Does any average American think this is a bad idea?
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7 long years the Republicans have spoken of repealing and replacing the ACA. You’d think that would be enough time to research and understand American healthcare through and through, but alas no. These Republicans sat on their hands and did zero heavy lifting like the lazy, fear mongering, intellectual lightweights they are. Then when teacher (read: donors) says the project is due they cram at the last minute to hand in their homework. 7 years they had for this, mere weeks spent devising a plan. Then they tried to slam it through congress in a handful of days. Politicians like Lindsay Graham only work approximately 1/3rd of the year and these republicans have the nerve to refer to the working poor as the lazy moocher class. What the hell were they all doing? Republicans and their bankrupt ideology are absolute failures. #MedicareForAll
Now that it has fizzled out, the lead author of the health-care measure has an admission to make: He had no clue what he was doing.
What percentage of American Adults (able to vote) would believe that the idea that multi-national Corporations being able to spend unlimited amounts of money on getting Politicians elected, is NOT going to cause massive conflicts of interest?.
The idea of an Insurance mandate for Healthcare began under the Nixon Administration as a counter proposal to the Democrats and specifically Ted Kennedys proposal of Medicare For All, the current Affordable Care Act was originally a plan drafted by the Heritage Foundation that is a corporate-funded Think-Tank for the Republican Party, the ACA was supported by Republicans in the 1990s including Bob Dole and New Gingrich as a counter-proposal to what Bill Clinton was proposing which was also an insurance mandate, The ACA a thinly veiled subsidy to the private insurance industry (FIRE Sector) was always a right-wing idea, since the Democrats of today are ideologically where Richard Nixon was in 1970 and argueably even further to the right, it was the Democrats that got the Insurance mandate system passed, so at that point the Republicans were against it, essentially becuase a Democratic President passed it, according to all the Republican fog-horns its a “Socialist” bill which is utterly laughable.
Another horrible idea from Trump and Co.
Trump’s proposal to eliminate the payroll tax is a back-door attack on Social Security.
For those who are Interested in the idea of “Basic Income”, The example of the Alaska Perminant Fund is probebly the best model, this is also A Georgist principle, and a principle expressed in Thomas Paines “Agrarian Justice”.
Thom Hartmann discusses the Alaska Permanent Fund which refunds thousands of dollars from oil profits every year to each resident of the state of Alaska and …
Too many incumbents in both parties are married to this idea that bipartisanship is a solution to political obstructionism, but it’s not a solution when you cross party lines to vote against constituents and vote for corporations.
#BrandNewCongress is calling out these Senators, and the Republicans in the Senate, because we recognize the danger of dark money in politics. We recognize the oddness of having so many millionaires throughout each and every branch of government, how alienated judges on the Court can be from everyday Americans, and how corporate-friendly rulings made by Gorsuch pose real threats to our democracy.
America doesn’t need more moderates in Congress. We need a #BrandNewCongress who represents people, not monied interests.