Since the moment Trump won the 2016 Election, many of his opponents have tried to stop him from becoming the next President claiming he did not obtain the majority of the popular vote, the people were influenced by “fake news” or the Russian hacking. Fortunately Trump’s victory was recently affirmed by the Electoral College despite what the opponents said. However, now democrats representatives want to block Trump’s Cabinet picks and other proposals.
Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic Leader, “issued a call to action” to stop Republicans’ plan to modify or replace ObamaCare taking advantage that the new Congress will meet January 3rd while the president’s inauguration is set January 20.
Repealing Obamacare is not the only thing that Democrats desire to block.
They are also interested in stopping Republicans desire to overhaul the tax code which “would reduce the number of tax brackets from seven to three, including reducing the top rate for individuals from 39.6 percent to 33 percent…” forcing the Republican House to stand firm to stop democratic attempts to obstruct those policies.
“There’s going to be opposition if these tax cuts are directed to the people at the top again,” Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., the next top Democrat on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, told Bloomberg. “We’re going to be pretty united.”
Moreover, Democrats want to block Trump’s pick for the Presidential Cabinet.
just to vote on a nominee, they have request FBI background check, an ethics agreement and financial reports such as tax returns among other things.
For example, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, nominee for secretary of state, was asked to submit three years of tax return.
New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, the incoming Democratic leader, commented that
“The United States Senate has a rich, bipartisan tradition of vetting nominees to the president’s Cabinet,” said
It is unfortunately that instead of being loyal to this country and work together to pass policies that would help it, representatives and senators preferred to remain loyal to a party even though it may compromise people’s best interests.
Even tought that there will be some democrats who effuse to cooperate, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Trump adviser, believed that
“…there are going to be a lot of Democrats that are going to say ‘I don’t want to deal with eight years of yelling no.’”
Hopefully, he will be right about that.
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