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Sat May 6, 2017, 09:28 AM

How is it possible in this day and age that some are working to, and cheering for, the intentional

killing of millions of their fellow American citizens?

The laughing, clapping and high fiving of republican congressman at their repeal of the ACA is unseemly at best and probably inhuman.

This behavior wouldn't be tolerable if the repeal were essential to the continued existence of American society let alone a way to provide super wealthy people with more super wealth.

If they prefaced this vote with the following arguement, perhaps the need to do this would be evident and we could all agree that killing millions of our fellow citizens was the right and necessary thing to do.

"Our nation is in an economic tailspin and we simply cannot find another nickel of tax dollars to pay for the skyrocketing costs of medical care everyone" said the (imaginary) speaker.

"How true" lamented the President, "our billionaires simply are totally tapped out and have no more shackles and alms for the wastrel eaters and takers any more" a tear drooled down his cheek as he polished his nine iron.

"Hopefully, America, it will be possible for you to get health care if you move somewhere else" the Senate master intoned, wobbling his chins in concern, "Perhaps the nation of Hawaii has a better economic state and can afford your ponderous medical complaints"

"Our society, as great and mighty as it is" cried the Republican leadership "needs the money for yachting and golf courses with precisely manicured greens and the conditions of our ruffs are deplorable and must be rectified immediately" they wailed.

"Of course you understand how hard it was for us to do this" they said with courageous chests puffed " so we will be keeping the medical care you so desperately need in place for our selves so that when conditions improve we will still be alive to revisit the problem and fix it again for you. We make this sacrifice knowing how appreciative you will be that we, your leaders and their respective families, are safe and secure in the welcoming hands of the worlds finest medical care".

"For those of you who must die, well it's sad, but Benghazi, I mean goodbye "

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Reply How is it possible in this day and age that some are working to, and cheering for, the intentional (Original post)
Augiedog May 2017 OP
no_hypocrisy May 2017 #1
madokie May 2017 #2
Wounded Bear May 2017 #4
KingCharlemagne May 2017 #6
IronLionZion May 2017 #20
Ligyron May 2017 #24
Mountain Mule May 2017 #27
kerry-is-my-prez May 2017 #22
moondust May 2017 #3
keithbvadu2 May 2017 #12
John Lee Pettimore May 2017 #29
smirkymonkey May 2017 #5
2naSalit May 2017 #7
doc03 May 2017 #8
keithbvadu2 May 2017 #13
bucolic_frolic May 2017 #9
heaven05 May 2017 #10
spiderpig May 2017 #18
heaven05 May 2017 #30
silverweb May 2017 #16
Stonepounder May 2017 #11
silverweb May 2017 #17
HughBeaumont May 2017 #14
iluvtennis May 2017 #15
benpollard May 2017 #19
sharedvalues May 2017 #21
stevenleser May 2017 #23
Ligyron May 2017 #25
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2017 #26
vlyons May 2017 #28

Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:34 AM

1. Not discussed: taking away healthcare from younger Americans would making joining the military

enticing if only for survival and getting medical benefits denied to them as civilians.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:46 AM

2. As I look back

only one thing good I could say at the time that I was drafted into the army but joined the navy instead was that I'd have health care the rest of my life. At the ripe old age of 54 I finally had to start using it. Due to shit that happened to me in that war they drafted me for all those years ago.

Yup I think you are on to something with what you said.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:03 AM

4. That and the economy in general...

some definite lack of opportunity out there. Enlisting will seem like a decent option.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:06 AM

6. If all 24 million who will lose health care joined the Communist Party, we could

 

overthrow capitalism in a heartbeat, seize the property of Trump and the 1% and send him and his cohort to the Gulag for some re-education and hard labor.

You may say I'm a dreamer . . .

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #6)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:13 PM

20. Worked out well for Russia

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #6)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:23 PM

24. I'm starting to think you're right.

They'd best see what happens in the next two elections first.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #6)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:40 PM

27. As a medicaid recipient, I'll go for it!

What a great way to push back at the Repugs and Paul Ryan, never mind Dolt 45. Unfortunately, many of the people whose income is so low that they qualify for Medicaid actually are a part of 45's core. The Repugs are saying that these Red State folks with chronic health conditions should just move to the Blue States to get medical care. This is one instance where I am fresh out of sympathy for 45's voters. The thought of them moving to my own Blue State of Colorado with its relatively enlightened healthcare system brings me no joy. Our budget is limited and can not expand outward to infinity to take care of "medical refugees" - especially those who voted to have no healthcare because they wanted to make a racist statement of hate by voting for 45, and healthcare be damned.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:22 PM

22. I think they have/are making cuts to veterans benefits too. Lots of complaints that they can't get

the care that they need and there's long waits. They come back with PTSD and other mental health problems, including substance abuse and do not get the proper treatment.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM

3. A few million dead moochers

is a small price to pay in exchange for yuuuuge tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires who will pump much of it into boosting the stock market which will create the impression that the economy is doing fantastic! All thanks to TheRump and Republicans!!!! Winning!!!!!!!

(The remaining sick moochers can go to prison if they need health care. Prison labor is good for business--another big win!!!!)

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Response to moondust (Reply #3)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:17 AM

12. Billionaires will fix it....

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #12)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:43 PM

29. Funny

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:05 AM

5. There aren't words to adequately express my disgust at this.

I cannot understand how people can be so evil.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:15 AM

7. "You're gonna get so sick of winning..."

He's correct, I am so sick of the "winning" because every time those assholes win, we lose bigly.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:30 AM

8. The first thing I hear when I bring up Trumpcare to

my fellow retirees "It won't affect us." There you go, that explains why people voted for Trump. "It won't affect us."
They are straight white Merikans, won't affect them.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #8)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:19 AM

13. straight white rich Christian Merikans

It narrows down a little bit.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:33 AM

9. Culling the population is the whole idea, isn't it?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #9)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:55 AM

10. yes

 

that is the ultimate goal of the 1% uber-rich to save the world for themselves, a couple of billion dead, say 3-4 will let them breath, literally, easier while on their golf courses as their economic machine continues gouging money from the remaining world population that feeds them.....

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #10)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:05 PM

18. Isn't that why BushCo is buying up aquifer territory In Paraguay?

They know what's coming.

I'm glad I'm old.

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Response to spiderpig (Reply #18)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:50 PM

30. 10-4 on that last sentiment

 

feces and rotating oscillators? I'll drink to that.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #9)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:56 AM

16. Exactly.

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]Another form of eugenics.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:59 AM

11. And we couldn't understand Germany in the '40's.

Just replace 'concentration camp' with 'Trumpcare' and 'Jewish' with 'pre-existing condition'.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #11)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:56 AM

17. Yup.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:24 AM

14. In America, it's "a privilege, not a right". Taxation? "That's theft".

Living wage? "GO OUT AND EARN IT, BUM!" You know, because poor people apparently don't work hard, don't have all odds against them and things like a roof and food are luxuries.

This is what happens when predominantly rich white male third-basers create, govern and dictate the terms of a country - you GET a country that predominantly CATERS to rich white male third-basers and toss everyone else in the "Fend for Yourself" risk pool.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #14)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:29 AM

15. +++ agree

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:11 PM

19. Nothing surprises me "in this day and age"

The GOP is all about money and power. They couldn't care less about the American people.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:17 PM

21. GOP is driven by tax cuts for their donors

The whole modern GOP agenda is about tax cuts that benefit only GOP donors - the 0.01%.


This isn't a healthcare bill, it's a tax cut bill.

GOP politicians and rightwing media are lying about what the bill does.
And the mainstream press are playing into the hands of those lies.

CNN: "A Victory for Trump"; no mention of people losing healthcare
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029018620

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:22 PM

23. Honestly I think this all goes back to the 1960s

 

The right wing in this country was incensed by what happened back then and developed ways to demagogue everything the Liberal left did and was trying to do. But a hatred was developed for us and the ways we were/are trying to help people that has never gone away.

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #23)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:31 PM

25. Some of them are former hippies who now feel guilty for having too much fun.

Many think Jebus got them off drugs and now they must repent for having been so evil.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:36 PM

26. This is not a health care bill. It's tax cut legislation.

People who need health insurance are merely collateral damage in the larger war against taxing the wealthy. The whole point of the bill, and especially its timing, is to get set up for the larger tax "reform" bill - they have to factor in the effect of the tax cut in the TrumpCare bill before they can do the much more extensive tax bill.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:40 PM

28. 3 reasons why they are cheering and clapping

1. these insatiably greedy people just gave themselves a big tax cut.

2. Their expect that their dark money contributors, millionaires and corporations, will keep the money flowing their way.

3. It feels like they just spit on, pee'd on, stuck a sharp stick in the eye of, and put their boot up the butt of Obama. They hate him that much.

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