Tuesday, July 25, 2017

McConnell's "Screw You!!" Fork

Play chess?  Then I don't have to explain "fork."

McConnell is offering the Senate two bad choices, sorta like CN vs. CS chemical weapons.  Note well:  the Senate will choose one of two horrible bills and attempt to shove the CN (or CS)  down YOUR throat.  Nice, eh?

This is what The Donald wants, too.  It's "New York values", ya'know.

...One of the bills being considered, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, would offer provisions to immediately replace parts of Obamacare, but it is controversial among centrists because it contains changes to Medicaid that would result in long-term spending cuts and is controversial among conservatives who say it does not go far enough in repealing Obamacare and driving down the cost of premiums...

"Medicaid spending cuts" is bullshit, of course.  The rate of increase diminishes--but there are no "cuts."  The important part:  ".....does not ....repeal Obamacare and drive down....premiums."

So that's Horrible Choice Number One.

...The other bill, the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act, would repeal Obamacare's taxes, mandates and spending but leave in place regulations on insurers and give lawmakers two years to come up with a new plan. Conservatives favor this route and point out that senators supported the same bill in 2015 when Barack Obama was president and vetoed it....

Those "regulations" actually prevent reduction of premiums because they force men to cover their own pregnancy and 24-year-olds to pay what Old Farts pay--that is, identical premiums.

That's Horrible Choice Number Two.

RoJo figured out that McConnell is a slimebucket liar and let on to it a week ago.  Trump is a pure buffoon on this topic (he's not too bad on some others.)  Let's hope both Horrible Choices go down in flames.  

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