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Уроки медицинского фиаско Трампа

ВАШИНГТОН – На минувшей неделе по внутриэкономической программе президента США Дональда Трампа был нанесён мощный контрудар: руководство республиканцев в Палате представителей решило отозвать свой составленный впопыхах законопроект об отмене и замене закона «О доступной медицине» (так называемая программа Obamacare). Учитывая то огромное публичное внимание, которое президент уделял этому вопросу, неспособность республиканского большинства подготовить качественный законопроект стала страшным конфузом.

Ключевой вопрос теперь в следующем: сможет ли Трамп двигаться вперёд по остальным пунктам экономической программы республиканцев. Со следующим важным политическим шагом Трампа – он касается налогов – могут возникнуть большие проблемы, причём по трём причинам.

Во-первых, выяснилось, что гражданская активность имеет значение. Начиная с ноября, многие люди в США стали вновь осознавать, что организованные снизу политические акции реально меняют ситуацию. Это могут быть, например, хорошо организованные марши, посещения офисов конгрессменов, выступления в муниципалитетах, а также звонки членам Конгресса.

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