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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It’s Going Down @IGD_News · 4h 4 hours ago
“According to Mapping Police Violence, only 10 days past in 2017 where
American law enforcement did not kill anyone, and to put this in perspective,
according to an assessment in 2015, 1 out of every 13 people killed by guns is in
fact someone killed by police.”
It’s Going Down @IGD_News · 4h 4 hours ago
“2017 is on track to becoming just as deadly a year in terms of the police killing of
American citizens as 2016, and the numbers aren’t pretty. According to the police
monitoring website, Killed by Police, as of December 19th, 2017, 1,142 people
have been killed by police…”
Hansika Jethnani @hansikajethnani · Dec 17
Good morning just a reminder
DefendJ20 Resistance @defendj20 · 8h 8 hours ago
DC get down there right now and defend the #Dreamers
CrimethInc. @crimethinc · 7h7 hours ago
Twitter says it is now banning accounts that “use or promote violence against
civilians.” In this century alone, the US military killed over 100,000 civilians in Iraq
& tens of thousands more in Afghanistan. What do you think the chances are
they will ban US government accounts?
Solidarity & Defense @SolidarityDef · 5h 5 hours ago
“What do we want? Safe staffing! When do we want it? Now!” “Union…yes!”
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House debate on the #GOPTaxScam interrupted by chants of
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Paul Krugman @paulkrugman · 9h 9 hours ago
I’ve been getting some mail from people insisting that a corporate tax cut helps
ordinary families, because half the population owns stock. And it’s true that many
people own stock indirectly via their retirement accounts. But how much? Here’s
the distribution of ownership:
I wasn’t completely honest the other day when I posted about Toni. When I called her, she had just found out she has advanced lung cancer. She’s been moved from the hospital to a hospice facility. I don’t have the location yet.
Michele talked to her last and got the update about going to hospice. Michele wrote Sam to let him know and he replied immediately with a heartfelt message to Toni which I should be able to share with you shortly.
I’m at a loss of “good” words. There aren’t good enough words that I know to honor her. I never anticipated this day coming. Our extended blog family has migrated to different places but the common thread is still there and that thread is Toni. None of us worked 1/10 as much as she did to keep on top of things. She never stopped, never.
Presently she’s understandably not in a frame of mind to talk much. She has friends and family with her taking care of her.
I’ll post back her when I know more but you all should have my contact info. If not email@example.com is still good for email.
@johnson: Here’s Sam’s message to toniD.
Am very sorry to hear of your illness. I just wanted you to know how much I have appreciated your support, your emails and your contributions to the blog over the years. I remember the days of sunshine jim, cat chew, sandra mcgee pb true & mhappenow on the old blog fondly. Listeners like you have made my job special and I will always be grateful for that. Thank You
Fuck the world.
@Crank Bait: I will not argue that point Mr. Bait.
Foolstide et al.
America’s War on Christmas
If you missed today’s Majority Report, here’s Sam’s kind words for Toni
@johnson: Yes, Toni has made the world a better place. She has provided so much information which has given us the ability to stand up for justice and join her in working for betterment. Love you, ToniD.
“YOU ALL JUST GOT A LOT RICHER,” TRUMP TELLS FRIENDS AT MAR-A-LAGO AFTER SIGNING TAX OVERHAUL
Let’s recap, shall we?
…his accountant told him he would “get killed” as a result of the legislation. “The deal is so bad for rich people, I had to throw in the estate tax just to give them something,” he added.
…he told friends,“You all just got a lot richer.”
I just posted this on FB and wanted to share here as well:
Just had a long chat with Toni. She is resting comfortably, with one little issue, her bed isn’t working correctly and b/c of the holidays there’s a skeleton crew and no one to fix it. Other than that they are keeping her comfortable and she’s getting plenty of visits from her grandsons, nephews, friends and neighbors.
First thing I did was to read her the email from Sam Seder and then when she thought that was all, I played the clip of him mentioning her on Friday’s show. She was already in pretty good spirits but I think Sam’s stuff boosted her a lot.
She’s itching to get up and move around having been stuck in bed for a week but isn’t sure when that will happen. She sounded a lot more like her old self today.
She wanted me to tell everyone that she’s thinking about you, she sends her love and wants everyone to have a very Merry Christmas.
She says she’s up for more calls (we talked about 30 minutes) so I’ll check back in tomorrow and post another update.
Merry Christmas Eve everyone!
Time for another Toni DiPego Update:
She had a very full Christmas Day with one visitor after another, almost too much of a good thing!
She sounded better today but still is stuck on a mostly liquid diet, so that has to be torture for a lover of good food like Toni.
Everyone is seeing to her needs and has stocked her cabinets full of things she asked for.
We talked about our families and family history. We didn’t talk any politics, why ruin a perfectly good Christmas Day? She sends her love and best wishes and hopes everyone had a great Christmas.
Thanks for that.
Because I had the day off from work, it was a rare chance to watch the show live.
And as I remember it was at the start of the show that Sam spoke about Toni.
Also I noticed Sandy McGee was commenting about Toni in the fast scrolling youtube chat pane.
and thanks to Michele for contacting Sam !
ALTWASONPS @AltWASONPS · 15m 15 minutes ago
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Rogue NEH @RogueNEH · Dec 21
Alt Christmas TrEEOB @AltEEOB · Dec 21
Alt Christmas TrEEOB Retweeted Nate Silver
Mild spoiler: the most feminist movies under the new @FiveThirtyEight tests are Bad Moms and Hidden Figures, two movies at least in part about the danger of sexist logic.
Alt_Dept. of Labor @alt_labor · 10h 10 hours ago
Can’t believe I survived the War on Christmas 2017. Thoughts and prayers to our fallen holiday soldiers.
Alt_Dept. of Labor Retweeted
Toni DiPego Update
Today she was not having a good day. I didn’t recognize her on the phone and had to ask “Is this Toni?” She was very confused, drifting in and out, but she did say to send her love to everyone. We talked maybe 10 minutes but this is all I can tell you.
I learned later that they think it’s gotten to the brain. I’m sad to say it may be down to hoping for an easy passing. 💔
This inequity could not possibly suck more than it does.
Toni passed away this morning at 6:50 CDT. There aren’t words right now except she never stopped trying.
Trump’s New York Times Interview Is a Portrait of a Man in Cognitive Decline
I don’t care whether Michael Schmidt was tough enough. We’ve got bigger problems.
BY CHARLES P. PIERCE
DEC 29, 2017
Missing Toni …. 😔
Evening blogger nuts.
Great Find !
so Toni was a tree climber as a kid (September 21, 2004 11:00 PM)
that made me smile just now, can’t believe we’ve read the last of her : (
I remember trying to read that old blog while listening to the show at night,
3 years before making a 1st blog posting.
those fights with “war dog”, “nobody”, and later “part of the 97 percent” were
Florida 2017: Emotional support squirrels, a lawyer’s flaming pants and other weird news
A hat tip goes out to Charlie Pierce for mentioning the article linked above.
The Keystone Pipeline Never Ceases to Amaze
Remember last fall’s leak?
Amazon Users Angered Over Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon Rose Parade Parody
Several clueless and inadvertently funny reviews from irate viewers are included in the link above.
Michele Bachmann Might Run For Franken’s Senate Seat … On A Mission FROM GOD!!
Trump dissolves voter fraud commission; adviser says it went ‘off the rails’
“It’s a shit show and off the rails” can be applied pretty much everywhere in Trumplandia.
Dave Barry’s 2017 Year in Review: Did that really happen?
Much, much more at the link.
( missing toni )
You’re Not NeverTrump Unless You’re NeverRyan and NeverMcConnell
The Republican Party’s brain disease has seized full control.
Evidence is growing about the Tangerine Toddler.
It appears that, in a head-to-head contest, he cannot win a problem-solving contest against a tangerine or a toddler.
@Jmach1P: This article is a fascinating read and I have reposted it to Facebook with a hat tip to you and Proligarchy.com — our dear Toni would have liked it and maybe even shared it on FB.
I CAME HERE because I was missing Toni. I do hope we carry on in her memory. Peace hugs,
@Crank Bait: Rachel did a chilling piece last night on this and related (scary) issues which demonstrate the Republicans far overreach and intolerable power grab. I plan to rewatch the show/segment via the MSNBC iPhone/iPad app which I would recommend. It streams MSNBC live and the last one or two episodes of the various shows. You have to be able to sign in via a company. I keep my daughter’s Time Warner/ Spectrum ID/password handy as …
@Kate Anne: …. as they will ask for it every so often. (Keyboard froze.) I don’t have cable at the granny condo as I am helping with grand baby Levi a lot and staying overnight. I even use the app at Levi’s when I don’t have easy access to the cable TV. He prefers Little Baby Bum on YouTube (via the connected Roku box).
The bullshit voter fraud commission ends.
The bullshit investigation of Christopher Steele begins.
The GOP is hard at work…
Republican Senators Target Christopher Steele—and the Reason Is Obvious
Anything to distract from the big picture: Putin’s attack on the US and Trump-Russia contacts.
JAN. 5, 2018 3:50 PM