Bill Kristol is the neoconservative Republican who founded and edits The Weekly Standard. It has been a major publication for the right.
His latest tweet:
The health care bill doesn't
a) lower costs,
b) improve insurance,
c) increase liberty, or
d) make health care better.
So what's the point?
He doesn't say it, but it's the $800 billion in tax cuts for the rich. C'mon, Bill.
He thinks there may be more support for repeal alone than the leadership realizes.
He counsels postponing the vote and blaming the Democrats. Then, moving on to tax reform.
Of course, tax cuts for the rich are the one issue all Republicans can unite around. That's why they all agree on repealing the Affordable Care Act, but not on a replacement. People understand when they are losing health insurance, but with tax reform they can be fooled by the complexity and obfuscation of the tax system. Republicans can promise middle class tax cuts that start at incomes of $500,000 and the suckers will buy it.
Trump can sell that one to his blind followers, but most of them will eventually figure out that the replacement for Obamacare is NOT insurance for all with better coverage and lower rates.