Donald Trump is set for a major win.
Despite unprecedented sabotage by the Deep State and Obama loyalists embedded in the government, Trump is plowing ahead with his agenda.
And he is about to deal instant payback that will leave Obama furious.
Senate Republicans reached an agreement to include repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate in the tax reform bill they plan to take up next week.
This move will free up hundreds of millions of more dollars that can be committed to lowering tax rates for middle class Americans and wipe one of Obama’s worst legacies off the books.
“Republicans are adding repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate to the latest version of their tax bill, according to several GOP senators, with several key swing-vote lawmakers saying they’re open to the idea.
Senate Finance Committee Republicans decided to include repeal language in the package. The legislation was discussed at a closed-door party lunch meeting Tuesday, and several attendees said no one spoke out against the idea.
John Thune (R-S.D.) said adding mandate repeal could allow Republicans to include more middle-class tax relief in the tax bill, and that he was confident it could pass the Senate. The GOP views repeal as both a way to fulfill its campaign pledge to undo Obamacare and a source of revenue: Repeal would generate $338 billion to help pay for tax reform.
“It’s been whipped,” said Thune, a member of GOP leadership, adding it’s an idea that “we’ve been looking at for some time as a potential solution for some of the challenges that we’re facing in trying to make the bill do the things we’re trying to accomplish.”
While repealing the mandate would not eliminate Obamacare, it would gut the most unpopular piece of Obamacare.
And it could force RINOs who killed the attempts to repeal Obamacare over the summer back to the negotiating table for another stab at wiping the crown jewel of Obama’s socialist agenda off the books.
Trump campaigned on repealing Obamacare and despite his own party fighting him on the effort, has always maintained it was a realistic goal he could accomplish.
Eliminating the mandate in the tax bill is a string first step toward making that a reality.