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The Republican Bid to Kill the ACA Is a Trojan Horse


#1

The Republican Bid to Kill the ACA Is a Trojan Horse

Julie Chinitz

In his last five years, my grandfather used Medicaid to cover his nursing-home care. He spent those years in a wheelchair and needed professional help for his most basic needs. Thanks to Medicaid, he got that help.

Now House Speaker Paul Ryan and his fellow Republicans want to gut the program, as Ryan revealed in a set of talking points that received shockingly little press coverage.


#2

Amazing to watch the oligarchs' oligarchs launching their very own production lines of free pitchforks and guillotines. The narcissism and denial that the Chicago School of Milton Freidman et al is morphing into a suicide pact. Fascinating to watch them under the delusion that the country belongs to them and is theirs to do with as they will.

All the ' externalizations' of the past 500 years, which they thought had magically disappeared and that their puppet superiors had brushed off as broader profit margin ...


#3

Considering that Social Security and Medicare have been at the top of House Speaker Eddie Munster's hit list ever since he showed up in DC in 1999, they will be his next targets after he turns Medicaid into block grants.

In 1992 21% of Murkins age 65 plus were in the work force.
By 2012 that number had risen to 33% and climbing, due in part to Social Security and Medicare cuts that have been minor compared to the gutting Munster will spearhead and Trump will autograph..

Every 65 year old not retiring prevents one younger Murkin from getting his or her job, further exacerbating the unemployment problem.


#4

Of all of the RepubliCon azzhats in congress, Ryan is at the very top of my list for a smack down out back by the wood pile. Ugh.


#5

Republicans believe that that government is best which is indifferent to the needs of mankind. - FDR


#6

And meanwhile all congress critters get free health insurance. No wonder they want to stay in Congress. Sweet deal for them. Sucks for the rest of us.


#7

A smack down by a wood pile? That's all???


#8

Instead of constantly fighting the elites and their plans to get rich of your pain and suffering, why not move to a place where decent medical care is a right of citizenship? You don't have to move far!


#9

My Uncle is 81 and has to work to support his disabled son who cant get medicaid or disability benefits , and this in a Blue State pre-Trump


#10

Republican voters love ACA. Its Obamacare they hate. Lol. The Red States are among the poorest states of all, yet they love Republicans. Trump once said if he was to run as President again it would be as Republican because they had the dumbest voters. Thats saying something because the bulb doesnt burn bright on the left either.


#11

If the DNC had not forced a bad presidential candidate on us there would be no Republican majority.


#12

You are of course referring to the 1992 election of Bill Clinton whose zealous promotion and signing of NAFTA resulted in Democrats losing control of the House of Representatives in the 1994 midterm election for the first time since 1952. Can you say 42 years ?

The DNC continued to follow the DLC playbook calling for sustained corporate funding over winning elections in the 1996, 2000,2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 elections. Had the 2008 crash occurred in November rather than September the GOP would have won in 2008. Boatloads of corporate money making it hard to beat incumbents gave the Democrats their 1996 and 2012 wins.


#13

Well...other more insidiousness ideas and methods DID come to mind...don't really want to cue the, ahem, racist police just yet...