Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Strange. The GOP Healthcare Bill Is Not Really about Healthcare. Hmm.

It's maddening to hear all the GOP congresspeople lying through their teeth about both Obamacare and their own healthcare bill. It's more maddening to listen to the reporters and hosts of cable news being unable to counter them successfully -- even though they try their damnedest.

Tom Price will only win by lying -- and by being believed by the rubes.

I don't know what to think. No, I have no trouble knowing that the Republican healthcare plan is a sham and a scam and can only pass if enough people can be bamboozled, or enough people are bamboozled enough to make the GOP run the hazard of delivering a phony bill of goods.

Because that's what Ryancare/Trumpcare is. Where I'm lost is figuring out how the GOP/Trump base could fall for it.
The Congressional Budget Office’s assessment of Republicans’ plan to replace Obamacare is a description of one of the largest, most significant income redistribution programs the US government has ever considered — from the poor to the wealthy rather than the other way around.
The plan, the CBO concludes, would take more than $1 trillion away from programs targeting poor and middle-class families, to fund an $883 billion tax cut targeted at the wealthy. It is upward income redistribution of a truly massive scale.
That's basically it in a nutshell. Money that could or should go to the neediest Americans will be taken from them and given to the wealthy in tax cuts.

Pure and simple greed, spiced up with brutal cruelty.

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