Trump intervened to cut Puerto Rico's Medicaid funding in spending bill: report
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BY JUSTIN WISE – 12/17/19 07:14 PM EST
President Trump reportedly intervened to slash billions of dollars worth of Medicaid funding the federal government was preparing to allocate to Puerto Rico as part of a new $1.4 trillion spending package.
Politico, citing four sources familiar with the situation, reported on Tuesday that lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Finance Committee had backed legislation that would send about $12 billion in Medicaid funds to Puerto Rico over a four-year time frame. But the president took issue with the amount, saying it was too much, three sources told the news outlet.
Lawmakers on Monday then unveiled a spending package allocating up to $5.7 billion in Medicaid funds for the island over two years. The House overwhelmingly passed the spending package the legislation was included in on Tuesday. It now heads to the Senate.
A White House spokesperson told Politico that the Puerto Rico Medicaid funding agreement was a “win for President Trump and the American people.”
December 18, 2019 at 5:10 AM #239711algernonParticipant
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Weird, that the guy could be that particularly mean, to cut such a small sliver just to show that he can cut slivers like that.
This guy, the POTUS, has no upside. The profits he’s delivering to unrestricted capital investment are at the expense of the whole planet, and those expenses are coming back to roast the people of the USA. All he has to offer the world is the whipping hand, and the world will not be whipped into submission.
December 18, 2019 at 5:10 AM #2397123fingerbrownParticipant
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All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.
December 18, 2019 at 4:13 PM #239893StockholmerParticipant
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White Power Trump white powering
December 18, 2019 at 4:50 PM #239924game meatParticipant
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…the Puerto Rico Medicaid funding agreement was a “win for President Trump and the American people.”
At one time he was tweeting about the president of Puerto Rico as if it were someone other than him. It’s hard to know for sure if he ever learned that Puerto Rico is a part of the US, and not just some foreign country.
He may believe this funding was a kind of foreign aid, and we know how he feels about spending on foreign aid………that doesn’t go to Israel.
Of course, it’s a dick move either way, but people are kidding themselves if they think he wouldn’t do the same to the so called “real Americans.”
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