(NWR) Senate votes to repeal the ACA

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 136
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Katie-Didnt :  don’t do anything about it until we’re all screwed, just in case Trump violates the constitution and starts making laws to live up to his promises! …..

as if Trump has followed through with any of his other promises. Lolz, broken before he even reaches the White House. Quite a record of fail. 

Post # 137
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

FutureDrAtkins :  I just thought about this the other day while taking my pill. I do not have PCOS, but I thought “Hmm…I wonder how much this will cost me when they repeal the ACA and do nothing to replace.”

I suggest reading the piece the Chicago Tribune just published about why Republicans will have a hard time replacing the ACA. It’s not saying anything new to those of us who have read and researched (that the ACA in its current form is almost exactly like Romney’s plan and actually parts of it go back to the Republican’s plan from the 70s), but it was nice to have a comprehensive piece. 

Post # 138
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

BalletParker :  Well said. I had a thought the other day after reading piece after piece about the GOP’s late night voting and their strategy to change so much so fast the American people cannot react. I truly wonder if now that Congress is in session if they love Trump’s insanity-the disgraceful and offensive Tweeting, the ridiculous press conference and faking CNN fake News, etc.-because he is their way of distracting their own base for the changes they are making that will harm so many of us. I’m not one for conspiracy theories, but I bet a crazy ass man about to take office makes getting shit done easier because few are looking at you. 

Post # 139
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

KatiePi :  today he’s attacking civil rights icon Rep John Lewis, claiming the man who bled for freedom is nothing but talk. For added measure, he went racist with an attack on Lewis re “crime” (Nixon era stereotype obvious) in his district, all because Lewis had the courage to call Trump out in not being a legitimate president. 

Remember when Trump was a birther for the last eight years and claimed it was patriotic to act like the president’s birth certificate wasn’t enough? Now anyone who holds Trump accountable for actual things gets attacked personally. Scary.

Things like Trump asking the Russians to hack Clinton in a speech and then they did, and they have credible intel that Trump was compromised and might have colluded with the Kremlin to steal this election. No one is allowed to have a problem with that. But trump trolled Obama over his birth certificate for years after he provided it, which he shouldn’t have had to do in the first place.

 Yeah, he’s crazy and you’re right. He’s so crazy that he gives Republican cover as they steal from all of the people to help the 1%. Intentionally or not. 

Post # 140
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

orangeblossomspecial :  

If your elderly parents are over 65, they have Medicare.

Post # 141
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

sassy411 :  Except Trump and his puppets want to gut that too.

Post # 142
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

BalletParker :  Yep, yep, yep. I saw that Tweet (ugh, that I have to say that). I cannot believe we’re here. I cannot believe that this ridiculousness was even allowed to happen. 

Post # 143
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Horseradish :  Just popping in to say Darling Husband and I called our reps! It felt SO good I was nervous at first even knowing I’d just be talking to some intern or something. But it still felt really good to do. 

Post # 144
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Sugar bee

The View of Trump from Scotland can be seen in yesterday’s newspaper Glasgow’s Sunday Herald where highlights of this coming week’s television programming have taken a sinister turn.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/15024376.Damien_Love__39_s_TV_highlights/

President Trump: The Inauguration

[Friday 20th January 2017]

4pm, BBC One/ STV

After a long absence, The Twilight Zone returns with one of the most ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history. Sci-fi writers have dabbled often with alternative history stories – among the most common is the “What If The Nazis Had Won The Second World War” setting – but this huge interactive virtual reality project, which will unfold on TV, in the press, and on Twitter over the next four years, sets out to build an ongoing alternative present. The story begins in a nightmarish version of 2017 in which huge sections of the US electorate have somehow been duped into voting to make Donald Trump president. It sounds far-fetched, and it is, but as it goes on it becomes more and more chillingly plausible. Today’s feature-length opener concentrates on the gaudy inauguration of President Trump, and the stirrings of protest and despair surrounding the ceremony, while pundits speculate gravely on what lies ahead. It’s a flawed piece, but a disturbing glimpse of the horrors we could stumble into, if we’re not careful.

(Thank you to TV pundit Damien Love for a little bit of humour in the darkness)

Post # 146
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Bumble bee

Even if you are conservative, the cost of a repeal should concern everyone. This is not what Republicans stand for anymore which is fiscal responsibility. It would cost the federal government $350 billion for this full repeal to happen.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/04/news/economy/obamacare-repeal-deficit/

This is just being assanine. Not to mention the potential of 18 million people in jeopardy of losing healthcare and premiums jumping up even higher than they already are.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/17/us/politics/congressional-budget-office-affordable-care-act.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=a-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

Keep calling your representatives.

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