LETTER TO THE EDITOR: When the best-laid plans falter

The opposition forces of the “no-vote” pulled Republican offering of the American Health Care Act may very well be enjoying their day of accomplishment on March 24, 2017. They may have won the battle, but the war isn’t over. The deal is not dead yet. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer may be toasting their presumed victory over the initial offering of Repeal and Replace the ACA – ObamaCare, but this is only the first round of debates and discussions as to determining what is most beneficial in America’s health care.

President Trump is extending an olive branch to all politicians on both sides of the aisle to offer their thoughts and concerns to achieve his committed goal of offering the best health care package that all Americans can receive and benefit from. Our president is a team player, and he allowed Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to run with the health care ball but was unable to get it across the goal line. This time around, our president will take a more involved role in reaching that objective. As the current law of ObamaCare stands, it is headed for implosion during the next year.

The major problems that we all know exist are not getting better and will continue to worsen until it self-destructs. The Democrats own this doomed plan and will suffer the consequences upon its demise. At that point in time, the currently gleeful Democratic leadership will come knocking on the Oval Office door, hats in hand, saying, “Let’s Make A Deal!” By everyone working together, a very viable health care plan should be able to be offered that will satisfy all parties concerned.

The next extremely important item on the Trump agenda is tax reform. This is a subject all politicians acknowledge is a much-needed, though painfully neglected, topic that needs their immediate attention. Their constituents are thirsting for tax reforms to be addressed and resolved.

That is a major incentive to producing a positive conclusion for tax reform efforts. Tax reform has not been properly reviewed since 1986. This is a matter more palatable for both Democrat and Republican to communicate views and resolve. We must focus on our successful future and not dwell on all prior mistakes made by both Democrat and Republican leaderships.

May God always bless the United States of America.

Beverly Monahan

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