It took 64 tries ...

it took 64 tries for Repubs to finally get the ball over the goal line. They voted to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act this morning. They are sooo happy. Their coach, Toady Paul Ryan, gave a disgustingly obsequious speech on the floor of the house. Of course he didn't mention that this version of the bill is worse than their first try a month ago. They can't be proud that this was done on the backs of the poor and the sick. 

They voted for the bill without knowing its cost and how many people will lose their health insurance  Shame. 

As I said before, elections matter. This Republican Clown Posse should pay for the worst vote these current members have ever cast. Can't wait for the 2018 House elections. 

Get the iprofit making insurance companies out of health entirely. Join me in advocating for single payer health care ... like every other industrialized country. 

Trump signs away your broadband privacy rights

If you still think elections don't matter remember this: your Internet privacy rules were signed away today by so-called president Trump. The FCC instituted privacy rules that gave you the right to determine what internet providers could do with your information. Both houses of Congress passed the bill ... and it is Republicans that control both houses ... and forwarded it to Trump. 

Remember all those showy photo ops of Trump sitting on his brain surrounded by adoring peeps? Not today. He signed this behind closed doors. Coward. 

Don't ever say "elections don't matter." You just lost your right to privacy on the Internet. Your defense? Don't use the Internet.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan Is So Excited

Why is Paul Ryan so excited? He says the proposed Trumpcare health care legislation is "de-federalizing an entitlement, block granting it back to the states, and capping its growth rate." True enough.

But ... and it is a big but ... this bill cuts benefits to poor people through Medicaid more dramatically than those benefits have ever been cut before. The Congressional Budget Office (a non-partisan group) estimates that 26,000,000 people (kids, seniors, poor single mothers, people with disabilities) will lose their insurance under this ill-conceived plan. 

Remember that the So-called President Trump promised that no one would lose their coverage. Turns out that was a lie.

And why is this House Twit Ryan so excited about throwing poor people under the bus so he can crow about it? I say let's buy 20 cruise missiles each year going forward. That will save enough money to pay for the Draconian cuts to benefits to poor people Ryan proposes. 

This clown isn't a budget genius, he is instead, as my father used to say, a dunderhead. Look it up; Google can be your friend.

Bill Gates is a toady and a doofus

Bill Gates met with Donald Trump and was impressed. Bill seemed impressed because he said Trump was interested in innovation. Then he compared him to JFK. 

JFK? Seriously? JFK was well-read, well-educated, and could write more than one sentence at a time. I tell ya. It's true. Very, very true.

Gates is one of the largest funders of privatization of education. He must be head-over-heels over Trump's pick for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Neither he nor Betsy have any experience in education. Except to spend millions to privatize education across the nation.

Makes want to tear my hair, no, my copy of Microsoft Word out of my computer. 

Robert Reich's Plain Talk About Trumps Political Theater

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Posted by Robert Reich on Thursday, December 1, 2016