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Friday, May 5, 2017

This is what Trump and his supporters are proud of. Yes. Really:

If we read this about any other country on the planet, we'd agree the people who are running the country (the current GOP, in this case) are completely nuts.

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Jerry Critter said...

And a firearm is probably cheaper than health insurance. In other words, Republicans are telling you that if you can't afford or are not illegible for health insurance, they will let you buy a firearm to shoot yourself if you get sick.

Shaw Kenawe said...


From Crooks & Liars:

"Only 5% of people with pre-existing conditions will be covered going forward. The 11 states hit hardest on this, they all voted for Trump. There is no moral compass, there's no political compass. Disabled children will lose their benefits and we're looking at a bunch of fat middle aged white guys." He noted that many of them are millionaires.

"And with a sea of political stupidity behind him, the president savored the moment," Mika archly observed,

Sam Stein reminded the panel that "these are the Trump voters that need this the most," and that the bill does not provide "insurance for everyone."

"And he [Trump] also said 'I was the first and only potential GOP candidate to say there will be no cuts to Medicare or Medicaid.' That is not true. $840 million in cuts."

"The Medicaid cuts I think are the biggest thing here," Stein said. "With $840 billion in Medicaid cuts. we're talking about a huge swathe of the population, about 14 million of those 24 million people who will lose coverage. They are from the Medicaid populace. So I would challenge anyone on the show, if we have a Republican lawmaker or a conservative columnist, i would challenge them -- i'd ask them to defend this law on the merits."

Nancy Pelosi told Congress, "You have every provision of this bill tattooed on your forehead. you will glow in the dark on this one. you will glow in the dark."

Rational Nation USA said...

And yet he praised Australia's universal heath care. Go figure.

Jerry Critter said...

It is sad that anyone would call this bill anything but what is really is -- a tax cut bill for the wealthy. People at the top end of the income ladder will get a big enough tax cut to more than cover their cost for health insurance. For them, it is a win-win. For 99% of the people, including most of the Trump supporters, it is a lose - lose. They just don't know it.

BlueBull said...

The right wing in this country is just sickening as all get out and they want to ensure that nobody can afford health insurance to heal us from themselves. Truly, there has NEVER been a more mean-spirited, cheap, America trashing bunch of inbreds than the Trump voters.