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‘Rebuild America’ for Future Generations! July 1, 2017

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The media are asking Democrats what their message is to voters — here is my answer, it’s the same answer I’ve been pushing for years now.  I can only pray that somebody will finally take my suggestion and run with it:

‘Rebuild America’ for Future Generations!

Democrats need to concentrate on a plan that completely rebuilds America’s infrastructure.  Our message should be —-Rebuild our water, communication, health, transportation and electric grid systems.  Rebuild everything that will put our nation back to where we were decades ago.  Make the plan something similar to the WPA and the New Deal by FDR.

Rebuilding our infrastructure will not only create thousands of jobs, lower the unemployment it will require teaching our younger generation the skills they will need to build and maintain those new systems.  This plan will give our economy and our people the boost of confidence we’ve needed for a long time to lead the world once again.

President Trump implied that he would do something like this but it appears that his plan will only help the big companies make more money.  We need jobs for our local construction companies, etc…  Every State, district and county needs to visualize that dream.

Rebuilding our infrastructure, completely, will upgrade our security systems to where they need to be immediately.

Don’t Repeal — Finish What ACA Started July 1, 2017

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The reason ACA (Obamacare) isn’t working as well as it could have been is because President Obama delayed higher penalties by 4 years.  The penalty for 2015 was even low enough to pay rather than fork out more for actual insurance coverage.  It wasn’t 2016 that the penalty was so high that a person might decide to purchase insurance rather than pay such a high penalty for not having any.

For the 2010-2014 calendar years, the tax penalty was the greater of 1 percent of your household income above $10,000 or $95 per adult and $47.50 per child.

Which would you rather have paid $95 or $2100-6025 for health ins coverage yr?

For the 2015 calendar year, the tax penalty is $325.00 per uninsured adult and $162.50 for a noncompliant child.

Which would you rather have paid, $325 or $6228 for health ins coverage yr?

For the 2016 calendar year, these costs will increase to $695 per uninsured adult and $347.50 for a noncompliant child.

Which would you rather pay, $695 for NOTHING or $6433 for full coverage ins? (more…)

Democrat Party’s Message June 26, 2017

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We stand for respecting fellow human beings. We stand for taking care of fellow Americans just as we would our own families. We stand for treating each human being with no preference just as we would our own children. No child is better than the other in our family. We demand that we all share what life provides us just as we demand our kids to share their toys.

Every human being deserves to be given the health care, the education, the safety and the right to pursuit happiness that is available in this world.

 

Do unto others as you would have them do onto you.

Trump’s Threat About Using Tapes = Obstruction of Justice June 9, 2017

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Threatening to release “tapes” of conversations between Trump and Comey (the former Dir of FBI) if Comey dares to talk to the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee or the media —via an OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE TWEET about those conversations, is in itself OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE.

We don’t even have to include Russia or why Trump fired Comey (because of the way he wasn’t abiding by Trump’s requests “HOPE” to drop the case against General Flynn, (Trump’s former NSA, who he himself fired for lying to VP Pence).

The special prosecutor could ignore what Dir Comey took as a “directive” from the President of U.S. to obstruct justice by stopping the investigation into Flynn and his involvement with Russia and Turkey – after, mind you, asking his own AG, VP and his own adviser and son-n-law to leave the room.

PRESIDENT TRUMP OBSTRUCTED JUSTICE BY THREATENING COMEY WITH POSSIBLE PUNISHMENT (RELEASING TAPES SUPPOSEDLY CONTRADICTING COMEY’S ANSWERS) IF HE SPOKE OR LEAKED ANYTHING ABOUT THEIR CONVERSATIONS TO CONGRESS OR THE MEDIA.

What TrumpCare Will Really Do for Americans May 6, 2017

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Well, the Republicans in the House of Representatives passed their repeal and replace TrumpCare plan.  Now the Senate can either accept that bill as the House wrote it or make a complete new one or they could simply fix the ACA (ObamaCare) which in my view is the simple way of solving the problems.

The TrumpCare plan will make millions lose their health insurance because they cannot afford the new premiums.  The Republicans decided to switch the cost of premiums from equal share between all citizens (healthy and sick) to the sick and poor only.  Anybody with a pre-existing health condition could end up paying nearly $25,700 per year more than they do now.  That’s just an estimate; the Congressional Budget Office hasn’t yet scored the House bill.  There will be millions of dollars in cuts to Medicaid and Medicare patients.

Would you like to know what is considered a pre-existing condition?  Here are just a few conditions, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, lung disease, anxiety, depression, Alzheimer’s, cerebral palsy, CHF, heart disease, crohns, kidney disease, hepatitis, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, stroke and even pregnancy even expectant parent(men).  A few others that insurance companies may add to the list are, acne, heart burn, hysterectomy, asthma, kidney stones, high cholesterol, knee surgery, lyme disease, ulcers, pacemakers, migraines, acid reflux, etc… 

Don’t take my word for it, ask AARP, Kaiser Family Foundation, Avalere Research, America’s Essential Hospitals, National Physicians Alliance, American Medical Assoc., etc., they are all against this bill.

The Center for American Progress says they could charge those with metastatic cancer as much as $142,650 more, a 3,500% increase.

Republicans will have you believe that they provide “access” to health insurance and that there are tax credits for those that need help.  That’s true but what they offer will not even begin to help.

The very wealthy, insurance companies, medical device companies and the young and/or healthy Americans are only ones to benefit.  The wealthy will get millions in tax cuts and those that don’t approve of being mandated to buy insurance.

For more details of the Republican’s TrumpCare plan please go online and read all about it.  Get your facts from the organizations I mentioned and not from “Republican fake news commercials”.  Call your Senator and demand they stop this bill and fix ACA instead.  Nearly 70% of Americans approve of ACA, fix it, don’t break it.

http://time.com/money/4766063/ahca-new-republican-health-care-bill/

http://kff.org/interactive/tax-credits-under-the-affordable-care-act-vs-replacement-proposal-interactive-map/

 

Remember the Obama Recovery Stimulus Bill? March 28, 2017

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Remember what Republicans said about former President Obama’s Recovery Act while it was being negotiated and voted on in 2009-2010?

Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-ranking House Republican, called the Democratic package “a spending bill beyond anyone’s imagination.”

Rep. Wamp said. “They’re (the Democrats) going to slam dunk this, and we’re going to go into debt. We’re going to vote ‘no.’”

Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican, warned that Mr. Obama’s plan to stimulate the economy will cause inflation and lead to a depression.

“This is a huge pork-barrel spending bill that is not going to help the economy,” Mr. Ensign said of the proposed stimulus legislation.

Many said it would only create temporary jobs, remember?

Guess who plans on writing up another “Stimulus Package”?  The Republican Party and President Trump.  What happen to their claims that such packages do no work?  Now all of a sudden they realize that Obama’s stimulus bill worked.  It saved us from going into a great depression.

They plan on creating thousands of jobs by giving corporations huge tax cuts.  They are talking about cutting their rates from 35% down to only 15%, that’s a 20% tax CUT for them.  And of course they also plan on cutting taxes mostly for the top 1% of our wealthiest folks.

They are also cutting regulations so companies can save even more money while polluting and put our workers and nation in danger.

They also plan on increasing the Import taxes which means the cost of goods will increase for all American consumers.

Oh, and now they are all for passing an infrastructure bill, something the Democrats have been pushing them to vote for for years now but they refused to even vote on.

Tax cuts will indeed give some relief but only temporary – just long enough to keep our nation going through 2020 so Trump can claim success.

Sadly, our debt will not go down as they normally claim must be our number one priority.  Like their new attitude on the way a President should act has trickled down to their new opinions on the debt.

A Few Facts Not Being Told By Republicans March 20, 2017

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Think it’s time for a few facts to be told.  Pres. Trump lied about former Pres. Obama, House and Senate Intelligence committees and FBI say they see no proof of wiretapping of the Trump Towers.

The Republican’s new health care bill, Trumpcare, has been scored by Congress Budget Off.  It will make 28 million people lose their health care coverage over time.  Premiums will rise for next couple of years but go down later.  The reason premiums will eventually go down is many of the sick and older folks will drop their plans because they can no longer pay the premiums.  For example, the premium for a 64-year old, after subsidies, would jump from $1,700 a year to $14,600 a year.  Those 40 or older will also pay more for their premiums. Yes, 21 year olds pay will pay less.  However, most already pay less because ACA allows them to stay on their parent’s plans.

7 million employees will lose their health care coverage if ACA is repealed.  Nearly 14 million people currently on Medicaid will lose that coverage next year.  Those people are the poor, physically and mentally handicap Americans.  Many of which voted for President Trump because he promised better and more health care coverage that will cost even less; if you doubt this fact just google his interviews. (more…)

Prove It is President Trump Doing the Tweeting February 6, 2017

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It’s time for the media to make a decision.  Will they treat President Donald J. Trump’s Twitter Account as ‘news’ or will they treat it as social communications?  It cannot and should not be treated as both because most are related to the United States domestic and foreign actions.  Those actions include the president’s Executive Orders, his press briefings, emergency announcements and even possible declarations of war.

If the President wants his tweets to be treated as his administration’s official executive actions then those tweets should be witnessed by random members of the media, including those tweets written during the middle of the night.  The President’s own words last year give cause for this requirement.

During a campaign debate last year, when then presidential candidate, Donald Trump, was asked about cyber-attacks in the U.S., and who’s behind them, he said the following, “It could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds…”.  The President is right, for all Americans know it could be a complete stranger who has hacked into the President’s Twitter account that is writing his tweets.  It could even be Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway or some administrative staffer sending out these tweets using the President’s account.  There is no way of knowing.  (more…)

Special Comm Such as 9/11 Comm Needed Immediately January 25, 2017

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INVESTIGATE 2016 ELECTION NOW:

President Trump claims 3-5 Million voter fraud during Election, wants probe.

CIA proof of Russia Influence on Election

FBI Director Interferes with Election with new false Email scandal

Senate Intelligence Investigating Trump campaign ties with Russia

Three members connection to Russia President Putin – Pay for play?

Wikileaks leaking information before election day.

Every reputable polling company had Hillary Clinton winning.

Every reputable news organization had Hillary Clinton winning.

Three, historically Democratic States, suddenly switched and gave Donald Trump their Electoral votes to put him over the total needed to win.

Nearly 3 million more people voted for Hillary Clinton then Donald Trump.

FBI investigating phone calls made by Trump adviser General Flynn the same day Pres Obama sanctioned Russia for invading our Election process

President Trump nominates ‘friend’ of Russia’s President Putin who is also Exxon’s famous CEO

President Trump ‘thinking’ about lifting sanctions on Russia and if he does, Russia will be able to sell the thousands of barrels of oil waiting to be released because of sanctions holding them – Pay for play?

President Trump working with Russia’s president about Syria – Pay for play?

SOMETHING MAJOR WENT DOWN DURING OUR 2016 ELECTION. IT SOUNDS AS THOUGH THERE WERE A LOT OF PEOPLE TRYING (APPARENTLY SUCCEEDING) TO INFLUENCE THE RESULTS. WE NEED NON-PARTISAN GROUP (PEOPLE NO LONGER IN OFFICE THAT MIGHT FEAR LOSS OF FUTURE ELECTION) TO INVESTIGATE ALL OF THE ABOVE EVENTS IMMEDIATELY.

WE MAY SOON FIND OUT THAT RESULTS WERE INDEED RIGGED AS PRESIDENT TRUMP HIMSELF DECLARED DURING THE CAMPAIGN. IF RESULTS WERE NOT RIGGED, AT THE VERY LEAST EACH ONE OF THESE THINGS NEED TO BE INVESTIGATED AND IF SOMETHING CAN BE DONE THAT WILL STOP IT FROM HAPPENING AGAIN – WE SHOULD DO IT.

Time for Term Limits, Civic Duty is Lacking in our Nation. January 23, 2017

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It’s time for Term Limits for all legislators.  Americans that can vote are either refusing to do so because they don’t think their votes count or they simply just don’t care to take the time to get ‘involved’.  The people that do vote pretty much just repeat vote, vote for the name they recognize.  Because of that, we have legislators that have been in office for 30-40 years getting nothing accomplished or causing constant gridlock.
 
If a legislator knows they only have 8-12 years (2 years each for Representative (4 elections) and 6 years each Senator (2 elections)) to serve, they will likely work harder to get things done. I think it would be appropriate if they were to run again at a later date and after their initial terms are up; but only after being in public sector for at least 5-10 years to get a reminder of what it’s like in the real world.
 
Perhaps they also need to be graded or have an evaluation done ever so often like at any job. Not sure how they could be evaluated, perhaps by days worked, votes missed, number of bills sponsored or written. Why shouldn’t they be, almost every job I’ve ever worked at I got a yearly evaluation. I know State employees are evaluated, legislators should be too.  The evaluation should be publicized as well.

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