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In search of a victory for Trump’s first 100 days, the Republicans are attempting to repeal Obamacare by Saturday, April 29. They would phase out the Medicaid expansion that now covers 14 million poor people in order to cut taxes on the rich. And they would end the requirement that insurance companies not charge higher rates for people with pre-existing conditions.
This contradicts a whole raft of Trump’s campaign promises:
“I am going to take care of everybody. I don’t care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care of now. … The government’s gonna pay for it.” —On 60 Minutes, Sept 27th, 2015. [Read more...]
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The populist recipe is universal. Find a wound common to many, ... Enrapture your followers with a good story. One that starts in anger and ends in vengeance they can participate in." Andrés Rondón, a Venezuelan tells us how they failed disrupt populism, and the four steps they learned only too late. (1) Remember, you are the enemy. (2) Show no contempt. (3) Don't try to force Trump out. (4) What to do instead ... [Read more...]
Today, Mar 23, 2017, the Trump and the Republicans will tried (and failed) to get the House to pass Trumpcare. You should know what they were trying to do. The Republican-dominated CBO said this would have brought the total uninsured to 52 million by 2016. But what does Trump say? On Valentine’s day, he tweeted that Trumpcare would “save health care for ALL Americans.” Don't bet on it.
Forbes? —"trap millions more in poverty.” The AMA, Nurses Association? AARP? Take a look. [Read more...]
Tillerson to the conservative IJR: "I didn’t want this job. I didn’t seek this job." Asked why he took it — "My wife told me I’m supposed to do this." Afterward the election Trump wanted to talk to him “about the world.” Tillerson continued, “When he asked me at the end of that conversation to be secretary of state, I was stunned.”
Tillerson went home to his wife, Renda St. Clair, who shook her finger in his face and said, “I told you God’s not ... [Read more...]
“We’re going to have insurance for everybody,” Trump said. “There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us.”
You’d have to insure 28 million more Americans for everybody to have insurance. Instead the Republican bill will cut the number insured by 24 million. The end result will be a higher percentage uninsured than when the ACA was passed in 2010. [Read more...]
"Rejoice with support from Allah, and find glad tidings in the imminent demise of America at the hands of Trump.” So said the Islamic State-affiliated al-Minbar Jihadi Media network, one of several jihadi forums to post commentaries on the results of the U.S. election. [Read more...]
Sept 15, 2016. For the last 87 years, since 1929, every time the Democrats took over the presidency, jobs were created faster. And every time the Republicans took over, jobs were created slower. Nine times in a row is no accident. And the difference is huge. Why is that? Let a conservative economist explain. [Read more...]
Oct 20, 2014. Republicans claim Democrats are bad for business, but the stock market disagrees. It rose more than twice as fast under Obama as under Reagan. In fact since Reagan (1981) stocks have gained 13% under Republicans and 450% under Democrats. That’s 35 times more, and they had six years less time. [Email the Fact Card] [Read more...]