Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Notations On Our World (Special Mid-Week Edition): On @POTUS Watch (With Our Brief Thoughts on Senator #JohnMcCain)

The effort to repeal and replace has failed.   There is an effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and have a two-year stay to come up with an alternative plan.   In the meantime, this is the latest out of the Congressional Budget Office:  

H.R. 1628, Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017

CBO and JCT estimate that enacting this legislation would reduce federal deficits by $473 billion over the coming decade and increase the number of people who are uninsured by 32 million in 2026 relative to current law. 
It will be continue to be dramatic especially as we just got updates that Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort are scheduled to testify before Congress next week.  This is in addition to the following :

The president says what he wants. The vice president reads the stuff that goes on the teleprompter.

The new policy from the attorney general reverses the Obama-era prohibition of seizures without warrants or criminal charges.

(Update:  As there were a number of further late breaking political developments with the latest comments from President Trump and his interview with the New York Times about the Attorney General, we wanted to take a moment to note our sorrow at the news of Senator McCain's brain tumor.  We have joined The President, Former President Obama:
 and many others leading lights of the political space by  noting that our thoughts and prayers are with him and the McCain family tonight as we are privileged to feature Meghan McCain, his daughter, heartfelt and beautiful Statement she released earlier today as we also salute his service to America:

It is also of note one of the classiest things he did during the 2008 Presidential Campaign that must be noted: 

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