Hellth care

It’s nearly impossible to live a normal life, or even one like mine, and keep an eye on all the outrages flying out of DeeCee like bats from a belfry.

The main one right now is what the GOP is cynically calling its “health care” legislation. Next to nobody knows exactly what’s in it ā€” or perhaps “them” would be more accurate ā€” or exactly when the Senate is likely to take up the motion to proceed.

But with John McCain saddling up to provide a key “yes” vote (yeah, I know, more Pinto than Maverick), it’s gonna be close.

The Turtle can only lose two of his bots on the motion to proceed, which is the precursor to actual debate on the legislation itself, whatever the hell that might be, and it looks like a few of them are teetering on the ragged edge.

I’d say that if you have the stomach for it, and even if you don’t, phone calls to your senators are in order. This mess needs to die in the waiting room before the GOP can get it into surgery.

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18 Responses to “Hellth care”

  1. Carl Duellman Says:

    i wonder what kind of health care russia has?

  2. Pat O'Brien Says:

    E mails sent, for what good it will do. This isn’t about health care at all. This is about getting re-elected in 2018 by again courting uninformed single party voters that buy the propaganda of division, fear, and anger. You know, morons.

    McCain must have nothing else to live for but his desk in DC. Sad.

    This pissing contest between Congress and the White House is getting alarming. Good article in the Tribune, commentary by Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post, about 5 likely scenarios on the Dumpster’s reign.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-presidency-over-20170724-story.html

  3. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    I emailed Iowa’s bozos in the Senate – old “Sure big pharma, have everything your way!” Chuck Grasselly and Joni “the hog baller” (seriously, I think that’s her biggest qualification to be a Senator) Ernst… for all the good it’ll do.
    Meanwhile full speed ahead with plans to relocate to the country with the 2nd best healthcare system worldwide. The USA’s ranking’s 37th place. But of course we WIN in spending on healthcare as percentage of GDP… so maybe that’ll be OK for Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan?

  4. Pat O'Brien Says:

    And this piece from NPR this morning is telling. I think the boy is losing it. Is it enough for the remaining Trump supporters to start asking themselves if they got conned?

    http://www.npr.org/2017/07/25/539241800/trump-s-boy-scouts-speech-and-the-thin-line-between-openness-and-recklessness

  5. Sharon Says:

    Every day we wake up to a new world, more bizarre than the day before. Our comrade-in-chief enjoys testing how far he can go…our nightmare seems to be that he has no boundaries. Where is the outrage among our elected officials and Main Street America?

    Time will tell if people have the guts to stand up to this con man…my guess is that it is all about the economy and the market. No matter what he does, it market just keeps going up. Obama moved the economy to positive territory before he left.

  6. Dale Says:

    Our president (gag) just seems to want a win.

    He doesn’t know anything, and certainly doesn’t care anything about healthcare. His ego needs constant stroking, and he is hoping this can be one bill that will confirm his excellence.

  7. debby511 Says:

    I called my Republican senator (Cory Gardner) and urged him to vote No, but it looks like they just voted to proceed.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Yup, they did. Pence had to break the tie after The Turtle let two of his bots off the leash. Greatest deliberative body in the world, my large, pale, Irish-American ass.

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        Does that mean we are not exceptional anymore? Anywho, it was just a show vote so they bullshit about doing something when they go on their break next week. Got to be a few morons that will listen to them.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        Ah, but the real vote could come by Thursday. Whether any of these assclowns knows what they’re voting for by then is anybody’s guess.

        • psobrien Says:

          Agreed. I’m optimistic that they don’t have the votes to pass anything before the break. But, you guys know the poor accuracy of my predictions. Pathetic is what.

  8. Patrick O'Grady Says:

    Meanwhile, as usual, Charles P. Pierce gets it exactly right. “It was an ugly day in the U.S. Senate, and there was nothing but ruin everywhere you looked.”

  9. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    I’m confused – do the folks who voted for these people want to lose their healthcare? When are they going to realize they’ve been conned to provide a fat tax break to the rich people? If/when they do, will the Democrats blow their chance to take over or least provide some real opposition?

    • Hurben Says:

      You’re confused?
      I look at this as an outsider & all I’ve got is WTF!
      You could not make this shit up.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      “When they lose their sense of awe,
      people turn to religion.
      When they no longer trust themselves,
      they begin to depend upon authority.”
      Tao te Ching Translation by Stephen Mitchell

      When they begin to depend on authority, they will believe the rhetoric and propaganda. If you make them poorer and less educated, they are easier to control.

      “Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it.” Trump. People believe this shit. And you know what the Professor says….

  10. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    So now the Rethuglican game is over (again). I keep asking my so-called representatives when they’ll stop f__king around and work to fix what is wrong with the ACA?
    This ain’t rocket-science https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/want-to-fix-obamacare-heres-how/

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