Mitch McConnell has been cooking up a Medicaid-gutting bill that just like Paul Ryan’s House version, would kick tens of millions of Americans off their healthcare and completely annihilate Planned Parenthood. Everyone knew it was going to be bad, as only old Republican white men were putting it together behind locked doors in the dead of night and had planned to drop it on the floor for a vote with next to NO time for anyone to read it first. Forget about the fact that there would be no Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score run on it.
Today, however, the full truth was unveiled on America, as Mitch McConnell cleared his throat of this infected phlegm of a bill in a giant belch.
WAPO –> https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/senate-gop-leaders-set-to-unveil-health-care-bill/2017/06/22/56dbe35c-5734-11e7-a204-ad706461fa4f_story.html?utm_term=.ee5e854d1b13
And, full text of the bill here:
CNN –> http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/22/politics/republican-health-care-bill-text/index.html
It gets rid of the “Net Investment Tax” (a capital gains tax) for people who make more than $250,000 per year). A gift to the wealthy by the wealthy that prevents healthcare from being funded at all, ever.
Preexisting conditions are no longer protected for Americans under the Republican bill. But, as much of an affront this is to Americans not suckling a silver spoon, it is STILL not cruel enough for many Republicans, who lambast McConnell’s Trumpcare bill as “Obamacare lite.” They want it leaner and more cruel:
CNN –> http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/22/politics/republicans-resist-health-care-bill-support/index.html
Bottom line is that the 142-page bill is Dead on Arrival (DOA, as they say). Not a single Democrat is a mile away from even bothering spit on it as they are flushing it down, and multiple Republicans can’t even read it without spitting up in their mouths trying not to vomit.
The Hill –> http://www.thehill.com/policy/healthcare/338719-poll-growing-opposition-to-gop-healthcare-bill
CNN has a nice graphic that includes a list of the Republicans you will want to keep an eye on as likely no-votes.
You’ve probably seen the 24-hr news-crack networks (like CNN) are focusing on this list.
Crossing into op-ed territory, here: It’s condescending to have to listen to these asses who obstructed EVERYTHING President Obama tried to accomplish for us and have tried obsessively to take the ACA away from us just to spite the “colored boy” whodunnit. None of these multi-millionaires gives a lick about working class poor or that dwindling dodo bird, the middle class. They represent the wealthy and con the rest of us into believing that:
- The rich will shower you with crumbs if you love and bow down low to them,
- If you bow down obediently enough to them that you will be them, of course, and
- “You aren’t the filthy poor you see in the mirror. You are us, the gilded select. And, anyone who tells you otherwise is trying to take it from you. Your birthright.”
Don’t let them make you forget:
“I see all this potential, and I see it squandered. Goddammit, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables, slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man; no purpose or place. We have no Great War, no Great Depression. Our Great War is a spiritual war. Our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised by television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars. But we won’t; and we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.” ~Tyler Durden, Fight Club, 1999 (Chuck Palahniuk)