Failed GOP Candidates: Trump's Health Care Plan Will Fail
Chicken Littles are everywhere. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) hates everything President Trump tries to do, and some White House wannabes are also piling on to oppose the president's plans.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said on Sunday that he doesn't think the proposed Republican healthcare bill will make it through Congress.
"I don't believe so. I think there's enough conservatives that do not want 'Obamacare lite,'" Paul said on ABC's This Week.
Paul claims the GOP plan simply doesn't go far enough – and isn't exactly what they promised voters.
“None of us ran on this plan. We ran on repealing Obamacare because it doesn’t work,” he said.
Paul added that he'll vote against the legislation when it gets to the Senate.
“I was elected in 2010, right after it came into place, to repeal it,” Paul said of Obamacare. "We never ran on making the entitlement subsidies permanent,” Paul noted.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) also said Sunday he won't vote for the House Republican Obamacare replacement bill. He cited the fact that it doesn't lower health care premiums for most Americans – a promise made by Obama that was never fulfilled.
"If Republicans hold a big press conference and pat ourselves on the back that we've repealed Obamacare, and everyone's premiums keep going up, people will be ready to tar and feather us in the streets, and quite rightly," Cruz said on CBS' Face the Nation.
Interesting that the former presidential candidates oppose Trump's plan, but offer nothing in its place. Professional critics, though, don't get much done in the real world.