White House Vows To Veto Senate DACA Plan

Reuters reports:

The White House rejected on Thursday a bipartisan U.S. Senate proposal to protect young “Dreamer” immigrants and tighten border security, saying it would weaken enforcement of current law and produce a flood of illegal immigration.

Ahead of expected Senate votes, the White House said advisers would recommend that President Donald Trump veto the plan to protect from deportation 1.8 million young adults who were brought to the United States illegally as children.

“This amendment would drastically change our national immigration policy for the worse by weakening border security and undercutting existing immigration law,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

  • safari

    If we deport the WH, we wouldn’t have such problems.

    • Scott MB

      Why don’t we start deportation on Melenoma and her parents…NOW!

      • AJA

        I love this idea. Unfortunately, Melania is a citizen now, and a revocation of citizenship is, well, hard.

        Her parents, on the other hand… let’s use all that ICE money we have now and get them out of here!

      • Charlie In SF

        I have a feeling Melania, her folks and Baron are probably ready to leave the Donald. Especially after Stormy gets her dress back from the DNA lab

    • teeveedub

      Deportation would be too kind and not at all commensurate with their crimes. Unless you’re deporting them to Attica, Leavenworth, Limon. Or maybe Oz (the prison, not the Emerald City).

      • Christopher

        I dunno.

        Drop them all off in the middle of the Sahara Desert and leave only one canteen half full of water.

        And since we live in a “reality show world” it must be televised.

    • Charlie In SF

      Regime change begins at home

  • billbear1961

    LIARS

  • bkmn

    I have fully expected him to veto any immigration plan unless written by the KKK.

  • KarenAtFOH

    Lucy pwns the Charlie Brown Democrats yet again.

  • Cuberly Deux

    They’re pushing for the Tom Cotton white nationalist hard-line version.

    • Basically turning all Dreamers into parolees who eventually get deported anyway.

      • Cuberly Deux

        Yep, having to renew their status every two years, or that’s what I recall reading. Also, no voting rights. That was a biggie as well.

        Then there’s making their status incredibly punitive for their extended family.

    • Chuck in NYC

      Tom Cotton and Stephen Miller should get a room. In hell.

      • Rick Jackson

        If hell exists, I’m sure they have a reservation waiting for them

      • Cuberly Deux

        I think they already have.

  • Scott MB

    Asshole has ZERO intentions of signing anything DACA related. They could five him the wall, drop the investigations and he still would veto anything doing with DACA.

    • Jerry Kott

      His plan with Putin is to destroy this Nation and he has a good start.

  • Anybody who thought he wasn’t going to do this is deluded. He was never going to make any concessions or any deal because he’s incapable of accepting “half a pie.”

    For him, everything is transactional. If he gives in on even one detail, he sees that as him losing and the other side winning. To expand my analogy, with him it’s not enough to get all the pie, he wants to witness the other side starving.

    Also, as a pathological malignant narcissist, he doesn’t know how to build or create anything, only destroy.

    • KarenAtFOH

      Compromise is for losers.

    • another_steve

      All that, plus he has nothing to gain from reaching out to the Hispanic community. Hispanics who’ll vote for him in 2020 – or for that matter, vote for any Republican this November – are mentally deranged and in the very small minority.

      His base will love it if he “gives it” to the Dreamers. It’ll help solidify their support of him.

    • Cuberly Deux

      He’s got Grimma Wormtongue Stephen Miller at his side. Reminding him of his campaign promise to kick DACA kids out. Then there’s the immigration white nationalists like King, Cotton and others with a carte blanche pass to Trump’s ear.

      Lindsaybelle’s flattery offensive directed at donnie isn’t going to accomplish a thing.

      • another_steve

        “Grimma Wormtongue”

        Bookmarked.

        • Cuberly Deux
          • Brad Dourif is an amazing actor.

          • Cuberly Deux

            He is.

            My favorite role of his in One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest. I bawl my eyes out at that last scene btwn him and nurse Ratched. It’s soul crushing.

          • Kissmagrits

            I saw “Wise Blood” in the ’80s and he profoundly
            creeped me out. He’s good in sci-fi roles, too.

          • another_steve

            Hubby and I have discussed.

            Miller is in the “interim period” during which he’s not quite zombie and not quite human.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/595698f079d9bdde0028b9bc1fa6102189fe75b6e43a13c4fb19d8573828553b.jpg

          • NedFlaherty

            Stephen Miller’s also not quite a Jew, yet not quite a goy. He’s of Jewish descent, but uses the anti-Semitic term “cosmopolitan” to deride, derogate, and degrade all enemy-of-the-people academics and intellectuals.

            17 major national Jewish organizations have demanded his ouster.

            Over 2,943 Duke University graduates published an open letter vilifying Miller for forsaking his alma mater’s values of honesty, tolerance, diversity, and respect.

            He also was Communications Director for Alabama’s prior U.S. Senator, Jeff Sessions.

            He was the opening rile-up act at every Trump campaign rally, which is why the crowds were so vicious and angry by the time Trump finally showed up.

            He’s a rabid authoritarian.

            Every outspoken anti-LGBT fascist nationwide sings his praises.

            The crisp, stiff, limp-lidded Stephen Miller is 32, never married, no girlfriend, so . . .

          • another_steve

            Some may consider this too broad-brush, but I think it’s accurate: If you are other than a rich white amoral male Christian (for example, a low-income person, a Jew, a racial or ethnic minority, a woman) and you support or work for Donald Trump, you are mentally ill.

            Seriously mentally ill.

        • tamiasmin

          It’s Gríma.

    • Todd20036

      actually, I thought he might sign it just to have a “win”

    • kanehau

      You are correct. The real pleasure for him is not the actual win – he expects that. The real pleasure for him is seeing just how much he can destroy the person he’s dealing with.

      He wants complete ownership.

    • JWC

      Him at his best

  • The bipartisan plan adds an additional $25 BILLION in border security. How does that weaken anything?

  • KarenAtFOH

    Trump caused this problem with an EO, he could fix it just as easily. Oh wait, the courts have said his original order to end it was illegal. Too bad, so sad.

    • clay

      . . . and his second EO,
      . . . and his third EO.

  • PickyPecker

    The legislative branch has put something together. SEND IT TO DUMP. Let him veto it and he can handle the negative press This is all his drama anyway.

    • Jerry Kott

      It is the only way the pathetic creature gets attention.

    • David L. Caster

      Note that it is “advisors” that would “recommend” a veto. Which advisors? And Trump has been known to ignore them. What does this really mean?

      • kareemachan

        jared
        iwanka
        $arah
        kelley

        You know, the really infomed ones. And vetted thoroughly, too.

        • glimsong

          Nah. I believe this is Miller’s baby. Remember him?

      • greenmanTN

        Stephen Miller

        • AtticusP

          Does anybody know anything about this miserable creature’s personal life?

          He’s Gollum without the charm.

          I’ll bet even his parents think he’s an asshole.

          • greenmanTN

            Oh, he’s a real peach. The earliest thing I’ve seen of him was a video of when he was (apparently) running for High School class president and his speech was about why should he have to pick up his own trash when the school hired people to clean up trash. No, I’m not kidding.

            Pretty sure he’s a clinical sociopath, so a perfect advisor to Trump.

          • Hank

            Miller grew up in a liberal-leaning Jewish family in Santa Monica, California. When his family arrived in the United States, his great-grandmother only spoke Yiddish, the historical language of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. However, in spite of their poverty, most of the family learned English, worked hard and opened successful businesses in Pennsylvania —”the classic immigration success story”.[20]

            Miller became a committed conservative after reading Guns, Crime, and Freedom, a book by National Rifle Association Chief Executive Officer Wayne LaPierre.[21][22] While attending Santa Monica High School, Miller began appearing on conservative talk radio.[21][19] In 2002, at the age of 16, Miller wrote a letter to the editor of the Santa Monica Outlook, criticizing his school’s response to 9/11 in which he stated that “Osama Bin Laden would feel very welcome at Santa Monica High School.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Miller_(political_advisor)

          • BobSF_94117

            His parents must be so ashamed. And rightly so.

          • Christo

            He’s a literal piece of shit.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            Fuck his parents. He didn’t get that way after reading a book.

      • Richard

        my guess would be Kelly and Miller…… both bigots

    • clay

      They can’t send it to Turmp without passing it. The Senate won’t pass it with only 55 votes (rather than 60). The House won’t pass it, because Ryan won’t let them vote on it, because he’s in a circle jerk with Donald.

    • Rambie

      It was an announcement for the GOP’ers to kill the bill in the Senate. And really, like the House would not have voted for this even IF the Senate did manage to pass it.

      This whole week has been nothing but a charade to provide cover for GOP’ers to pretend they wanted to do something about DACA.

  • Sam_Handwich

    senate is voting right now on an amendment to cut funding to “sanctuary cities”

    needs 60, so i presume it’s dead

  • Ninja0980

    Can the media stop with the both sides BS and admit there is no deal on immigration that can happen with Trump and Republicans in charge?
    Can the purity bots figure that out as well and focus their anger there instead of on Democrats?

  • boobert

    The solution is for congress to override his veto. But that would mean they’d need a backbone to stand up to him.

  • HomerTh

    I hope I never meet President Shithole in person.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    I’m beating a dead horse but I’ve been saying this all along. This Crooked atricke lays it out nicely. Please read if you can

    https://twitter.com/Spider_canyon/status/964221266252066816

  • safari
    • David L. Caster

      Altruism in animals.

      • The_Wretched

        maybe, the flipper may want to boink the flippee and couldn’t upside down

    • Bambino

      Just let them know there is one tortoise name Mitch that should not be help. Ever!

      • Blake J Butler

        The video of his parents mating still scars me.

        Those turtles took forever to finish having sex.

        • orion dumptee

          good thing is… once accomplished the female remains ‘fertile’ for about 5 years with no further sex

    • another_steve

      That’s instinctual behavior. Most turtles and tortoises can’t upright themselves if they flip over. Unless they get help, they die.

      Their brethren know this.

      As in this case.

      • Bambino

        Evolution works with most animals but somehow skip certain human like the bone spur cadet.

        • another_steve

          The human species is young. “Modern” humans are thought to have been around for only 200,000 years or so. Give it time.

          A million years from now, evolution will have eliminated human garbage like Trump from the gene pool. Not because Trump is evil (which of course he is), but because the continued success of the species is best ensured by us being allies of one another, rather than enemies.

          • The_Wretched

            More likely, we’ll be back to feudalism and small disperse communities with short life spans. It’ll be due to global warming and pollution leading to limited food and places where we can live.

          • another_steve

            I’m essentially an optimist. A cynical optimist, but an optimist nevertheless.

            Global warming will be halted – before it destroys us and the planet – when corporations and businesses worldwide begin losing billions of dollars because of its effects. By then, irreversible damage to the planet will have occurred – but not enough to totally destroy us.

          • The_Wretched

            “before it destroys us and the planet”

            Problem is that time is now. Fixing and changing the direction of the climate isn’t easy and takes a ton of effort and even then it’s slow to go round. Think air craft carrier vs jet ski. By the time there is enough ‘wake up’ the turning points will be missed.

          • another_steve

            Know what industry will be ultimately responsible for the world’s attention to – and ceasing of – global warming?

            The insurance industry. Worldwide.

            Flooding. Fires. Etc.

            Unless global warming is halted, that mega-trillion dollar worldwide industry will cease to exist.

          • The_Wretched

            Already solved. They have been inserting ‘we aren’t covering global warming’ language into their contracts for more than a decade.

          • another_steve

            How is that possible? How do they “establish” that? For example – that a flood caused by melting ice is the result of global warming?

            Keep in mind that here in the U.S. we currently have an administration that denies that global warming is real.

          • The_Wretched

            It’s complicated. I’m married to a woman in that industry.

          • clay

            1) it’s a flood– only covered if subsidized/re-insured by the Feds.

            2) the Feds no longer subsidize/re-insure flood coverage.

          • another_steve

            Important clarifications.

            Thanks, clay.

          • Robincho

            Your time estimate is overgenerous by 194,000 years. Everyone knows this…

          • another_steve

            Lol. Yes. That.

            Plus, Jesus rode the dinosaurs. 😉

      • Robincho

        Unlike Dumpy, who will die if OTHERS “flip over”…

    • AmeriCanadian

      Wow. Thanks for posting that. I had no idea they did that for each other. Now, the real pressing question: how in hell do they have sex?

      • The_Wretched

        Doggy style with the male cloaca partially everting. It’s a risky thing and not that easy to do.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      Actually what you’re seeing here is a libtard snowflake thinking he could do a “lay in” protest. Trump-loving turtle sure showed him! And then marched his ass over the border.

    • thatotherjean

      Thanks. I needed that.

    • prixator

      The saviour is definitely not a Republican! The saved one could be since he just walks away without acknowledgement to his saviour.

  • Bambino

    “Let us come together as one nation, wipe away the tears, and strive for a much better tomorrow.”
    Yup. Let’s be more evil and do more shitty things to people. Don’t even have to wait till tomorrow. Leave the NRA alone to kill more Americans, gut the disabilities act and let those mutherfuckers die, lets rid of those dreamers who are draining the country’s resources…..Let the good time rolls.

  • Eric Lewis

    Trump literally said to work out a bipartisan bill I’ll sign anything you bring me.

    • PickyPecker

      yeahhhh….about that. See, that just wouldn’t get dump nearly enough attention.

    • TampaDink

      He lied. We know this because his lips were moving.

    • Cuberly Deux

      ….which made Stephen Miller and Tom Cotton freak the hell out. That’s why the sudden change of heart. He’s only hearing hard line voices now. Miller is making sure of that.

  • Sam_Handwich

    the Toomey amendment to cut funding to sanctuary cities is now dead

    • PickyPecker

      It’ll be back.

      • Sam_Handwich

        Stabenow voted yes!

        other than that it think it’s been party line

        • The_Wretched

          I guess I’m a purity freak for thinking that her vote is a bad thing.

    • clay

      Yes, but he has lots of other plans for ways to hurt Philadelphia.

  • Taylor Bixler

    Advisors plural?
    This has little Stevie written all over it
    https://i.imgflip.com/236nbe.jpg

    • Mike C
      • Christopher

        Not many people are fond of rotted meat.

      • Cuberly Deux

        Richard Kiel libel!

      • alc2018

        is that a triangular or pentagonal head

        • The_Wretched

          It’s the death of the species unless their women have really big pelvises or evolved a new way to give birth.

      • alc2018

        I’m digging the upturned Dior, The Look, collar but the double shoulder-pads are throwing me off…

      • alc2018

        then there’s that smokey eye come hither detail…

      • yes b’y

        I wouldn’t want a Glasgow kiss from that guy.

        • alc2018

          not even a quickie lickie?

          • yes b’y

            hahaha

      • Chuck in NYC

        I’m guessing it’s Ted Cassidy under that makeup (Lurch on “The Addams Family”). Anyone know?

    • Christopher

      That fucking Kapo on the left needs to go step on the third rail of a subway track. After that, I’ll be glad to listen to whatever bzzzzzzzzzzzzap he says.

    • -M-

      Miller & Kelly. Maybe KellyAnne if she’s interested in shoring up support with his anti-immigrant base.

      • Taylor Bixler

        Yeah, i was guessing Kelly too on some level, but Miller seems to have repeatedly torpedoed DACA stuff for months now.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Wow, I guess he really does want to get rid of Melania

  • Lazycrockett

    Its never going to pass the House.

    • clay

      It’s never going to come up in the House.

  • safari
    • Sam_Handwich

      both up for election this year, and the amendment was DOA anyway

  • Buford

    “I’ll take all the heat you want,” Trump told nearly two dozen lawmakers Tuesday (Jan 9) at the White House for a meeting that began with a startling 55 minutes in which reporters and TV cameras watched. “But you are not that far away from comprehensive immigration reform.”

  • boobert

    He says it’s the kids fault for that shooting because they didn’t report a disturbed student. Fine. Where do I report a disturbed president ?

    • The_Wretched

      But they did.

    • Bambino

      “……..everyone knows that. And it almost wouldn’t even have to be said. So now you hear it. But you all know it,” spoken by the bone spur cadet.

    • clay

      Trump’s a fucking idiot– they didn’t report a disturbed [no longer a] student.

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    Can we please get back to the Florida shooting? I haven’t cum yet.

    • djcoastermark

      Now now, you just need to use a little more gun oil on that shotgun barrel there.Like Brylcreme, a little dab’l do ya! 🙂

    • stevenj

      You mean the vote to gut the ADA today didn’t finish you off?

  • joe ho

    From Chris Hayes:

    1) The President ended DACA unilaterally.
    2) He then said: work out a bi-partisan bill I’ll sign anything you bring me.
    3) He was promptly brought a bi-partisan deal. He rejected it.
    4) He was then brought a *second* bi-partisan deal with even more support. He rejected *that*

    The reason is that *he and GOP leadership do not actually want to protect Dreamers from deportation.* But because they recognize how indefensible that view is, they lie about it instead.

    • prixator

      Because if they ever become citizens, they and all of their families and anyone else they can influence, will definitely never vote Republican. And that’s all there is to it. No compassion because that is an alien emotion to Repubs.

  • JWC

    Trump created the problem with DACA and with an executive order can fix it This is another definition of an asshole`

    • Taylor Bixler

      This is all just part of a larger play on immigration to try and delay the date that white folks become a minority of the population. He has no desire to fix anything, only delay the inevitable demographics

      • He’s incapable of thinking that far ahead. His motivation is simply that DACA and the Dreamers were an Obama creation, and Obama must be erased from the pages of history.

  • BeaverTales

    Using people’s lives and families as pawns in a political chess game? This has been going on in Amerikkka since Slavery Days.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Halou

      What idiot thought that letting a majority-Republican Senate vote on something like immigration was a good ‘compromise’?

      • Blake J Butler

        The purity police that are obsessed with a Vermont senator like dotards are with their evil dark lord.

        They still think they can accomplish anything with this senate, and when it fails, they blame the corporate democrats.

        • Tread

          You can say his name. He isn’t Voldemort. Bernie Sanders is, and forever will be, a no-talent, never-accomplished, self-aggrandizing hack. Fuck him and his supporters for putting us in this mess.

    • The_Wretched

      60? who is filibustering the bill?

  • joe ho

    Dreamers have nothing to worry about.

    Bernie, Jill and Sarandon will be donning their Che Guevara costumes and fighting off the ICE agents.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Screw them I’ll be shooting the fucking ICE agents if the Dreamers aren’t protected.

      • Silver Badger

        Maybe not shoot so much as block them. Resist. Leave the shooting to the conservatives.

  • Ninja0980

    Going to take a break and enjoy the nice Spring like weather we have before it goes back to being in the teens and 20’s.
    Later!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Halou

      In other news, water is wet.

  • AtticusP

    If the Senate Republicans had any balls at all, they would override the Great Orange Sphincter’s veto.

    Checks and balances. What a quaint idea.

    • clay

      ‘Cept they can’t even pass closure with only 55 votes.

  • Halou

    Not sure how recognising the presence of people who have been in the country for decades ‘opens the floodgates’.

    • Jonathan Smith

      They are brown…..obviously

    • Cuberly Deux

      Over on breitbart recognizing the dreamers dissolves our sovereignty. Our borders are supposedly meaningless. We cease to exist as a country.

      The translation of which is, deport all brown people.

  • greenmanTN
    • Jonathan Smith

      You known I’m stealing that, right?

      • greenmanTN

        I did, so why wouldn’t you? 😁

    • JCF

      Who is this, anyway? I can’t quite place her. Second banana in the 30s and 40s (and maybe 50s), amirite?

      • greenmanTN

        It’s from a 40s film noir. I thought it was from Murder, My Sweet but someone corrected me but I can’t remember what film they said it was from.

  • J Ascher

    Of course he is! Moving the goalposts is the Republican way to avoid doing things.

    • clay

      No, he’s not moving the goal posts, he just moved pictures of the goal posts up to the 25 yard line, for a shot time.

  • BearEyes

    The fart of the deal.

  • Halou

    Wow, this shit hole goes real deep.

  • Rick Jackson

    Can we please just deport the orange POS instead.

    • Jonathan Smith

      No one will take him

      • The_Wretched

        GITMO houses a number of ‘stateless’ people.

  • canoebum

    The GOP is not going to do anything for the Dreamers except shrug their shoulders, say “we tried”, and fund the deportation force. Get ready to see hundreds of thousands of families torn apart over the next year. The heartless bastards are truly evil to the core.

    • The_Wretched

      The GOP is going to say, “gee, we’re just as nice to the immigrant / hispanic voters as the Dems are” and the media will both sides it. That said, it’s clear the WH was going to kill this one way or the other and only question is whether or not the Turtle set up the plan for them or was merely colluding.

      The dems rolled over two weeks ago and gave up. This is a dog and pony show.

    • stevenj

      Heartless and CRUEL.

    • Tread

      If this goes through, the next Democratic president better come in and disband ICE completely. There needs to be a massive bloodletting at that proto-Nazi department. My tax dollars are not to be used to kick people out of the country.

      • canoebum

        Amen!

  • Michael White

    GOTV

  • fuzzybits
    • Jonathan Smith

      Now, if his mouth was open……

  • Jonathan Smith

    Jebus just stroke out the bitch.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Leo

      What round are we even on now?

    • The_Wretched

      Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and Tom Udall (D-NM); dems voted no. It’d be interesting to see why. This bill was mostly Dem supported and had more No from republicans (who also filibustered it, else it’d be passed).

      • BobSF_94117

        I would imagine because 1) they knew the GOP would block it and 2) they care about family reunification.

        edit: and 3) Western states don’t want a fucking wall.

    • BobSF_94117

      WHY THE FUCK is the NYT using the phrase “chain migration”?!?!?!!!!??

      FUCK

  • Leo
    • Cuberly Deux
      • The_Wretched

        Stephen Miller is far from a lowbie flunkie. He’s point for the WH policy on immigration. And does Cotton really want us to comb his record for instances of him saying negative things about people who are lower stature than a Senator?

        • Cuberly Deux

          Cotton is running interference for his window to Donnie’s ear. It’s almost hard to believe someone is worse than Ted Lizardman Cruz, but alas.

      • Tread

        Fucking lickspittle moron. Another visage in the pantheon of punchable faces.

      • JCF

        Probably someone’s (or hundreds) made COTTON “gag” too, if you know what I’m sayin’…

        • Cuberly Deux

          The Roy Cohn school of evil closeted.

      • BobSF_94117

        Does Cotton have a crush on Miller? I mean besides luving his ideology.

  • JaniceInToronto

    American Kabuki

  • Leo
    • The_Wretched

      isn’t that a little late?

      I also want to see a dip in their political donations to (R).

      • Cuberly Deux

        Yep, besides Donnie’s 30% nazi base is all that matters. It’s his only source of unconditional adulation.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Leo

      4th failed by biggest margin.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • The_Wretched

      Well, they tried and that’s what’s important right?

      /s

  • bkmn
    • The_Wretched

      it’s a limited victory…since we are still without a DACA ‘fix’ and the immigration system is still a mess with the CBP and ICE acting like thugs 24/7 and huge $$ going to private prisons.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Which way did the GOP “moderates” go….

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)
  • PickyPecker

    OT: Something nice. This just in from PMJ. Thought I would share. Enjoy!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlU5jsQi25E

    • worstcultever

      Here’s another OT nice thing –

      Couple surprise each other by proposing at the same time

      http://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-43076954

      (they’re a girl-girl couple)

      • Reality.Bites

        Don’t most lesbian couples propose on the second date?

    • Cuberly Deux

      I wanna hug chubby cubby so bad. His smile just melts my heart….and his pipes are amazing.

  • safari
  • Reality.Bites

    OT: Major Canadian insurer adds medical marijuana option to health plans.

    (Most people with decent/good jobs in Canada have employer-paid health benefits for drugs, dental care and other things not covered under provincial health plans)

    Be interesting to see how many employers take up the option

    https://www.thestar.com/business/2018/02/15/sun-life-to-add-medical-pot-option-to-health-benefits-plans.html

    • Hue-Man

      I just ran the Blue Cross B.C. fee quote for personal medical insurance – CAD 74/month or CAD 844/annual (USD 675).
      80% coverage for meds on the government formulary, max $500

      80% coverage for dental, max $400
      Fine print: physio, vision, out-of-country, accidental death, etc.

      Employer premiums for similar coverage are lower than this.

      • J Ascher

        I work for a third-party administrator and have seen individual policies with monthly premiums close to your quoted annual rate in US dollars.

        • It Takes a Village, People

          Indeed. A great many Americans pay hundred of dollars a month with large copays and high deductible (usually in the thousands). Trump assured that this will be much worse without ACA.

  • Leo
  • FAEN

    He’s never had any intention of fixing this. None!

    • J Ascher

      As with any Trump deal, he talks a good game (or appears to) but never delivers.

      • FAEN

        Yep! And this talking a good game and not delivering is a feature for the BLOTUS voter not a bug. Sigh.

  • It Takes a Village, People

    Every day another reason to validate my decision after the 2016 to excise all Republicans from my life permanently. Sometimes I have doubts. Not today.

    • Gianni

      I did that a number of years ago, changed my registration, and now voting is a lot easier – Straight Democrat. I’m in and out of the voting booth quickly.

  • Silver Badger

    Bless his shriveled little heart.

  • William

    Dreamers need to start shopping foreign embassies.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Great idea and that gives me an idea. I’m going to write to my MP and the PM directly to see about opening both the Canadian embassy and consulates as protectorates. It may or may not work, but you never know until you try.

      Also, can you imagine if multiple nations decide to do it, Trump would be livid and it would shine a very bright light on the bullshit he’s trying to push.

  • JohnJay

    Just got back after being out for a few hours. Sorry, but can’t read this thread. Just too upset. I remember Trump saying “just get me a DACA” bill to sign and I’ll sign it. So WTF HAPPENED!!! This guy needs to go ASAP.

    • boatboy_srq

      Wormtongue got there first.

    • BobSF_94117

      You appear to have believed Trump. Very odd.

  • boatboy_srq

    Wasn’t it just yesterday that he promised to sign whatever bipartisan agreement hit his desk?

    #NotNormal
    #NotPatriotic
    #NotpResidential

  • Charlie In SF

    Of course he is. If anyone thought otherwise; I have a bridge to sell you.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    POS turtle blaming Dems for not getting anything done !

    https://twitter.com/samstein/status/964259858953449472

  • Dale Snyder

    Does that include your whore of a wife’s parents?

  • justme

    Sure would love to see a veto override someday…
    Imagine the twitter-tantrum that would follow..

  • Richard B

    You can smell Stephen Miller’s rank stench in this White House announcement.
    He is like a festering boil that just won’t go away unless he gets lanced.