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Pa. Dems Pressure Wagner to Comment on AHCA

IMG_6968The Pennsylvania Democratic Party wants to talk about the GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. State Senator and gubernatorial hopeful Scott Wagner does not.

“If Scott Wagner thinks he can run Pennsylvania, he needs to come out from behind the covers and tell voters he supports the GOP health care plan that would hurt seniors and working families,” Pa. Dems Communications Director Beth Melena said in a release.  

Wagner, who is seldom quiet about any topic, has been quiet on the AHCA. His campaign reiterated his longstanding opposition to the Affordable Care Act.

“Senator Wagner supports the full repeal of Obamacare. As a business owner, he has seen the dramatic increase in costs in the years since Obamacare was passed,” Wagner’s campaign said in response to the attacks.

Asked to comment specifically on the AHCA, his campaign declined.

The Democratic Party has been pushing Wagner to comment specifically on the bill, including holding an event Thursday afternoon in Wagner’s district, with an event at York City Hall.

The Republican Party of Pennsylvania has endorsed the AHCA, and Congressmen Ryan Costello (R-Chester), Pat Meehan (R-Delaware), and Tim Murphy (R-Allegheny) have all voted for the AHCA in committee.  

The AHCA is being used by Democrats at all levels to message against Republicans.  The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has been using it to message against targeted incumbents in southeast Pa.  

Governor Tom Wolf has been vocal in his opposition to the AHCA as well.

“That politicians in Washington are willing to throw tens of millions of people off their insurance plans and increase costs for seniors to achieve a political victory is unconsciousable. The CBO score confirms that Pennsylvanians, including seniors, people with disabilities and those in treatment, will be worse off under the AHCA and that any assurances otherwise were either untrue or disingenuous – or both,” Wolf said in a statement from his official office.

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  1. Quite right, idratherbefishingwithrick. Soros’ tentacles are everywhere. A lot of this is handled by his Open Society Foundation or the Tides Foundation, but he also uses a lot of cutouts and second- and third-person funding through shell companies, subsidiary companies, and cutouts.

    The worldwide left would be in poor shape today were it not for Soros and his evil machinations.

  2. Another episode in the Soros-funded agitation on health issues. Or, better, pseudo-issues. To date George’s kids have busied themselves with disrupting the town halls and other public meetings of Republican congressmen. All before any votes on proposed legislation currently in the House. However, there is no final version yet. For them, it’s all could-be or might-be. No one knows yet.

    This has not deterred the self-appointed guardians of Obamacare. They are pushing fabricated memes against elected Republican officials that claim a major loss of benefits by members of the public, and negative consequences for senior citizens and “working families”. Perhaps they have not read the proposed AHCA that seeks to remedy the unacceptable high costs and limitations on coverage people have suffered under Obamacare.

    Now they’re targeting a candidate for governor using the same dishonest rhetoric. In reality, they have shown that they oppose any healthcare reform by Trump or Republicans, regardless of the wide support among the public for replacing Obamacare.

    This latest venture has nevertheless been a mixed success for the Democrat demonstrators and their bankrollers. It has ensured media publicity for a dozen or so party apparatchiks and their shills in York out to holler and hoot against a future Republican candidate who, if elected governor, would support replacement of the ACA. But the news coverage in PoliticsPA has also reminded readers that Scott Wagner is a long-standing opponent of the ACA. And that is another reason to vote for him come 2018.

  3. So a dozen losers show up and hold signs that George Soros gave them and Wagner is supposed to care?

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