Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Try honesty for a change

Pete Sessions of Texas can always be counted on to represent everything that's rotten about Republicans. He's making the argument that Trump Care is having a hard time in the House because it's not being "sold" properly.

Republicans should stop pretending and just be truthful about their agenda: "Our goal is to turn back time to 2008 and get rid of everything that changed in the health care sector after Obama was elected. After all, we were getting along fine the way things used to be."

That's exactly how Trump Care should be presented to American voters -- without all the clutter that's confusing the issue.

Not that we needed one, but this is another reminder that Democrats should always control Congress any time there's a Republican in the White House. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Expectations

I believe liberals realize that government has a role in their lives, and want to elect people who are more qualified than themselves to manage the numerous activities that governments perform. My personal expectation of government is that people who are smarter and more experienced than I am will make decisions designed to preserve or improve the quality of my life.

Since that's what I expect, there's no fucking way I could vote for the gutter trash who are running the Republican Party now. Most of them are so incompetent it's embarrassing, and some are just in it to line their own pockets.  Obviously, Republican voters are attracted to someone who thinks like a 9th grader and communicates like a 4th grader. Someone like them, in other words.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Disqualifying in and of itself

Slate on the Steve Bannon problem.

There are probably a million reasons to despise the so-called precedent (sic), and at least a few thousand reasons why he should be removed from office. Right at the top of the list is this one: Of all the people that he might have chosen as his top advisor, the "president" picked this rotten POS to guide him and plan his agenda.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Screwed

Huffington Post: If Trump voters are angry now, wait until they see the screwing they'll get when Obamacare is replaced with Trump Care.

From Daily Kos, on the Republican Party's insistence that the ACA must be repealed because of exorbitant increases in health insurance premiums:

"Of the more than 90 percent of Americans who have health insurance, most get it from their job or the government. Premium growth has been low for those groups in the last few years.

The remainder buy their own insurance either through the Obamacare marketplaces or directly from an insurance company. Republicans who want to repeal the Affordable Care Act say this group has seen a rise in premiums.

But 85 percent of the people buying insurance through the marketplaces receive federal subsidies, which generally shield them from premium increases. This leaves just the remaining marketplace customers, and those who buy insurance directly, affected by the increases.

These two groups account for 3 percent of all Americans."

According to a recent Pew Research Center poll, only 17 percent of Americans want the ACA repealed completely (and only 44 percent of Republicans). The majority want it to continue as is or with modifications that improve it. Apparently, GOP dipshits like the Cheese Prince decided they can get rid of health insurance with no political consequences, or they just don't give a rat's ass.

The following statement was copied from an anonymous online comment regarding the poll, and truer words were never written:

 An angry and ill-educated underclass is critical to Republican electoral success – that is why there is always a push for “school choice”, where public money can be diverted to religious schools where critical and scientifically sound thinking is discouraged.