It turns out that counting on a national socialist to roll back creeping socialism may not have been such a great idea after all. Trump is already reneging on his frequently repeated promise to repeal Obamacare:
Trump said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Friday that he would like to keep some parts of the law intact and may seek to amend the statute rather than repeal it. Trump said he came to the conclusion after Obama, during Trump’s Oval Office visit Thursday, suggested areas of the law that should be preserved.
Trump suggested provisions that prevent insurers from refusing coverage for preexisting conditions and which allow children to stay on their parents’ health plans until age 26 should stay. “I like those very much,” he said.
Eventually Big Government will get around to poking its nose into homeowner insurance. Authoritarians will prevent insurers from refusing coverage for preexisting conditions, such as your house already having burned down. So no one will buy insurance until after their house burns down. For insurers not to go out of business, the insurance will have to cost as much as a new house. So the government will subsidize it. End result: there will be no such thing as homeowner insurance, but no one will need it, because the government will buy everyone a new house at everyone else’s expense.
But don’t worry, Obamacare isn’t going to bankrupt the country. Trump’s Obama-scale, trillion-dollar, jobs-destroying infrastructure spending will take care of that.
Other promises that Trump may already be abandoning include the Wall, keeping Muslims out of the country, prosecuting Shrillary, deporting illegal aliens, waterboarding terror suspects, leaving entitlements alone, imposing a 45% tariff on Chinese goods, voiding the Iran nuclear deal, and moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. In some of these cases, breaking his promises will be a good thing.
How will he actually govern? No one including Trump himself knows, but I’m still guessing that by the time he is sworn in, he will have reverted to the left-liberal views he held until a year ago. That will be fine with the GOP, which won’t say no to a spending spree that will make the Bush and Obama years look frugal.
The national debt is now approaching $20 trillion, not counting unfunded liabilities, which are over $104 trillion.
On tips from Varla, Torcer, and TrojanMan.