Save the ACA

If you live in a Republican state, get on the phone to your Representatives and Senators. The House is trying to destroy the financial reforms Dodd-Frank put in place, including the Consumer Financial Protection Board and has already passed legislation to go to the Senate to do just that. The Senate is trying very hard …

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Mulvaney’s Budget

Let’s not kid ourselves. The budget that’s going to be announced tomorrow was prepared by OMB Director Mick Mulvaney and his staff with little if any input from the President. It’s a real horror show for the social safety net Americans have grown accustomed to, but more than that it’s built on lies. Follow this …

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Massive wealth transfer

That’s what the AHCA is. 24 million or so people lose health care coverage because it’s no longer funded. Why? Because you can’t fund it and give all this away to the wealthiest 0.01% of the US population. One analysis of an earlier version of the bill estimated that it contains $600 billion in tax …

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Senator Sanders is mistaken

Bernie Sanders continues to cater to and hunt for the white working class, particularly the male part of it. He apparently concluded that Democrats should do that based on the statistics collected about Trump voters in the last election. Many of those voters were members of that class, no question. But should the Democrats sell …

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National Monuments at Risk!

The Vandal-in-Chief is about to authorize his lackey at the Department of the Interior to review “any national monument created since Jan. 1, 1996, that spans at least 100,000 acres ‘to make sure the people have a voice’ in which lands receive the highest level of federal protection.” What that sounds like to me is …

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Hey, Heartland America

I trust you noticed that the Congress has now agreed to allow coal companies to dump their waste into your streams again. And I trust that you noticed that just today the guy you voted for rescinded part of a law which regulates banks, because, he said, “We expect to be cutting a lot out …

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Deficits? We don’t care about no stinking deficits!

Once again, the Republican party proves that it’s very concerned about deficits when the Democrats are in charge: From the text of the 2017 Budget Resolution: (4) DEFICITS.—For purposes of the enforcement of this resolution, the amounts of the deficits are as follows: Fiscal year 2017: $582,574,000,000. Fiscal year 2018: $541,560,000,000. Fiscal year 2019: $673,600,000,000. …

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Republican Convention, Night Two

Tuesday was “Make America Work Again” day at the Republican National Convention, which also happened to coincide with the party formally nominating Donald Trump as its nominee. But neither jobs nor Trump got much attention as a grab bag of Republican headliners Tuesday spent most of their time demonizing Hillary Clinton and talking about themselves …

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