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Mitch McConnell Delays Vote on Obamacare’s Fake Repeal

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As the battle over what some are calling a “fake repeal” of Obamacare continues, the swamp is going all in to attempt to pass it — despite the fact that it keeps $290 billion more in Obamacare taxes than the House bill and does not repeal a single regulation fully.

On Tuesday it was announced that McConnell would be modifying the bill and delaying the vote until after their Fourth of July holiday recess. Earlier in the day, the White House had invited all Republican Senators to the White House in an attempt to get them on board.

Included in the invites was Senator Rand Paul, who has been a voice of unwavering opposition of anything less than a full repeal. The meeting, according to sources, went very well — and Trump appeared to be very open to some of Paul’s ideas.

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On Monday afternoon, Mitch McConnell showed up at the Senate staff legislative director lunch and began demanding that they get their bosses on board. A GOP staffer tells Big League Politics that he believes this is the first time that the Majority Leader has done this to pass a bill.

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“He came in telling everyone that this is ‘the best you can get’ and to get their bosses on board,” the staffer explained. “He said that ‘if you wanted to fully repeal Obamacare you are years too late.’”

McConnell also privately met with Senator Ted Cruz for an hour, who is opposed to the bill as it currently stands. Following the meeting, Cruz continued to refer to the bill as a “work in progress” and would not tell reporters if his vote was still a “no.”

For those who feel they were elected to repeal Obama’s legacy legislation, the bill does not even come close.

First, the bill will retain Obamacare’s insurance subsidies, as well as the Medicaid expansion that applies to able-bodied adults. These portions of the bill will continue the expanding welfare state instead of attempting to reign it in.

Additionally, the bill will retain all of Obamacare’s insurance regulations that have caused the massive spike in premiums.

As the bill will not be removing Obamacare’s federal mandates, it will continue to infringe upon the rights of states to determine what is best for their own region. The Texas Public Policy Foundation explained that “because this bill keeps in place the federal mandates associated with Obamacare, states must ask permission to opt-out of just some parts of Obamacare, which remains the default standard. This turning of federalism on its head will allow Democratic Governors — and/or a future Democratic Administration — to reinstitute Obamacare mandates quickly and easily.”

Perhaps one of the worst parts of this Senate bill is that it expands Obamacare’s corporate welfare bailouts. The current form of the bill includes two “stability funds” which will make slush fund payments to insurance companies, the Texas Public Policy Foundation explains. At least $65 billion in taxpayer money would be paid out through these funds.

To pass the bill, McConnell can only lose two Republicans to a no vote — which would lead to a tie and Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote. So far, it appears that there are a handful still unwilling to settle for the swamp’s bill.

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Louie Gohmert Blames Mask Usage for COVID-19 Diagnosis, Plans to Take Hydroxychloroquine to Treat Virus

The mask may have caused him to catch the Chinavirus.

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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, which the fake news media has attributed to his lack of using a face mask.

However, Gohmert says he tested positive for the disease after complying with mask mandates more than ever. He feels the mask usage did not protect him from getting the virus and may have even contributed to it.

He told reporters that it is “ironic” that he would catch COVID-19 now “because a lot of people have made a big deal out of my not wearing a mask a whole lot, but in the last week or two I have worn a mask more than I have in the whole last four months.”

“I can’t help but wonder if by keeping a mask on and keeping it in place, if I might have put some germs, some of the virus on the mask and breathed it in,” Gohmert said.

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Democrats are chiding Gohmert because he has talked against lockdown policies, mask mandates, and more overreach implemented because of COVID-19 mass hysteria.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that she is “sorry for my members, who are concerned because he has been showing up at meetings without a mask and making a thing of it.”

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) added that he is “concerned about the irresponsible behavior of many of the Republicans who have chosen to consistently flout well-established public health guidance perhaps out of fealty to their boss, Donald Trump, who is the head of the anti-mask movement in America.”

Big League Politics has reported on how the mass hysteria has caused Americans to turn on their heritage of freedom and liberty to support forcible unconstitutional mandates:

A new poll from Morning Consult/Politico reveals that a solid majority of Americans support a mask mandate that would implement fines of jail time for those that refuse to wear masks in public places.

The asks registered voters if they’d support a mandated implemented by their state government. 72% of of responding registered voters stated that they’d “strongly” or “somewhat” support a state-implemented mask mandate that is punishable by jail time or fines.

The poll asked the following question.

Based on what you know about the COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus), would you support or oppose your state instituting a face mask mandate in public spaces, where not wearing a mask could be punishable by fine or jail time?

Curiously, Baby Boomers, one of America’s most conservative voting demographics, support a mask mandate most strenuously. 78% of Boomers support the mask mandate. Millennials (68%) and Generation Z (63%) support it the least, although wide majorities still do.

Democrats support the mask mandate in almost unanimous fashion, with 86% of them supporting it. A solid majority of Republicans support mandatory masks as well, with a majority of 58%.

There simply is widespread public support for wearing a mask and taking limited measures to deter the spread of coronavirus in the United States. Republicans and conservatives risk alienating such popular sentiment at their own electoral peril.

Gohmert plans to take hydroxychloroquine in order to treat COVID-19 and fend off potential symptoms.

“My doctor and I are all in, and I got a text just before I came on from a dear friend, [a] doctor, who just found out he had it, and he said he started a HCQ [hydroxychloroquine] regimen, too,” Gohmert said while appearing on Fox News.

“I got a tiny little taste of what you and the president get every day,” Gohmert said to host Sean Hannity, “The left went nuts.”

Gohmert hopes to be among the 99.7 percent of coronavirus sufferers who recover from the disease.

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