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Republicans Bought and Paid for by the Rich

Donors to GOP: No cash until action on health care, taxes

(AP) – At least one influential donor has informed congressional Republicans that the “Dallas piggy bank” is closed until he sees major action on health care and taxes. Texas-based donor Doug Deason has already refused to host a fundraiser for two members of Congress and informed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., his checkbook is closed as well.

Influential donors has informed congressional Republicans that the “Dallas piggy bank” is closed until they see major action on health care and taxes.

This is one of the main reasons Republicans are pushing to repeal Affordable Health Care which would cause millions to lose health coverage… they are being ORDERED to by their billionaire donors.

 

Republican have always been and will always be beholden to the RICH and will never care about Average Joe Americans.

Anyone who is not rich who votes Republican is voting against their own best interests.

 

Video shows how Reaganomics and tax breaks for the rich don’t work.  Paul Ryan and Republicans are Bought and Paid for by the Rich.

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Trump Wants to End Net Neutrality

More fallout from Trump being elected president… ending Net Neutrality Consumer Protection.

 

Google, Facebook, and Netflix are among those joining a “Day of Action” to protest the FCC’s plan to roll back Obama-era rules on net neutrality. CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett, who interviewed the new FCC chair, Ajit Pai, earlier this year, joins CBSN to discuss Pai’s goal of creating internet “fast lanes.”

 

Comcast Spreading Anti-Net-Neutrality Propaganda

 

Dead People’s Names Used to File Phony Anti-Net Neutrality Complaints to FCC

Since the FCC voted to roll back Title II net neutrality regulations, they’ve received nearly 3 million comments in support of the current net neutrality rules. However, thousands of phony anti-net neutrality complaints are being submitted to the FCC—using industry talking points—under the identities of celebrities, ordinary citizens, and even dead people. This phenomenon, known as ‘Comcastroturf,’ is being used to falsely inflate the number of anti-net neutrality complaints, so when they make their final vote in August, these fake comments will be used to bolster the idea that Americans support the FCC and Ajit Pat’s pro-corporate agenda.

The Trump administration served notice that its plans to deregulate broadband internet service companies would be to jettison the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules, which were intended to safeguard free expression online.

The net neutrality rules, approved by the Federal Communications Commission in 2015, aimed to preserve the open internet and ensure that it could not be divided into pay-to-play fast lanes for web and media companies that can afford it and slow lanes for everyone else.

Trump earlier this year appointed Ajit Pai, a former lawyer for Verizon and a minority Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission, as chairman of the agency. Mr. Pai voted against the net neutrality rules as a commission member in 2015.

Since becoming chairman, Mr. Pai has indicated that he plans to either roll back or decline to enforce many consumer protection regulations created during the Obama administration, including those regarding net neutrality.

Supporters of net neutrality have insisted the rules are necessary to protect equal access to content on the internet. Opponents said the rules unfairly subjected broadband internet suppliers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter to utility-style regulation.

Courts have made clear that if the FCC ends Title II classification, the FCC must let ISPs offer “fast lanes” to websites for a fee. Chairman Pai has made clear that he intends to do exactly this.

But if some companies can pay our ISPs to have their content load faster, startups and small businesses that can’t pay those fees won’t be able to compete. Internet providers will be able to impose a private tax on every sector of the American economy.

Moreover, under Chairman Pai’s plan, ISPs will be able to make it more difficult to access political speech that they don’t like. They’ll be able to charge fees for website delivery that would make it harder for blogs, nonprofits, artists, and others who can’t pay up to have their voices heard.

Net Neutrality Is Trump’s Next Target, Administration Says

Mr. Spicer said President Trump had “pledged to reverse this overreach.” The Obama-era rules, Mr. Spicer said, were an example of “bureaucrats in Washington” placing restrictions on one kind of company – internet service suppliers – and “picking winners and losers.”

This is what you get when you elect Republicans… policies which favor BIG BUSINESSES and SCREW Average Joe Americans.

 

What is net neutrality?

Net neutrality is the basic principle that protects our free speech on the Internet. “Title II” of the Communications Act is what provides the legal foundation for net neutrality and prevents Internet Service Providers like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T from slowing down and blocking websites, or charging apps and sites extra fees to reach an audience (which they then pass along to consumers.)

 

Why is net neutrality important?

The Internet has thrived precisely because of net neutrality. It’s what makes it so vibrant and innovative—a place for creativity, free expression, and exchange of ideas. Without net neutrality, the Internet will become more like Cable TV, where the content you see is what your provider puts in front of you.

YouTube Stars Urge The FCC To Keep Net Neutrality

Below is a list of notable websites, companies, and organizations which support and agree on defending Title II net neutrality.

Obamacare Versus Trumpcare

Video explains the differences between Obamacare and Trumpcare

Trump’s Broken Promises Regarding Healthcare

Despite repeated campaign promises not to cut Medcaid, Trump supports the Senate health care bill which one GOP senator said cuts health care for “tens of millions.” Ari Melber discusses with Andy Slavitt, former Acting Administrator of Medicare and Medicaid.

Why Cutting Medicaid Would Be A Disaster

Through Medicaid home and community based services, Andraea is able to make a difference in people’s lives in her community. The Senate health care bill puts those services in jeopardy.

 

Priscilla and her daughter Micah of West Virginia — two people whose lives Senate Republicans are willing to trade for huge tax breaks to the wealthy.

Trump Knows NOTHING About Trumpcare

Most small children pretending to be president would do a better job than Trump did in a recent Trumpcare meeting.

Donors to GOP: No cash until action on health care, taxes

(AP) – At least one influential donor has informed congressional Republicans that the “Dallas piggy bank” is closed until he sees major action on health care and taxes. Texas-based donor Doug Deason has already refused to host a fundraiser for two members of Congress and informed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., his checkbook is closed as well.

More proof Billionaires own the GOP: No cash until action on health care, taxes

Republicans Propose Cuts to Vets Benefits

Elderly Vets Could Face Benefits Cut Under Trump Budget

Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin defended Wednesday a proposal in President Donald Trump’s federal budget plan that would cut a benefit paying thousands of dollars annually to disabled elderly veterans. The issue involved Shulkin’s push for an expanded choice program allowing veterans to opt for private care and the offset from veterans’ benefits to pay for more choice.

Republicans are always acting like they are SO patriotic and “Support Our Troops”.

Veterans Affairs Secretary stated that a proposal in President Donald Trump’s federal budget plan would cut a benefit paying thousands of dollars annually to disabled elderly veterans.

 

Republicans Plan Will Strip Health Care from Millions

GOP Threat To Medicaid Threatens Liberty Of Millions Of Americans

Rachel Maddow tells the history of ADAPT and the activism of disabled Americans and points out the leadership role these activists have taken in challenging the Republican plan to take Medicaid away from millions.

 

Mother and son: Medicaid isn’t about politics, it’s about lives

MSNBC Lawrence O’Donnell 6/23/17 – Mike Phillips is severely physically disabled, but thanks to Medicaid, he’s able to be cared for at home by his family. In a remarkable interview with Ari Melber, Mike and his mother Karen Clay explain how Medicaid cuts would literally end life as they know it.

 

Senate Republicans vowed they would follow a bipartisan committee process and to always give the American people time to “read the bill”. But now, the Senate GOP is drafting a secret, partisan health care bill behind closed doors, refusing any meaningful bipartisan input on the bill and refusing to hold any hearings on this legislation that would impact one sixth of our economy. Senate Democrats today urged the GOP to reverse course on this tactic and release to the public the legislation that would impact the health and bottom lines of millions of Americans.

 

Senate Republicans are reportedly close to finishing up their version of a new health care bill. They are keeping details of the measure secret while trying to get it to the Senate floor for a vote before the 4th of July recess.

 

Why Are Republican Senators Hiding Their New Healthcare Bill?

 

Republicans efforts to Repeal the Affordable Health Care Act will Strip Health Care from Millions

 

Fmr. GOP congressman: Why I changed my mind on Obamacare

Lawrence O’Donnell talks to Ezra Klein about the “catastrophic” CBO report – which estimates 22 million people would lose health care coverage – and GOP Rep. David Jolly shares his personal story of what happened when he found himself unemployed and uninsured.

Donald Trump Infrastructure Plan Scam

Donald Trump says he has an infrastructure plan, but really it’s an infrastructure scam.

Republican Lunch Shaming

Lunch shaming policies allow schools in primarily Republican / Red states to single out children as young as 4 who are unable to come up with money for hot school meals.

 

As many as 40 children at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City, UT  (a Republican / Red State) had their lunches seized and thrown away on Tuesday because their parents had fallen behind on payments.

 

Lunch shaming in Arizona schools

A Maryland mom is upset after her kid’s elementary school took away their lunch and gave them a cheese sandwich because of an unpaid lunch bill.

Student Ordered to Throw out Lunch

Student at Madison County High School in Asheville, NC (a Republican / Red State) Ordered to Throw out Lunch

Right Wing Media is Destroying Our Democracy

Right Wing Media such as certain shows on Fox News is destroying our democracy by lying to their audience & by omission of the facts, keeping US citizens uninformed and making them believe the mainstream media is fake news.

For example, you never hear Sean Hannity or Fox & Friends expose Trump’s Lies or expose any of the crazy things Trump says or does.  They never criticize him so their audience believes Trump is a normal, legitimate President.

Study Confirms That Fox News Makes You Stupid

A new survey of American voters shows that Fox News viewers are significantly more misinformed than consumers of news from other sources. Yet another study has been released proving that watching Fox News is detrimental to your intelligence.

Fourteen Propaganda Techniques Fox ”News” Uses to Brainwash Americans

There is nothing more sacred to the maintenance of democracy than a free press. Access to comprehensive, accurate and quality information is essential to the manifestation of Socratic citizenship – the society characterized by a civically engaged, well-informed and socially invested populace.

 

Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey to Stop Russia Investigations

Trump fires FBI Director James Comey who was overseeing Trump-Russia investigation Shocking the political world and beyond.

 

Trump connects Comey firing to Russia questions in NBC interview

Talking to NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, Pres. Trump said when he decided to fire Comey he was thinking about ‘this Russia thing.’ MSNBC’s Brian Williams gets reaction from his panel.

 

Video title: Elizabeth Warren: James Comey Was Fired Because Of The Russians

Senator Elizabeth Warren says nobody believes Trump fired the FBI director because he was ‘mean to Hillary Clinton.

Bernie Sanders AMAZING takedown of Trumps Firing of James Comey

 

Acting FBI director McCabe contradicts Trumps claim that FBI director Comey was fired due to incompetence and turmoil.

Steve Schmidt: Comey firing an enormous abuse of power by Trump

Joining MSNBC’s Brian Williams, former McCain campaign staffer & GOP Strategist Steve Schmidt reacts to the chaos that’s caused inside the Beltway after Pres. Trump fired James Comey.