John McCain says he voted against the Obamacare repeal bill because he was worried about Medicaid and his state was “about to get screwed”. Arizona expanded Medicaid and the payments from federal taxpayers to support it are huge.
He made his remarks on “The Mike Broomhead Show” on KFYI radio in Phoenix.
He is being dishonest, however, since there were no cuts to Medicaid. There was a gradual cut to the increase in spending per year. Medicaid is one of the unsustainable entitlements that politicians use to win the votes of the less fortunate or undeserving. They don’t at all care that it will eventually cause an economic collapse in this country.
McCain did it to get even with Trump according to many, including Bill O’Reilly. It should be noted that it was Democrats he told beforehand, along with a few RINOs, and it was Democrats who hugged and feted him after the vote.
McCain is still popular however, only it’s with Democrat voters.
Democratic voters hold a much more favorable opinion of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) than Republicans, according to a new poll released days after McCain cast a crucial vote killing a scaled-down ObamaCare repeal measure in the Senate.
Nearly three in four Democrats, 74 percent, hold a favorable opinion of McCain, while only 39 percent of Republican have a favorable view of the GOP senator, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday.
Forty-nine percent of Republicans hold an unfavorable view of the Arizona lawmaker, while 18 percent of Democrats have an unfavorable opinion, according to the poll. Twice as many independents view him positively than negatively, 60 to 28 percent.