Donald Trump campaigned on rolling back the Obama agenda.
Now that he is President-elect, many are wondering how much of the Obama agenda he will actually undo.
Barack Obama offered his thoughts, and they upset many Americans.
Obama has a history of telling lies to protect his own reputation.
He said it would be an insult to his legacy if voters didn’t turn out for Hillary.
After he lost, he lied when he claimed the election was never about him.
So it was no surprise when Obama told a whopper that he thinks Donald Trump can only undo 15 to 20 percent of his legacy.
Obama told this whopper in an interview with The New Yorker:
Obama said that he had accomplished “seventy or seventy-five percent” of what he set out to do, and “maybe fifteen percent of that gets rolled back, twenty percent, but there’s still a lot of stuff that sticks.”
He defended ObamaCare and believed most of it would remain in place.
The New Yorker also recounts him saying:
He went on, “Obviously, the Affordable Care Act, I think, is most vulnerable, because that has been a unifying bogeyman for Republicans over the course of the last six years. In the minds of a lot of the Republican base, it is an example of a big government program designed to take something from them and give it to someone else who is unworthy.” But he said that, while the Republicans would have to make some attempt to deliver on that, they had to proceed with care, because the program’s twenty-odd million beneficiaries included many Trump voters, “even if they don’t make the connection.”
If the Republicans “tinker and modify but still maintain a commitment to provide health insurance for the people who received it,” he said, “then a whole bunch of stuff hasn’t gone out the window.”
Republicans didn’t get the memo.
Congressional Republicans are already working on an ObamaCare repeal bill they hope to act on as soon as Trump takes the Oval Office.
Republicans say repeal efforts will start in January. They are considering whether to swiftly repeal the biggest pieces of the law through a complex budget process called reconciliation that Democrats cannot block. If they go that route, Republicans would likely pass the repeal — but delay the effective date for a year or two until a replacement could theoretically be enacted. That would shield the GOP from an immediate backlash from taking away insurance. They are even considering passing the bill through Congress in early January so that Trump could have it on his desk within minutes of swearing the oath of office…
…At the same time, they expect the Trump administration to use its executive powers to immediately start to peel apart other pieces of the law. The Senate Republican Policy Committee on Wednesday circulated a document that said regulatory relief would come “on Day One” from the Trump administration’s Department of Health and Human Services.
“The original health care law itself was 2,700 pages, but there were also more than 40,000 pages of administrative rules, regulatory guidance, and even blog posts setting ObamaCare policy,” they wrote. “A lot of this can be scaled back on Day One.”
In addition to repealing ObamaCare, President-elect Trump can wipe away Obama’s illegal executive amnesty orders.
He can also end the DACA program that shielded illegal immigrant minors from deportation.
President-elect Trump has also pledged to withdraw from the Paris Climate agreement that restricts the U.S. economy to combat so-called “global warming.”
Republicans in Congress and a President Trump can also defund Planned Parenthood.
Obama has taken steps to protect the abortion mills’ federal funding, but Trump campaigned on taking away their funding as long as they performed abortions.
The vast majority of the Obama agenda is on the chopping block, and Obama is lying if he claims only 15 to 20 percent of it is in real danger.