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Henry letter: Health care collapse

Health care collapse

After nearly eight years of hyperbolic rhetoric, the GOP Senate health care bill has collapsed, as has their “repeal-but-do-not-replace” idea.

Alas, the GOP defectors weren’t united in their reasons. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is actually concerned about the well-being of her less-fortunate constituents; rare for a Republican these days.

Others, those who worship at the temple of Ayn Rand, such as Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Jerry Moran (R-Kansas), defected on the basis of some twisted dogma found only in their alternative universe. Oh, and let us not forget “God’s Candidate,” a.k.a. Ted Cruz (R-Texas); all this, not to mention the House GOP’s ridiculous 50-plus votes to repeal Obamacare. I wonder how much these ludicrous exercises in futility have actually cost we taxpayers.

These GOP empty suits can do nothing but spew meaningless slogans and rhetoric. Unfortunately, working-class Americans in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere thoughtlessly devour it all.

This entire fiasco highlights the absolute hypocrisy of the Republicans, their inability to govern, and the fact that Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) can do little else but obstruct. He cannot govern. The Republicans cannot govern. Trump cannot govern, because he has no viable ideas, no ethics, no morals and is mentally ill.

John L. Henry, Caldwell