Saturday, January 21, 2017

Trump's first executive order

Cross-posted from SkyIslandScriber.com.

Trump's first executive disorder: Repeal without replacement.


Captain Chaos is now at the helm.

Ten days ago, the NY Times reported that Trump Tells Congress to Repeal and Replace Health Care Law ‘Very Quickly’.
President-elect Donald J. Trump demanded on Tuesday that Congress immediately repeal the Affordable Care Act and pass another health law quickly. His remarks put Republicans in the nearly impossible position of having only weeks to replace a health law that took nearly two years to pass. 
Mr. Trump appeared to be unclear both about the timing of already scheduled votes in Congress and about the difficulty of his demand — a repeal vote “probably some time next week” and a replacement “very quickly or simultaneously, very shortly thereafter.”
So the then President-elect was against “repeal without replacement”. The first thing Trump did as President was very different.

On the evening of his inauguration, the NY Times reported, Trump Issues Executive Order Scaling Back Parts of Obamacare.
In his first executive order, President Trump on Friday directed government agencies to scale back as many aspects of the Affordable Care Act as possible, moving within hours of being sworn in to fulfill his pledge to eviscerate Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
The one-page order, which Mr. Trump signed in a hastily arranged Oval Office ceremony shortly before departing for the inaugural balls, gave no specifics about which aspects of the law it was targeting. But its broad language gave federal agencies wide latitude to change, delay or waive provisions of the law that they deemed overly costly for insurers, drug makers, doctors, patients or states, suggesting that it could have wide-ranging impact, and essentially allowing the dismantling of the law to begin even before Congress moves to repeal it.
And there is no replacement on the horizon.

From the earlier times report: “As it stands, the budget resolution … gives Senate and House committees until Jan. 27 to write legislation that would repeal major provisions of the health care law. But the schedule for action on that legislation, its effective date and the timetable for phasing in a new system of health insurance coverage are all unresolved questions.”

But Congress has one week to get it done.

What is certain, the disorder, the chaos, predicted yesterday by David Brooks has begun. Trump’s insistence on no repeal without replacement was just Trumped by his broad executive order effectively allowing government agencies to ignore the ACA - at their discretion. No consistency there - just opportunities for disorder. That’s the repeal-without-replacement that Trump was against. That was then. The executive order allowing repeal-without-replacement is now.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Women's March - Jan. 21

Women's March on January 21, 2017 
Washington DC
Why:  The Women's March on Washington aims to send a message to all levels of government that we stand together in solidarity and we expect elected leaders to act to protect the rights of women, their families and their communities.

When & Where: People from across the nation will gather at the intersection of Independence Ave and Third St SW, near the U.S. Capitol, at 10:00am on January 21, 2017.

For More Information go to:  Women's March DC

News for the Week of December 26, 2016

News for the Week of December 26, 2016
 

Welcome to the weekly digest of Democratic events in the Santa Rita Area.  This publication will normally appear every Monday morning and will contain information about events of interest in the near future.  Items of interest will include announcements of various club programs and candidate appearances.

Women's Issues are Human Issues
Women's Rights are Human Rights
DCSRA CALENDAR
January 14 2017
The Role & Responsibility of the Press; panelists Sarah Garrecht Gassen, John C. Scott & Andrea Kelly
see below for details. 

    

"The Role Of The Press In The Recent Election
And Their Responsibility Going Forward" 

Saturday January 14, 2017
3:00pm

A not to be missed DCSRA program
 One week prior to the Presidential Inauguration, DCSRA will host a panel discussion featuring Sarah Garrecht Gassen of the Tucson Daily Star, John C. Scott of KEVT Progressive Radio, and Andrea Kelly of AZPM Metro Week, Public Television.  Following remarks by each of the panelists, there will be a question and answer segment. 
The program will be held in room #203, second floor of the Continental Shopping Mall from 3:00 till 4:30 P.M. with a wine and cheese reception to follow.  You don't want to miss this one.




  

Women's March on January 21, 2017 
Washington DC
Why:  The Women's March on Washington aims to send a message to all levels of government that we stand together in solidarity and we expect elected leaders to act to protect the rights of women, their families and their communities.
When & Where: People from across the nation will gather at the intersection of Independence Ave and Third St SW, near the U.S. Capitol, at 10:00am on January 21, 2017.

For More Information go to:  Women's March DC


Women's March in Tucson
on January 21, 2017


When & Where: Armory Park, Tucson 

For those of us who support this and want to join together in Tucson, please come! We will march to the Joel D. Valdez library plaza and join up with the Tucson Solidarity Rally.



Women's Rally Green Valley
 
Progressive Alliance of Green Valley is sponsoring a Women's Rally on January 21, 2017 at 10am 
More details to follow in upcoming Blast newsletter