Collins: I Can’t Vote for GOP Health Bill in Current Form
Politico: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) on Thursday said she couldn’t back the House GOP’s Obamacare repeal-and-replace legislation, an expected — if crucial — defection for Republicans trying to corral enough votes to enact a repeal bill.
Letter to NY Times Magazine on New Working Class
Your definition of the New Working Class (Magazine, February 26, 2017), while correct in the sense that service employees can be considered today’s “blue collar” workers, is overly narrow. We believe that anyone who earns a wage should be considered part of the new working class, whether they sit at a computer, teach schoolchildren, serve lattes or lay pipe.
Yes, Trump Scammed Many of His Working-Class Supporters
The GOP plan, which replaces Obamacare’s subsidies with a tax credit scheme, ends up offering less financial assistance to older, lower-income Americans, particularly in rural areas where premiums are higher — groups that tended to support Trump. On top of that, the plan would permit for higher premiums on older Americans.
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