Saturday, July 29, 2017

Borowitz Report: Trump supporters angered by Senate's failure to get rid of their health care

SATIRE ALERT:. If you watch Fox News regularly, you should believe all what follows.

New Yorker satirist Andy Borowitz Trump Supporters Furious That They Still Have Health Care

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—With a fury that could spell political trouble for Republicans in the midterm elections, Trump voters across the country on Friday expressed their outrage and anger that they still have health coverage.

“I went to bed Thursday night and slept like a baby, assuming that when I woke up I would have zero health insurance,” Carol Foyler, a Trump voter, said. “Instead, this nightmare.”

Harland Dorrinson, who voted for Trump “because he promised that he would take my health care away from me on Day 1,” said that he was “very upset” that he will still receive that benefit.

“I woke up this morning, and my family and I could still see a doctor,” he said. “This is a betrayal.”

Many Trump supporters said that congressional Republicans “gave up too soon” in their efforts to deprive ordinary Americans like them of their health care.

“They should not take August off,” Calvin Denoit, a Trump supporter, said. “They should stay in Washington and keep working until I totally lose my coverage.”

For Trump voters like Benoit, the abject disappointment of continuing to have health care raises fears about which other campaign promises might soon be broken.

“Now I don’t know what to believe,” he said. “Are we still going to get to pay billions of dollars in taxes for that wall?”

Scriber can offer some words consolation. There are 49 Senators who would be willing to vote to repeal the law that provides for your health insurance policies. However many of those Senators’ positions are soft. Many Senators really do want you to have health care - they are just too afraid of President Trump (and afraid of you, their voters) to admit it.

However, consider these thoughts from Greg Sargent (Washington Post/Plum Line): Now that Trumpcare has failed, it’s time to drop all the lies.

Trump’s ongoing threats to sabotage the ACA have important overlap with the position of many congressional Republicans. Unlike Trump, Republicans had genuine principled reasons for wanting the ACA repealed — many of them sincerely believe that the ACA’s expansion of government spending and regulation is not worth the benefits the law has brought. But beyond this, many Republicans have also refused for years to tell the truth about the real-world impact of the law, or about what their own replacements for it would actually do. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan kept lying right up until the end, claiming the ACA is merely “collapsing and hurting American families.” Throughout, Republicans claimed endlessly that their solutions would not cut Medicaid and would leave nobody worse off, and that if millions were left uninsured, it would be by choice under the new reign of freedom they would usher in. Trump, too, hopes to sabotage the ACA under the guise of the lie that it is collapsing of its own accord.

So Trump’s supporters who crave a loss of their health can take heart. The Trump administration will do its best to insure (oops, bad word) that your health care will go away.

End Satire Alert: Scriber’s closing comments

The lines between satire and Trumpian “reality” often blur. I am hoping that readers of this blog can still tell the difference. To help with that discrimination I routinely flag satirical posts as such.

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