Paul Ryan Buckles Under Trump Pressure – Announces Border Wall Funding Happening Now

The media hasn’t mentioned it much because it proves that Donald Trump is decisively outmaneuvering the opposition Republicans. The tactic was simple. Mr. Trump reached out to Democrats with a basic “can we get something done for the American people?” request. This put enormous pressure on Paul Ryan and his cadre of obstructionist Republicans to start moving on at least some of the Trump agenda.

This is Ryan buckling under that pressure. This is Ryan conceding the power of Trump and the millions of Trump supporters have forced his hand. There was certainly some DACA negotiation behind the scenes – as well as Trump’s demand for real tax relief for Middle Class Americans and American business. After about six months settling in and figuring out the angles of the D.C. snake pit, Trump is unleashing an Art of the Deal offense upon the opposition and they appear unable to stop him – at least for now.

Every single POTUS Trump supporter who raised a voice in support of their president helped to push Speaker Ryan to bend the knee. Keep it up. You have real power and you’re scaring the hell out of Washington D.C.

How Republican “Leaders” Purposely Set Out to SAVE Obamacare

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had no intention of allowing POTUS Trump to claim a victory over the disastrously failed Obamacare legislation. Instead, both members of Congress orchestrated pathetic shams disguised as reform and peddled it to an understandably underwhelmed Republicans in the House and Senate while at the same time pushing away any potential help from Democrats.

Ryan and McConnell wanted the bills to fail because their lobbyist masters demanded it so.

Among the few open and honest voices in this failing has been Kentucky senator Rand Paul. Here’s Senator Paul’s take on the matter:

The Senate Obamacare bill does not repeal Obamacare, it keeps it.

It keeps the majority of the Obamacare taxes. It keeps 10 out of 12 of the major Obamacare regulations. It allows continued, unsustainable expansion of Medicaid beyond the poor and disabled. It continues the idea that insurance should be subsidized by the taxpayers for nearly everyone, and it has a $200 billion dollar bailout for insurance companies.

It’s not what I ran on. It’s not what any of my colleagues ran on.

Mr. Paul is right. The McConnell version of “Obamacare repeal” was little more than another version of Obamacare itself. McConnell knew such a plan wouldn’t fly with some members of a slim majority Republican Senate. The failure to pass any repeal of any form was intentional on his part.

The true intent is to paint D.C. politics as frozen in place by a chaotic and unqualified Trump White House. It is why Speaker Ryan is so quick to comment to the media about whatever nothing-burger anti-Trump propaganda is being promoted by the press that day. Ryan is far more motivated by anything that further embarrasses and isolates Donald Trump than he is toward anything that could actually benefit America.

Ryan put forth a House bill that would never reach POTUS Trump’s desk.

McConnell did the same in the Senate.

Both men were taking orders directly from the insurance and drug company lobbies.

As for the needs and interests of everyday Americans?

Ryan and McConnell couldn’t care less.

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Paul Ryan Will No Longer Talk To The Little People Of His District

House Speaker Paul Ryan isn’t saying much these days – at least not in person to the voters of his own congressional district. The reason cited is fear of protesters, though, more than a few feel the most powerful member of Congress is simply ducking his unhappy constituency as he continues to play footsy with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as both men stall the Trump agenda in favor of protecting the remnants of Obama-era policies including Obamacare.

The Speaker’s office told media Mr. Ryan had just conducted a town-hall style meeting in Wisconsin. The problem? The public wasn’t allowed to attend. Yes, you read that right. It was a town hall without the town – a closed door stop at a factory where only invited guests were allowed in. If security was an issue given the recent shooting of Republicans by a crazed far left activist, then why not openly admit that as the reason? Call out the Democrats and the Mainstream Media for creating such a divisive and now dangerous political environment. Go to war against their litany of abuses.

Speaker Ryan seems to fear offending his Democrat and media cohorts, though. He won’t do that. Just as he won’t meet with the very people he is supposed to represent.

That’s Republican “leadership” version 2017.

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Paul Ryan Sides With Open Border Democrats – Moves To Block Border Wall Funding (VIDEO)

As soon as reports emerged of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s behind the scenes efforts to delay (indefinitely) President Donald Trump’s attempts to initiate a large-scale southern border project, Trump supporters understandably cried foul. 

It appears Mr. Ryan is working hand in hand with his open-border Democrat Party counterparts, once again proving that the Trump administration is having to combat the establishment that is BOTH political parties in Washington D.C.

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Paul Ryan Wants Business As Usual vs Trump Republicans Who Want To Get Things Done

Republicans, particularly conservative Republicans, are none too happy with the recent RyanCare debacle that offered up a version of Obamacare-light but did nothing to actually allow free market powers to reduce the cost of healthcare, increase choice, and free Americans from the disastrous burdens imposed on them by the Obama regime.

Ryan had years to prepare an alternative. He wasn’t ready. Or, he didn’t care. Either way, his list of supporters has grown shorter and his enemies much-much longer of late.

Trump White House operatives, led by Vice President Mike Pence, have been dispatched to Congress to try and cobble together revisions that might save the bill and thus, keep Obamacare in place. Globalist pro-insurance company advocates like Senator Lindsey Graham are already rubbing their hands together, delighted to see the move to repeal and replace Obamacare (something they never really wanted to see happen) now floundering.

The primary issues with RyanCare are that it leaves in place a pile of federal government regulations, and continues to restrict true free market solutions which mean higher cost and less choice. Many Republicans are already looking at the 2018 Midterms and not wanting to engage in a political battle they fear will cost them votes. This has been the excuse of Republicans for years now, running on promises they have no intention of keeping, and they are increasingly unhappy with pressure from President Trump, a political outsider they despised since day one, to actually work to get things done.

On the Trump side are Republicans in states that overwhelmingly voted Trump and who fear voter backlash during those same Midterms who are angry that Ryan put them in this position in the first place.

Publicly, President Trump has been supportive of Ryan’s efforts. Inside the Oval, it is said things are not nearly so cordial between the two men. Trump wants results. Ryan wants to avoid real conflict with Democrats.

The next six months will likely determine who emerges victorious in this battle of do much vs do little.

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House Republicans Push Out First Version Of Healthcare Reform. Some Good. Some Bad. More Work Needed.

Congressman Paul Ryan has suddenly become very protective of a job he once claimed (often) he didn’t want – that of House Speaker. And it was with that great caution he oversaw what is (hopefully) just a first step toward repealing and (replacing?) the failed Obamacare legislation. Version one is not all bad, but remains a highly imperfect attempt that smells of pretending to do something without doing much at all. President Trump is congratulating members of Congress for the plan while also reminding them it is to be just the beginning even as Speaker Ryan appears to be making it increasingly clear this might be all the steps he’s willing to take.

The House healthcare reform plan does shift some of the power away from D.C. and back to the states, but not nearly enough. There is an outline for increasing choice, but it still lacks a market-driven incentive that would quickly lower costs. Mr. Trump demanded there be across-state-line competition for healthcare plans, thus growing the market, increasing choice, and likely lowering costs, as well as tort reform.

The Paul Ryan plan is absent those components. President Trump is already promising those changes are on their way – likely to be taken up by Congress later this year. A positive of the Ryan plan is its reduction/elimination of the taxes associated with Obamacare. Obamacare recipients are granted a two-year bridge between their current coverage, and the expansion of choices in coverage to soon arrive.

“Coverage” is an underlying theme. Not “care” but coverage. That was perhaps the single greatest fault of Obamacare. It touted health coverage while doing little to improve care. (Similar to the V.A. which “covers” veterans, but too often doesn’t actually “care” for them.)

The Ryan plan promises to lower the costs of prescription drugs, but again, the market emphasis to do so is too little while so many of the Obamacare-related government controls that always cause costs to skyrocket, remain in place.

Pre-existing conditions protection remains in place, as do coverage for children until age 26. These are good things, though, look for the Mainstream Media to largely ignore them as it goes into full-on attack mode over the proposed legislation.

And that is what Republicans like Paul Ryan need to understand and find the spine to ignore. Democrats and the media will attack them for whatever they do. Ryan needs to stop worrying about doing what is popular and start doing what is right. THAT is what got Donald Trump elected. He convinced enough voters that he was a man of his word who would set out to do what he promised – media detractors be damned.

As much as it pains the Republican Establishment to admit, the party needs MORE Donald Trump and LESS Paul Ryan. The healthcare reform bill released this week is, as President Trump indicated, a reasonable start.

Voters need to remind Republicans it is nowhere close to being the finished product.

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