Just this morning Trump spoke about his new executive order that will give us the best Healthcare because Obamacare is so bad. He was so excited about how good this new care is that he almost forgot to sign the Exec. Order and started to walk away. V.P. Pence had to stop him.
With the failure by Republicans in Congress to repeal Obamacare this year, President Trump is taking matters into his own hands, signing an executive order Thursday that targets the health care law.
Trump is asking federal agencies to look for ways to expand the use of association health plans, groups of small businesses that pool together to buy health insurance, and to broaden the definition of short-term insurance, which is exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s rules, administration officials said.
The ultimate impact will depend on any new regulations written as a result of the order, but overall, the Trump administration could make cheaper plans with skimpier benefits more available — and experts worry that will damage the ACA’s marketplaces.
“The president still firmly believes that Congress must act to repeal and replace Obamacare, but before that can be done, this administration must act to provide relief,” Andrew Bremberg, who oversees domestic policy at the White House, told reporters Thursday morning. “We expect these policy changes to potentially benefit tens of millions of Americans over time.”
Policy experts warn that together, these changes could represent a serious threat to Obamacare: Trump wants to open more loopholes for more people to buy insurance outside the health care law’s markets, which experts anticipate would destabilize the market for customers who are left behind with higher premiums and fewer insurers. [Read more here: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/12/16458184/trump-obamacare-executive-order-association-health-plans-short-term-insurance ]
Trump is bound and determined to undo Obamacare and everything good Obama did for us.
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NRDC 🌎 @NRDC
❌Spent tax dollars on lavish unnecessary expenses.
❌Tried to strangle the EPA’s budget.
❌Torn down environmental safeguards.
❌Put industry insiders in key agency positions.
❌Stamped out climate science.
6:59 AM – 24 Apr 2018
CJ / Johnson / maggiesboy
Pruitt Proposes Limits to Scientific Research Used by EPA Staff
By Eric Roston
April 24, 2018, 3:02 PM CDT
…Seven Democratic senators wrote Pruitt a letter Tuesday saying that the policy, which will have a 30-day public comment period, is probably illegal. Led by Delaware’s Tom Carper, the lawmakers requested more information about the proposal, which they say would direct the agency to ignore the “best available science,” a court-back standard for ensuring regulators consider evidence…
Remembering our blog-mate Michael F.
from So. CAL.
samsedershow.com/node/51 2007 May 17
samsedershow.com/blog/274 2008 August
“Hello to our friends and fans in domestic surveillance.”
Today 4/25 is / was his Birthday
“The stunning and ongoing price drops in solar and wind have shifted the
economics of new generation away from fossil fuels.”
9:55 AM – 25 Apr 2018
In These Times @inthesetimesmag
Arizona Teachers Are Prepared to Strike to Fix the Education Crisis Themselves:
12:50 PM – 25 Apr 2018
January 11, 2011 at 4:55 am
Palin,Beck & Their Fellow Teabaggers..
Fascism arrives in the USA wearing a badge and a gun. Solidarity with the
demonstrators brutalized in Newnan, Georgia by hundreds of militarized police
for the crime of protesting against self-professed Nazis.
10:28 AM – 22 Apr 2018
It’s Going Down @IGD_News
“To say that the #Newnan police were equipped for a riot is an understatement.
They were ready for civil war. The ground trembled beneath the BearCats and
tanks rolling down the streets, surplus weaponry from the War in Iraq; drones
circled above us.” #NewnanStrong
4:41 PM – 24 Apr 2018
10 years ago:
Thread 2! For Hour 3!
Submitted by Lauren on Sun, 04/27/2008 – 5:59pm.
Seder On Sunday Sammy Cam
Scott Pruitt kept dodging ethics questions before Congress
Published on Apr 26, 2018
“You Really Should Resign:” Lawmakers Slam
EPA’s Scott Pruitt over Mounting Ethics Scandals
Apr 27, 2018
BREAKING:@HuskyEnergy's tar sands refinery in #SuperiorWI just exploded.
Locals being told to evacuate NOW.
Smoke plume so large that its appearing on radar, but officials admit they have no plan for extinguishing the fire.
1 mile from the world's largest freshwater lake. pic.twitter.com/XiIqpbYJEK
— MIDWEST UNREST (@MW_Unrest) April 26, 2018
Only Democrats Could F*ck This Up, Volume Infinity
The DCCC manages to throw both of its candidates for a House seat under the bus.
BY CHARLES P. PIERCE
APR 30, 2018
No Time to Pretend
The courts and the press are putting themselves at risk by treating Donald Trump like a normal president.
By DAHLIA LITHWICK
APRIL 30, 20186:15 PM
The web hosting contract for this blog will expire on 6/15. The domain name will expire shortly after that…
To my mind, there is no longer a reason to keep it going.
Anyone interested in taking over ownership/stewardship of the domain and content is welcome. Just let me know and we will work out the logistics….
Otherwise, consider this a 45 days notice…
Paul Ryan Just Got Trounced By a Priest
Once again, the Speaker picks a fight with the Jesuits and loses.
BY CHARLES P. PIERCE
MAY 3, 2018
Did Hillary Clinton Die Unexpectedly of a Rare Disease?
Arrests Made as Georgia City Braces for Face-Off Between Neo-Nazi and Anti-Fascist Groups
By Jamie Ducharme Updated: April 21, 2018 4:29 PM ET
CBS NEWS April 21, 2018, 6:33 PM
10 arrested at neo-Nazi rally in Newnan, Georgia
Counterpower Radio Hour ( 4/24/2018)
1:00:15 , 27.5 MB
( a discussion of the above Face-Off Between Neo-Nazi and Anti-Fascist Groups in Georgia,
the failed Student School Walkout at a High School due to nation wide effort by Administrators to control and co-opt the protesters.
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Exactly, Now is NOT the time to relax, sit back, and assume the GOP will self destruct / dig their own grave.
There are still waaay tooo many idiots in America who will continue to vote and support
those R.W.N.Jobs who wish to cling to power forever.
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Trump Just Violated the Iran Deal. Welcome to Renege Nation.
The good faith of the United States is now worth as much as a Trump University degree.
BY CHARLES P. PIERCE
MAY 8, 2018
edgery registering more 2018 voters @edgery
This seems like a good day to remind everyone
that John Bolton has been pushing for war
against Iran for decades.
1:04 PM – 8 May 2018
Ben Rhodes @brhodes
Trump just created an international crisis with no plan for what comes next,
no fallback to maintain constraints on Iran’s nuclear program, and no logic
other than hyperbolic anti-Obama talking points more suited to a Fox and
Friends panelist than a President.
1:08 PM – 8 May 2018
Mike Dorning @MikeDorning
BREAKING: Boeing license will be revoked as part of Iran sanctions, Mnuchin
said just now, per @SalehaMohsin — Boeing has signed a $3 billion deal for
30 737 Max jets with Iran Aseman airline and a $16.6 billion deal with national
carrier Iran Air for 80 aircraft.
2:01 PM – 8 May 2018
Norm Eisen @NormEisen
Every single Boeing employee who loses their job is going to know why.
5:19 PM – 8 May 2018
“…Jarad, he is basically a six foot three inch stack of packing peanuts…”
Tuesday’s Most Important Victory Didn’t Go to Any Candidate
Ohio voted to fix its redistricting system.
BY CHARLES P. PIERCE
MAY 9, 2018
…But, to me, the most important victory was that of a ballot measure in Ohio that was designed to bring fairness to the redistricting process. This was a bipartisan measure and it won with a whopping 75 percent of the vote. From The Cleveland Plain-Dealer:
These are common sense reforms that, god willing, will be replicated around the country. Now, there’s many a slip and so forth, and there are probably a dozen ways of sabotaging this initiative of which I am unaware. But it does indicate that, out in the country, there is an overriding sense that things have gone badly wrong with our elections, and there’s a hunger for fair remedies to those problems. This is an election-year issue of some power and, who knows, maybe even the members of the Supreme Court were paying attention.
The United States Is a Country That Tortures People
We will do it again if you scare us enough.
BY CHARLES P. PIERCE
MAY 9, 2018
Synopsis of Pierce’s piece about Haspel’s tap dance under questioning (but read it in its entirety anyway): Bad people torture people but we, U.S.A. citizens, do not torture people except when they are bad people and we can prove it because the people we tortured were bad people.
[Pay no attention to the video records we destroyed and, anyway, they were bad people who deserved to be tortured…which we don’t do.]
Only bad people torture people and, goddammit, we are not bad people.
And here is a synopsis of my viewpoint based on Haspel’s answers to questioning:
Haspel is a self-identified patriot. Patriots do as they are told. Gas chambers? Sure. Follow orders. That’s what patriots do.
That defense fell on deaf ears during the Nuremberg trials. It should fall on deaf ears today.
Final “Seder On Sunday” 10 years ago today:
Caitlin Johnstone @caitoz
How to put RT out of business:
STEP 1 – Allow leftist and antiwar perspectives to be voiced on mainstream
There are no more steps.
4:05 PM – 6 May 2018
Matt Taibbi @mtaibbi
Matt Taibbi Retweeted Caitlin Johnstone
Caitlin Johnstone comes up with a brilliant plan to silence RT that will never be enacted in America.
4:04 AM – 7 May 2018
Dump Trump? Tower’s broker shifts strategy—again
By Alby Gallun May 08, 2018
Unable to find office tenants for the mostly empty commercial space in Donald Trump’s riverside skyscraper, the property’s brokers are shifting gears once again. And one thing is noticeably absent from their marketing materials: the Trump name.
They’re courting restaurants for 66,000 square feet on the lower three floors of the 92-story high-rise, space that has been mostly empty since the Trump International Hotel & Tower opened nearly a decade ago.
The Trump Organization has struggled to fill the space, initially seeking retailers and restaurants, then opting to turn it into conference rooms for the building’s hotel. Most recently, the property’s broker, RKF, has marketed it as office space. Yet the New York developer has succeeded in leasing just 1,000 square feet to a gift shop and hair salon.
Now, with Trump in the White House and his sons Donald Jr. and Eric in charge of the family business, RKF is pitching the space as “the perfect entertainment and dining destination,” according to an RKF marketing brochure.
The brochure is also noteworthy for what it omits: the Trump name. Aside from the small print on a locator map, the document identifies the property only as 401 North Wabash Avenue. Two photos of the tower don’t show the massive TRUMP sign that overlooks the Chicago River.
But the commercial space in the Chicago building has a bigger problem, said Stone, the retail broker.
“The intensity of the political divide definitely does not help, but I think the issue is fundamentally about the location,” he said.
Still, the Trump name is noticeably absent from the RKF brochure. In the cover photo, the big TRUMP sign even appears to have been airbrushed out. Who knows? Subtly distorting reality may be the marketing boost the property needs.
Robert Reich @RBReich · May 10
Trump is determined to Take America Backwards Again. The administration now
plans to roll back child labor laws that protect young people from operating
dangerous machinery, including chainsaws, meat slicers, and trash compactors.
5:45 PM – 10 May 2018
Juan Cole @jricole
Why there isn’t likely to be a conventional War between Israel and Iran –
10:14 AM – 11 May 2018
Jenya Cassidy @oneunionmom
What happens when brands join the protest? “Ultimately the commercialization of
protest just kind of neuters the message and preserves the status quo.” – Julianne
Tveten on @thisishellradio
1:06 AM – 11 May 2018
This Is Hell! @thisishellradio
SATURDAY: Writer / activist @kevin_ovenden calls for solidarity and cooperation
between anti-racism and anti-war movements.
11:10 AM – 11 May 2018
This Is Hell! @thisishellradio 10 hours ago
SATURDAY 10:05AM – Anthropologist @davidgraeber explores the meaning and
meaninglessness of our bullshit jobs.
SATURDAY 11:05AM – Political scientist @PopTechWorks explains how
technology turned against the poor.
SATURDAY 12:05PM – Historian @HartmanAndrew visits the new Trump front of
America’s old culture wa
Senators make plan to preserve Mueller’s work
if not his job
Heidi Przybyla, NBC News national political reporter,
talks with Joy Reid about a new bipartisan plan in
the works in the Senate to preserve Robert Mueller’s
work, even if Mueller himself can’t be protected
from Donald Trump
Yesterday: surfbenet / jbenet
Today: Chubby Bubba
5/15: Vernon, aka zeek
Our message for Governor Walker and his guests arriving
at the Milwaukee Public Museum tonight.
Our students have been robbed to give tax cuts to the rich.
3:22 PM – 11 May 2018
All Betsy DeVos Knows Is How to Profit From Schoolchildren
If you’re appointed by a president* who ran his own fake university, this is the kind of thing you do.
BY CHARLES P. PIERCE
MAY 14, 2018
Area Man Allegedly Builds 16 Pipe Bombs Because Obama
Let’s head down to Arkansas.
BY CHARLES P. PIERCE
MAY 14, 2018
Like I said…
…you never get it right on the 1st read through… Ever.
Democrats Know the Country’s Problems Didn’t Begin—and Won’t End—With Trump
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and others met in Washington this week to discuss what’s next.
Norm was on a roll this afternoon.
One of his better 1st hours, I.M.O.
The Norman Goldman Show May 17, 2018:
Segments of First Hour = 38 Minutes
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BlueRootsRadio @BlueRootsRadio · May 14
BlueRootsRadio Retweeted Donald J. Trump
To all the Rust Belt workers who voted for Trump, here’s your payback. Jobs to a
Chinese company that’s been helping North Korea and Iran. So, where’s your
jobs Trump voters? Buried in the Trump Swamp that’s where and in China.
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese
phone company, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast. Too many jobs in
China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!
8:01 AM – 13 May 2018
12:19 PM – 14 May 2018