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originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
a reply to: Krazysh0t
The media is seriously pissing me off
Enough said about that I suppose
originally posted by: windword
a reply to: Indigo5
Yep. It's a lot easier to break things than create them or fix them, repealing the ACA without replacing it, for example.
Over the years I've worked it, I felt at first it was more reasonable, but … with the premiums being so high, it's difficult for people to even go to the doctor.
When you come every time for open enrollment, it's like Russian roulette, because you don't know how much you're going to pay. It can go up two or three hundred dollars, and then, because it's not enough choices here, you cannot go to the hospital you used to trust in. You have to go somewhere different and hope that it's all the insurance that you purchased.
The funny thing is, my husband said, “You know, he’s going to eliminate health care.” But he really can’t totally take it out, because everybody has to have health care. You can't go backward. But I think that he should look at it, come and walk the walk with us … or have his advisers come and see, like in these rural areas.
Come and see these people and really get down in the dirt with us and see what's going on. Not just make these rules up there.
Did you hear him talking about repealing Obamacare in the campaign?
Yeah, he was going to get rid of it. But I found out with Trump … he says a lot of stuff. [laughs] I just think all politicians promise you everything and then we'll see.
It's like when you get married. “Oh honey, I won't do this. Oh honey, I won't do that.”
Do you think around this area there's more people being helped by Obamacare or more people being hurt by it?
I have worked with low-income people my whole life. Since 1981, so I've seen all the poverty in the area and I've seen a lot of abuse. There are some states that don't have Medicaid. And the sad thing is, they don't have it … and people die.
originally posted by: desert
a reply to: Indigo5
And, make no mistake, what the Republicans will end up with is Obamacare (which they have never wanted to "fix") but call it Trumpcare and sing its praises.
Ya...Many middle of the road media outlets gave him credit that he might not of deserved for Congress backing down...but I think they also were fishing for something good to report about him.
Donald Trump has condemned House Republicans for voting to severely weaken an independent congressional ethics watchdog, the latest sign of his willingness to rebuke his own party.
...they just blame you either for not seeing it sooner, or, in Trump's case, for exposing it (and in his mind, you're the wrongdoer for exposing it). ..... no wonder he's on the side of Congress for gutting the office at some later date, just not now.
“After spending six years demonstrating their eagerness to spend taxpayer money on wasteful, politically motivated witch hunts, Republicans are giving themselves additional tools to do more of the same," said Representative Louise Slaughter of New York, the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee.
"Freely handing out the power to compel any American to appear, sit in a room, and answer staff’s invasive questions on the record -- without members even being required to be present -- is truly unprecedented, unwarranted, and offensive," she said.
our new fake democracy is getting ready to look into the people's ethics and activities big time
"Freely handing out the power to compel any American to appear, sit in a room, and answer staff’s invasive questions on the record -- without members even being required to be present -- is truly unprecedented, unwarranted, and offensive,"
the right supports this? WTF?!
"When confronted with situations for which such routine procedures did not exist, he [Eichmann] was helpless, and his cliché-ridden language produced on the stand, as it had evidently done in his official life, a kind of macabre comedy. Clichés, stock phrases, adherence to conventional, standardized codes of expression and conduct have the socially recognized function of protecting us against reality, that is, against the claim on our thinking attention that all events and facts make by virtue of their existence."
originally posted by: Indigo5
originally posted by: 3daysgone
originally posted by: conscientiousobserver
a reply to: 3daysgone
Also the only way I would need or want help from them. Is if they screw this country up even more than it already is. Which seems to be what will happen. Not that there would be any programs to help those like me out anyways. Ya know since the current establishment is against government help. Unless of course they need to be bailed out.
I doubt he could mess up this country more than it already is.
THAT should have been a Trump bumper sticker.
It represents well the thinking of many of his supporters...Meh..he couldn't make it worse!
I strongly believe that notion is going to be fully disproved in a matter of months.
Many a catastrophe has been preceded by the words "well..at least things can't get any worse than this"..
Yes...Yes they can...