BCRA: Senate Trumpcare Bill Starves Medicaid to Feed the Rich

As we all knew the AHCA, aka BCRA, hurts all but the rich. This is of course the modus operandi of conservatives and the GOP. Trump as the titular leader of these groups bear ultimate responsibility. Given his campaign promises of no cuts in Medicaid, Medicare, and everyone would be insured he ought to be using the bully pulpit to gain support for his campaign promises. Unless; he never meant to keep his promises in the first place.

Costs more! Covers less! After the release of the CBO report on the the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the slogans wrote themselves. For the Democrats.

The headlines blared that 22 million would lose their healthcare by 2027 (15 million in the next year). After the CBO report exploded like a cluster bomb, Republican senators of nearly every stripe tried to find an escape route through the Trumpcare thicket they themselves had sown.

It’s no wonder then that Mitch McConnell bit the bullet and postponed consideration of the bill until after the week long Fourth of July recess. Hell, six senators on both the right and center opposed even putting the bill up for debate. But there was a reason why the Machiavellian majority leader kept the BCRA under wraps until the last minute and planned to put the bill up for a vote without public hearings, testimony, or full deliberation, in a mad dash to pass Trumpcare before GOP senators could get an earful from their constituents on the holiday break.

Yet the secrecy backfired, as senators rebelled enmass.

It’s not going to get any easier, as McConnell has privately warned until now. Will the CBO report lead GOP senators to the slaughter, Republican politicians fret?

According to Republican former CBO director Doug Holtz-Eakin, they’re…
…going to get beaten on the head with the CBO report like it’s a club.

Read the complete article containing hot links right HERE.

 

 

New York Post Joins Forces With Trump and the Fake News Meme…

In the sixth month of Donald Trump’s presidency, we are witnessing an unprecedented meltdown of much of the media. Standards have been tossed overboard in a frenzy to bring down the president.

Trump, like all presidents, deserves coverage that is skeptical and tough, but also fair. That’s not what he’s getting.

To the above all a reasonable fair-minded person can say in response is, Ah, poor WATB. Apparently the author of this extremely biased pro Trump article is fine with his lies, half-truths, and stinky BS his  White House has shoveled on the people of this once great nation.

Trump deserves every damned bit of scrutiny he has received by the legitimate press. By the use of the term legitimate we definitely do not include Breitbart, INFOWARS,  World Net Daily, Newsmax, or FOX News and Sean Hannity. There are many others but you get the idea.

Donald J. Trump has made it a hallmark of his presidency to scream FAKE  NEWS every time the legitimate news media calls him out on his many misstatement or outright lies. In so doing, and with the support of his adoring albeit ill-informed fans, he is regularly calling the legitimate news media credibility into question. A calculated strategy to delegitimize the very institution that is so critical to democracy.

Thomas Jefferson on the press…

The people are the only censors of their governors: and even their errors will tend to keep these to the true principles of their institution. To punish these errors too severely would be to suppress the only safeguard of the public liberty. The way to prevent these irregular interpositions of the people is to give them full information of their affairs thro’ the channel of the public papers, & to contrive that those papers should penetrate the whole mass of the people. The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man should receive those papers & be capable of reading them.

We leave it to you all to decide what Thomas Jefferson’s opinion of the BLOTUS might be were he here today.