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Fox News Reacts to AHCA / Trump Care Loss

Fox News Reacts to AHCA / Trump Care Loss

 

Lou Dobbs calls for Paul Ryan’s resignation!

Cutting Wasteful Military Spending Could help Pay for Entitlements

Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, according to interviews and confidential memos obtained by The Washington Post.

Over $125 Billion in Bureaucratic Military Waste, yet Republicans want to spend MORE on the Military while cutting Health Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security.

The U.S. already spends more on the military than 14 countries combined.  We have nothing to show for it, except a huge debt & crumbling infrastructure.

Republicans are constantly wanting to cut “Entitlements” such as SNAP, Health Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security.

The reason other countries has better airports, roads, bridges and Health Insurance everyone is because they don’t waste billions on their military.

In 1991, Bernie Sanders made the above speech demanding that congress stop wasteful military spending. Since that time the military budge has only increased.

 

President Eisenhower was right about the vast military complex and military spending.

 

This was the Republican Party Platform in 1956 when President Eisenhower was campaigning to be re-elected as President. This is the platform Republicans should have TODAY.

If Republicans would make cutting wasteful spending a top priority, there would be funds to pay down our huge debt, fix our crumbling infrastructure and for programs which help average Americans such as SNAP, Health Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security.

U.S. War on Drugs has been a Horrible Failure

Police arrest more people for marijuana use than for all violent crimes – combined

On any given day in the United States, at least 137,000 people sit behind bars on simple drug-possession charges, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch. Nearly two-thirds of them are in local jails.

Police arrest more people for marijuana use than for all violent crimes — combined.

 

FINANCIAL INCENTIVE FOR PUTTING MORE PEOPLE IN PRISON

Private Prisons Yet Another Trump Giveaway to Corporate America

Private prisons are a failed experiment. That’s why AFSCME applauded last year’s decision by the U.S. Justice Department to reduce and ultimately end its use of privately-operated, for-profit facilities. The decision was based on evidence that private prisons are a bad deal for taxpayers, failing to deliver on services while jeopardizing public safety.

Private prison stocks up 100% since Trump’s win

The stocks of the two biggest private prison operators — CoreCivic (formerly know as Corrections Corp. of America) and Geo Group — have doubled since election day. CoreCivic is up 140% since Trump won in November; Geo Group has risen 98%.

One of the reasons more people are in prison in the United States than another other country is because of the corporate profits it generates.  Who’s responsible? Mostly Republicans due to their hard line attitudes about crime & punishment, and their being beholden to Corporate and Special Interests which profits from mass incarceration.

This is capitalism gone amuck.

 

After 30 years of being Tough on Crime in the U.S., no other nation incarcerates more of its citizens than we do. The War on Drugs has been a horrible failure.

We have five percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of its prisoners. The cost of housing all those inmates: $80 billion a year.

60 Minutes visited several German prisons and were amazed how laid back everybody seemed at each of them — prisoners and guards. Heidering Prison outside Berlin is as clean and bright as a Google campus. The prison is surrounded by fences, not walls, so inmates can see the outside world.

There is no death penalty.

Life inside prison mirrors life outside as much as possible. Germans call it “normalization.” It starts with small prison populations. Low-level offenders get fines or probation. Prison is reserved for the worst of the worst — murderers, rapists, career criminals. Cells have doors, not bars. It’s for privacy. Inmates can decorate as they please.

In Germany, 75 percent of lifers are paroled after 20 years or less.

The United States Justice System should be Humane like Germany’s

Republican Appointed Judges Stack the Deck Against Citizens Rights

GOP American Health Care Act Could Cause 24 Million to Lose Insurance

$19,500 for insurance for a 64 yr/old is CLEARLY unaffordable. This should be apparent to those responsible for drafting the AHCA and if they had any sense or cared about the American people, Republicans wouldn’t be trying the cram this abomination down our throats.

 

 

Trump promised not to cut Medicaid. His health bill will cut $880 billion from it.

A new CBO support on the GOP plan projects 14 million people would lose Medicaid by 2026.

CBO report: 24 million fewer insured by 2026 under GOP health care bill

The long-anticipated score immediately puts the writers and supporters of the GOP Obamacare repeal bill on the defensive. It is also certain to complicate the party’s already troubled efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Groups opposing the American Health Care Act

Over 50 organizations oppose the proposed healthcare plan that will make Americans will pay more for less. The list includes nurses, doctors, hospitals, teachers, churches, and more. You can see a few here: AARP: AARP opposes this legislation, as introduced, that would weaken Medicare, leaving the door open to a voucher program that shifts costs and risks to seniors.

The Republican Health Care Plan Includes A Tax Break For Insurance CEOs

WASHINGTON – The Republican plan to replace Obamacare includes a tax break for insurance company executives making over $500,000 per year. Companies can generally deduct employee salaries as a business expense but in 2013 the Affordable Care Act capped the deductions on health insurance executive salaries at $500,000.

Millionaires Will Get $157 Billion In Tax Cuts If Republicans Repeal Obamacare

Repealing the is going to be a windfall for America’s wealthiest families, even as it wipes away programs that have allowed millions of poor and middle-class Americans to get health insurance. A new government report shows just how big that windfall is.

Insurance industry execs are getting a new tax break on salaries above $500,000 as part of the Republican plan to replace Obamacare.

 

Republicans Want to Keep Trump’s Tax Returns Secret

229 House Republicans just voted to keep Trump’s tax returns secret

House Republicans voted en masse to block a resolution that would have forced Trump to turn his tax returns over to Congress on Monday night. The measure was introduced by Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ)…

Republicans Who Want to Keep Trump’s Tax Returns Secret

Rep. Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), said he intended to use a 1924 tax law that allowed members of the House Ways and Means Committee to privately examine Trump’s tax returns to determine if there are conflicts of interest or Constitutional violations He introduced an amendment to see Trump’s returns and Republicans voted straight down party line to reject it.

U.S. Representative Devin Nunes (CA-22)
Phone: (202) 225-2523

U.S. Representative Kevin Brady (TX-08)
Phone: (202) 225-4901

U.S. Representative Sam Johnson (TX-03)
Phone: (202) 225-4201

U.S. Representative Pat Tiberi (OH-12)
Phone: (202) 225-5355

U.S. Representative Dave Reichert (WA-08)
Phone: (202) 225-7761

U.S. Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06)
Phone: (202) 225-4561

U.S. Representative Vern Buchanan (FL-16)
Phone: (202) 225-5015

U.S. Representative Adrian Smith (NE-03)
Phone: (202) 225-6435

U.S. Representative Lynn Jenkins (KS-02)
Phone: (202) 225-6601

U.S. Representative Erik Paulsen (MN-03)
Phone: (202) 225-2871

U.S. Representative Kenny Marchant (TX-24)
Phone: (202) 225-6605

U.S. Representative Diane Black (TN-06)
Phone: (202) 225-4231

U.S. Representative Tom Reed (NY-23)
Phone: (202) 225-3161

U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03)
Phone: (202) 225-5406

U.S. Representative Jim Renacci (OH-16)
Phone: (202) 225-3876

U.S. Representative Pat Meehan (PA-07)
Phone: (202) 225-2011

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem (SD-AL)
Phone: (202) 225-2801

U.S. Representative George Holding (NC-02)
Phone: (202) 225-3032

U.S. Representative Jason Smith (MO-08)
Phone: (202) 225-4404

U.S. Representative Tom Rice (SC-07)
Phone: (202) 225-9895

U.S. Representative Dave Schweikert (AZ-06)
Phone: (202) 225-2190

U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-02)
Phone: (202) 225-3915

U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26)
Phone: (202) 225-2778

 

Jeff Sessions Caught Lying About Russia

Sessions spoke twice with Russian ambassador during Trump’s presidential campaign, Justice officials say

Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign and representatives of Moscow during Sessions’s confirmation hearing to become attorney general.

Senator Jeff Sessions Lied About Russian Contact, Met With Envoy at GOP Convention

Jeff Sessions in 1999 speaking on the importance of prosecuting Bill Clinton over perjury allegations

Responses To Trump’s Speech To Congress

Trump’s Speech Contained 51 Lies in 61 Minutes

Trump’s Speech to Congress Contained Dozens of Lies, Falsehoods, Inaccurate, or Misleading Statements

President Donald Trump delivered his first speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night that immediately was heralded by many on the right and on the left as “presidential.” Given that he is the president, why do Americans allow him to be anything but presidential?

Former Kentucky governor Steve Beshear delivers democrats response to Trump speech

 

In his response to his speech before Congress, Trump is called out for failing to mention anything about our Broken Justice System which has imprisoned more people in the United States than any other country on earth, no mention about Social Security, Medicare, Campaign Finance Reform, Voter Suppression and Climate Change.  Trump’s promise to “Drain the Swamp” has turned out to be just another LIE because he has hired unqualified Millionaires & Billionaires to fill his top cabinet positions.

An excellent example is Betsy Devos who Trump choose as Education Secretary.  Since 1970, the DeVos family has invested at least $200 million in various right-wing causes. DeVos’s father-in-law is the co-founder of Amway and her brother is Erik Prince, founder of the mercenary firm Blackwater.

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said, “In nominating DeVos Trump makes it loud and clear that his education policy will focus on privatizing, defunding and destroying public education in America.”

 

Republicans Responsible for High Prescription Drug Prices

Prescription Prices are much higher in the United States because Republicans who are bought & paid for by the pharmaceutical industry, refuse to pass legislation outlawing drug price gouging and allowing competition from other sources such as Canadian pharmacies.

 

 

Congress: Stop pharmaceutical companies from charging outrageous prices for life saving drugs.

My brother contracted Hepatitis C, a deadly liver disease. Unfortunately, like many people with the illness, he couldn’t afford to pay for the cure. Gilead, the maker of two miracle drugs that cure Hepatitis C in 99% of people, has decided to put profits over people, setting the cost of the drugs at…

Here’s a petition about drug price gouging. The creator of the petition’s brother killed himself BC he couldn’t afford $84,000 for 3 months of drugs needed to treat Hepatitis C.

 

Gilead’s Greed That Kills

Gilead Sciences is an American pharmaceutical company driven by unquenchable greed. The company is causing hundreds of thousands of Americans with Hepatitis C to suffer unnecessarily and many of them to die as the result of its monopolistic practices, while public health programs face bankruptcy. Gilead CEO John C.

Anther example of how voting for Republicans is a HUGE mistake because they routinely do nothing to help consumers.

 

 

Big Pharma Owns The Corporate Media

 

Republicans are Hypocrites about State’s Rights

Republicans constantly say they are for State’s Rights.  The above videos exposes how they are Hypocrites about states rights when those rights get in the way of what THEY want.