Sep 23, 2017
Health reform not dead: Murkowski, Paul, Alexander (couldn't make bipartisan deal w/ Patti Murray on insurance cost sharing bailout.) Last chance to reverse O-Care, stop single payer or Bernie's free medicare. GOP messaging on risk pools $150b savings, federal safety net. Premiums falling. More choice, state waivers, private markets, end mandates. Mandate taxes fall heavily on poor. Trump in better shape. Hurricanes, UN, Rocket Man, tax cuts and reform, polls rising. Could end up w/ health & taxes. Questions on G-C: change medicaid funding, block grant redistribution to states (37% of funding go to Cal, NY, Md, Mass.) Pre-existing conditions, enrollment, premiums. Harvard poll says everyone wants tax cuts. Luther Strange v. Roy Moore. Breitbart v. Trump. Trump takes command & UN. Rocket Man. Iran. Sovereignty. Radical Islam Terrorists. Righteousness: moral base of Admin. Tough financial sanctions. China agrees. Toomey-Corker deal: $1.5 tr tax cuts. Accept deficits couple of years. 20-year window. 3% growth. 15% corp rate. Loophole closers. Tuesday announcement from G-6. Ways & Means Sunday-Monday. Stocks up, gold down, commodities up, materials, industrials banks up. Tax cut growth play? Bond rates up. Does anyone care about Fed?