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Why don't big insurance companies crack down on anti-vaxxers?

They are clearly the lynchpin in ending this pandemic. One thing people everywhere understand is money, and if insurance companies like Humana, Aetna, UHC, Anthem, Kaiser, etc., start either denying coverage to unvaccinated people and/or doubling or tripling their insurance rates, they have true financial incentive to get vaccinated.

I betcha if employers start telling employees that their health coverage will be double or triple the amount they're paying now, you'll see a lot of jabbing going on!

The Biden admin needs to huddle with big insurance and put an end to this non-sense once and for all! The insurance companies need to become evil again with regard to covid.
Posted by Wanderlust988 | Tue Aug 10, 2021, 01:58 AM (13 replies)

Re: COVID-19...at which point do we let natural selection take over?

I know it sounds harsh, but I'm distressed reading today about the US not ever reaching herd immunity. What are we supposed to do as vaccinated citizens? Are we not ever allowed to live our lives cause of those fucking idiots that refuse a vaccine? I'm not in a hurry, but the country needs to be fully opened by Labor Day...all 50 states. Those neanderthals will have had months to get an easily accessible vaccine. If they get sick and die, then so be it! I'm fully confident our health care system won't be strained as we have enough vaccinated people. I'm totally fine with wearing my masks, but events, concerts, etc. need to resume soon. I know there are variants, but pharma is making shots for the variants in the fall. If those idiots get sick and die, then that's on them.
Posted by Wanderlust988 | Tue May 4, 2021, 03:21 AM (7 replies)

Is there going to be a State of the Union address?

I've heard nothing about it and I must say it's kinda odd. I was looking forward to seeing two women sitting behind the president of the United States. How come there's no news about it?
Posted by Wanderlust988 | Sun Apr 11, 2021, 04:13 PM (9 replies)

Is there a compromise to be had on the $15/hr miniumum wage?

Is there a compromise that can be done to mollify the Bernie and AOC crowd on the minimum wage or is it an all or nothing proposition?

I think about people making $8/hr that could use a raise yesterday. Sure, maybe not $15.00, but going from $8 to $12 is a huge deal, at least where I live. I understand if you live in San Francisco, it's peanuts, but in most places a $4 or $5 raise per hour is a BFD. I'm of the opinion is that something is better than nothing. Folks making $8.50/hr know that standing on your principles isn't going to pay the bills.

Is there something that can be done to push this through or do we just wait until the next election, and then the election after that, and after that like we have been doing for the past 15 years?
Posted by Wanderlust988 | Sat Mar 6, 2021, 11:18 PM (43 replies)

Will Merrick Garland release the FULL unredacted Mueller Report?

I haven't heard anyone mention this at all on TV. Bill Barr apparently hid the juicy parts of the Mueller Report to save Trump's ass. I wonder if that's why Graham held up the Garland nomination so that they could get this impeachment trial over before he becomes Attorney General and release the full report. Other than national security/intelligence names, secrets, etc., there is no reason to keep this from the public.
Posted by Wanderlust988 | Mon Feb 8, 2021, 03:58 AM (7 replies)

Pres. Biden needs to offer Sen. Toomey (R-PA) a plum ambassadorship

maybe to the UK or France. He's retiring anyway in 2022. This would allow us to get to 51 votes, which does make a huge difference. Gov. Wolf would be able to appoint his replacement.
Posted by Wanderlust988 | Sat Jan 23, 2021, 04:06 AM (19 replies)

I don't think the GOP congressmen will be investigated until AFTER Jan. 20th...

No way the FBI announces that members of the House will be under investigation for helping the rioters until Trump is out of office cause otherwise he would just pardon them.
Posted by Wanderlust988 | Thu Jan 14, 2021, 04:40 AM (6 replies)

Is Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Elizabeth Warren, et al, going to sink Lloyd Austin's nomination?

As an African-American, I'm deeply concerned about the blowback that Biden's defense pick is getting from the most liberal Dems in Congress all because of the waiver. They are saying they won't approve the waiver. Is there any danger that he won't get the waiver to become the Pentagon chief?

Frankly, I'm outraged. I know that they want to stay consistent, but this is politically bad. How is Tammy Duckworth going to go to Illinois and look at black voters in the eye in Chicago and be proud that she helped deep six Biden's choice to be the first ever African-American to be defense secretary? If they have issues with the waiver, then don't show up and vote like Republicans do on tough votes. There is nothing good that can come out of what they're attempting. Black voters have a long memory and we won't allow Democratic politicians to vote against a very qualified African-American patriot and get away with it, even if he's confirmed in the end.
Posted by Wanderlust988 | Thu Jan 14, 2021, 04:16 AM (33 replies)

Biden considering Sen. Angus King for DNI Chief

I don't like Biden plucking any senators at all, but Maine does have a Democratic governor. But not sure I'm trusting special elections right now and Maine isn't exactly the most trustworthy state.

The ONLY way this makes sense to me is if Sen. King has maybe relayed to Biden that he doesn't plan on running for re-election, so it'll be easier for the Dems to run with a Dem already in the seat, rather than a full out open seat.


Posted by Wanderlust988 | Sat Nov 14, 2020, 04:20 AM (31 replies)

What's Biden going to do about Joe Manchin in a 50/50 Senate?

Assuming we win the GA runoffs. Biden's back-slapping, good ol' boy politicking will have to pay in spades. Manchin will be the king maker in the Senate and Joe will need to shower him with praise, a few beers, and overnights at the White House Talk about how great and beautiful the state of West Virginia is. Give him anything he wants as far as federal dollars. Get Jill to befriend his wife. I think that should probably keep him on board for most stuff, outside of climate change related bills.
Posted by Wanderlust988 | Mon Nov 9, 2020, 04:17 AM (10 replies)
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