As you probably know by now, yesterday’s House vote on the Make America Sicker Again Act (pardon me, the “Affordable Health Care Act”, a.k.a. “Trumpcare”, or “Ryancare” for some) was postponed until today because there are not enough votes in favor of it. In fact, even some Republican representatives are opposing it.
So, what’s going on? Continue reading
Below is a good, short excerpt from the longer documentary I linked from yesterday’s article — good for those with little time to spare. It focuses on the issue of how our inefficient, unaccountable, overpriced, profit-driven healthcare system is an albatross around our business sector’s neck, a point I used to make long before it became popular to promote universal healthcare. It is, in fact, only the particular profiteers within the healthcare market who see profit in this awful system of ours. They leech off everyone, including their fellow plutocrats in other industries. In the meantime, they make many of us working class people suffer and die:
(Note: home of both the short clip and the full documentary is the site Fix It Healthcare At The Tipping Point, a site where you also can get active)
As I calculated yesterday from available data, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) currently touted by Donald Trump and various Republicans, will send thousands of Americans to their deaths, a minimum 13,500 by next year alone. The House vote is today, and while even some Republican representatives squirm and hesitate to approve it, Mr. Trump is putting exorbitant pressure on them to support it. Continue reading
Here is a simple calculation based on available numbers: Continue reading
Represent.Us, which fights for anti-political-corruption laws and recently added a tactic for overcoming our “lesser” choice voting system, just came up with another grand idea (though it may not amount to more than a grand joke in this case): a petition of Donald Trump to stop political corruption (at least of executive agency appointees and government contractors) via executive order. Continue reading
It’s pure profit-making for Trump’s plutocrat friends at the taxpayers’ expense. It’s what “small government” by privatization has always meant.
Remember Trump promising to rebuild our country’s infrastructure without making taxpayers pay for it? Some people apparently still believe this fairy tale of a free lunch for taxpayers, and he seems to be keen on making it look as if it will come true.
The trick? Don’t pay for the repairs directly.
I suspect that, as a thin “black” man, he isn’t very attractive to many. In an age when the rich, sexy, and powerful get the most attention, his skin color or ethnicity probably keep many folks from ever listening to him. Furthermore, his English grammar sometimes slips (unfortunately that’s true for many Americans nowadays). And, yet, I find it shocking that he doesn’t have more viewers on Youtube, because – quite frankly – some of the most brilliant political commentaries I have heard are from this man: Jamarl Thomas. Just as I believe that I should have more readers to spread good sense, he should have more viewers — in spades! Continue reading