He keeps asking, “What’s in it for me?”
She is the Koch candidate. Watch environmental issues.
I confess, this was just a slightly off cartoon to me until I realized it really was political commentary. Duhh! How dumb am I? Yeah, the Repubs always project the evil in their hearts on someone else.
The next step would be for Corporations to have their own house members and senators — Oh, wait…
As Paul Krugman has pointed out many times, any universal health care plan has to be like a three legged stool: 1. It has got to cover everyone with all medically necessary care; 2. No pre-existing limitations; 3. There has to be financial assistance so large families, disadvantaged people, and people with lower incomes can participate in it.
It doesn’t have to be single payer. It can be done (and is being done in other countries) with a combination of public, private, and employer plans.
Medicare offers some examples that seem to work pretty well — It is a public program but the doctors do not work for the government; it allows beneficiaries to get their care through private plans contracted to Medicare with high standards of care; it has built-in programs to help low income individuals through state/federal cost sharing. Its administrative cost is less than 1/6 that of private insurance plans.
I hope every person watching TV realizes Republican senators could have voted for Covid relief funds as far back as May, but refused, and refused, and refused. They did not, do not care about ordinary people who are suffering as a result of Trump’s and the senate’s indifference to the needs of ordinary folks and their families. Time to vote out the whole lot of them.
A farmer friend said he can’t let his friends know he’s not voting for trump because he doesn’t want people driving by his place shooting at his home. I saw on the news this morning, a farmer built a Biden sign out of bales of hay. It was set on fire that night. Such is the state of our democracy under trump.
He will be crashing around the nation, stirring up hatred and discord, trying to litigate every issue he can, right up until the time he is locked up for his many crimes, and his family shrinks away because of his financial ruin. With any luck at all, they, too, will get their day in court.
He still wants to build his “Moscow Trump Tower” — the tallest building in Moscow. However, what benefit is there for Putin? None.