invoking privilege [on any documents that the White House may have relating to General Flynn]? 

SPICER: We’re not, that, I am not at this time, to answer that question I don’t know the answer, there is nothing that would that I am responding to on that particular matter. 
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Flashback: Trump Trashing Executive Orders

As the White House brags about President Trump signing “more executive orders than any other president in over a half century,” here is a reminder of how little Donald Trump thought of Executive Orders and the Presidents who signed them.

Trump On Executive Orders:  “I Don’t Like Them And Our Country Wasn’t Based On Executive Orders.”  “John Dickerson: Let me ask you about executive orders in general. Like them, don’t like them, that the president uses them to go around Congress? Donald Trump: Well, I don’t like them. And our country wasn’t based on executive orders…” [“Face the Nation,” CBS, 1/3/16]

Trump: Here’s A Guy Just Goes — He’s Given Up …. Just Goes And Signs Executive Orders On Everything. “Nobody really knew that we even had an executive order, such a thing. It’s supposed to be you get along with Congress, and you cajole, and you go back and forth, and everybody […]

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