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June 7, 2017

Comey released his testimony for tomorrow.

Little Donny's speeches today won't get much press.

June 7, 2017

So why did the witnesses refuse to

answer questions at today's Senate hearing?

Are they loyal to Trump?

Do they fear something?

Is there some plan in place that they are a part of?

Surely the do not believe in Trump's attitude that there is no world community only a bunch of competing countries.

Surely they do not want Russia to destroy our democracy.

June 3, 2017

I think Eric Swalwell and Kamala Harris

would be a good ticket for 2020.

Both from CA and both young and both in Congress.

Kamala in the Senate and Eric in the House

May 25, 2017

Damn it all! Cutting taxes on the wealthy

has never grown the economy!

Wealthy people take the new money and save it. They do not create jobs they do not start new businesses.

The lost revenue causes more borrowing and higher interest payments for the government.

Media should call out conservatives on trickle down economics that we have known since Reagan is an ideological myth.

May 17, 2017

I remember the fighting between people during Watergate. My brother and a co-worker were on

Nixon's side. My brother was a Green Beret captain in the Army and worked with Donald Segretti at Fort Ord.

Segretti was the dirty tricks operative for CRP the committee to reelect the President. He was getting out of the Army the same time my brother was and he offered my brother a job with CRP. My brother felt there would be anarchy if Nixon wasn't reelected, but he did not work for CRP.

We watched Nixon's resignation speech at my brother's house. We have never mentioned Nixon to each other again.

My coworker hated the Kennedy's. She loved Nixon. I remember her saying "stick to your guns", meaning Nixon, every time we heard a negative news report about Watergate. We listened to the radio while we worked. The rest of us hated Nixon.

My coworker like many other Nixon supporters denied they ever supported Nixon during Watergate after he resigned.

The country was pretty divided over Watergate.

I suspect that much the same will happen if there are impeachment hearings about Trump.

With Watergate we had Republicans willing to put the country before politics. We also had a pretty objective press then.

I hope those last two things are with us this time also.

May 11, 2017

We need to drive home the fact that by

taking back the House and Senate in 2018 we gain the power to impeach and remove Trump and his influence in our government and our lives.

If we all everyday put this message on social media we give ourselves a boost in the 2018 races.

We should commit to do this I think.

April 29, 2017

I have Medicare it is not free health insurance.

I have part A which we all pay for through payroll deductions. Part A covers hospital bed day costs. There is a deductable and Medicare does not pay 100% of the bill. Payments for bed days are detemined buy a formula and is different depending on a bunch of your circumstances. You can look up the formula on line in the federal register.

I have part B which pays for doctors fees. Reimbursement is determined by procedure codes and also does not pay 100% of the bill. I pay for part B through deductions from my social security check. It costs about $120 per month.

I have part D which is perscription coverage. I have one monthly perscription at this time and it is free but I pay for the coverage out of my social security check also. I am not sure what it costs but I don't get much of a savings because I have only one perscription.

Then I have a suplimental insurance plan through AARP. It costs $180 per month and goes up every year. It pays for what Medicare does not pay.

I only see my doctor every six months so I don't get much of a savings there either. I am lucky I guess at 71 years old I am rarely sick.

So I pay around $400 per month so I don't have to pay for my perscription and doctor visits.

I think Medicare for all would be similar for everyone if it were enacted, it is not going to be like going to the doctor and the government pays for it as I read in another thread here.

Also Medicare is not goverment operated. The goverment contracts with the Center for Medicare Services a corporation. Called CMS.

When I worked I was an accountant in the medical industry so I always have to shake my head when I read someone who says we will get free goverment health care. Nothing is free!

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