If there was ever a 'good' time for a massive citizens arrests, yesterday at the White House would have been the time.
So what are their names, and states where they're from?
A professor had a large cylinder on his desk and told the Class that he would fill it.
He first put in enough large rocks till it was filled to the top.
"Is it full?" he asked the class.
Most said yes.
The Prof took out a bag of gravel and poured to into the cylinder till they filled the remaining spaces.
"Is it full, now?
Most said yes.
The Prof poured in a bagful of sand until it too reached the top.
Now, is it full?
Most said yes.
The Prof then pour a beaker of water into the cylinder until it reached the top.
"Is it full?"
The Prof said "It is."
"What's the lesson?" he asked?
"There's always room for more? asked a student.
"No" said the Prof.
The lesson is that First put in the Big Things, you will still have room for an awful lot more.
NOT Health INSURANCE.
Then the Republicans ran away, knowing that in the end, they will blame the governors of the states for any fallout from this bill. They'll say, "If the insurance companies in your state don't cover basics or pre-existing conditions any more, it's the fault of your governor, who must have asked for one of those waiver things. After all, we didn't tell them they had to refuse to cover those things."
The saddest part still, is that most Americans don't realize that corporate America is the greatest threat to humanity that the world has ever witnessed. As the U.S. spirals towards third world status, too many voters will either blame one or both of the corporate parties, but when the country votes for their Congress next year, they will support the same group of corporate fundamentalists that have been waging a relentless Jihad against the 99% for decades. Anyone who cries that "Big Government" is the reason for all their woes, are the same people who have fallen for the corporate media propaganda that has deftly redirected national anger away from the corporate psychopaths that fund them.
The demons can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/04/us/politics/health-care-bill-vote.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=span-ab-top-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
The corporate government scapegoats are happy to take the blame for the woes inflicted upon the people for the wheelbarrows full of cash they receive in return.
We all should keep this list handy for future reference. I for one am going to send my representative a special thank you for being one of the twenty republicans who kept his NO vote in the face of the majority of his party. COURAGE
The night after the vote we the people in his district watched FIX IT, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS-olhBvEkc
an excellent documentary on Single Payer, with people signing up to help get this message out. People from both parties were there. Every Republican YES on Trumpcare is bringing more people to insisting on genuine Health Care instead of lucrative Health Insurance
Sad but very true. The republicans started to sabatoge OBAMACARE in indirect ways. This just allows them to do it out in the open rather than behind closed doors.
An ironic thought; if the Republicans did manage to get this flawed legislation through to final approval, in the long run the "opt out" clause could end up impacting the voters who are most responsible for trump and the GOP majority in Congress as the states most likely to make use of the clause are overwhelmingly red states. Those poor dolts, finally realizing that they've been lied to these past seven years when the GOP demonized the ACA...too bad most of them have yet to make that connection.