Sen. Rand Paul: Been told to ‘take it or leave it’ on Obamacare strategy

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, walks to a room on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 2, 2017, where he charges House Republicans are keeping their Obamacare repeal and replace legislation under lock and key and not available for public view. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Sen. Rand Paul on Friday said conservatives are being told to “take it or leave it” when it comes to the emerging House GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, setting up a major clash with leaders hoping to mark up legislation as soon as next week.

Republicans are trying to repeal and replace as much of the Affordable Care Act as they can under a fast-track budget process that allows them to avoid a Democratic filibuster.

Leaders have outlined a three-week timetable to get the legislation over to the Senate, where it must meet arcane budget rules and gather consensus among Republicans who hold a 52-seat majority.

Yet a trio of Senate conservatives — Mr. Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah — have objected to the House GOP approach, on top of centrists who are worried about unwinding Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid for the poor or defunding Planned Parenthood over its abortion practice as part of the draft plan.

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When is the FRINGE LEFT GOING TO REALIZE THAT ---YOU CAN'T STOP WHAT IS CALLED GLOBAL WARMING.

ITS A CYCLE OF SUN SPOTS AND SOLAR FLARES ---

ITS NOT ALL MAN, WHO IS DOING IT. THE TRUTH: WE ARE GOING THE OTHER WAY AND WILL BEGIN TO GET COLDER AND COLDER. BUT 1/2 THE SCIENTISTS REFUSE TO TELL THE TRUTH! THEY NEED TO BE FORCED NOT TO KEEP LYING!

Steven the left is just plain STUPID. Or they are benefiting from this like getting money from the epa of somewhere.  This called be called  ther ( CHICKEN LITTLE SYNDROME) OF THE SKY IS FALLING... 

Just let Obama Care die of its own accord... if the President is unable to obtain a GOOD replacement or repeal process do nothing.... and let it die on its own.  Withdraw all federal funding and let it die.

it's a compromise position for you I think Col., you've expressed you want it repealed as I do and was promised.

and I agree it's a better idea than attempting to fix it while pretending to repeal it. What are we left with afterwards though...  a fed/gov who has established that it has the authority over our individual health and healthcare but has the common sense to realize it's incapable of operating a healthcare system?

trusting fed/gov to have any common sense like that is not likely to end well, ... but oh well, at this point it seems inevitable that the majority are just fine with snake oil peddlers being in charge of and responsible for their health.

It's definitely a compromise position... I'd rather see a CLEAN REPEAL and no Federal Act too provide any form of medical care.  The Fed. has no Constitutional authority to mandate medical insurance or too provide it.

HOW LONG IS TRUMP GOING TO ALLOW [" CRIMINAL"] HILLARY TO SHOOT OFF HER BIG FAT MOUTH.

Hillary is a traitor who exposed Americas secrets to the Russians and then has the audacity to blame Trump for her loss in the Nov elections. HILLARY MUST BE INDICTED TRIED AND JAILED PRIOR TO HANGING. 

Hillary is guilty of violation of the RICO ACT and SHOULD BE TRIED FOR THAT. ON SO MANY OCCASIONS HILLARY IS GUILTY AND SHOULD BE IN PRISON.

JAMES COMEY SHOULD ALSO BE TRIED AND WE ALL KNOW HE LOOKED THE OTHER WAY WHEN HILLARY WAS INVESTIGATED.

THEN THERE IS BENGHAZI....HILLARY AND THE DEATH OF 4 AMERICANS ON YOUR HANDS.

INDICT HER AND SHUT THIS LOOSER UP!

Now we have Sen Tim Kaine's son LINWOOD KAINE answering for his March 4th ANARCHIST attack on Trump supporters in Minn. 

The father a US Senator, Backs his terrorist son's behavior.

SO WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT THE DEMOCRAT RUNNING MATE TO  "CRIMINAL" HILLARY CLINTON. Both of these loosers got what they deserve...

A SPOT IN PRESIDENTIAL LOOSERS ROW!

This Kaine Son wore all black had his face covered up and was pepper spraying and tasering TRUMP SUPPORTERS then he resisted arrest. Hes like the MINN UNAbomber in the making, what a piece of work this family must be.

This says a lot about the Demo party---riff with criminals.

Thank-you Marilyn!

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YIKES!!! Chelsea Clinton Emphatically States A Person With A Beard And A Penis Can ‘Absolutely’ Identify As A Woman

  • The one issue Hillary and Chelsea don’t appear to agree on entirely is transgender self-identification
  • In an interview with The Sunday Times, journalist Decca Aitkenhead asked the Clintons about transgender self-identification
  • Chelsea Clinton replied ‘yes’ emphatically when asked if someone with a beard and penis can ever be a woman
  • ‘It’s going to take a lot more time and effort to understand what it means to be defining yourself differently,’ Hillary said
  • Aitkenhead said Hillary became ‘uneasy’ when the question was asked while Chelsea shot a ‘furious stare’ at the journalist as her mother answered
  • Hillary added: ‘It’s a very big generational discussion, because this is not something I grew up with or ever saw’

(Daily Mail) – It may appear Hillary and Chelsea Clinton always see eye-to-eye, but in a recent interview one topic cracked the facade of the like-minded mother-daughter power duo.

The one issue Hillary and Chelsea don’t appear to agree on entirely is transgender self-identification.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, journalist Decca Aitkenhead asked the Clintons if someone with a beard and a penis can ever be a woman, to which Chelsea replied emphatically, ‘Yes.’

However, as Aitkenhead describes it, Hillary looked ‘uneasy’, and blamed generational gaps for being less accepting.

‘Errr. I’m just learning about this,’ Hillary responded. ‘It’s a very big generational discussion, because this is not something I grew up with or ever saw. It’s going to take a lot more time and effort to understand what it means to be defining yourself differently.’

The Clintons sat sown with Aitkenhead to promote the book they co-authored, The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience.

The book features Danica Roem, the first trans woman elected to a U.S. state legislature.

According Aitkenhead’s account, she tells Hillary during the interview that many British feminists of Hillary’s generation have a problem with the idea that a ‘lesbian who doesn’t want to sleep with someone who has a penis is transphobic.’

Hillary nods in agreement, while Chelsea ‘stiffens and stares at me’, according to Aitkenhead.

The journalist then adds that many women of Hillary’s generation are uncomfortable with biological males sharing women’s bathrooms.

‘I would say that, absolutely,’ Hillary nods firmly. ‘Absolutely. Yes.’

That’s when Chelsea begins shooting a ‘furious stare’ at Aitkenhead, who points it out to her.

‘I’m a terrible actor’, Chelsea laughs.

Chelsea then says she is thrilled with the National Health Service’s decision to assign patients to single-sex wards according to the gender they identify as, instead of their biological make up.

‘How can you treat someone if you don’t recognize who they feel and know in their core they are?’ Chelsea says.

‘And I strongly support children being able to play on the sports teams that match their own gender identity,’ she adds. ‘I think we need to be doing everything we can to support kids in being whoever they know themselves to be and discovering who they are.’

At this point Hillary looks conflicted.

‘I think you’ve got to be sensitive to how difficult this is,’ Hillary says. ‘There are women who’d say [to a trans woman], ”You know what, you’ve never had the kind of life experiences that I’ve had. So I respect who you are, but don’t tell me you’re the same as me.” I hear that conversation all the time.’

Despite the clear tension in the room, the pair say they don’t argue about this topic.

But according to Aitkenhead, ‘I get the impression they don’t like to present anything less than a united front to the world.’

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