I wrote a blog entry about this earlier, but it just seems so utterly ridiculous to me.
President Trump visited his native New York City for the first time since taking the oath of office over the weekend, but this trip was delayed by several hours so that he could celebrate on the White House lawn with members of the GOP who had voted in favor of his proposed healthcare bill, despite it's inadequacies, and despite the fact that it is unlikely to pass in the Senate without some major reforms, which would mean that it would be kicked back right to the House of Representatives that just passed it in the first place.
In other words, there is a long way to go. A very long way.
Yet, the president delayed his trip to New York in order to celebrate, although pundits on both sides of the political aisle suggested that these celebrations were very premature.
After his brief visit to New York, where protesters were waiting for him, it was off to Bridgewater, New Jersey, to once again get a little golfing again for another weekend. He has pretty much spent his weekends golfing ever since taking over in the White House, even though he promised that he would never, ever take any vacations, because there was just so much to do to fix the country. Yet, he is trying to rush through a healthcare bill that was already defeated, and which he himself, as well as members of his administration, acknowledge not knowing all of the details of in the first place.
Of course, that will not stop him from golfing this weekend, will it?
Yet, technically, he will surely claim not to have taken vacation time, right? Because these are weekend trips, and not full-blown vacations, right?
Trump is favoring a healthcare bill that even some members of his fellow GOP believe to be a disaster, to the point that they did not rush to repeal and replace Obamacare with this bill. It would favor the wealthy, of course, because in these days of what is called "pure capitalism," but which is actually de facto corporate supremacy, that is what wins out time and time and time again.
We need to stay on top of these stories, and to stay informed about these issues so pertinent to all of our lives. Since it was exclusively Republican lawmakers who voted in favor of this disastrous bill, we need to make sure that they are held accountable!
Here is an article that helps in that regard:
Every Republican who voted for this abomination must be held accountable By Paul Waldman May 4, 2017: