Now that the GOP is in charge it’s time for them to craft policy.
And it’s not a pretty sight.
As usual President Trump is dominating the news as the gold-plated symbol of everything wrong with American politics.
But let’s not let his Twitter theatrics overshadow everything else that’s wrong with today’s GOP.
As Paul Krugman reminds us in his Monday column there’s a reason why the Republican party gravitated towards Trump in the first place.
And it’s hardly surprising that they can’t get it together to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act or reform corporate taxes as promised.
‘They have no idea how to turn their slogans into actual legislation because they’ve never bothered to understand how anything important works’ Krugman says.
For seven years ‘Republicans kept promising to offer an alternative to Obamacare any day now but never did’ Krugman notes.
From what we know about the new plan—and Republicans have gone to tragicomic lengths to keep it a secret—it’s not very good.