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WBraun

climber
May 19, 2017 - 05:14pm PT
The criminals in congress aren't gunna fix sh#t.

Yep, so true.

All because of stoopid spineless sterile Americans.

They are best educated and most brainwashed fools on the planet.

They are good at drinking beer and koolaid, then smoking dope and then drooling.

They are expert at talking all day long and fixing nothing only making everything worst than before.

They dazzle you with bullsh!t masqueraded as some kind of intelligence, and everyone swallows their garbage as truth.

Stoopid stoopid Americans ......
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
May 19, 2017 - 06:19pm PT
So it looks like the NYT may be saving America, one buttphuk article at a time.

I love it.
10b4me

Mountain climber
Retired
May 19, 2017 - 06:21pm PT
You can be certain that the Senate will totally re-write the bill before it comes back to conference.

So I heard on NPR that Ryan hasn't given the House bill to the Senate yet. He is waiting for the cost analysis by the CBO. There is the possibility that the House would have to vote on the bill again once thew CBO report is made public.
Norton

Social climber
May 19, 2017 - 06:43pm PT
^^ that's right

because if the bill does not reduce the debt by at least two billion dollars over 10 yrs it must be voted again

John Boehner was right, his own Republicans will NOT repeal Obamacare because they don't know how to govern to be able to pass their own healthcare legislation
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
May 19, 2017 - 06:46pm PT

#AndersonPOOPER
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
May 19, 2017 - 07:24pm PT
So little Donald, the middle school playground bully, is on his first official field trip to the zoo. Meanwhile the teachers are busting him for hiding bags of sh!t in his desk.
I swear to sweet baby jeebus, nothing so serious has ever been so funny!
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
May 19, 2017 - 11:08pm PT
Cosmic, it must be a drab existence, where you only interact with others to spew hate and venom.

Have a nice day, for a change.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
May 19, 2017 - 11:17pm PT
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/shields-brooks-barrage-trump-revelations/

Interesting commentary on the week.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 20, 2017 - 07:41am PT
Credit: T Hocking
locker

climber
May 20, 2017 - 09:47am PT


FACT!!!...


The Republican party is FUKED UP...

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 20, 2017 - 09:54am PT
^^^^ Nothing like trenchant analysis.
F

climber
away from the ground
May 20, 2017 - 09:59am PT
^^^^^
No kidding...
Especially when it comes from brainwashed and weak minded rubes who swallow the sh#t that is shoveled out of the Faux news machine like its peanut butter cookies.


Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!

May 19, 2017 - 06:46pm PT

#AndersonPOOPER
locker

climber
May 20, 2017 - 10:54am PT


"^^^^ Nothing like trenchant analysis."...

NOT an analysis!!!...

FACT!!!...

The Republican party is FUKED UP!!!...

:-)

frostback

Social climber
great white north
May 20, 2017 - 12:04pm PT
F
I have come to the conclusion that folks like cosmic are kind like the kid in grade 9 that would unleash a stink-bomb during a math class test. The consequences didn't matter, but the triumph of screwing up a process that for whatever reasons had left them behind was reason unto itself.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
May 20, 2017 - 01:22pm PT
The 1% need to wake up...

https://www.ted.com/talks/nick_hanauer_beware_fellow_plutocrats_the_pitchforks_are_coming
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 20, 2017 - 01:59pm PT
Oh, rest assured, they are wide awake. State and local tax revenues fell this year because the onepercenters' accountants had them defer income to next year in anticipation of lower rates. They didn't get rich by being stoopid!

BTW, Locker, yer Democrats have done such a fine job in Illinois that it is looking increasingly likely that the state will join Puerto Rico in the Bankruptcy Sin Bin. Proud effort that!
Craig Fry

Trad climber
So Cal.
May 20, 2017 - 05:24pm PT
Looks like trump has a new problem

An independent commission is being formed to investigate
"Obstruction of Justice", an Impeachable offence

First, the firing of Comey is OOJ
and just to dig his grave

A day later, the president told Russian’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that, “I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job.”

“I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off. … I’m not under investigation,” Trump added, according to an official White House document summarizing the meeting, as reported Friday by the New York Times.

“There is no question that the President’s comments as reported will be examined by the special counsel and his team, to determine whether or not the president had a corrupt intent in his dealings with Comey,”

One veteran Justice Department investigator said the summary account of the meeting “sounds like obstruction of justice to me.”

“It is the definition of obstruction; an effort to impede or prevent an investigation,” the investigator said.

the allegations on "Obstruction of Justice" are completely different than the possible Russian Collusion being investigated by the new "Special Counsel" investigation led by Rob Mueller
WBraun

climber
May 20, 2017 - 06:20pm PT
One veteran Justice Department investigator said ..

always an anonymous pussy says, never a real person.

A govt. insider said ......

Again another anonymous pussy says.

No wonder you Americans are so fked up and fall for every bullsh!t spew from your MSM brainwashing machine loon sources ....
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
May 20, 2017 - 06:27pm PT
Credit: Duck Dynasty
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
May 21, 2017 - 12:34pm PT
That healthcare bill was just a paper airplane. It has no chance of passing in the Senate without significant tweaking. Then it will come back to the House, and the Freedom Caucus will kill it.

Reason? They want Obamacare gone. Not replaced. Gone. Get the government out of the healthcare business.

I know that medicare is good stuff. Every doctor accepts medicare, while a lot of them will not take medicaid. They are two different programs. Medicare functions very well.

Why not expand it to all, as Bernie Sanders suggests?

Right now, medicare goes to retired people on Social Security, and those on Social Security Disability. It isn't that expensive. We see it taken out of our paychecks as part of the FICA withholding. It is only 1.45%, and that is matched by your employer, so it is 2.9%. That is totally free to its users.

People pay for Obamacare. I know that there are subsidies for the poor, but all three people I know who are on Obamacare are self employed professionals. All three have said that is is good, and costs about the same as it does for those who have employer provided healthcare: 400-500 dollars a month.

Obamacare was passed without a single Republican vote. Because of that, it never really went through any conference committee. The senate had to vote for the same bill as the house.

Anyone with any sense knows that the really important legislation is almost always bipartisan. Obamacare could be a good law if it were only tweaked and corrected. That is political poison for any Republican, though, so it will not happen, even though in large part, Obamacare is a copy of Romney's Massachusetts "Romneycare." Which apparently is quite popular.

No matter what, it must be paid for. We must stop buying things on credit in this country. The debt, among every problem, is the one that scares me the most. So many great empires have gone down by going broke. Look at the Soviet Union.

So we can't get something for nothing. We will have to pay.

I was just reading about Rumsfeld's great idea that Iraqi oil would pay for the Iraq war. Nope. It cost us 1.7 TRILLION DOLLARS, and there were NO WMD's. Thinking like that is what will kill us. Yes. A note made by Rumsfeld on 9-11, trying to link Saddam to the attacks, ended up turning into a huge war, with no winner. Both countries lost blood and treasure, and Iraq is nearly a failed state. All from one idea by one guy: Donald Rumsfeld.

Beware of those who want to erase Dodd-Frank, too. It is the only thing that is keeping us from paying for another meltdown. The market always crashes now and then. Stockholders should feel that loss, not the public. Having too big to fail banks is a really bad idea. That was another good trillion dollars down the tube, and of course those bank CEO's got tens of millions each in bonuses after their banks would have collapsed without Obama's intervention.

It saved us from a depression, but vastly inflated the debt. I doubt Obama had that in mind when he took office a few months prior. Giving all of that money away, instead of use it on social programs that the left likes giving out. And I'm not against most of those programs. I just think that they need to all be paid for.
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