it begins once again for the country that tosses bricks at other
countries and then hides it’s hand behind it’s back. More
missiles, more destruction, more needless loss of life, and now the
House signing of Trumpcare (HR1628) into law by a vote of 217-213.
Nobody's happy about the strike on Syria except the billionaires who
planned it, and their puppet, our Dog-Whistler-n-Chief. This essay
will let you know the history and that the man who wanted you to
think he was an “outsider” is just another Wall Street
insider, and you can’t be inside without waging war, on the
poor and otherwise. The New York Times sums it up the best:
House speaker, Paul Ryan, and other Republicans falsely accused
Democrats of rushing the Affordable Care Act through Congress. On
Thursday, in a display of breathtaking hypocrisy, House Republicans —
without holding any hearings or giving the Congressional Budget
Office time to do an analysis — passed
that would strip at least 24 million Americans of health insurance.
to Senator Lindsey Graham (SC): “But any bill that has been
posted less than 24 hours — going to be debated three or four
hours, not scored — needs to be viewed with suspicion,”
What Graham is referring to is how the bill passed, without holding
any hearings or giving the Congressional Budget Office time to
analyze it. Based on a broadcast many of the congressmen failed to
analyze the bill themselves, a recent newscast shows them literally
speeding past an MSNBC reporter when he asked if they read the bill.
Our own Chris Collins (NY) freely
to not having read it. You're wondering how do you replace something
without reading it? Truth be told congressional people through
history are notorious for not having read bills they passed or
and Ryan reportedly used their operatives to strongarm members of the
House to pass the bill to what end? Just so Trump can give Obama what
for. Punishing people like Laura
and millions others for the sin of simply growing old or being sick
(which is what health care is for… oh never mind). Many of
these elderly are White Americans, I’m waiting for response
from the Obamacare death list critics, but I hear crickets. Before
Obamacare “nearly 50 million Americans lacked health insurance;
more than 16 percent of these individuals were African Americans.”
Of course taking the biggest hits are the programs blacks are seen as
benefitting from the most, Medicaid ($880 billion) which includes
special education programs which will take a $4 billion a year hit.
What strikes the biggest fear is the highly-publicized slashing of
pre-existing conditions with DC’s resident pussy-grabber
eliminating rape among this long list. And just because you work for
a living doesn’t mean you deserve health insurance… so
says Trump. $300 billion over ten years is in danger of being cut
from companies insurance subsidies.
Collins and his colleagues read it he would have known the bills
strikes the Essential Plan, a measure that already provided $3
billion annually to New York “low-income residents who do not
qualify for medicaid.” This was actually an optional program
adopted by New York and Minnesota.
much for those who thought Trump was going to be a populist
president. He didn’t tell you what most dems and blacks already
knew, his population is small, and rich.
good news — if there really is any — is Trumpcare is not
a done deal yet, it still has to pass
Senate where a significant number of republicans are opposed to it.
24 million Americans are keeping their fingers crossed. It is just
the poor elderly they claim to be concerned about. Senator Ben Cardin
(D) indicated in an interview that senate plans to rewrite or write
their own bill that will be much less extreme. The prominent force
behind the elimination of Obamacare is the disingenuously-named wing
of congress calling themselves The House Freedom Caucus. These are 32
far right head-cases just as obsessed with getting rid of the
Affordable Health Care Act as President Trump is:
made a promise to the American people to repeal Obamacare and replace
it with policy that brings down costs. While this legislation does
not fully repeal Obamacare, it’s an important step in keeping
that promise to lower healthcare costs.” says the House Freedom
Caucus. What they mean by bring down costs is just a
tax cut for Trump’s friends.
Chicago Defender’s latest issue has a
3-part report called
“African Americans and the Health Care Bill.” Under
part-3; “5 Things you Need to Know about the Affordable Care
Act” they quote the results from a survey, “the share of
non-Hispanic black adults ages 18–64 who lacked health
insurance coverage fell from 24.9 percent in 2013 to 15.1 percent
between January and September 2016.” What we are seeing now is
the repealing of this bill just as it was getting warmed up. The
truly baffling part is President Obama based his idea of affordable
health care on republican ideas, surely as least some of those in
Congress who voted against it must have known this.
of this has to do with the way the right was trained to be angry at
social movements etc., especially since the Richard Nixon years.
Under such narrow thinking “the facts” or “needs”
didn’t matter. What developed was sort of a concentration of
rich white adult spoiled-brat mentality that closed itself off to all
counter-information. The official arrival of this came in an earlier
repeal in 1987, the Fairness Doctrine was dropped by the Reagan
Administration. This marked the beginning of hate-radio, Bob Grant,
Rush Limbaugh and an army of like-minded race-soldiers began to
literally dominate the airwaves. This is the spirit that still
permeates the Republican Party today, resulting in the Trump election
and it’s bizarre after-effects.