Friday, July 28, 2017

Allowing 200,000 to die over decade a long, hard slog for GOP

The handful of Republican senators  blocking both the outright and selective 'skinny' repeals of the Affordability Health Care Act (ACA) are the exception that prove the rule: the GOP congressional majority is functioning as a psychotic legislative body. Using the working definition of psychpathy:  a personality disorder characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, impaired empathy and remorse, and bold, dis-inhibited, egotistical traits, the GOP Congress qualifies. They spent the first 14 months of the Obama administration demonizing him over his signature effort, bringing health care to the 40 million without, preventing an estimated 45,000 annual deaths. The ACA, passed March 23, 2010, covered roughly half that total, arguably leading to approximately 150,000 saved lives over the past 7 years. Once passed, GOP psychopathy was further revealed spending the last 7 years of Obama's presidency pushing repeal of the ACA and using it as a cudgel to galvanize their racist, sexist, Xenophobic and homophobic base to win the House, Senate  and presidency, all on the promise to let the next generation of lives that could be saved suffer and die. Having achieved control of Congress and presidency, they are feverishly working to do just that. Why? At the most elemental level, it's to maintain power on the fiction their abominable eight years of lies about the ACA represents responsible governance. No it doesn't. It's simply anti-social psychopathy.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Short take on Trumpcare

All Democrats and 2 sensible GOP senators killed it...before it could start killing 200,000 unfortunates over next decade.