I am very sorry, but I refuse to give our beloved leader any credit for seemingly acting like a president for two minutes. This low bar acceptance for this clown is getting real old real fast. In the last two days, our beloved leader has changed his position on six different campaign promises, and for two minutes during a press conference with the head of NATO, he sounded presidential. Whoopee!
How is it that in the 21st century, we are willing to allow the so-called leader of the free world such a low bar to say he is doing his job. That is ridiculous and I refuse to go along. While the pundits are falling all over themselves praising the clown for his meaningless attack on Syria, for his now saying NATO is no longer obsolete, and for claiming that China is not a “currency manipulator” and looking presidential, he is on the verge of killing his own people.
Our beloved leader is so upset that he was unable to get his Americans Without Health Insurance Act passed, he is willing to make sure that Americans will lose their health Insurance anyway. He says, “I don’t want to hurt anyone” but he is going to go ahead and not only hurt people, but possible kill people just to make a political point. And, our wonderful pundits aren’t even talking about it.
According to the ACA, there is something called cost-sharing subsidies. These are payments that are made to insurance carriers in order to help poorer people afford health insurance. The Republicans sued to stop the payments, and that suit is in appeals, and even trump’s administration is defending the subsidies in court.
Yet, trump is now saying that if Democrats don’t help him repeal the ACA, he will probably cut off those subsidies. You read that right. In order to blackmail Democrats into helping him kill the bill they are proud of, he is willing to take health insurance away from millions of people. Additionally, it will result in raising premiums for everyone else an average of 19 percent.
It is also expected that insurance companies will simply walk away from the exchanges altogether. Which will mean even more people will lose their insurance. But, trump doesn’t care. He doesn’t care that a lot of his supporters and voters will lose their insurance either.
This whole plan of his is what we called a “protection racket” on the South Side of Chicago. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal that appeared on Wednesday, he said:
I don’t want people to get hurt. What I think should happen — and will happen — is the Democrats will start calling me and negotiating.
Those are the exact types of words you would expect to hear from a mobster heavy when speaking to a business they are trying to extort. But, I am not sure Democrats have the stomach to go along with this extortion.
Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), said, “Our position remains unchanged: drop repeal, stop undermining our health care system, and we will certainly sit down and talk about ways to improve the Affordable Care Act.”
My advice to any trump supporter it you better take a good look at what your beloved leader is trying to do. He isn’t happy taking away your health insurance in the long run, he wants to use your health care as extortion bait against the other party.
Yesterday I told you about a “bait and switch” game Republicans and trump are going to use to try to take away social security. Their plan is to eliminate the Social Security tax from your payroll deductions. They will claim they are saving you a lot of money.
But, on the flip side there will be no dedicated funding for Social Security. Meaning it will fall to Congress to ensure the system gets enough money to survive. Naturally, they will claim it will be too expensive and therefore they will need to cut or eliminate the plan.
The biggest argument against their plans so far is that we pay into the system, so it isn’t really an “entitlement” it is a paid for benefit that we earned. If the tax is eliminated, they will claim it is an “entitlement” and therefore you would be getting something you don’t deserve. Another angle to the “taker” mantra they love to bandy about.
As you can see, our beloved leader is anything but presidential. He is acting more like a mobster than a leader. He is willing to lie to his supporters and then hurt them without any guilt at all. He is a man who has no morals, no integrity, and no conscience.
Rather than working with both moderate Republicans and Democrats to fix the ACA and make it better, he wants to kill it and remove at least 24 million people from their health care insurance. Even after saying “We will have a wonderful plan that will cover everyone”.
Rather than keeping his promise to “never touch Social Security and Medicare” he is planning a bait and switch game to take Social Security away from those who need it. And, he doesn’t care who it hurts. Even though it has been shown that his supporters are going to be hurt the most.
Of course none of this will matter much if he manages to bungle us into another war with Russia. His tactics so far to “work wonderfully with Putin” as he claimed he would do, he admitted yesterday that our relations with Russia are probably at their lowest point in history.
The man has absolutely no clue what he is doing. He doesn’t care about anything except that he is president and he won the election. It is nonsense to saying that looking presidential for two minutes is a positive sign that he is learning his job. I say bullshit. Just look at what he is planning to do to us. He is a buffoon who should have never even come close to the White House.
But, he is in the White House, so it is up to us to resist his madness. The best way to resist is to throw his Republican Politburo out of office next year. As my religious friends would say, “if we don’t god help us.”
And, the shirts keep marching along.