Seth Meyers Takes a Closer Look at Why the GOP Health Care Bill Is “Cartoonishly Evil”
Plus some bonus President Obama word-Judo.
Right now, Senate Republicans are trying to push through a “health care” bill to make good on their promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, whether or not the bill they replace it with is actually an improvement or a thing that most of the American people want. Despite hopeful reports that the bill could fall apart and spare us all, it still has a very real chance of passing as Republican Senators who are currently against it could still turn around and vote for it for a variety of reasons.
In case you needed even more reasons to be upset about all that, here’s a closer look at the “cartoonishly evil” bill, thanks to Seth Meyers on Late Night. Basically, the bill is a tax cut to the rich at the expense of people who need help with their healthcare. It’ll disproportionately negatively affected those most vulnerable, and it was crafted entirely behind closed doors—a fact Donald Trump only seems to care about when it could possibly win him an argument.
That’s exactly the kind of thoughtful, caring genius you can expect from a guy who’s proud that he was the first to call a bill he’s still willing to sign “mean.” He’s also not a big fan of the Democrats’ “resistance,” despite his own vice president once using the exact word when talking about holding off the passage of the original Affordable Care Act.
To be fair, Tump is all about branding, and having past comments that seem intentionally crafted to undercut current positions is extremely on brand for the Trump team. Despite that “cartoonishly evil” nature, though, the bill is still dangerously close to passing. If you’ve ever felt inclined to call your Senators, now would be an excellent time.
(via Deadline, image: screengrab)
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