Having been flattered by those who applauded the launching of 59 Tomahawk missiles against a nearly vacant airfield in Syria, the President now believes that threats of force against over-matched opponents are a demonstration of virility. Now, he is making extortionate threats against the millions of average Americans who rely on the Affordable Care Act for their insurance.
The threat? Either Democrats give in to total repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or this thug will simply withhold the subsidy payments owed to insurers who participate in the insurance exchanges. Just the threat is enough to scare more insurers out of the Program. It is criminal behavior and an impeachable offense. So much for his oath to faithfully execute his office.
It is Trump acting as “Mobster-in-Chief.”
Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize Laureate for Economics, has stated the case brilliantly for the New York Times, here.
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