Lago in The Morning........27 March.Congressman Blake Farenthold in the box. Questions about his vote on healthcare? 361-560-5589.
White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says the Trump Administration is moving on to tax cuts and away from healthcare – and with good reason. "What happened is that Washington won,” Mulvaney offered on NBC's "Meet the Press.” “The one thing we learned this week is that Washington is a lot more broken than President Trump thought that it was."The director of the White House Office of Management and Budget went on to say that he believes many would have voted for the GOP healthcare bill if it had come to the House floor for a vote. But President Trump had House Speaker Paul Ryan pull the bill before that could be attempted. So what now?Mulvaney maintains that Obamacare is broken and that the administration will now let it fail. He suspects that the administration will be approached later about once again fixing healthcare, but for now they're moving on. That sentiment was echoed by Mr. Trump who over the weekend, tweeted: “ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!”
Remember, “don’t mess with Texas?” I'm sure you do, it's the most famous best PSA about littering. Now, California Governor Jerry Brown is offering his own message to President Donald Trump: “you don’t want to mess with California.” Brown says he doesn't like a planned 30-foot border wall and promises "to fight" and "fight very hard." “We're not going to sit around and just play patsy,” ,” Brown notes. “[We’re not going to say], 'Hey, go ahead. Lock us in. Do whatever the hell you want. Deport 2 billion, 2 million people.”Brown was in Washington appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press,” he added that officials will be careful and strategic in fighting the Trump Administration's proposed border wall. "We do have something called the ninth and the 10th amendment," Brown added. "The federal government just can't arbitrarily for political reasons punish the State of California, that's number one.”Brown goes on to say that the state’s motivation for fighting back is simple: "You don't treat human beings like that." He's also hoping Mr. Trump would reconnect with conservative evangelicals who would tell him the people the wall is aimed at are "human beings, they're children of God."