Opinion: All work and no play ain’t no way to live a life

I’m taking the rest of the week off for playtime, so this will have to hold you until I decide to return.

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Peachs
Peachs

Sanders just gave an insurance lesson in West Virginia. Suddenly Obamacare makes sense. Why did it take this long to explain it?

rimsky
rimsky

You guys argue as much as you want here.  I am going over to Mr Jay's NEW SHEEETZ.

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

Filthy sociopathic GOPers need to be scourged, lashed and crucified SHEETZ. 

Kamchak
Kamchak

From that very liberal rag The Federalist:

http://thefederalist.com/2017/03/06/house-republicans-rewriting-obamacare-replacement/

What’s more, that framework as described looks for all intents and purposes like a legislative orphan appealing to no one—neither moderates nor conservatives—within the Republican party:

  • A significant erosion of up to 10-20 million individuals with employer-provided health coverage;
  • A new entitlement—the refundable tax credits—that by and large wouldn’t expand coverage, but instead cause individuals currently in employer plans to switch to the credits;
  • More federal spending via the refundable tax credits;
  • A tax increase—a cap on the current exclusion for employer-provided health coverage—to pay for the new spending on the credits; and
  • An increase in the uninsured (compared to Obamacare) of at least 15 million—nearly as much as repealing the law outright.

Paul42
Paul42

@Kamchak

Aw, c'mon Kamchak, couldn't you at least have waited until it was reprinted in Daily Kos so DownInAlbany could dismiss it as liberal propaganda?

TBS
TBS

@Kamchak


But Trump has mentioned several times that everyone will be covered -  more options, increased access, better healthcare and less costs.    


Kamchak
Kamchak

@Paul42

LOL!

Daily Kos linked that piece from The Federalist within that article

TomGaff
TomGaff

@TBS @Kamchak And Barack HUSSEIN OBama told the truth, the whole truth about OBama Care?

TBS
TBS

If anyone thought the ACA was a sham (I wouldn't call it that but no doubt it has some major flaws) just watch some of these same folks do the two right foot clod hop over the next month or so with the new plan.  

Going to be some worn out soles on their clod hopping shoes and lots of aching corns. 

Hedley_Lammar
Hedley_Lammar

In an extract of a letter dated November 28 to James Clapper, who heads up 17 American intelligence organisations and agencies, he notes that the Front National "publicly acknowledged that it had received a $9.8 million loan from a Russian bank with links to the Kremlin


In May, Le Pen said in an interview that she will recognise Crimea as Russian territory if she wins the French presidency."


She will also hold a referendum on pulling out of the EU. Which Putin would favor.


I dont know how much plainer it can be put. 

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

@Hedley_Lammar 

n an extract of a letter dated November 28 to James Clapper, who heads up 17 American intelligence organisations and agencies, he notes  ..

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You're accepting the word of James Clapper as good coin?

Really?

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

It does not matter whose reporting it @DownInAlbany the fact is that all media outlets are saying that Trump aides are attacking the CBO and that's unusual, that is except Fox news.  ROTFLMAO


Speaking on Fox News, Gary Cohn, director of the White House National Economic Council, said: "We will see what the score is, in fact in the past, the CBO score has really been meaningless."


http://www.businessinsider.com/r-trump-aides-attack-agency-that-will-analyze-health-bills-costs-2017-3

DownInAlbany
DownInAlbany

@Kamchak  The Daily Kos.  Bawhahaha  (something about a 3 year old moolimb prayer rug story in 3,2,1...)

TBS
TBS

@McGarnagle @Kamchak


The problem?  Well they already know the numbers they have given to the CBO to do the analysis with aren't going to be favorable to them nor those who will be negatively impacted with this new plan.

They already know it's best to start the PR campaign before the CBO numbers are provided.

They already know Trump's everyone covered:  more options, increased access, better healthcare, less costs is all bs. 

They already know after seven years that they have have been bs'ing and it is about to be revealed even to those who will still buy into it. 

TomGaff
TomGaff

@TBS @McGarnagle @Kamchak Make all people buy it or face a MANDATORY tax. Thats BS!  That is not the American way! If a citizen chooses not to buy it, it is their CHOICE!

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

Another interesting turn of "events".

'Near Revolution' In Belarus: Lukashenka's Balancing Act And Putin's Fear Of Another Maidan

https://www.forbes.com/sites/paulcoyer/2017/03/13/near-revolution-in-belarus-lukashenkas-balancing-act-and-putins-fear-of-another-maidan/#cd0058477a23

In a week in which much has occurred of geopolitical importance, the evolution of the domestic political situation in Belarus has not received as much attention as it should have. Belarus isn't usually high on the list of countries the average American watches in terms of international news. Recent events there, however, provide good reason to give the country some attention. Public protests against the regime of Alexander Lukashenka that began in mid February in response to a tax on those employed for less than half of a year have grown and morphed into a demand for systemic political change, and have thus set up a showdown with a regime not accustomed to challenge, while stoking fears in the Kremlin that it may be facing another “color revolution” on its border, potentially triggering a muscular Russian response.

Germany is courting Belarus, and Belarus, Germany. 

rimsky
rimsky

In separate actions over a few days, House and Senate Republicans moved to undercut worker due process rights, weaken labor organizations and protect companies with workplace violations affecting contractor employees.

The GOP functioned like a well-oiled fighting machine, hitting the workforce on three fronts simultaneously to advance the Trump administration’s top agenda item: “deconstruction of the administrative state.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/03/13/federal-workforce-early-target-of-trumps-deconstruction-era/?hpid=hp_local-news_insider-915am:homepage/story&utm_term=.68986c4e3c50

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If you people have not paying attention, the GOP House, Senate and WH is screwing the little guys.  These same little guys who put them in power.

rimsky
rimsky

@kitty72 @rimsky

genetic testing? 

++++

I  think I posted that below. 

It just sickens me to see individual privacy is being eroded.

kitty72
kitty72

@rimsky  Did you see the one about allowing employers' wellness programs require genetic testing? They will charge you more if you don't comply. You don't have to comply but they blackmail you into compliance with large increases to your premiums. So much for HIPPAA. They are out to screw us over big time...all to "save" us...show us "mercy" as Ryan said a few days ago...BS...kill us off and show us malice. Boy, Trumpers sure did us in. It may be them first though. IF the Dems blow this opportunity they are really dumb.

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

Hedley Lamarr 

The march towards right wing fascism continues in Europe.

Many, like Le Pen, financed directly by Putin.

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This notion that Putin is funding of all of our ills. 

Looks like if Putin is supporting it, he's getting some help from somewhere else. 

The Dutch far right’s election donors are almost exclusively American

While Europe has been busy fretting about Russian meddling in its politics, a few Americans have been quietly doing their part to boost the continent’s far right.

https://qz.com/928684/the-dutch-far-rights-election-donors-are-almost-exclusively-american/

Hedley_Lammar
Hedley_Lammar

@Donnie_Pinko Three American donors gave €141,668 ($150,430) to Dutch political parties between 2015 and 2017, according to campaign finance documents released this week by the Dutch interior ministry. Two of these donors funded the far-right Dutch Freedom Party.


A bit different than the millions Putin is pouring into the Le Pen campaign.


Can I be against both ? 

Hedley_Lammar
Hedley_Lammar

@DownInAlbany @Hedley_Lammar @Donnie_Pinko Yes


Its 9 million by last count. And she is expecting more.


American intelligence has been asked to look into Marine Le Pen's links to Russia, following her request for a $30 million (£24.3 million) loan to help fund her French presidential campaign from a bank close to Vladimir Putin, according to reports.

gadem
gadem

Conway is not easy on the eyes at all. My god....she looks hideous. Why is the news normalizing this stuff. I said it but didn't say it crap.

Mary
Mary

Look in the mirror

Mary
Mary

I have my pc flag dumb comments. That's different than stalking. Sure, a defensive round would b fine. Will it come from the front, or will you hide and aim for the back?

gadem
gadem

@Mary are you stalking me? Do you need a defensive round to play with?

gadem
gadem

@Mary So you flag your own comments? That is strange....carry on.

Paul42
Paul42

@Mary

Your kneejerk partisan responses indicate nothing but ignorant stupidity.

Mary
Mary

Running out of things to be bitter about are you? Man, what it must feel like to walk around with your thoughts.

Paul42
Paul42

@gadem Morning Joe refuses to have her on because she lies every single time.

They do play clips of interviews on other stations just to report the fact that administration's spokespersons lie and contradict each other.

Mary
Mary

And all 17 people who watch msnbc are happy about that.