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Sabotaging the Affordable Care Act Does Not Equal Repeal and Replace

President Trump campaigned on the claim that the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, is unworkable and will collapse of its own defects. It is not and it will not, so the President has decided to sabotage it by blocking funding allocated by Congress to subsidize health care for low- and median-income Americans.   The President’s action will deprive millions – Read More


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Repealing the Affordable Care Act

Without spin or editorializing on the issue, here are some facts from The Center for Medicare Advocacy, medicareadvocacy.org, about the program Congress plans to repeal: The uninsured percentage of Americans under 65 is the currently the lowest in decades. Beginning in 2014, the rate dropped from 16.6% to 10.5%. As of March 31, 2016, 11.1 million people have coverage through Read More


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Black Lives Matter, Too

Many of my fellow Whites see “Black Lives Matter” as meaning that police lives do not matter. That is a sad symptom of the sick state of ethnic and race relations in this country. Some who support Black Lives Matter are anti-police, just as some anti-establishment activists shouted “Off the Pigs” during Viet Nam War protests. However, those hostile and Read More


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Alarming News from Washington

Federal employees in DC who are not furloughed or working for no pay are now in lockdown.  Shots have been fired at or near the capitol.  It is not known whether the presumed terrorists are allied with the right-wing insurgents mentioned in yesterday’s post.  I give 10:1 odds that they are part of the same group.   John B. Payne, Read More