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it's a compromise position for you I think Col., you've expressed you want it repealed as I do and was promised.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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Horrible: Democrats Set The Constitution On Fire With Fraudulent Impeachment

House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning after an investigation that violated fundamental provisions of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The investigation of the president began with the complaint of a so-called “whistleblower” who turned out to be a rogue Central Intelligence Agency employee, protected by a lawyer who had called for a “coup” against Trump in early 2017.

Democrats first demanded that the “whistleblower” be allowed to testify. But after House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was found to have lied about his committee’s contact with the “whistleblower,” and after details of the “whistleblower’s” bias began to leak, Democrats reversed course. In violation of the President Trump’s Sixth Amendment right to confront his accuser, Democrats refused to allow the “whistleblower” to testify. They argue the president’s procedural rights, even if they existed, would not apply until he was tried in the Senate — but they also invented a fraudulent “right to anonymity” that, they hope, might conceal the whistleblower even then.

Schiff began the “impeachment inquiry” in secret, behind the closed doors of the Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility (SCIF) in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, even though none of the testimony was deemed classified. Few members of Congress were allowed access. Schiff allowed selective bits of testimony to leak to friendly media, while withholding transcripts of testimony.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), having allowed the secret process to unfold, legitimized it with a party-line vote authorizing the inquiry. The House resolution denied President Trump the procedural rights enjoyed by Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, and denied the minority party the traditional right to object to witnesses called by the majority.

Rather than the House Judiciary Committee, which traditionally handles impeachment, Pelosi also deputized the House Intelligence Committee to conduct fact-finding; the Judiciary Committee was turned into a rubber stamp. Schiff held a few public hearings, but often failed to release transcripts containing exculpatory evidence until after they had passed.

In the course of the Intelligence Committee’s investigation, Schiff quietly spied on the telephone records of his Republican counterpart, Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA). He also snooped on the phone records of a journalist, John Solomon; and on the phone records of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, acting as President Trump’s personal lawyer.

Schiff’s eavesdropping violated both the First Amendment right to press freedom and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel. Yet he proceeded undeterred by constitutional rights, publishing the phone logs in his committee’s report without warning, confirmation, or explanation, alleging that Nunes and the others were part of a conspiracy to assist the president’s allegedly impeachable conduct. When Republicans on the Judiciary Committee asked the Intelligence Committee’s majority counsel, Daniel Goldman, to explain the phone logs, he refused to answer,

Ironically, Schiff had done exactly what Democrats accuse Trump of doing: abused his power to dig up dirt on political opponents, then obstructed a congressional investigation into his party’s and his committee’s misconduct.

Democrats’ articles of impeachment include one for the dubious charge of “abuse of power,” which is not mentioned in the Constitution; and one for “obstruction of Congress,” which in this case is an abuse of power in itself.

Alexander Hamilton, writing about impeachment in Federalist 65, warned that “there will always be the greatest danger that the decision will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties, than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt.” Democrats have fulfilled Hamilton’s worst fears.

The Trump impeachment will soon replace the 1868 impeachment of President Andrew Johnson — which the House Judiciary Committee staff actually cited as a positive precedent — as the worst in American history.

In service of their “coup,” Democrats have trampled the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Republic has never been in greater danger.

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