Lie Alert: Obamacare Imploding; Trumpcare the Best for Patients

Obamacare is “imploding”, “collapsing under its own weight” etc. That is, and has been, the Republican drum beat, but is it true? I would argue that the answer is a flat out “No.” But, but, but, what about those 130% premium increases, providers bailing on the Exchanges, etc. Yes, there are those issues … in states who failed to implement the ACA (Affordable Care Act) the way it was crafted to function. [Read more…]

How Deep Is the Racism of the Republicans?

Obama legacy

Via Truthfeed

As I watch Trump’s efforts to block the entrance of Muslims into the United States, and the brutal tearing of families apart in the I.C.E. sweeps of immigrants, and the repeated crowing over destroying what Obama had built, and the white, white, white, Administration, I feel that I am being lashed by hatred and racism. Anxiety, Sadness, Anger, Depression? Oh yes, I feel these and I cry with the children who fear that they will never see their parents again, for I have been pulled from a parent and know that pain in my bones. All I know to do is to speak out and stand up and push back. It is either that or get mowed down, and that I cannot let happen.

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Trump Starts Run, and So Many Troublesome Issues

Trump on White House web.

Trump on White House web.

The Trump Presidency has started, and the ‘troublesome issues’ are multiplying rather than decreasing. Beginning with who had seats on the dais (at least seven Trump donor billionaires)1 and then attended the Capitol luncheon thereafter. Add in an inauguration speech that was almost as divisive as his campaign speeches, and clearly aimed at his base. He then goes to the Liberty Ball and calls his critics “enemies”.

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Damn Right Trump’s Election is Illegitimate

Trump sneer

Graphic of Trump courtesy of Boing Boing

I am getting damned tired of people asking the question of whether Trump’s election is illegitimate. And I am even tireder of people (largely Democrats and media) responding that the Electoral College voted and he was officially elected. Forget the fact that the Electoral College would not even discuss what was happening in terms of interference with the election. I am tired of being told that there is no evidence that the Russians mickied the voting machines.

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And in other Trump news

Tech CEOs meet with Trump

The technology sector CEOs invited to the Tower. (screen capture from CNBC)

Given the explosive nature of the discussion of foreign (mainly Russian) interference in the 2016 election, and the actions of the Trump team vis a vis Russia, other important Trump news has disappeared off the grid. One of those items presents both economic and ethical problems. This is unseemly interaction by Trump and company with the business community. There are two primary ways this intervention is happening. One is through his use of tweets, and the other is his meetings with CEOs.

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