The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, calling out the Republican Party’s diversion of funds earmarked for military families towards building their president’s vanity wall.
"President Trump is using a national emergency declaration to take away billions of dollars from our military and their families—and unfortunately Republicans in Congress are helping him." —@SenatorDurbinpic.twitter.com/BHfPJGrpsj
The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Congresswoman Katherine Clark of Massachusetts.
(Rep. Clark highlighted the one year anniversary of the House Republicans casting their votes for the monstrosity of Trumpcare which would have had devastating impacts on the American people.)
“Right after voting to take health care away from millions of Americans, Republicans boarded party buses in front of the Capitol and drove to the White House for a champagne toast.
“While they were celebrating, families across the country began to panic about how they would care for themselves and their loved ones.” […]
“The Trumpcare repeal bill would have caused soaring costs; pushed 23 million Americans off health coverage; shredded protections for those with pre-existing conditions; and imposed a crushing age tax on older Americans. This vote caused anxiety and fear. […]
“We know the security of the American family starts with the ability to access affordable, quality health care. No one should have to choose between the health of their family and their ability to put food on the table or make a mortgage payment.
“Democrats will never stop fighting to ensure health care is a right for all, not a privilege for a few.”
These are the faces of the 12 men who will repeal the Affordable Care Act.
They will be condemning 36,000 people a year to death by their blind obeisance to an ideology that places cuts in marginal tax rates for billionaires over the well-being of millions who will lose access to health care.
None of these men will ever suffer because of a lack of health care, none will never have to mortgage their home to pay for a sick child’s cancer treatment, none will never feel the pain of watching a loved one die because they cannot afford to go to a doctor or pay for life-saving drugs.
Why are these men smiling? Because they are Republicans and when people suffer and die, it does not bother them one bit.