In search of a victory for Trump's first 100 days, the Republicans planning to 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.
But Trump said, Everybody's going to be taken care of much better ... The government's gonna pay for it." Really? [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...]
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...]
“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...]
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...]
"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...]
Democracy is a huge advance over Kings and despots, but it is fragile. Democracy has a tipping point, and we are now so close to that point, that there's a 15 to 30% chance we've passed it. If the fraction of voters who prefer ending our democracy [Read more...]
BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY
AND BRING BACK OUR POLICE!
"What has happened to law and order? ... I want to hate these muggers and murderers. 'They should be ... [Read more...]
Trump will never release his tax returns, and that could now destroy him because some vets have put him in a real bind. There's a Trump-Tax Challenge that's over $6 million and growing. $6.2M has been pledged, and it won't cost them a penny unless Trump reveals his returns. He won't.
But if he did, 10 veteran's charities would get the pledged money. So he looks really bad if he doesn't come clean. I will look bad. [Read more...]
Trump had a problem in Florida, but he knows what to do: "When they call, I give. ... They are there for me." Here's an example of Trump in action. He's in trouble for the fraudulent Trump University, and needs some help.
A textbook case of political bribery. [Read more...]
Today Trump refused to tell the Washington Post if he believe Obama was born in the USA. Later Clinton called him out on his five years of insinuations saying, "When will he stop this ugliness, this bigotry?" Shortly thereafter, Trump's campaign issued an admission for him. [Read more...]
"We did discus the wall," said Trumpty. "We didn't discuss payment of the wall." That was his story after meeting with Mexican President Peña Nieto. When Nieto heard that, he tweeted: "At the start of the conversation with Dumpty Trumpty I made it clear Mexico will not pay for the wall." So Trumpty got beat and lied about it. But of course Trumpty never ... [Read more...]
The alt-right is a huge mishmash of conspiracy theorists with a lot in common. Now that includes Donald Trump. The problem is, Trump is not just an awful "theory," like the idea that Sandy Hook was left/government plot (1M pgs). His chance of taking the presidency is better than your chance of losing at Russian roulette (Nate Silver). And you probably don't want to take that chance. So you need to know [Read more...]
Whatever else emerges from this year’s presidential campaign, one thing is certain: Donald Trump is mainstreaming bigotry.
How could I seriously suggest this, given the widespread outcry against his repeated bigoted belches, and given the political harm they have caused him? Here’s how: [Read more...]
It was "Bob," the chief of the nearby CIA base who gave the order that Trump & Geist blame on Clinton. The CIA's so-called "Quick Reaction Force" was supposed to protect Amb. Stevens, less than a mile away. But Bob made them wait, and wait some more. Click here to watch Tiegen say this at Trump's convention.
That caused such a delay that the CIA Quick Reaction Force blames CIA Bob for Amb. Stevens' death and three others. [Read more...]
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