Sen. Cornyn, knowing how many people will lose healthcare coverage is no “luxury” 

“Senator Cornyn just admitted that the American people’s healthcare is in fact the last priority of Republicans ​in Washington and Donald Trump. They are so obsessed with implementing their partisan agenda that don’t care about the pain their healthcare vote would inflict on the country. Cornyn may not be one of the 22 million Americans who stand to lose their insurance under Trumpcare, or one of the 32 million Americans whose coverage would be threatened by an outright repeal of Obamacare -​ but dismissing this bill’s consequences so casually is a slap in the face to every constituent who would be harmed by this plan​,​” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates.
 

The Hill: Cornyn: Knowing health plan ahead of vote is ‘luxury we don’t have’
BY PETER SULLIVAN – 07/20/17 02:41 PM EDT  

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), the No. 2 Senate Republican, on Thursday said knowing what the Republican healthcare bill will […]

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American Bridge Statement on CBO Score of Affordable Care Act Repeal

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released their report on the Republican proposal to eliminate the Affordable Care Act without a replacement:

“Yet again the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has exposed Donald Trump and Republicans as hellbent on taking healthcare from millions of Americans in order to cut taxes for the wealthy – including Donald Trump himself.  The vote that Trump and Mitch McConnell insist on holding endangers the care of 32 million Americans, and would mean premiums double for those lucky enough to keep it.

“Only 13% of the American public support this radical ‘give to the rich by taking from everyone else’ approach to revamping health care across the United States, and every Senator should take notice – this is the ​opposite of populism, and ​your constituents are will hold you accountable.”

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First Carrier and Boeing. Now Harley-Davidson. More Layoffs, Offshoring at Trump-Touted Businesses.

Trump in February put Harley-Davidson on a pedestal for “building things in America” and creating jobs. Now, the manufacturer is opening a new plant in Thailand and laying off laying off 180 workers in Milwaukee and Kansas City

The latest Harley-Davidson layoffs and apparent offshoring mark just the latest data point in a trend of Trump championing firms that have gone on to layoff workers, offshore jobs, or both:

Trump celebrated Boeing, then the company laid off ~200 workers at the same South Carolina plant; 
Carrier has continued to lay off employees in Indiana — 300 more go into effect tomorrow — despite Trump’s “grand bargain” that gave the company millions in taxpayer incentives even as it announced further layoffs and a shift to automation;

American Coal laid off nearly 300 miners just […]

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American Bridge Releases Ad of Heller & Trump Laughing Over Lunch About Taking Away Nevadans’ Health Care

American Bridge released a new digital ad today featuring footage of apparent best buddies Dean Heller and Donald Trump laughing together at this afternoon’s meeting about taking healthcare away from millions of Americans.

Trump doesn’t need to bully Dean Heller — Heller has voted 20 times to repeal or undermine the ACA, helped write Trumpcare in secret, and said he’d do everything he could to “get to yes” on the Trumpcare bill.

“Apparently Dean Heller and his good friend Donald Trump think it’s funny to rip away health care from tens of thousands of Nevadans and millions of Americans who need it,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler. “Heller has been negotiating in secret and trying to ‘get to yes’ on this dangerous, unpopular law for months, and Nevada voters aren’t laughing about it. They will hold him accountable next November.”

The 6-second ad will run as YouTube pre-roll and […]

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American Bridge Calls for Investigation Into Whether Trump Administration Used Taxpayer Funds to Falsify Trumpcare “Analysis”

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler released the following statement after the Trump Administration produced a study of Trumpcare effects that was sharply at odds with every independent assessment of the bill, which the American people (including Trump’s voters) have rejected.   

“This ‘analysis’ of Trumpcare is so contradictory to every independent expert’s review that it’s nearly impossible to believe it hasn’t been doctored. These new, desperate claims being made by Trump Administration are heinously insulting to the American people – especially the tens of millions that the independent, nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projected would lose their health insurance if the Senate Trumpcare bill became law.

“That’s not all – America’s hospitals and even the health industry itself has warned that Cruz’s amendment would devastate Americans with preexisting conditions like cancer and heart disease and force higher premiums on the country.

“No one with any healthcare expertise is willing […]

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The Evolution of Trumpcare Lies

Donald Trump has been lying about his healthcare plans for more than a year now. The truth? He never cared about actually improving the quality of care or making insurance more affordable for people. He never wanted “insurance for everybody,” and he was never serious about protecting Medicaid. In reality, his plan would take away insurance from 32 million Americans, and he pushed to cut $800 billion from Medicaid which would have been devastating for the working poor, the disabled, rural communities, and the elderly.

Perhaps the only honest thing about Trump and health care is what he’s saying now – that he desperately wants to pass something- anything– to show he’s not entirely useless. He wants a political win and doesn’t care how many millions of Americans have to lose their insurance, their financial security, and even their lives for him to get it.

See for yourself:

May 2015: Trump Promised “There Will Be […]

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Trumpcare Fails, But The Trump Administration Is Now Pushing Medicare Cuts

Donald Trump is breaking his promises to the American people – again – this time by endorsing cuts to Medicare.  When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President, he guaranteed that he would not cut Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security.  However, Trumpcare, which died last night, would have broken this promise and slashed Medicaid funding by nearly $800 billion.

Now, just as Trump and Mitch McConnell’s desperate attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement – which would have taken health coverage away from 32 million Americans – also cratered, Trump’s budget director announced that the administration supports the extreme House Republican budget plan, which cuts Medicare.

“As his administration fails the American public, Donald Trump is proving that the pledges he made to voters about improving their lives were worse than empty talk – they were the opposite of what he’d […]

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RE: “Owning it,” we know you like colorful graphics with your name on them, so, bon appetit…

SHOT: 

Associated Press, 7/18/2017: “Trump says Republicans should ‘let Obamacare fail,’ says, ‘I’m not going to own it’” [Associated Press, 7/18/2017]
Donald Trump, 7/18/2017: “As I have always said, let ObamaCare fail and then come together and do a great healthcare plan. Stay tuned!” [Twitter – Donald Trump, 7/18/2017]

CHASER: 

Kaiser Family Foundation Poll, 4/26/2017:

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Meet the 8th person from the Trump Jr. meeting

New York Times: Laundering Of Money Seen as ‘Easy’

By RAYMOND BONNER, NOV. 29, 2000

A Congressional inquiry has found that it is ”relatively easy” for foreigners to hide their identities and form shell companies here that can launder money through American banks.

In a a nine-month inquiry that subpoenaed bank records, the investigators found that an unknown number of Russians and other East Europeans moved more than $1.4 billion through accounts at Citibank of New York and the Commercial Bank of San Francisco.

The accounts had been opened by Irakly Kaveladze, who immigrated to the United States from Russia in 1991, according to Citibank and Mr. Kaveladze. He set up more than 2,000 corporations in Delaware for Russian brokers and then opened the bank accounts for them, without knowing who owned the corporations, according to the report by the General Accounting Office, which has not been made public.

The report […]

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Donald Trump Prefers Outsourcing Instead Of American Workers

While kicking off ‘Made In America Week’ this morning, the White House couldn’t explain why Trump brand products are still being made overseas — with a spokesperson promising “I will get back to you.”

 

 

That’s because Donald Trump built his spurious career by scamming small businesses, shipping jobs overseas, and using foreign labor rather than creating American jobs to build his products.

Outrageously, Trump has even bragged about the “many, many deals, outside of the United States” he and his family have done.  One example of those so-called deals is the Chinese factory that produces his daughter’s line of shoes where pay is as low as a dollar an hour, employees are beaten bloody, and three people investigating the awful conditions went missing.

At TheTrumpMuseum.com, American Bridge has chronicled a litany of times Trump has profited from outsourcing, foreign labor, and at the expense of American workers generally.  […]

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