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This Trump Hire is Hazardous to Your Health (And Not Just Your Medicare)

This Trump Hire is Hazardous to Your Health (And Not Just Your Medicare)

Richard Eskow

Donald Trump’s latest cabinet pick endangers the health and well-being of millions of Americans. From tax cuts to surgeons’ income, Rep. Tom Price of Georgia – Trump’s choice to run the Department of Health and Human Services –has repeatedly fought for the wealthy and privileged at the expense of ordinary Americans.

As a trained physician, Price is supposedly bound by the Hippocratic oath: “First, do no harm.” Unfortunately, he’ll soon be in a position to do a great deal of harm – and his widely publicized desire to gut Medicare is only part of the problem.

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Isn’t it time to make a list with two columns, with one column showing the campaign promises Trump has broken and another showing the ones he has kept ?

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Look at the rest of the Trump cabinet picks. This presidency is going to be the greatest grift in the history of civilization. They’ll loot the rest of what’s left of American wealth. Oh and every time they say the words “freedom” or “liberty”, make sure your wallet is still in your back pocket or handbag.
I wonder when the Trump voters will figure out they chose the slimiest confidence man on the planet?


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Yes, the entire Trump Cabinet and advisers are a great threat to America and the world - I hope the people who voted for Trumps pathology or against HRC and Democratic Party sell-out service to the same big-money/corporate interests, will realize buyers remorse as Trump’s madness/extremism screws us all!
The Dem establishment must completely reform itself and remove the DINO architects of repeated defeat and Clinton/Obama DLC sellout wing, in favor of values and representation of, by, and FOR the 99% - timid half-measures, collaboration, and BS will not build a coalition for strong resistance to Trump & Co.

“He voted against regulating tobacco as a drug. . .His opposition to marijuana legalization limits patients’ treatment options.”

From LEAP, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Why Legalize Drugs?

We believe that drug prohibition is the true cause of much of the
social and personal damage that has historically been attributed to drug use. It is prohibition that makes these drugs so valuable, while giving criminals a monopoly over their supply. Driven by the huge profits from this monopoly, criminal gangs bribe and kill each other, law enforcers, and children. Their trade is unregulated and they are, therefore, beyond our control.

History has shown that drug prohibition reduces neither use nor
abuse. After a rapist is arrested, there are fewer rapes. After a drug dealer is arrested, however, neither the supply nor the demand for drugs is seriously changed. The arrest merely creates a job opening for an endless stream of drug entrepreneurs who will take huge risks for the sake of the enormous profits created by prohibition. Prohibition costs taxpayers tens of billions of dollars every year, yet 40 years and some 40 million arrests later, drugs are cheaper, more potent and far more widely used than at the beginning of this futile crusade.

We believe that by eliminating prohibition of all drugs for adults and establishing appropriate regulation and standards for distribution and use, law enforcement could focus more on crimes of violence, such as rape, aggravated assault, child abuse and murder, making our communities much safer. We believe that sending parents to prison for non-violent personal drug use destroys families. We believe that in a regulated and controlled environment, drugs will be safer for adult use and less accessible to our children. And we believe that by placing drug abuse in the hands of medical professionals instead of the criminal justice system, we will reduce rates of addiction and overdose deaths.

Support LEAP Law Enforcement Against Prohibition–and know the facts instead of the propaganda upon which we were educated by public/private schools, DEA, anti-prohibition movements, anti-drug movements since 1909.

The supply of rocks from under which these slime seem to crawl out from under seems to be unlimited.

“Man, this is like a bad dream…” (Virgil Earp, from a scene in the movie “Tombstone”
And none of us can wake up from it. (that one’s mine…)

Yes we should. The list is already growing. (Not building a wall; not going after Hillary) There’s more coming I’m sure.

Trump breaking campaign promises. Trump favouring the wealthy over the working poor and shrinking middle class.

Hmmmm … sarcasm alert.

I’m SHOCKED, I tell you. SHOCKED!