Wednesday, July 19, 2017

32 Million More Would Be Uninsured Under The Latest Senate Health Care Bill And insurance premiums would double over the next decade -- McConnell and my saga with polio

Republicans minus the smart ones that helped sink this latest sickening (pardon the pun) Republican health care bill are malevolent monsters.

In Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's autobiographical book he says his main goal was to do the Party's business and make it successful​;​ not to do America's business mind you but the business of the 2% wealthiest in the nation. He is a brutal beast second only to Trump. I cannot believe McConnell had polio as a kid ​​the ​same as I did. He supposedly had painful long hours of remaining still which gave him the allegedly patient temperament to become the evil monstrosity that he is.

As one who had the dreaded disease polio and suffers to this day from post-polio symptoms one would think one would have a heart for children, at least, and adults, ​too, ​who get other crushing cost ​diseases ​through no fault of their own.

Polio made Franklin Roosevelt and me more empathetic persons as we both suffered total limb paralysis. My father could not afford the costs of that disease at that time which, even then, were astronomical and insurance, of course​,​ ​did​ not cover it as polio was a preexisting condition.

Thank you FDR and Basil O'Connor who began the March of Dimes. We had to rely on that charity to pay the years' long costs of treatment until age 16 including continual hospital visits, casts, braces, corsets, x-rays, crutches, skin temperature tests, special shoes, rehab, two painful surgeries when young as well as multiple falls with femur fractures ​and surgery from those falls when older.

I surely know what can befall a family that did not think a dastardly disease could happen to their child. But it did to mine and if not for the March of Dimes my father would have had to have filed bankruptcy, -- you know -- the legal business status our not-fit-to-be-president president knows so well.  My father worked hard to obtain the best treatment to afford me a life free from the difficulties of deformities that polio bestows over decades if ​not given proper treatment and supervision.

No wonder FDR is my hero and the Democratic Party is my home. If it were not for both I may have ended up in the street as so many will if Republicans work their evil magic denying healthcare to all.

RESIST! -- CONSTANTLY

Death Knell

The entire story is at the link below. Taken from the link below I indention quote in pertinent part:
"The president of the United States and members of the party that controls Congress are saying that they see problems in the health care system, and their plan is to stand by and do nothing while people suffer.

This is breathtakingly cynical, and reveals the Republican Party’s priorities. Getting rid of the dreaded Obamacare at any cost is more important to Trump and his party than acting to improve the health care system for the people they represent.

Barack Obama is no longer president, but thumbing him in the eye and destroying his biggest accomplishment still outweighs taking even the most basic steps to provide relief to health insurance consumers whose plight Republicans have so often and so vividly bemoaned.

What Trump is proposing is the opposite. He’s threatening to bite off your nose to spite Obama’s face. Indeed, the Trump administration instead has taken steps to suppress health insurance enrollment and make the ACA function worse. Trump repeatedly has threatened to cut off payments the federal government owes health insurance companies that cover low-income customers, which would send the insurance market into a tailspin."

To be clear, the Affordable Care Act is not functioning as well as Obama and the Democrats who it wrote hoped.

The uninsured rate is way down, thanks to the law’s Medicaid expansion and subsidies for private health insurance. Twenty million people who didn’t have coverage before do now, and everyone has guaranteed access to health insurance regardless of their preexisting conditions.

Despite what Trump and other Republicans keep saying, the exchange markets are not in a “death spiral.” Analysts at the Congressional Budget Office, Standard & Poor’s and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, for example, have concluded that these markets are stable or stabilizing, if imperfect, in most states."
Yes, yet again the intrinsically mean, cruel, mendacious Republican President Trump with ZERO morality and Mitch Unethical McConnell, Republican Senate Leader, will screw the American public by other means by starving the states of funding.

Therefore, those of us who do have a kind heart MUST STILL SCREAM AND SCREAM LOUDLY SO REPUBLICANS CAN HEAR YOU. Scream this potential inaction by Trump is unacceptable even potentially treasonous. A PRICE WILL be paid if the federal money to the states for it is not delivered. He thinks Democrats will suffer. In fact, REPUBLICANS will carry the load of blame and the elections of 2018 Democrats will sweep to prove it. YOU AND ALL OF US MUST CONTINUE TO RESIST AND NEVER LET UP NO MATTER HOW WEARY WE GET. WE MUST SCREAM OUR OPPOSITION CONTINUOUSLY EVERY TIME THEY ATTEMPT TO PUT A STAKE IN THE HEART OF HEALTHCARE AND BY EXTENSION US. WE MUST DO SO BY ANY MEANS LEGALLY NECESSARY.

AGAIN AS I SAID IN MY LAST OPINION: CALL CONGRESS, EMAIL, MARCH, OCCUPY, SMOKE SIGNAL REPUBLICAN OFFICES EVERYWHERE. TELL THEM YOU WON'T STAND FOR ANNIHILATING HEALTH CARE BY NEFARIOUS MEANS. NOTHING SHORT OF YOUR LIFE, YOUR CHILDREN'S LIVES, YOUR PARENTS' LIVES AND ALL WHOM YOU KNOW AND CARE ABOUT LIVES ARE AT STAKE. THIS IS A LIFE AND DEATH MOMENT WITH A PRESIDENT WHO LIES EVERY DAY OF HIS LIFE AND CARES ABOUT NO LIFE BUT HIS OWN. 


HE LIVES FOR CONFLICT. TRUST NOTHING THAT HE SAYS. HE HAS NO IDEA ABOUT HEALTHCARE, IS BORED BY IT AND WANTS TO LEARN NOTHING ABOUT IT. TRUMP CARES ABOUT ONE PERSON -- HIMSELF. HE AND THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS DO NOT (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THREE BRAVE AND MORAL REPUBLICAN SENATORS: SUSAN COLLINS OF MAINE, LISA MURKOWSKI OF ALASKA AND SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO OF WEST VIRGINIA--KUDOS TO THEM) care about most of you.

RESIST AND DO NOT STOP UNTIL THEY LEAVE THE ACA ALONE, FUND THE EXPANSION IN THE STATES AND ULTIMATELY REFORM IT.
THIS IS A WAR FOR OUR LIVES!!!!! PASS THIS ON TO ALL YOU KNOW.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-obamacare-fail_us_596e8073e4b0000eb196a4c4

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Scream NO

Yes, the intrinsically mean, cruel, mendacious Republican Party with Mitch Unethical McConnell as its no conscience
​Senate ​leader actually has the raw nerve to want to bring, as our unfit-for-the-presidency president​ ​wants, the repeal of the ACA aka Obamacare WITHOUT replacing​ ​it to the floor of the Senate for a vote. Then in the next two years of its implementation delay it and actually cobble together another bill. What are the odds that this Republican Party that controls it all will enact a healthcare bill that is sound, will cover everyone, not hurt the poor blowing a hole in Medicaid which we all need within that time? Answer: The odds are NIL. Nursing home elderly without Medicaid will die and many without affordable health care will die too.

It will ultimately return us to a nation within 10 years of 5​6​ million without healthcare. Trumpcare is Deathcare. This is your Republican Party with the greatest con
president in American history.

I will not take the time to craft an opinion ready for the New York ​T​imes because THE TIME IS LATE and the Republicans will do all they can as fast as they are able to kill all but the 2% wealthiest who can afford their own healthcare and who, of course, contribute to Republican coffers in, yes, a corrupted-by-money and Citizens United SCOTUS decision which allows these Cretans to do just that.

This is what you in our democracy need to do: SCREAM AND SCREAM LOUDLY SO REPUBLICANS CAN HEAR YOU. Scream this Trumpcare bill is unacceptable and they will pay for it in the election of 2018. This is ​​Republican vile, Republican cruel, the Republican meanest of the mean and YOU AND ALL OF US MUST RESIST BY ANY MEANS LEGALLY NECESSARY.

CALL CONGRESS, EMAIL, MARCH, OCCUPY, SMOKE SIGNAL REPUBLICAN OFFICES EVERYWHERE. TELL THEM YOU ARE MAD AS HELL AND ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE. NOTHING SHORT OF YOUR LIFE, YOUR CHILDREN'S LIVES, YOUR PARENT'S LIVES AND ALL WHOM YOU KNOW AND CARE ABOUT LIVES ARE AT STAKE.


THIS IS A LIFE AND DEATH MOMENT WITH A PRESIDENT WHO LIES EVERY DAY OF HIS LIFE AND CARES ABOUT NO LIFE BUT HIS OWN. TRUST NOTHING THAT HE SAYS. HE HAS NO IDEA ABOUT WHICH HEALTHCARE IS AND,​ FINALLY​,​ JUST RECENTLY SAID IT WAS COMPLICATED! REALLY, MR. PRESIDENT, REALLY? YOU JUST FOUND OUT HEALTHCARE IS COMPLICATED?

TRUMP IS AN UNFEELING, NARCISSISTIC AND SOME ALLEGE TREASONOUS EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN BEING. HE CARES ABOUT ONE PERSON -- HIMSELF. DO NOT LET HIM DO WHAT HE WANTS AND THINK HE CAN GET AWAY WITH HIS LIES. HE AND THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS DOES NOT ... LET ME REPEAT THAT .. DOES NOT CARE ABOUT YOU UNLESS YOU ARE AMONG THE 2% WEALTHIEST IN THE NATION!

RESIST AND DO NOT STOP UNTIL THEY UNCONDITIONALLY SURRENDER THE HEALTH CARE DEBATE AND LEAVE THE ACA ALONE FOR ULTIMATELY REFORM. YES, THIS IS A WAR FOR OUR LIVES!!!!! PASS THIS ON TO ALL YOU KNOW.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Decades before ‘The L Word,’ she risked jail to create a magazine for lesbians--By Julia Carpenter

Edythe Eyde wrote in an era when the subject of her writing could get her jailed!

"With the advancement of psychiatry and related subjects, the world is becoming more and more aware that there are those in our midst who feel no attraction for the opposite sex. It is not an uncommon sight to observe mannishly attired women or even those dressed in more feminine garb strolling along the street hand-in-hand or even arm-in-arm, in an attitude which certainly would seem to indicate far more than mere friendliness."

"Homosexuality," she wrote, "is becoming a less and less taboo subject, and although still considered by the general public as contemptible, or treated with derision, I venture to predict that there will be a time in the future when gay folk will be accepted as part of regular society."

AGAIN IN 1948? VERY PROPHETIC. Lets make sure Drumpf and his merry men do NOT take us back to that ugly time!
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/07/10/a-magazine-for-lesbians-was-illegal-70-years-ago-she-created-one-anyway/?utm_term=.cadbe890a1ae

A Billionaire Pair’s Ultimate Betrayal Of Jewish Values -- By Susie Davidson

This is a picture perfect well written opinion.  My thoughts as I got to the end of it were: WOW!  It is so  good I email it for you to read and share it if you like. 
 
 Susie Davidson is not only a wonderful writer but a woman of impeccable ethics and humanitarian belief who writes so well from the depths of her heart!! Kudos on this one!!

Good job, Susie, I could not have expressed it better!!  :)


http://forward.com/scribe/377178/adelson-and-wynn-betray-the-poor-and-judaism/

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Deathcare

Keep fighting to defeat Trumpcare, A DASTARDLY POLICY RUSHED THROUGH WITH NO OVERSIGHT AND AN ATTEMPT TO NOT LET ANYONE LOOK AT THE CBO SCORING. WELL, NOW WE HAVE TO AS THE VOTE WILL BE DELAYED BECAUSE OF MCCAIN'S SURGERY.

DO WHAT YOU MUST BY ANY LEGAL MEANS NECESSARY TO DEFEAT THIS CRUEL AND UGLY BILL FROM A NOW UGLY PARTY!! It is not even Trumpcare it's Deathcare. It will knock about 22 million off healthcare and maybe more. And by the way, tell them their jobs are at stake if they do not vote NO.
DEMOCRACY IN ACTION!

Here’s hoping Senator John McCain gets well soon. McCain had surgery to remove a blood clot located above his left eye. He’s resting comfortably at home. Most…
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Parlez vous Francais?

Is it possible that the same clap trap about Russia's hack of the 2016 election was said by Mr. Trump in the Paris press conference held with President Macron and that Mr. Macron delivered a kiss-up response that mirrored what Trump said in one of his "eloquent" tweets? President Macron reiterated what Trump wanted to hear that it is desirable to be on good terms with the Russians because we must deal with them.

Mr. Macron and Mr. Trump, how does colluding with an adversarial power to rig a presidential election against Clinton in favor of Trump comport with what either of these two "leaders" had to say at the press conference? I am not shocked by Mr. Trump's iteration but am completely shocked and surprised at President Macron's response that echoed the lies and excuses that the American president has told so many times.

No, Mr. Trump and Mr. Macron, most people would have if an adversarial power wanted to throw dirt on one's electoral opponent to try and throw an election to favor one candidate over the other dialed 911-FBI!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Memory

The election of Donald Trump may turn out to be a transitory blip on a historical screen. It may, however, not be. When you watch this 1985 documentary IF you watch it THINK on what, in 1938, Nationalism wrought in Germany because this kind of hatred is what Donald Trump has brought to an America I no longer at times recognize. He MUST be stopped. Watch this and know why you must RESIST!!

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/memory-of-the-camps/

Lindsey Graham Slams ‘Disastrous Meeting’ With Putin, Calls Russia Trump’s ‘Blind Spot’


Lindsey Graham Slams ‘Disastrous Meeting’ With Putin, Calls Russia Trump’s ‘Blind Spot’ http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/graham-slams-disastrous-meeting-putin-calls-russia-trump-s-blind-n781096

Comments: A fellow blogger said "That's right Lindsey! He's a traitor. He couldn't care less about this country. Not to lose fact that he's afraid of Putin. He owes a lot of money to Russia. We are paying that tab"


My Comment


That is 100% correct. It ​i​s exactly why he did not press Putin on the hacking issue. It is ​so​ obvious and yet I think the media is not making it ​abundantly ​clear. When ​all ​of your ​nation's ​reliable intelligence agencies say unequivocally that Russia and Russia alone hacked the election, ​the ​Democratic Committee and, perhaps​,​ others to get something dirty on ​Hillary ​Clinton ​and​ throw the election to Trump ​then ​it is solid fact​​. ​T​here is ​no ​question why ​Trump​ laid off Putin ​on that issue at the G-20​ meeting with him. ​He knows Putin could crush him, has the goods on him, owes Russia​,​ their oligarchs and Russian mafia-types big money​.​​ Putin​ could and would blow ​Trump's ​con wide open if he does not do what Putin wants. It is blackmail of a president of the United States by an adversarial power. To put it more plainly it​ is high crimes and misdemeanor​​s​ treason.

Putin wants the sanctions lifted because oil makes Russia run and ​Russia is ​not running so well if the US sanctions are i​n place​. It is as clear as glass. The mind blowing incredulity for me is how on god's earth did this utterly corrupt imbecile Trump ever dare with all his conflicts and financial ethical compromises if not ​alleged ​criminal illegalities think that he would run for president much less win and no one would find ​anything ​out.​ This is not a corporation of which he is the CEO head. It is a three branch balance of power Republic with a 4th estate press which will hold him accountable for every sneeze. ​It is obvious why he would not release his taxes because they would tell the story of ​the​ Everest-sized debt he owes.

Perhaps he never thought he would win. By ​the ​time the tea leaves were beginning to be read he should have pulled out of the election or once he won he should have resigned and still should resign but his rancid ego will not let him. Special Investigator Mueller is experienced, brilliant and meticulous. He has assembled a team of methodical experts the most capable ​legal minds ​in the nation. This is NOT going to end well. If Trump dares fire Muller there will be an outcry in this land he and his corrupt conflict of interest Mafia-like family will not know what hit them. One cannot pull off the gargantuan con ​of ​all ​modern history and not have it show a weak link or many weak links. The attorney of the Trump team resigned head of the NSA, Michael Flynn, said if Flynn is granted immunity "He has a story to tell" and we the taxpayer paying the freight want to hear it!

Saturday, July 08, 2017

No Time to Write BUT

What transpired between Putin and Trump is so obvious and what news broadcasts have said little about from the Hamburg G-20 is the Mueller investigation hanging over Drumpf's head. I hope Mueller is not fired. Nothing makes sense that comes out of Trump or his minion's mouths unless it is thought of in light of the Trump's campaign alleged collusion with Russia in hacking the 2016 election against Hillary and for Trump.

OF COURSE Drumpf is going to say our intelligence is flawed because it probably involves the investigation of him and/or his campaign's alleged association not against Russia but complicit WITH Russia. As one of my blogers said there is something diabolical and I say it is spelled oligarchic money, money laundering, megga conflicts of interest and many other alleged illegal and unethical acts. Follow the money.

I urge you if you have not seen Richard Engel's special report MSNBC showed instead of Rachel Maddow last evening to do so. Probably you can get it online. She introduced it but he reported on it from Hamburg. It is mind blowing BRILLIANT! YOU MUST SEE IT. THE DIABOLICAL IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF ONE'S NOSE. Putin has murdered many journalists and political opposition including swept up besides those famous in Russia for opposing him were, said Engel, a general and a banker that allegedly got too close to the TRUMP alleged collusion. Many reporters and others who got too close to Putin's controlled Russian oligarchic Mafia end up dead. This is the worst scandal in US history and yes, MUCH worse than Watergate and downright diabolical is the correct word. Follow the money and you will find the nest of maggots. Trump is allegedly an appendage of that. WATCH RICHARD ENGEL'S REPORT FROM HAMBURG!!!