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Flaleftist's Journal
Flaleftist's Journal
July 29, 2017

I found this on reddit about the repeal vote.

Does this sound about right?

I'm not sure if it's really being appreciated just how comprehensively the Republicans were just fucked over.

See, the Republicans have been trying to pass these godawful healthcare bills through a process called budget reconciliation, which, among other things, protects the bill from being filibustered in the Senate and only requires a simple majority of 50 votes (rather than 60, which the Republicans don't have).

The thing is, the Senate can only consider one budget reconciliation bill per topic per year. Of course, if the bill dies in committee and never comes to an official vote, it doesn't count- which is why they've been able to keep hammering away at the issue.

This bill, though, was allowed to come to the Senate floor, because the Republicans thought they'd secured the votes. Collins, Murkowski and the Democrats would vote no, everyone else would vote yes, and Pence would break the tie. And then McCain completely fucked them. And it was almost certainly a calculated move; he voted to allow the bill to come to the floor. Had McCain allowed it to die in committee, McConnell could have come back with yet another repeal bill; but he let it come to a vote, and now they can't consider another budget reconciliation bill for the rest of the fiscal year. The Senate needs 60 votes to pass any kind of healthcare reform now.

So now they're caught between a rock and a hard place. Either they concede defeat on the issue and try again later (causing a big, unpopular stink that could damage elections if they try it before the midterms, or risking losing the slim majority they already have if they wait) or they actually sit down with the democrats like adults and write a halfway decent healthcare bill.

This is amazing.



July 27, 2017

Is Trump going to try and take credit for this one?

50K fulfillment employees, holds new ‘Jobs Day’ events at warehouses

Amazon needs more workers.

The Seattle tech giant announced today that it plans to hire another 50,000 employees who help prepare packages for shipment across its U.S. fulfillment network. About 80 percent of those openings are for full-time roles, with another 10,000 part-time jobs at the company’s sortation centers.


July 21, 2017

Does anyone here buy CBD oil online?

There are a lot of retailers online that sell different products with prices that vary quite a bit. Does anyone have experience with this and have a seller they use and trust? I'm looking for a friend with a nonspecific autoimmune disorder with a main symptom of inflammation in joints. So far the drugs they have tried are not doing much and the doctor is considering moving on to more serious chemo type drugs. I have been reading some good things about CBD oil and think it's worth a try. I mentioned it to her and she is interested in trying it. Can someone recommend a place to buy?

May 17, 2017

Dear auto-correct,

I never try to spell ducking. That is all.


May 4, 2017

During the vote count it showed 2 Dems as yes votes

the votes switched to zero before the end . What was that about? Was it a mistake or did two Dems plan on voting yes until they saw it would pass with Republican votes and change their vote?

April 17, 2017

So what is the worst case for Trump

He resigns? Can't he just pardon himself
and everyone involved?

March 29, 2017

There are plenty of creative ways you can use the truth against Trump and be funny.

Don't attack their kids. You give the alt-right ammo to use against us.

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