Radio host Mark Levin offered a rather half-hearted praise for the newly passed health care reform bill. Levin said that he sees it as a step in the right direction, but the many provisions in the law are no less different than Obamacare.
“Where’s the great repeal of Obamacare?” he questioned. “There are some aspects that are repealed, but there are also some expansions. I already told you about the subsidies, a hundred and thirty-eight billion dollars. I also said that this is a step in the right direction.”
“It’s an itsy bitsy little step in the right direction, and it hasn’t even gotten to the Senate yet,” he added.
“Is that what they campaigned on? An itsy bitsy little step?” Levin continued. “The president says make no mistake, its repeal and replace. It’s not. Since 90% of the Obamacare infrastructure remains in place and all the mandates and regulations.”
“It pays more ransom money to the insurance companies,” he said. “I’m looking at, somebody writes here, ‘$8 billion for high risk pools,’ no, it’s more than that, and it’s a total, when you add it all up of a hundred thirty eight billion dollars. It’s a massive slush fund.”
Levin went on to criticize President Trump for his attempt in introducing the tax cut plan. “It doesn’t even exist, there is no tax cut yet. When this pathetic Republican leadership gets through your tax cuts, Mister President, then we’ll compare your tax cuts to Reagan’s tax cuts. Right now yours is a general proposal. His were law. So you cannot compare the Reagan tax cuts, a fact, a reality, with the Trump tax cuts, which are a proposal, which this Congress hasn’t even acted on yet. And Reagan had to fight the Congress. He had to go over the head of Tip O’Neill and the Democrats in the House, which is exactly what he did.”