Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Death Panel Votes On Healthcare



The Death Panel Votes on Healthcare

Do you remember the shrill screams about death panels deciding who would get access to healthcare before the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, was passed into law? It did not happen. Well fast forward to 2017 and the same political party that was railing against the passage of Obamacare using the death panel scare tactic is in control of both the Legislative and Executive branches of the United States government. Guess what, they are voting to change health care by ushering in a real death panel or more precisely, death pools.

The aforementioned is not hyperbole. This is how it works. States can set up high risk pools for those with preexisting medical conditions, you know, those people that have not lived "good lives" as one Republican Congressman said who deserved to get cheaper health insurance. I guess living a bad life includes having high blood pressure, Cancer, asthma or severe allergies. It's is like their creating modern day medical leper colonies. The party line is that states will have to apply for a waiver and set up high risk pools to opt out of the community rating provision currently in the Affordable Care Act. Fast forward two years when the Medicaid expansion that supports many of the subsidies that are used to create parity in health cost for everyone without regard to preexisting medical conditions changes and states will be force to create high risk health pools. Yes, there will be access to health care for all, but we are back to at what price. Many with obviously higher medical care costs will be priced out of the market and therein lies the death pool.

Republicans finally found their medical death panel by looking in the mirror.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

A Black Man In Trump's Crime Infested Ghetto



As I sit here on the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday January 16, 2017 with the knowledge that four days later on January 20, 2017 Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. There is a wide emotional swing that is taking place in my mind as a day celebrating the life of a man that sought equality for all will be swiftly followed by the elevation of  man that said he would ban an entire religion from entering the country and boasted how his fame allowed him to have his way with women with or without their consent. We live in curious times indeed, but we had an election, as tainted as it was with Russian and other interference, that elected this man to be the leader of the free world. Despite losing the popular vote by almost three million votes to his major political party opponent, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as President of the United States. I await his assistance.

As I sit here in the crime infested inner city ghetto that I must surely live in as a Black American, I'm asking for your help in getting out, not. You see, what I have learned in the transition period between President Barak Obama and Donald Trump is that Trump views the United States through some type of stereotypical lens that has shaped his world view. Blacks have their place, in the ghetto. Immigrants have their place, out of the country. And women have their place, there for his pleasure, if they are a 10 on his scale, of course.

So now we are about to take a voyage on the USS - Ununited States of America, captained by President Donald J. Trump. Passengers please put on your life vests and be prepared to evacuate to your personal survival pods at a moment's notice. Godspeed.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Congressman John Lewis - The Truth About Trump Hurts




 Congressman John Lewis

Sometimes a man with a soft, quiet voice cuts through the smoke and noise of an issue that others are too afraid to touch because it is too hot or too potentially damaging to their future prospects.  One man, Congressman John Lewis, whose actions were written in blood due to blows from many during his time fighting for civil rights in concert with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and many others spoke what he saw as truth and was attacked as all talk and no action by President elect Donald J. Trump. Congressman John Lewis said he did note view President elect Donald J. Trump as a legitimate President of the United States due to Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential campaign. John Lewis was beaten by Alabama State Troopers with night sticks in Selma Alabama and had his skull fractured. John Lewis was beaten as a Freedom Rider. John Lewis was beaten by Ku Klux Klansmen. John Lewis' action was written in blood for what, equal rights for all Americans and the right to vote without discrimination.
The Presidential election of 2016 was tainted by open interference from a foreign power, Russia, which the United States intelligence agencies determined stole emails from the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta. The stolen emails were released through Wikileaks and used by the Trump campaign like it was operation research gathered by their own team. Trump said proudly during the campaign that he loved Wikileaks and during a press conference asked Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s 30,000 emails.
Trump responded to Congressman Lewis on Twitter in two tweets:

    Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to......

    mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk - no action or results. Sad!

Trump defenders point out that Trump won fair and square through the Electoral College and the actual vote or voting machines which is true, but Congressman John Lewis said what others know, but are afraid to say. Russia did not need to hack the voting machines when the hacked the mind of the voters before they went to the polls. Voters make voting decisions based upon the information placed before them and Russia placed damaging stolen information in front of voters that they otherwise would not have had on one candidate they despised in order to help their preferred candidate to become President of the United States. Congressman John Lewis almost died for the right to decide on whom to vote for and to be able to vote fairly, but that was tampered with by a foreign enemy. The voters were hacked, not the vote and that is what civil rights legend Congressman John Lewis knows, Trump supporters knows that and President Elect Donald Trump knows it in his heart and it hurts.