Omnibus continuing resolution set the stage for November. All the house and senate candidates were already picked before any changes could be made because of the passage of this spending bill, republican and democrat. The votes of sitting candidates on the Omnibus spending bill and the Obama Care repeal and replace chamber bills will become part of the campaigns. Ann Coulter was a major supporter of candidate Trump, however; as most conservative she treats every decision separately. She tweeted March 23: “I will never sign another bill like this again,” said Trump. “Yeah, because you’ll be impeached,“ Ann said.
The push back on passage of the Omnibus bill was loud and strong. Trump is angry and blames his advisers for suggesting that he sign the bill, protest will blow over by the start of the week. Trump's February budget closely mirrored the spending in the Omnibus bill. Trump during the campaign identified himself with Reagan. Reagan never enjoyed a republican controlled House and receive spending bills the supported Democratic programs. Reagan VETOED them, government shut down, and he obtained significant compromises. Republicans gained seats I believe in every election. “The Art of the Deal,” this was the deal he wanted. Ryan, Pelosi, McConnell, and Schumer also got the deal they wanted.
November stage is set, and most of the players are unmasked. Both sides will appeal to emotions. Reagan put this question to voters before the 1980 election, "Next Tuesday all of you will go to the polls, will stand there in the polling place and make a decision. I think when you make that decision, it might be well if you would ask yourself, are you better off than you were four years ago?" This also has not change, "I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life," said Reagan. These questions are why they call him ' the great communicator.'
Democrats' will blame Republicans' for the failure of health care this November, but not one Republican voted for ACA. It is no accident that the present government regulated health care system is tag 'Obama Care.' The previous regulated health care system did not fail. Obama Care destroyed that system and created this failure.
Realize, either party will fix the health care system. The smoke filled room with the four leaders of Congress will be discussing how to serve the interest of those that keep their campaign chest full. Architect Johnathan Gruber said that we hid the fact that regulations forces health people to pay for sicker people.
Any approach to fix the broken health care system will take at least two years before the system will start to stabilize. Cost and loss of service will increase before it gets better.
History has shown and nature continues to show that only 'Spontaneous Order' will find the way to improve health care for those that purchase health care. The search by individuals for the most effective health care will be met by companies willing to proved for their needs (but less profit). Then government if we demand choice will secure heath care for the veterans, poor, and retired within the free market frame work. The only way to prevent government from driving the market as it does now is to break up nationalized control into as small a size as possible, local. This is the genus of the concept of Federalism.
My suggestion to voters is to re-elect those Representative and Senators that voted against all three bills: ACA, repeal and replace, and any continuing spending resolution. Make your best judgment of those that voted for some of them.
What can not happen in November is to set the stage for impeachment