Month: May 2017

Saturday Night Massacre

A lot of people are talking about the similarities  of Richard Nixon’s firing Independant Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, and that of Trumps firing of FBI Director James Comey. President Nixon ordered the Attorney General and the Deputy AG to fire the special prosecutor Archibald Cox, but they both refused. than Solicitor General Robert Bork agreed to fire the special prosecutor, resulting in the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus. Later in the years Robert Bork was nominated to the Supreme Count by Ronald Reagan. A man who violated all moral and legal obligations as an Solicitor General, and fired a special prosecutor that was just doing his job. Nominated to the highest court of the land. None the less he was certainly confirmable and technically qualified to be a Supreme Court Justice. Although during the confirmation hearings he stepped on his own tongue when asked how it would feel to be a Supreme Court Judge. He responded “it would be an intellectual feast” I assume he was trying to say all liberals are morons and all liberal values are naive at best. Even Republicans at the time could no longer support him after that revelation. He became the only Supreme Court nominee to not be confirmed by the Senate. But over time conservatives have become more and more adamant that liberal programs must be squashed. As we...

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There is no savings

Simply put there is no savings with the repeal and replace plan that House Republicans passed. The CBO score says that over 10 years there will be 110 billion dollar deficit reduction, as well as 23 million people losing coverage.  Here is something the Congressional budget office didn’t take into consideration. With the ACA, congress passed a provision that essentially reduced a program payment by 75% called Disproportionate Shared Hospital pay (DSH). The CBO at the time estinated that reduction in the program would save 230 Billion over the course of the next 10 years. (DSH) reimbursed hospitals for uninsured patient visits. Hospital company CEOs have lobbied any massive change in the ACA that would  increase the amount of uninsured, would require bringing back the (DSH) program. They probably will have their request granted. If so the actual deficit reduction will become a deficit increase of 120 billion dollars over the next 10 years. So why the push. Why are Republicans so hell bent on screwing 23 million people out of their coverage. There is a long running debate between the 2 parties. Republicans beleive in a free market solution within our profit for healthcare system. Democrats believe we should follow the lead of the rest of the world and provide coverage for everyone. Healthcare should be a wright not a privalege. I believe in fixing the ACA and...

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