Friday, May 26, 2017

According the CBO score instead of inflicting Trumpcare on the American people it might be more humane to simply line the sick up and shoot them.

The above is a chart from Mother Jones.

 And here is a tweet to drive the point home a little more.
800 percent, well that's enough to give you a preexisting condition right there.

In fact the bill is so bad that it literally brought a Republican Congressman to tears:

Courtesy of IJR:  

Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), — who played a pivotal role in including state waiver options in AHCA — hadn't read the full report yet, but initially said he saw it as “good news.” 

When reporters pointed out the portion of the CBO report saying individuals with preexisting conditions in waiver states would be charged higher premiums and could even be priced out of the insurance market — destabilizing markets in those states — under AHCA, Meadows seemed surprised. 

“Well, that’s not what I read,” Meadows said, putting on his reading glasses and peering at the paragraph on the phone of a nearby reporter.


After reading the paragraph, Meadows told reporters he would go through the CBO analysis more thoroughly and run the numbers, adding he would work to make sure the high-risk pools are properly funded. 

Meadows, suddenly emotional, choked back tears and said, "Listen, I lost my sister to breast cancer. I lost my dad to lung cancer. If anybody is sensitive to preexisting conditions, it’s me. I’m not going to make a political decision today that affects somebody’s sister or father because I wouldn’t do it to myself.”

I would predict that this bill is dead in the water.

And it might even die a little faster if some of this idiot Republicans would bother to read the damn thing before signing on. 


  1. Sadly, it's not dead in water. A lot of the features are going to happen. The Republicans have Congress and the Presidency. Unless there is undeniable pressure on those being re elected in 2018, they will line up, kneel and bow to 45. There will be some changes to mollify, but it;s going to be a tougher, harsher life for those who are struggling already.

  2. Anonymous6:14 AM

    Hey Alaska- Here's your big chance to be hated for more than Sarah Palin!

    Mitch McConnell needs 50 votes in the Senate to pass Trumpcare.

    What if he puts together a deal to exempt Alaska from Trumpcare in exchange for the votes of Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan?

    It's out there! It's at least a trial balloon if people like Jonathan Chait, Josh Barro and Topher Spiro are talking about it.

    You Alaskans better let Lisa and Dan from Ohio know what you think of this rotten kind of a dill before they get a chance to do it to America.

    1. Anonymous7:28 AM

      This is a big fucking deal!

  3. Anonymous7:16 AM

    To most house republicans who voted for the AHCA, and for senate republicans who support some version of it, the real reasons for their support are:
    1. Massive tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations.
    2. To oppose any legislation that was passed by Obama.
    It has almost nothing to do with health care.

  4. Anonymous7:18 AM

    1. Boo hoo hoo.

      Then she was pretty stupid to vote for Trump, huh?

      It's not like these low information voters weren't warned.

      Sorta on par with the woman who voted for Trump, then her husband was deported.

      Yeah, I know it will hurt others too but I have to say at this point I am enjoying my Schadenfreude every time I hear a Trump voter whine.

      I'm always at the ready with a big, fat TOLD YOU SO!

  5. Anonymous7:24 AM

    "Trump “got up there and, for whatever reason, lied HI$ ass off.”
    Trump retaliated on Twitter. “Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No wonder companies flee country!”"HE came into the facility and kept saying HE saved over 1,100 jobs." $ucker$

    1. More Boo hoo hoo sucks to be you.

      Trump voters crying they were misled?

      TOLD YOU SO!

  6. Anonymous7:53 AM

    Orange Juicer:

  7. Anonymous8:33 AM

    "Considering the rally was headlined by Geller and Yiannopoulos—both of whom call themselves free-speech fundamentalists who rail against political correctness on college campuses—it seemed odd for their ardent supporters to be calling for the disinvitation of a controversial speaker from a college campus."
    "Sarsour’s speech didn't deserve to be protected because she was speaking against “the ideas and principles of the United States.”
    “WE all agree on a few things, don’t WE?” Yiannopoulos asked. “For instance, that Linda Sarsour is a sharia-loving, terrorist-supporting, Jew-hating ticking time bomb of progressive horror.”

    1. Ah, the "fascist patriots", where the only free speech that should be protected is theirs.

  8. Anonymous11:27 AM

  9. Anonymous1:44 PM

    See, Republicans care, they're just stupid.


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