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Depressing How all the lies have worked

The other day I was having a passing discussion with someone in the medical field. They were complaining about the high cost of their private family health insurance. I asked if they had looked into options offered by the ACA. She said no that it sounded like too much trouble, and it would probably cost more. When I asked how much her premium payments were, fifteen hundred dollars a month for a family, I told her the ACA would most likely be cheaper and provide more options. She said she would look into it, but I am not hopeful she will. I am unlikely to see this person again so I won't know if she made it before the deadline.

The lies seem to have won out in many segments of the population.

They Were Against Him Before They "For" Him


The post-nuclear Senate is a strange place.

Forty-one Republican senators voted Wednesday to filibuster Pedro A. Delgado Hernandez of Puerto Rico, a nominee to be a U.S. district court judge.

Their attempt failed because under new rules established by Democrats, "cloture" on most presidential nominees requires a simple majority, rather than 60 votes. So the nominee moved forward, 57-41.

Then the Senate proceeded to a final vote on the nomination, which passed 98-0, capturing the Republican senators who had just attempted to filibuster Delgado.

The games Rethugs play. I despise them.

Trumped Up Wars


"You just don't in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pre-text," Kerry told the CBS program "Face the Nation."

Iraq was in the 21st century. Sen. John Kerry voted for it.
Nice moral authority you have there, John.

Nothing to add really.

Palin and Russia


As tensions between Russia and Ukraine continued to heighten, former vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) took to Facebook to remark how she saw this coming.

Back in October 2008, Palin criticized then-presidential-candidate Barack Obama at a Reno, Nev. campaign rally, for his reaction to Russia's invasion of Georgia.

In a later comment in 2008, Ms. Palin remarked she hoped the Russian invasion of Georgia could be stopped before reaching Atlanta.

Paralyzed GOP Representative Opposes Medicaid Expansion


More than a decade ago, Arkansas Rep. Josh Miller (R) was in a catastrophic car accident that broke his neck and left him paralyzed. Medicare and Medicaid paid the $1 million bill for his hospitalization and rehabilitation.

But this week, as the Arkansas legislature has debated continuing its privatized Medicaid expansion under Obamacare, Miller has remained steadfast in his opposition.

The Arkansas Times highlighted the contrast in a Thursday report. The alternative newspaper reported that Miller receives ongoing coverage through the government programs, including Medicaid-covered personal care assistance.

The Times asked Miller, 33, about this apparent contradiction: Shouldn't someone who has experienced the benefits of health insurance, including insurance paid for by the government, understand the importance of expanding those benefits to others?

The difference, he said, is that some of the 100,000 people who have gained coverage through Arkansas's Medicaid expansion don't work hard enough or just want access to the program so they can purchase and abuse prescription drugs.

"My problem is two things," Miller said. "One, we are giving it to able-bodied folks who can work ... and two, how do we pay for it?"

The accident that paralyzed Miller occurred about 11 years ago, the Times reported. He was driving with a friend, alcohol was involved, but Miller said he couldn't remember who was driving. When he arrived at the hospital with his life-changing injuries, he was uninsured.

Miller, who manages a rental property office, took office as a state legislator in 2013.

This guy sums up practically everything I despise about Rethugs. Pull up the ladder after he benefits from a government program and accuses others of irresponsible behavior without evidence, irresponsible conduct that got him injured to start with. This S.O.B. is beyond reprehensible.
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