Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers: She Gets To Keep Her Obamacare So Screw The Rest Of Us

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/my-son-has-a-preexisting-condition-he%E2%80%99s-one-of-the-reasons-i-voted-for-the-ahca/ar-BBAKYgm?li=BBnb7Kz

 

Donald Trump is fond of talking about fake news. This self-serving specious column by Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Republican House representative from Washington State’s 5th congressional district, is an example of fake opinion, since the Washington Post has labeled it as “opinion”. This is typical propaganda bullcrap by a typical Republican only concerned with her own political career advancement. Just another case of putting people before politics.

 

What she left out in her entire article was the salient fact that House Republicans included a clause in the Affordable Health Care Act (keep in mind that Republicans always title their bills with the name that means the very opposite of what the bill will do) which exempts them from the AHCA while maintaining their full eligibility and enrollment in Obamacare health plans. Which means that HER Obamacare will continue to fully cover her son’s preexisting Down syndrome special needs while with the rest of us, the AHCA will result in about 10 years, 24 million people losing their healthcare coverage by no longer being able to afford it, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. That means that 19% of the American people will no longer be covered by health insurance.

 

What a wonderful prospect, considering that most Red State refused to expand Medicaid coverage, which was meant to help the very people targeted by Republicans to lose their employer-provided or self-pay health insurance coverage. So she’s all for screwing YOU over because she and her family get to keep theirs.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/obamacare-revision-would-reduce-insured-numbers-by-24-million/2017/03/13/ea4c860a-0829-11e7-93dc-00f9bdd74ed1_story.html

 

Secondly, although I’m not privy to the reported incomes of the Mc Morris Rodgers family from all sources nor the value of their varied investments and holdings, I’d say they’re well-positioned to pay out of pocket for medical expenses far beyond the financial reach of most of us. And by voting for this she knows it will affect her and her family not in the least while screwing middle and low income classes who remain unprotected by the greed and self interest of House Republicans.

 

Lastly, McMorris Rodgers is a long-time House member and is the House Republican Conference. You can bet her Obamacare-supplied health insurance company treats her as a special case.

 

So, please don’t cry for her, Argentina, nor anyone else cry for her either. She can write any kind of crap she chooses. She represents a safe district, and as I said, she has hers. I only wish she was in a different congressional district so she could get hers in the election next year.

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Obama WAS The Special Interests President

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/in-chicago-obama-tells-young-leaders-that-%E2%80%98special-interests-dominate-the-debates-in-washington%E2%80%99/ar-BBAha7Y?li=BBnb7Kz

 

The story headline “In Chicago, Obama tells young leaders that ‘special interests dominate the debates in Washington’” is is total crap. From day one Obama was all about pleasing special interests by funneling unrestricted bailout funds to Goldman Sachs and the investment/banking industries in general. Yes, TARP was a Bush initiative but Obama and his special interest lackeys, Larry Summers and Timothy Geithner, made it like they were proprietors overseeing kids in a candy store, even giving out handfuls of candy, aka taxpayer funds, to kids like every day was Halloween night. The banksters knowingly and intentionally committed global financial fraud and not one CEO paid the legal price. We all paid for the bailout and not ONE institution was required to change how they do business to prevent it from happening again. Dodd-Frank? Please…

They’re still selling the same derivatives (under new names) and other unsafe “investment products” that are again propelling the financial industry to another meltdown. The housing bubble is building again (checked out home prices lately?) and once again it WILL burst.

Remember Obama’s pushing through of all those trade pacts? We’re now just learning of some of the secret offshore accounts owned by American citizens and corporations housed in Panama banks. Remember how he also tried to push the TPP and the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline? How about his months-long silence and hands off policy with the Dakota Access pipeline?  Additional construction of nuclear plants? Pushing charter schools to the detriment of public schools? The Obama presidency was all about special interests, except for the middle and low income classes. I guess we didn’t hold much special interest for him.

Obama didn’t do a damn thing to unify anyone. If he had, we’d have a Democrat in the White House, a Democratically-controlled Congress, and Merrick Garland, as flawed as he was, would be the 9th Justice sitting on the SCOTUS bench.

The Obama administration will not go down in history for what it was but for its failure to become what it could have been. If his “aspiration” was to unify Blue and Red states, why did he do so much to polarize all of us?

It’s A Third World (Country) After All

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Today the United States of America officially downgraded itself to the status of a third world country. In my opinion, we have white male billionaire (and lowly multimillionaire) crooks and thugs in total charge of the government. And just like many third world country governments I think these men will rob us blind to enrich themselves and fill their own offshore, tax-free coffers. I think cutting federal spending by $10 trillion over the next ten years by dismantling or diminishing almost every program and agency that benefits the low income and outright poor, the sick, the environment, arts and culture, food, product, and workplace safety, When Janet Yellen’s term as Fed Reserve chair has expired Donald Trump will replace her with yet another white male billionaire. He will control the entire economic system of our country from top to bottom, enabling him and his cronies to hide the robbery of public funds from the Treasury.

As I’ve written before, we don’t recover from this. Now that certain elements within the GOP have perfected how to steal a national election, they’ll never lose another one. If somehow they are defeated in a future election, the social, economic and social damage began by Trump and continued by subsequent Republican administrations will be so great there will be no fixing it. there will be no reversing it any time soon after that, I put the timeline at about maybe 20 years or so. By that time, thanks to all the environmental protection dismantling by Trump, life on earth may be about over anyway thanks to the increase in the earth’s temperature. But I guess all you Trump voters will be happy as a clam, pleased as pumpkins, especially if the Republicans are still in power. Better Red (under a Republican government) AND dead than Blue (under a Democratic government) and alive.

The Republicanization Of The American Consumer

http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/10-things-not-to-buy-in-2014-1

More typically elitist and wrong advice from MSN Money.  Wasting money on dying technologies?  How much does it cost in monthly smart phone data plans to access movies, TV shows, and music stored in online clouds?  How much are the monthly cloud charges for this stored data? What are the monthly membership fees for Hulu, Netflix Spotify, Pandora, gaming, etc. ON TOP of the monthly data package fees (minimum $30 a month) you pay your wireless service for downloading all these things to you smartphone? And the costs of apps to download to your smartphone?   Increase those costs if you also have an internet service that you connect to access and download entertainment stuff (and gaming for a separate monthly fee), including additional fees for increasing your allotted bandwidth.

Do you know why these technologies are dying? Because just like there are people dumb enough to vote Republican, there are people misguided enough to pay through the nose for the convenience of accessing data and entertainment on the run.  This article never tells you to add up all the monthly fees you pay for the “birthing” technologies (as opposed to dying) and that’s the point. Most people don’t even think about all those fees because they’ve been conditioned not to.  If I buy a DVD (or burn a copy of one FOR MY OWN USE ONLY), it’s a one-time cost and I own it for the life of the disc and I can still watch it on my home TV anytime I choose to take the disc off the family room DVD shelf.  If I buy a desktop computer with a DVD burner, that again is a one-time cost, and the cost of a pack of blank DVDs is negligible in the long run.  With my dumbphone, I have no data package costs at all. I have no cloud storage costs at all. With my desktop, I don’t have to worry about losing or stepping on my phone every day and then having to frantically replace it right away.  With my dumb HDTV not connected to the internet, I can watch all the channels (satellite TV, not cable) I choose to pay and not worry about anyone hacking into my home network through vulnerable internet ports in my TV or smartphone.

Disconnect my landline? Then what do I do during the 3-4 power outages we suffer through in my area annually which cuts off cell phone service? And cell phone reception in my area is spotty and inconsistent at best?

Smartphone cameras instead of a digital camera? If taking pics is important to you, you can buy a much better digital camera than you can a cell phone that happens to have a camera at the same price point. And it’s much easier to download photos from a digital camera to a computer than it is from a cell phone. MUCH easier.

Say no to hotel rooms and pay someone to stay in their apartment or home instead? That’s fine if you’re a single, 20-something college student who is OK with sofa surfing and such in a stranger’s home, but if you’re family with kids or if you’re in your more mature years (like me),  I’ll take a private room in a hotel or motel anytime.

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I didn’t care about the other wasted money stuff in the article it didn’t apply to me.  You are free to consider them as you will.

Again, MSN Money is joining in the con of convincing people that the hands picking their pockets are making deposits instead of withdrawals.  It’s the same successful con that has convinced Republican voters to vote for the politicians that intend to rob them of their cheaper health insurance, Social Security benefits, voting rights, middle class wages, jobs, freedom over their own bodies (for the ladies), clean environment and safe food, affordable education, the right not to be shot to death when at the movies while in a public school kindergarten class.  You pay the hidden costs either way.