The debate on the Republican health care bill is really heating up. The House and Senate bills are pretty much the same and this bill has been presented before, it’s Paul Ryan’s bill. He passed this bill in 2011. House Speaker Paul Ryan has been against the”entitlements” since he came to Congress, and he always starts by attacking Medicaid. They say Medicaid is in trouble, with not enough money to run it — yet they are not taking the trillion dollars they are taking from Medicaid and putting back in the federal budget. Instead, they are giving it to millionaires.
Now they have a president who wants a win, no matter what, and will sign this bill. This is just the start of the slippery slope. Next, I believe, Ryan will have the insurance companies running Medicare and Wall Street running Social Security.
Ryan’s goal has always been to end Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid: Now his goal is weeks away. Do people really want this?
Why are so many on the right afraid of helping all Americans to get health care? Simple answer is money! Republicans like to make money plain and simple. From small business to big business it’s all about money and not what’s right for most people.
Some things should not be about profit. Peoples health is not a political game of the right against the left! It’s a moral given!
The ACA or what the republicans named it Obamacare is a start for Americans toward better health care. Now it’s time to fix it not break it! So many people in Canada, England and other countries like what they have for health care. We should be looking to other countries to see which one has the best for there citizens! We don’t need to start from scratch when there are so many examples around the world!
With Republicans it seems tax breaks for businesses is always there campaign motto. Why is this?
Republicans don’t call giving private companies incentives wrong. Yet if we give a tax break incentive to a poor person to buy health insurance they scream holy hell.
In Florida our governor Rick Scott gave incentives to the Wawa chain (Gas and Convenience Stores) to get them to move into our state. I have to agree with House Speaker Richard Corcoran who has expressed his opposition to Scotts plan of providing money as incentives to lure companies to our state.
Corcoran also points out that Wawa is in competition with other chains in our state like Race Trac and this gives Wawa an edge. Why should Race Trac, 7-11, and others not get the same deal? They have been in our state for some time now and have more locations. It just doesn’t seem fair.
Our governor may want to call it incentives but it’s welfare to private business. It’s no different giving business a money break then giving a money break to a poor or lower wage worker! The big difference is the person maybe can eat better or get health insurance or maybe both.
Now that Trump is filling his cabinet jobs in Washington DC with all the rich corporate people we most likely will see a lot more corporate welfare and less welfare for low and middle income Americans.
What a shame this would be for America
As for Governor Rick Scott I have to wonder how he sleeps at night knowing people of his state are hurting.
When will the Clinton haters just put the Benghazi story to rest? People upset about Hillary Clinton’s comment at the Benghazi hearing have been either misled, have poor reading comprehension or are just plain lazy. The main exchange between Clinton and a Republican senator is readily available online — go check it out.
The full context of her quote is: “With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided that they’d go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from happening again, senator.”
The implication is that Clinton said the deaths of the personnel in Libya did not matter. That is misleading. The truth is, she was saying the cause of their deaths should not be the focus of the hearings, but rather understanding how the process failed. That is how it was when 241 servicemen were killed in Lebanon in 1983, and when 13 U.S. embassies were attacked during the George W. Bush years.
She was right. The motive of the killers would not have affected the outcome of the tragedy. Better security and intelligence on the ground might have made a difference, but requests for increased diplomatic security were denied by the Republican Congress, which approved nearly $320 million less than requested by the administration.
Sen. Marco Rubio, in a debate, lied when he said that Clinton lied about Benghazi, and was awarded two Pinocchios by the Washington Post’s fact-checker for the lie.
There are just four short weeks before the election. Many facts have been presented as to why Donald Trump represents not just an unqualified person to become president but, in fact, a dangerous option. Trump is often touted as a successful businessman who will use his skills to fix our government. The foundation of this notion is the belief that government is just another business, and that Trump’s skills will be just what the doctor ordered. In fact, government is not just a business. Although Trump is known for his “you’re fired” expression, and in his business organization can single-handedly fire or hire personnel, it does not work that way in government, where it is very difficult, if not impossible in some circumstances, to fire anyone or use this threat to get your way.
The secret of success in dealing with our own government and with foreign governments is, clearly, possessing diplomatic and negotiating skills. We simply do not get Congress or foreign countries to agree with our proposals by threatening to fire them if they don’t. Now we have two unpopular presidential candidates. The question is, which one has the personality and experience to work with Congress and the rest of the world?
Think hard on this question, for we are as close to war as we can get and we certainly should not risk electing a dangerous, emotionally unstable person like Trump. Our children and grandchildren are going to live with the potential threat of nuclear war.
Forget all the other arguments for or against selecting your candidate. Do you really want Donald Trump’s hand on the nuclear button, knowing his personality? Think people, think.