Saturday, January 21, 2017

Literally one of the first things Donald Trump is doing as president is undermining the Affordable Care Act.

Courtesy of Reuters:  

President Donald Trump directed government agencies on Friday to freeze regulations and take steps to weaken Obamacare, using his first hours in the White House to make good on a campaign promise to start dismantling his predecessor's healthcare law. 

Heading into the Oval Office shortly after the conclusion of his inaugural parade, Trump signed an order on the Affordable Care Act that urged government departments to "waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation" of provisions that imposed fiscal burdens on states, companies or individuals. 

It also called for efforts to give states greater flexibility in implementing healthcare programs while developing "a free and open market in interstate commerce for the offering of healthcare services and health insurance."

This of course is just the first salvo in what will surely be an unrelenting attack and repeal of Obamacare.

While this fist order only allows agencies to waive, defer, grant ­exemptions from or delay ACA rules, it also opens the door for insurance companies to start tailoring back on the coverage they provide, which would likely target women first, and then of course eventually include those with a preexisting condition.

It will also undermine the mandate, without which this law simply cannot survive.

And this is BEFORE the Congress starts to really tear the law apart, after which we will either all be on our own or forced to choose an incredibly poor plan that the Republican's insurance company donors helped to write for them.

Which means that Trump may be facing backlash from folks like these coal country folks who never really believed he would take away their health insurance.

At some point the number of former Trump supporters showing up in street protests may outnumber the liberals and HIllary supporters.

98 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:10 PM

    It'd be sweet if a former drumph supporter ultimately took the fat asshole out ..

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  2. Anonymous2:13 PM

    I don't feel sorry for the coal miners that voted for the Orange Hitler. Not at all.

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    1. Anonymous2:48 PM

      The coal miners and others. These people were so hateful and seething and wanting to bite the Dems that they didn't care to learn so as to understand a thing about what Obama had been doing for the country and was trying to do and was being prevented from doing. They just loved hearing Trump blame everything on the Dems and offer vague thoughts about "jobs" and "change." and now they will suffer for their vote. No pity.

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    2. Anonymous4:42 PM

      I've seen some bloggers saying we should feel sorry for those of his supporters who will b hurt by actions he takes and for those who believed his promises and are going to be disillusioned as he breaks them. U mean the people who knew he had a history of fucking over workers and contractors by refusing to pay what he owed? Who exported jobs to make his clothes and imported workers to make his beds and build buildings? The guy who confessed to sexually assauting women? The guy who said he got a small loan of 1 million (worth 7 million today) from his dad? The guy who spent his whole life caring only about himself? He was going to b their savior? Fuck em

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    3. Anonymous6:42 PM

      I don't feel sorry for them at all, I feel sorry for those of us who are being punished because of their stupidity.

      If trump really wanted to get back at all the Hillary supporters, he would punish us by letting us keep our Obamacare!!

      Wanna bet his supporters would leave him in droves.

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  3. Anonymous2:19 PM

    At least he's honest there. He and they have said no one will lose coverage. WE have to remind them of this statement.

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    1. Anonymous6:46 PM

      What he said was health care for everyone that CAN AFFORD it.

      Big difference from health care for everyone.

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  4. Anonymous2:21 PM

    Can't wait for a trump supporter say wait, what the fuck have I done?

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    1. Anonymous2:55 PM

      A couple cousins of mine, good luck. This is why you divorced your husbands and are on government programs soon to be taken away.

      They will stand to the end that Donald is their savior sent from heaven above. I give up.

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  5. Anonymous2:21 PM

    Just a sidenote, you can't call yourself a pro-woman activist and degrade the new first lady. That not only makes you a piece of shit, it makes you a hypocrite because you were probably one of the people who attacked people for negative comments regarding Michelle's physique. Why can't people understand this?

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    1. Anonymous2:50 PM

      Run along you mentally ill kook.

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    2. Anonymous2:51 PM

      You can't say this about this or that about that because so and so said this and did that... whatever you say, Misery.

      I not only can but will do or say what ever I want, whenever I want about whomever I want. And I sure as hell don't need your permission to do it.

      I'd explain the whole thing to you but you are just so fucking busy trying desperately to be right about something, anything and no where near smart enough to grasp it.

      Why can't YOU understand?

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    3. Anonymous2:53 PM

      Maybe we "can't understand this" because Melania plaguerized Michelle's speech?

      Or because Melania, our "new first lady", has nude photos circulating on the internet?

      Or because Melania won't move into the White House and is staying in NYC, at a cost of $1 million per day to taxpayers?

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    4. Anonymous3:01 PM

      Are you talking about the 'first whore', Melanomia?

      As an American woman, I can say/do anything I choose to.

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    5. Anonymous3:01 PM

      Sure I can. She can't hold a candle to Michelle Obama who worked hard for everything she has. I'm supposed to admire a porn queen escort that sunk her claws into a pussy grabber "rich" playboy? Not in a million years.

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    6. Anonymous3:23 PM

      So we are degrading her if we mention that she plagiarized Michelle's speech, lied on her website about her education, had worked as a nude model, possibly illegally in the US, reneged on a news conference regarding this, that the same people who criticized michelle for baring her arms said nothing about her baring everything. How is telling the truth about someone degrading them? Now calling them an ape or a monkey, that's degrading.

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    7. Anonymous3:23 PM

      2:21, eat this:
      http://www.snopes.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ivanka-trump.jpg

      Is this an ad for an escort service? I can see no other purpose.

      http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/news/news-00099502-melania-trump-s-naked-photos.jpg

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    8. Anonymous3:59 PM

      @3:23 Melanoma has to grab her own pu$$y to get anything out of the Orangutan and Putin.

      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1594172393931960&set=gm.1667149840251837&type=3&theater

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    9. Anonymous4:13 PM

      As of yesterday the government website deleted Climate Change etc. and added Melabnorma's tacky qvc jewelry ad.

      Once a whore, always a whore. Get real!

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    10. Anonymous4:16 PM

      Is that what the repubics have in their offices? omg.

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    11. Anonymous5:06 PM

      Tacky jewelry? hahahaha
      What dumb fucks.
      Might as well add Bristol's shit shakes!

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    12. Anonymous6:25 PM

      Melania is stupid, Michelle is smart and accomplished. How could we even compare these two women?

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    13. Anonymous7:03 PM

      Seems some want to, 6.25 PM.
      Good Lord. Night and day.

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    14. We can call ourselves pro-woman activists and make factual statements about melania. If they are unflattering to her, so be it. That is a result of her life choices and decisions.

      The fact is, she has no professional or personal accomplishments anywhere remotely close to FLOTUS Michelle Obama.

      It the very least, she could have become part of the New York rich wives philanthropic scene, and she couldn't even be bothered to do that.

      She has accomplished nothing of value with all her wealth and social status.

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  6. "... It could have been worse, apparently. Trump and his team wanted battle tanks and missile launchers included in the inaugural parade, part of Trump's plan to "show the military" whenever he can. To their credit, the military turned him down flat. Not only were they worried about making Washington DC look like Pyongyang, but they were pretty sure the 100,000 pound tanks he requested would utterly obliterate the pavement. ..."

    http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/39176-american-carnage-the-obscenity-of-trump-s-inauguration

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    1. Anonymous2:57 PM

      http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/01/21/trump-s-inauguration-speech-written-by-steve-bannon-stephen-miller.html?via=desktop&source=copyurl

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    2. Anonymous4:05 PM

      Imagine if all of that war machinery had sunk below the road surface. It would have served the GOP right for refusing to fund the infrastructure work that President Obama wanted as part of the jobs program in 2009 (following George W.' near-depression). Come to think of it, there have been a lot of sink holes recently due to antiquated storm sewers, etc. Just imagine the mess of using heavy equipment to pull out all that armament from sink holes along the parade route.
      Beaglemom

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    3. Anonymous6:55 PM

      Look for a major infrastructure project or two in DC so Shitgibbon can have the yooge parade he thinks he deserves.

      'Isn't there some way to haul a battleship down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Mall so everyone can see how we made America Great Again?! For the Fourth of July! This Year! Beef some shit up! MAKE IT HAPPEN! Great for ratings! We need a YOOGER crowd! I'm a smart guy- so if you guys can't do it then a couple of guys I know in construction can do it! Guido and Fat Tony's nephew! They are the best!'

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  7. They reported tonight that Trump revoked the entire Department of Interior's twitter account because one employee re-tweeted a NY Times photo comparison of the Inauguration crowds. Displease Trump and he censors the hell out of you. Straight out of the Nazi-Fascist textbook.

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    1. Anonymous3:38 PM

      Sean Spicer held his first "news conference" and yelled at the press about their false reporting about the crowd size yesterday. Then he took no questions. Ari Flietcher said he was doing as he was told by the orange thin skinned one. HeLl Donnie went to the cia today and gave a totally incoherent speech which included bitchin g about the reporting on crowd size.

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    2. Anonymous3:45 PM

      This must be factual on DOI.

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    3. Anonymous4:00 PM

      Trump is apparently convinced that he had 1.5 million at his inauguration. We really have a maniac residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. now.
      Beaglemom

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    4. Trump also prattled on about the record number of times he was on the cover of Time, lying his ass off about that too.

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  8. Anonymous2:32 PM

    I had a conversation with my 11-year-old grandson in the car today. THIS is why they're marching, men AND women....on behalf of your sisters because they have to fight harder to HAVE those rights. "That's wrong!" Yes it is, honey......

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  9. Anonymous2:33 PM

    Women's march Austin Tx
    We were over 40,000 people strong!
    While I wish I had been able to schedule in DC( I see the women's march far outweighed tRumps event from yesterday), I am beyond happy, it was nice to see so many young men and ladies attend.

    #WeWillNotBeSilenced

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  10. Anonymous2:38 PM

    Trump obviously has no concern for Americans across the nation that are on Social Security and Medicaid or Medicare.

    I have a crippling disease and need my medical insurance! (Medicare + my secondary Premiera Blue Cross)

    I paid into Medicare throughout my entire working career to retirement at the age of 65!

    The thought of Trump and Republicans (Paul Ryan - U.S.Congress) taking this away from me is horribly unbelievable.

    I am a senior citizen (70's) that always paid my way - worked hard - saved and thought I would be able to handle retirement along with my disease. Now, I'm not so sure and live in fear of what could happen to me!

    I also fear Donald Trump and his administration more than Satan himself! And, so wish Hillary Clinton were our POTUS - especially after finding out she won the majority popular vote.

    Trump and Pence do NOT represent me in ANY manner!

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    1. Anonymous3:58 PM

      Anon AT 2:38 PM. You sound a lot like me. While my chronic illness is not life threatening (at least not yet), losing Medicare and Social Security will be devastating. Our supplemental health care insurance (a Blue Cross HMO) is expensive now, I can only imagine the astronomical cost when it becomes our only insurance. And the "vouchers." I think they'll be a monthly coupon in the local paper with fine print that all but eliminates the value of the $25.00 or $50.00 that they offer us. And, knowing that things will be hard for us also means that things are going to be that much worse for our children and their children.
      Beaglemom

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    2. Anonymous7:15 PM

      trump keeps yakking about Price's plan, well I looked at his plan: voucher $1,200/YEAR for everyone, whoopee that might cover a month for some.

      I have BCBS of Michigan w/o subsidy it is almost $900/month for one person.

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  11. Anonymous2:41 PM

    As for repealing ACA and "replacing" it with things like buying insurance over state lines and all that other BS, at this point I hope they end it all,the only way Democrats, progressives, and just nice people have of getting back anything like ACA is to let the GoPEE burn it to the ground. Let them own it! Let them deal with over 20 million unhappy voters, let them be shamed! Fuck you GoPEE, we will play your game and watch you lose miserably.

    BTW I talked to an old friend today, I tend to avoid repuglicans around election time, I guess he just figure out his 4 grandkids, and daughters will lose their healthcare. I asked him very nicely " but didn't you vote for that?" Karma....sometimes it's satisfying.

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    1. "let the GoPEE burn it to the ground"
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      No. Because real, actual people will die. They won't just be be unhappy. Many of them will die.

      The republicans have to be fought at every step.

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  12. Anonymous2:51 PM

    All those stupid Trump followers who still think Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are two different things LOL

    Repeal is going to happen, no ifs ands or buts. The replace is going to be a fuck you dog's breakfast of high risk pools and expensive insurance plans with very little Federal or State financing. The plan is to privatize all government social safety net programs (social security and healthcare) as well as turn the school system over to the private sector.

    I will not feel one tiny bit of sympathy for the Trump supporters who voted against their own self interests when they figure out they've been conned by the Don.

    And speaking of Trump, did you hear his speech at the CIA this aft. Saying there might be another opportunity to go back to the middle east to get that oil that they (the victors don't you know) didn't seize as their rightful prize after the invasion of Iraq.

    So Trump supporters, if you can't buy healthcare and can't afford education, guess being a grunt fighting for oil in the Middle East is going to be one of the few options available to you.

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    1. Anonymous3:53 PM

      If Trump voters were too stupid to see through him in 2016, how can we get them to think more clearly in 2018 and clean the GOP out of the House? We really have to do it.
      Beaglemom

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    2. Anonymous6:49 PM

      After they start dying off because they lost their health insurance maybe it will sink in.

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  13. Anonymous2:54 PM

    Right after CSPAN's coverage of the march ended, they took calls. I wanted to hear what Repubs would say, but most calls were from Dems. The firs Repub said she was pro-life and then surprised me when she next said that she was into what happened and was glad for the marches. The next GOP call was a woman from the South who said--this is almost exact: "If I were Trump, I'd have every woman there arrested." WTF! And then she went on to claim that Trump always spoke the truth.

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    1. Anonymous3:52 PM

      That second GOP caller was clearly someone who never hears or sees anything without the Fox News filter. I think that's the problem with most Trump voters. Their eyes and ears malfunction after all those Fox (fake) News years.
      Beaglemom

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    2. Anonymous3:54 PM

      Probably a peeponder!~

      http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/20/trump-supporters-tennessee-excited-inauguration/96794914/

      "WASHINGTON — Jeanna Scealf, a fifth-grade teacher from Knoxville, is usually in Washington, D.C., to take her students on field trips. But this year, inspired by Donald Trump, she made her first trip to the Beltway to watch a presidential inauguration.

      Scealf, decked out in red, white and blue and among 100 or so Tennesseans who arrived in Washington by way of bus, walked away from the National Mall convinced that change is coming.

      “The government is going to be for the people now,” she said. “As it was intended to be.

      “Just being there was so emotional. He said what people wanted to hear, which was more jobs, firing people that need to be fired and more security.”"

      "HE SAID WHAT THE PEOPLE WANTED TO HEAR"

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    3. Anonymous4:37 PM

      She teaches at a 'christian' school in fucking tennessee!

      Short on facts- long on bullshit and training the next generation of rebiblican sheeple!

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  14. Anonymous2:58 PM

    The deplorables in congress said the ACA would self-implode. They are making SURE that it does. Then they will blame Democrats for it. As they always do when they R's fuck up.

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  15. Anonymous3:10 PM

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  16. His freezing of regulations will eliminate the FHA mortgage insurance rate cut scheduled to take effect January 27, thus making it more difficult for low income people to afford to buy a home.

    Thanks, President Douchebag.

    The propaganda machine is revving up too. The Department of the Interior was ordered to remove side by side comparison photos showing Obama's inauguration crowds were larger than Trump's. Sean Spicer chastised reporters for reporting same. Said they overinflated Obama's crowds and underreported Trump's.

    So the Fascist propaganda machine will be producing their own fake news.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/21/us/politics/trump-white-house-briefing-inauguration-crowd-size.html

    Hell, even the Women's March had twice the crowds that Trump did. The Metro's passenger count supports that. I love how the Women's March hired the announcer the Trump committee fired.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/womens-march-crowd_us_5883af9ae4b0e3a735697705?vmh3rjjh7x3cq8h0k9

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    1. Anonymous3:48 PM

      Trump and his team deserve every negative comment and counters to their lies that are coming at them. The lies are so easy to prove, Trump! Stop lying, you idiot!

      Trump does not have the support and respect of the American people! He did not win the majority as to the popular vote - something he has not accepted! I so wish Hillary Clinton was our POTUS as we'd be in a much, much better situation today!

      Folks around the globe cannot abide Trump! All the respect that President Obama and VP Biden gained throughout the world has already been lost!

      JHC are we in trouble!

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    2. Anonymous3:50 PM

      That the March hired the old guy that Trump had fired is wonderful. I hope he appreciated the gesture. Yes, the media is being primed (after months of pummeling) to become a propaganda agent for Trumpland.
      Beaglemom

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    3. Anonymous6:29 PM

      We have worked to hard as a Nation to tolerate Trumps bullshit. This will not stand.

      He can't control the press even if he wants to. Trump is a sick person and if this ass thinks we will roll over he knows nothing about American values. He is so full of himself all he cares about is him image.

      He is hated world wide.

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  17. Anonymous3:33 PM

    The three Yes Men behind him are protecting their pussies.

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  18. Anonymous3:40 PM

    Hey Gryphen check out Sean Spicer's Wiki page!

    He actually did work for Mark "page grabber" Foley, and...

    "Sean Michael Spicer (born September 23, 1971) is an American political strategist and the current White House Press Secretary and Communications Director for President Donald Trump.[1] At 4'9" tall he is the shortest White House Press Secretary in US history. He is also the first troll to serve in the role."

    http://web.archive.org/web/20170122003745/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Spicer

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    1. Anonymous5:54 PM

      At 4'9" tall
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      Napoleon complex?

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  19. Anonymous3:40 PM

    BUY CHINESE, VIETNAMESE, BANGLADESHI AND HIRE CHINESE, VIETNAMESE, BANGLADESHI

    Reuters:
    Many of those supporters were sporting Trump's trademark red "Make America Great Again" baseball caps that were made in China, Vietnam and Bangladesh.

    Some were horrified when they discovered their Trump hats were foreign made.

    Rob Walker, 44, who had driven to Washington from Georgia with his wife Abby, 36, had stopped at a truck stop on the way to buy a "Make America Great Again" cap.

    "Oh God, I hope it's not made in China," Abby said, flipping the cap over to check. She looked at its label. "China! Don't tell anyone!".....

    Joshua Rojas, 25 and Alyssa Young, 28, had traveled from Texas to watch the inauguration. Young was wearing a pink "Make America Great Again" hat.

    "I loved it as soon as I saw it. I bought it right over there from one of the vendors for $20," she said.

    So was it made in America?

    "I don't know where it was made actually," Young said. "Let me check." She took off the hat to check the label. "Oh no," she cried. "It's made in Vietnam!"

    Austin Araco, 22, from Arkansas, was attending his first inauguration and wearing a Trump hat.

    "I bought this hat the day he won the election," said Araco. "From his website, of course. I wanted to make sure I supported his fund. I don't want to buy a knock-off. I bought the hat for $30, shipping included."

    Victoria Scott, 13 and her brother Andrew Scott, 12, each bought a "Make America Great Again" hat before the inauguration. Victoria's hat cost $25 - and was made in China.

    She did not seem to mind.

    Andrew then checked his hat. "Banglakesh?" he said after checking the tag. His father corrected him. "You mean Bangladesh."

    Robert Morrison from Queens, New York, was carrying his "Make America Great Again" hat - bought from a street vendor for $20 - and wearing a New York Yankees cap. Both were made in China.

    In his speech, Trump struck a fiery, protectionist tone.

    "From this moment on, it's going to be America First," he said. "We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and hire American."

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    1. Anonymous4:10 PM

      thanks for that

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  20. Anonymous3:48 PM

    Yup. Because it might take a few weeks to get all of the rollback done in Congress.
    Beaglemom

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  21. Anonymous3:52 PM

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/white-house-website-hails-and-hails-and-hails-the-chief-221241308.html

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  22. Anonymous4:01 PM

    Anyone have any idea how the Veteran's Choice portion of the Affordable Care Act will fare?

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    1. Anonymous6:54 PM

      I think congress already removed the protections for 6 groups: veterans, along with keeping children under 26 on parents policy, no birth control/mammograms coverage, no coverage for poor children and something else I forgot.

      The Democrats tried to pass amendments to protect these 6 groups but were shot down.

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    2. Anonymous6:23 AM

      Veterans? I thought Trump and Republican were pro wars and veterans?

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  23. Anonymous4:03 PM

    I am no prude and words are words but I was appalled Madonna had people mirror her and yell "I am not your bitch" and other things. And saying she's thought about blowing up the WH? Really? There are lots of kids in the crowd. Though this was the woman offering her "services" for Hillary votes. If that were anyone else, they'd be fired and exiled.

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    1. Anonymous4:28 PM

      The worst, though, was her singing!

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    2. Anonymous6:21 AM

      I liked the fact Madonna gave Trump the finger as I want to do it every day as I watch the news coverage.

      I, too, can be a prude - but, not when it comes to Trump! He's pure evil!

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  24. Anonymous4:09 PM

    What are the numbers on the tv viewing?

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    1. Anonymous4:31 PM

      Do you mean of Trump's inaug? I don't know the #s, but I read a little while ago that Obama's #s were higher not only in attendance but TV viewing.

      If Trump's attendees are 250k, that's less than Geo W Bush. I think he had 300k at his first one and 400k at his second one.

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    2. Anonymous5:31 PM

      And I read Obama's approval rating was 60%

      ....and we wonder why the media was surprised with Trump's victory

      How does he have an approval rating of 60% and have lost the house, senate and have so few Democrrat Governors remain?
      Not a number guru, but something doesn't seem right.

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    3. Anonymous7:11 PM

      60% is polling numbers, you are forgetting all the folks that sat home on their butts instead of voting.

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  25. Anonymous4:09 PM

    That wasn't the first thing he signed. He also canceled Obama said executive order which tried to help people who were having troubles with their fha loans. I wonder what percentage of those people voted for trump.

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  26. Anonymous4:10 PM

    Tv of inaug.

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  27. Anonymous4:13 PM

    There are still things going on in the world and we get this nasty press conference. wow.

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  29. Anonymous4:16 PM

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/john-brennan-trump-cia-langley-233980

    “Former CIA Director Brennan is deeply saddened and angered at Donald Trump’s despicable display of self-aggrandizement in front of CIA’s Memorial Wall of Agency heroes. Brennan says that Trump should be ashamed of HIMself,”

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    1. Anonymous4:29 PM

      Yeah, it felt wrong. Gosh, our holy beings can feel all this is wrong. That is why the extremely enormous crowds today! It is bigger than us.

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    2. Anonymous4:34 PM

      http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/1/21/14347952/trump-spicer-press-conference-crowd-size-inauguration

      " His war is with facts."

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  30. Anonymous4:18 PM

    I have been encouraging others to write to their local hospital president/CEO to assure when their family has no healthcare, their ER would be their new primary care physician, and to assure, that they may, or may not, have the ability to pay for their care. Work some folks up, let them face reality, because fact is, when your kid is ill and you have zero healthcare, that IS where you are taking them.

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  31. Anonymous4:33 PM

    In case anyone;s interested, SF's march started mid-PM. Here's an aerial view. It takes a while before the camera really pulls back to show everyone. And in Oakland right over the bridge there were about 60,000.

    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/01/21/huge-crowd-san-francisco-rally-womens-march/

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  32. Anonymous5:26 PM

    HOORAY!

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    1. Anonymous6:23 PM

      My partner and I enjoy a small subsidy making our insurance a bit more affordable, but if we lose it and we get sick, require surgery, have a hospital stay they we can't afford then guess what, if we can't pay it, (and we have all of our assets in accounts that cannot be stripped for medical) then the hospitals just have to eat it, and when they eat it, guess what, taxpayers end up paying it anyway.

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    2. Anonymous6:44 PM

      @ 5:26 Yes, I bet you spend tons of money for cable tv and cell phones, but nothing for health insurance. trump supporting moocher.

      It is so much easier to go to the ER and let the rest of us foot your bills.

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  33. Anonymous6:28 PM

    Ok, trump is really paranoid about proving that he had more people at the inauguration. Only day two and the mental illness has gotten worse.

    First he has his press secretary lie, then he insults fallen heroes at the CIA memorial wall by going on about his bigly numbers, now the secret service in involved.
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    Secret Service slaps down White House claim that ‘magnetometers’ shrank inaugural crowd size

    ..... “This was the first time in our nation’s history that floor coverings have been used to protect the grass on the [National] Mall,” Spicer said. “That had the effect of highlighting any areas where people were not standing, while in years past the grass eliminated this visual. This was also the first time that fencing and magnetometers went as far back on the Mall, preventing hundreds of thousands of people from being able to access the Mall as quickly as they had in inaugurations past.”

    However, CNN’s Jim Acosta spoke with a representative of the U.S. Secret Service, who said “no magnetometers were used on the National Mall for Trump’s inauguration.”......

    Acosta also posted photos of workers laying down ground covers to protect the grass on the National Mall in January of 2013, disproving Spicer’s claim that the Trump inauguration was the first use of ground covers.


    Twitter users continued apace to mock and deride the White House’s spin effort........

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/secret-service-slaps-down-white-house-claim-that-magnetometers-shrank-inaugural-crowd-size/

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  34. Anonymous6:28 PM

    Ok, trump is really paranoid about proving that he had more people at the inauguration. Only day two and the mental illness has gotten worse.

    First he has his press secretary lie, then he insults fallen heroes at the CIA memorial wall by going on about his bigly numbers, now the secret service in involved.
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    Secret Service slaps down White House claim that ‘magnetometers’ shrank inaugural crowd size

    ..... “This was the first time in our nation’s history that floor coverings have been used to protect the grass on the [National] Mall,” Spicer said. “That had the effect of highlighting any areas where people were not standing, while in years past the grass eliminated this visual. This was also the first time that fencing and magnetometers went as far back on the Mall, preventing hundreds of thousands of people from being able to access the Mall as quickly as they had in inaugurations past.”

    However, CNN’s Jim Acosta spoke with a representative of the U.S. Secret Service, who said “no magnetometers were used on the National Mall for Trump’s inauguration.”......

    Acosta also posted photos of workers laying down ground covers to protect the grass on the National Mall in January of 2013, disproving Spicer’s claim that the Trump inauguration was the first use of ground covers.


    Twitter users continued apace to mock and deride the White House’s spin effort........

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/secret-service-slaps-down-white-house-claim-that-magnetometers-shrank-inaugural-crowd-size/

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  35. Anonymous6:38 PM

    I have been researching the “repeal and replace” ACA for a number of days now.

    Apparently someone told dictator trump he has NO POWER to repeal and replace, so they came up with the E.O. to appease his supporters, ie make it look like he is doing something.

    It will open the doors to the republicans, but they are still going to have to write the new law, it sounds like they have no plan and who know what crap they are going to try and push on us. They are actually running to the Democrats asking for help.

    I have written all my representatives asking when they believe this will actually happen, haven’t gotten word back yet.

    Not only am I concerned about how they are going to screw us over with repealing, but HHS candidate Price is talking about raising the age on Medicare to 67. I am turning 63 this year and now I am going to have to review my healthcare budget.

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  36. Anonymous6:59 PM

    Look at that fucking idiot. With his fake hair and his nude model wife .

    Ask yourself if anyone can take this idiot seriously.While we watched President Obama go gray this asshole gets a spray tan and a come over.



    We have a new First Lady who sits on her ass and is nothing but eye candy. Don't forget all the insults our former First Lady took being called a Wookie and ignoring it all.

    So Melania shows up trying to channel Mrs. Kennedy. Put her nude pics out there for all to see.

    Yeah, i want a First Lady who everyone knows like they look like nude.She will represent me not now, not ever.

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    1. Jackie Kennedy was cultured, educated, and accomplished. The new white house occupier's third wife is none of those things.

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  37. Anonymous7:09 PM

    So dictator trump’s first day in office was screwing Americans first, second day lying about numbers at inauguration. What is left for Monday?

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  38. Anonymous7:20 PM

    Boy they really can’t get over how crappy that inauguration was:


    Sean Spicer just fudged the facts at least 4 times in 5 minutes

    In his first post-inauguration press conference Saturday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer immediately accused reporters of making inaccurate claims.
    He then proceeded to make no fewer than four inaccurate claims in five minutes and 30 seconds of speaking, took no questions, and left.

    Here they are.

    1. "This was the first time in our nation's history that floor coverings have been used to protect the grass on the Mall. That had the effect of highlighting any areas where people were not standing, while in years past the grass eliminated this visual."
    Actually, 2013 was the first time a special floor covering was installed to protect the grass on the National Mall. The Washington Post reported shortly before the second Obama inauguration that officials placed “several acres of a special plastic flooring.”
    Getty Images includes in its archives an image of workers laying the flooring just ahead of Obama’s swearing-in that year. And other reporters dredged up their own photos from 2013 that revealed the protective covering.

    2. "All of this space [from Trump’s platform to the Washington Monument] was full when the president took the Oath of Office."
    This photograph, taken during Trump’s inaugural address and published by CNN, shows considerable crowd gaps between the Capitol and the Washington Monument on the National Mall. To believe the area was full when Trump took the oath, one would have to believe the watchers left en masse in the minutes between the oath and the speech.

    3. "We know that 420,000 people used the D.C. Metro public transit yesterday, which actually compares to 317,000 that used it for President Obama's last inaugural."
    On Friday, the D.C. Metro published ridership statistics for the past four inauguration days. The figures go up until 11 a.m., presumably on the assumption that riders using the system after that are unlikely to be attending the noon-time ceremony.
    Spicer is correct that, per Metro, there were 317,000 trips taken before 11 a.m. in 2013, “President Obama’s last inaugural.” But by that metric, the 2017 figure would be 193,000 — less than half of the 420,000 Spicer claimed.
    In terms of full-day ridership, Metro told the Washington Post that riders took 570,557 trips Friday. But by that metric, Spicer is wrong about Inauguration Day 2013, when there were 782,000 trips taken. On Inauguration Day 2009, per the Post, that figure hit 1.1 million.

    4. "This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration — period — both in person and around the globe."
    While the new administration disputes the count, the visual evidence from overhead photography is overwhelming: Far more people stood on the Mall and witnessed Obama’s inauguration in 2009 than Trump’s inauguration on Friday.
    The global viewing audience is nearly impossible to calculate, but at least four previous presidents drew bigger domestic TV audiences than Trump. According to Nielsen ratings, 30.6 million viewers tuned in across 12 networks to watch Trump’s inauguration. That falls well short of the 41.8 million viewers who watched Ronald Reagan’s 1981 inauguration, the 37.7 million who watched Obama’s 2009 inauguration, the 34.1 million who watched Jimmy Carter’s 1977 inauguration and the 33 million who watched Richard Nixon’s 1973 inauguration.

    Millions of viewers also tuned in for livestreams of Trump’s inauguration, and CNN says that there were 16.9 million livestreams on its site and apps across the day. But Obama’s 2009 inauguration drew then-record online audiences, with CNN reporting more than 25 million livestreams across the day — and so much demand during Obama’s speech that many viewers were shunted to online waiting rooms.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/donald-trump-administration/2017/01/trumps-press-secretary-just-told-4-whoppers-in-5-minutes-233984

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    1. Anonymous9:40 PM

      I read that Russia really celebrated bigly yesterday and they aired all the coverage.

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    2. Anonymous6:14 AM

      Hard to watch the lies the Trump gang spews constantly. Good thing the press is wise to them as well as most Americans!

      MSNBC is calling out their lies immediately now. Loved that Chris Todd shut down Kellyanne this morning. She keep trying to talk on top of him and he had none of it. Finally! Good job Mr. Todd!

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  39. Anonymous9:38 PM

    Just want to say that MSNBC's Joy Reid is so cool. She was so good today talking about the March and the inauguration. So smart. Of course, all the women at that network are exceptional. Love Joy.

    Oh, and it was great that MSNBC treated today as if it were a weekday with all their regulars on. Sometimes it drives me nuts that MSNBC and CNN, but CNN to a lesser extent, have little news on during the weekends. I was thrilled to wake up this morning and see their coverage. And CNN was great too. Fox barely covered it. Barely.

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    1. Anonymous6:10 AM

      I favor MSNBC by a mile! Especially love watching Joy Reid, Rachel Maddow and Lawrence. They are straight shooters and very knowledgeable!

      I cannot bring myself to watch Greta! Found it unbelievable MSNBC hired her after her long history w/FOX!

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  40. Anonymous3:24 AM

    This is a big F U to all of you snowflakes and your former Muslim president.

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    1. Anonymous6:07 AM

      I love President Obama even MORE after watching your Hitler man/boy 3:24 AM!

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    2. Anonymous11:11 AM

      I didn't know Bushy was a Muslim.

      Wants to fuck snowflakes? Must be burning up with dick rot.

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  41. Anonymous3:48 AM

    Today editorials will be printed about why people marched. Only each individual can tell his or her own story.

    What finally made me determined to join the march in my hometown was the sight of Donald Trump, surrounded by gleeful millionaire sycophants, members of Congress, and children sign an executive order eliminating a program that helped lower-income families get a little relief on their FHA mortgages. They all laughed. It was fun to make poorer people have a harder time getting by.

    And then they obviously decided the optics had been wrong so they cleared the room and only a few somber faced men stood by while Trump signed an executive order forcing federal employees to bread the law, the ACA, because the GOP members of Congress have suddenly become afraid of their constituents. That act was a desecration of the Office of the President. He actually ordered federal employees to break the law.

    No wonder the American people here and around the world took to the streets yesterday and the only people who cheered his inauguration were living in Russia.

    I am proud of everyone who marched where I live and everywhere around the globe. We did it for as many reasons as we had signs or headgear or clothing on yesterday. But we did it.
    Beaglemom

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  42. Anonymous6:06 AM

    Trump is going to face a lot more as to demonstrations and citizens speaking out! We CAN drive him crazy!!

    The man/boy is revolting and a royal pain in the ass! Cannot imagine what his parents went through in raising him!!!

    I find Trump to be mentally stunted! God, but it is going to be fun getting rid of his ass and impeaching him. He has zero capability in running our country!

    Keep close track of his actions and illegal doings on a daily basis! All of us are going to need to continually notify our Congressmen and women of his rancid governing methods and deeds!

    Loved seeing the numbers in the marches throughout the country - he is going down and I can hardly wait to watch his demise!

    The majority HATE Trump! And, the Republicans are going to lose their seats in Congress when they come up for reelection. See it coming!! Especially those that came out in favor of him!

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