There are many ways to tell a lie, but the popular choice for Republican politicians is to tell ‘half-truths,’ or misdirect the facts. I call it ‘politispeak.’
Trump and Kellyanne Conway have been consistent, they just tell it like it isn’t. They live in a world filled with blatant lies. Other Republicans, including Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are much more covert.
Lyin Ryan forced Trumpcare through the House in a very rushed manner, although health officials and financial experts denounced it as a ‘piece of trash.’ Then he celebrated the fact that he would be responsible for the murder thousands of Americans each year.
Today McConnell released the revised senate version, and it is worse. It will reduce Medicaid funding, and reduce costs but with the loss of additional coverage.
McConnell: “Nothing we’ve advocated so far would cause anyone currently on Medicaid to come off of it.”
Well, not exactly.
This is what the Washington Post says.
“The Senate bill would phase out the Medicaid expansions under the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) by reducing the federal match for newly eligible adults, place a cap on the federal reimbursements to states, and lead to fewer people being enrolled than under current law. So far, 31 states and the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid eligibility.”
In other words, at least 22 million Americans will be unable to obtain adequate healthcare.
If McConnell believes this is such a great bill, why isn’t he and all of his family required to drop their current healthcare, provided by taxpayers who will not be allowed to receive healthcare, and receive coverage through Trumpcare?
The Republican Party does not represent you, and in its current hypocritical form it never will. They don’t care if Americans die because they cannot afford adequate healthcare; they’re doing just fine, and you and your family are not important. If you are not one of 585 billionaires, or one of 10.7 million, millionaires, you are in this country to serve them.
McConnell is the worst senator in American history, and has proven himself a traitor to the American people for more than 30 years. He is the reason our government is broken, and he lacks the courage and moral fiber to consider the needs and desires of the American people first.
Real Americans are in great danger. Our illegitimate president and his entire party are a composition of white supremacists, Islamophobes, homophobes, and misogynists. Their plan for America is to destroy democracy and reform it into a plutocracy; a plutocracy cannot exist without a fascist government.
It’s up to you; it’s your vote. I don’t need to say anything else.
Please re-post; thank you.
Op-ed by James Turnage
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