The country was in desperate shape when Franklin Roosevelt was inaugurated in 1933. Unemployment was 25% and the entire banking system was teetering on collapse. It was vital that he move quickly. Congress passed a huge number of bills in the first 100 days of his term.
Ever since then, there has been a lot of silly talk about rushing bills through in the first 100 days. Some are talking about dismantling Obamacare and developing a new system in that time period. That will be a bigger job than passing it in the first place. Barack Obama signed it on his 435th day in office. Despite taking over a year to pass it, there were still mass confusion, computer glitches along with a number of unintended consequences.
Right now Republicans only have talking points, some of which contradict each other and others that don’t make sense. They should take their time and do the job right.
Obamacare cost Democrats both branches of Congress and played a significant role in Clinton’s defeat. If Republicans do a half-assed job, Trumpcare could yield a similar result.
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