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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Citizens don't know the President's job

In my book, How to Select an American President by James A. George with James A. Rodger (c) 2017 Archway Publishing, I work diligently to help citizens understand the job of the U.S. President. That is a prerequisite to defining the qualifications and requirements for presidential candidates. My fellow Americans are woefully unprepared to perform their duties to staff the government via the election process.

A small case in point is the news today about who Americans hold accountable for the actions to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Back in January, The Hill reported the results of a poll about the extent to which the nation favors or opposes Obamacare.

"A CNN/ORC poll finds that 49 percent of Americans favor ObamaCare. But 47 percent of respondents oppose President Obama's signature healthcare legislation. 
The poll marks the first time more people have said they favor the healthcare law than oppose it since it passed in 2010, CNN noted. 
Still, only 22 percent now say they or their families are better off since ObamaCare took effect, while 30 percent say they are worse off. 
About 30 percent of respondents say the law hasn't helped anyone in the country.
Thirty-seven percent of respondents say they consider ObamaCare a failure, and just 23 percent say they see the law as a success. 
President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal and replace ObamaCare. The poll finds that 82 percent think that's at least somewhat likely." 
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/315010-poll-nearly-50-percent-of-americans-favor-obamacare
The nation is about evenly divided on Obamacare, and a large majority did not expect Trump and Congress to be able to repeal and replace it. They know that it needs some fixes and probably would like Congress to make them.

Today's news
"Who gets the blame? - More from the survey: “Asked who’s most responsible for the bill’s failure, 27 percent of Americans put the bulk of the blame on its authors, with 17 percent naming the congressional Republicans who opposed the bill, another 17 percent naming Trump and 14 percent citing congressional Democrats. Just 4 percent of Trump voters, however, believe that Trump is most responsible for the bill’s failure, and only 11 percent assign him even partial responsibility. Instead, they cast the blame nearly everywhere else.” 
The Huffington Post email

The President's job is to propose new legislation, to author changes and amendments. President Trump said many times that he had a solution in hand. He lied and failed.

This President is incompetent and untruthful.

Furthermore, the Republican Congress is divided about what to do. Without an agreement, it is impossible for them to act. They have deficient leadership from the President and terrible leadership from the Speaker of the House.

That is the truth.



CARLOS BARRIA / REUTERS

I haven't a clue.






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