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Government
Pelosi - Hundreds of Thousands Will Die
In an interview on "CBS This Morning," the California Democrat said while the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has not yet released its cost estimate of the measure, she can already predict one major effect.

"We do know that many more people, hundreds of thousands of people, will die if this bill passes," Pelosi said.
But everyone will live forever if we defeat it!
Pelosi, 77, said there's no room to fix the legislation and instead Democrats and Republicans should focus on improving Obamacare, "instead of sabotaging it," she said.
Reducing the burden on taxpayers is sabotage of Obamacare - I get it.
"These bills, systemically, structurally, they are very, very harmful to the American people," she said. "They will raise costs, with fewer benefits, have an age tax...they will undermine Medicare, they will throw millions of people, tens of millions of people, off."
Throw them off? A cliff, Madame Speaker? Have you read the bill yet? Can't the Pubs pass it to read what's in it?
Democrats, she said, have to "fight for our lives and the lives of many people" in the U.S. this week to defeat the Senate bill.
Just not fight for the taxpayers.
Meanwhile, Pelosi dismissed calls by a select few House Democrats who said last week that she should step aside from her leadership position in the wake of two more special election losses last week.


"I'm a master legislator," she said. "I'm experienced in terms of knowing the institutional memory of the Congress. If Hillary Clinton had won, I might have gone home. But with Donald Trump in the White House, with a Republican majority in Congress, no way."
Institutional memory of Congress? The mind boggles.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/26/2017 09:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [58 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nice violent rhetoric, bitch.

Republicans are evil and will kill you all.

I really can't wait for the day she kicks her oxygen addiction.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/26/2017 10:19 Comments || Top||

#2  It doesn't make sense. How can Nancy be badmouthing this bill if she doesn't yet know whether more Dems or Trunks will die?
Posted by: gorb || 06/26/2017 10:51 Comments || Top||

#3  "I'm a master legislator"

Who in ANY job ever makes such a public proclamation? Good God the hubris of that incompetent, evil bitch.
Posted by: Crusader || 06/26/2017 11:06 Comments || Top||

#4  She sounds like they're gonna hike the price of her anti-anxiety meds.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/26/2017 11:17 Comments || Top||


Scalia called Obamacare ‘SCOTUScare' and warned it might endure ‐ and he was right
[LI] With the House having passed a healthcare bill, and the Senate close to passing a version, there is a lot of debate over the specifics of the bills.

Shameless Democrats like Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders portray Republicans as setting out to kill tens of thousands of Americans. In the wake of the shooting of Republican Congressmen by a Sanders-supporter spouting similar talking points, the false death claims are nothing short of incitement to violence

Republican politicians are falling all over themselves to portray the bills as repeal and replace, but the Republican effort more fairly is an attempt to alter Obamacare. The law has had almost 7 years to work its way into the fabric of the economy and health care system and to expand its reach. Understanding how politically painful true repeal will be, Republicans are shying away, as Yuval Levin correctly assesses in National Review:
The case for repeal was strongest in the three or four years between the enactment and implementation of Obamacare. As more time passes since the beginning of implementation three and a half years ago, and more people’s lives become intertwined with the program for good and bad, the case for addressing Obamacare’s immense deficiencies by repeal weakens as a practical matter in favor of a case for taking them on by alteration.

The essence of Obamacare, that government has to provide healthcare for all and that all have right to look first and foremost to government for healthcare, is so deeply entrenched at this point, that Republicans don’t have the stomach to unwind that paradigm.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/26/2017 03:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Now healthcare is yet another bullshit 'right' like food and shelter and privacy (as long as someone else pays for it).

These are not rights - they are responsibilities.

Ever notice how, with all these BS rights that someone else ends up paying for it? You don't even have to act responsibly about it.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/26/2017 8:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Don't forget, literally, the poster children pushed by the Left media to rationalize unending expenditures of other peoples money (either directly or by the effects of inflation from printing unbacked currency to pay for it all). Sorry, we all can't spend other peoples' money like little pharaohs seeking immortality.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/26/2017 8:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Actually, one of the best solutions is maybe to rein in the high cost of medicine. There are so many people and companies gouging the public. If congress would quit taking kickbacks and actually force medical providers to charge reasonable rates, and even to post their rates publicly, it may help in actually giving everybody decent healthcare at affordable prices.
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 06/26/2017 9:10 Comments || Top||

#4  In 1986, I could buy a vial of human insulin for $12. Now it's $300 and made in France. I've nothing against the French here, but I'm wondering what the money is going towards.
Posted by: gorb || 06/26/2017 10:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Shameless Democrats like Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders portray Republicans as setting out to kill tens of thousands of Americans

Americans don't need to be on the Washington, D.C. teat. We lived without it before the Dems hatched it up and we can live without it now. So far as I can tell, government health care has inflated the cost of everything.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/26/2017 11:11 Comments || Top||

#6  If congress would quit taking kickbacks...

Yeah, that'd be nice.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/26/2017 11:21 Comments || Top||

#7  Ain't gonna happen though.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/26/2017 11:21 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Sketchy firm behind Trump dossier is stalling investigators
[NY Post] A secretive Washington firm that commissioned the dubious intelligence dossier on Donald Trump is stonewalling congressional investigators trying to learn more about its connections to the Democratic Party.

The Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month threatened to subpoena the firm, Fusion GPS, after it refused to answer questions and provide records to the panel identifying who financed the error-ridden dossier, which was circulated during the election and has sparked much of the Russia scandal now engulfing the White House.

What is the company hiding? Fusion GPS describes itself as a "research and strategic intelligence firm" founded by "three former Wall Street Journal investigative reporters." But congressional sources say it’s actually an opposition-research group for Democrats, and the founders, who are more political activists than journalists, have a pro-Hillary, anti-Trump agenda.

"These weren’t mercenaries or hired guns," a congressional source familiar with the dossier probe said. "These guys had a vested personal and ideological interest in smearing Trump and boosting Hillary’s chances of winning the White House."

Fusion GPS was on the payroll of an unidentified Democratic ally of Clinton when it hired a long-retired British spy to dig up dirt on Trump. In 2012, Democrats hired Fusion GPS to uncover dirt on GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. And in 2015, Democrat ally Planned Parenthood retained Fusion GPS to investigate pro-life activists protesting the abortion group.

More, federal records show a key co-founder and partner in the firm was a Hillary Clinton donor and supporter of her presidential campaign.

This excellent article was posted as a comment late yesterday by JohnQC to this Obama Russian hacking article.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month threatened to subpoena the firm

As Yoda said, 'there is no threaten, only do'.
Posted by: Raj || 06/26/2017 1:23 Comments || Top||

#2  If you have suddenly arrived at the conclusion that few within the beltway party WANT to actually 'drain the swamp'.... you may be correct.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/26/2017 7:46 Comments || Top||

#3  The dossier, a complex and intricate work of fiction authored by Christopher Steele but basically a red herring or disinformation--a lie. "The Rothschild-Khordorkovsky-Scheunemann alliance, quietly supported by George Soros, is emerging as the prime suspect in commissioning the Company Intelligence Report drafted by Orbis Business Intelligence and Fusion GPS. It seems that Fusion GPS was hired by Pubs to collect oppositional research against Trump during the primaries. The effort was dropped by the Pubs after Trump won the nomination. It was then continued by the Dems after Trump became the nominee. The Swamp is indeed deep and also wide.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/26/2017 10:42 Comments || Top||

#4  The most obvious offenders should be arrested for contempt of congress with possible charges of treason for stalling investigators. The rest will either play ball of follow suit. Either way the problem resolves itself.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/26/2017 10:53 Comments || Top||

#5  Arrest everyone for contempt and obstruction of justice and seize the firm and all its assets.

Failure to do so will just allow the destruction of records and the swamp to fester.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/26/2017 11:19 Comments || Top||



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