Kill the Filibuster something Trump and Progressives should agree on

The filibuster is the reason we do not have single-payer healthcare or greatly expanded Medicare right now.

Democrats wanted to implement a true national health insurance system instead of Obamacare, Franken wrote. They were unable to because they lacked 60 votes. Instead, they had to implement Obamacare; even though Democrats held 57 Senate seats back in 2010. Democrats had enough votes to create “Medicare for All” in 2010 – if there had been no filibuster.

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What will Obama Do?

Keep a close eye on Obama folks, he’s fairly young and he wants to leave more of a legacy than a library. The logical place to do that is the U.S. Supreme Court, and Republicans have just made it a lot easier for him to achieve that goal.

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