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Monday, June 26, 2017

Timeout, Time-in

This independent journalist and author has called a timeout to paint and write poetry. I want to let the prosecutors and facts catch up with the lead story, that being the impeachment of Donald Trump and his entire government. Not holding my breath, mind you, because the American Political System just might have reached a state of entropy. Entropy in this instance refers to the doctrine of inevitable social decline and degeneration.


A question to my fellow citizens, do you believe that all Americans should have affordable healthcare? Yes or No.

Do you believe that your government has a role to play in providing health care to all citizens? Yes or No.

In the American Political System aka, our way of life, our government is a public and private partnership when it comes to addressing shared needs. While some citizens can pay for medical services from their income, many or most need some form of assistance. Therein, there is a need for insurance that is a way for people to pool their resources to hedge in the event of catastrophic necessity. The role of insuring citizens can be a public, private, or combination system.

The trouble with today's debate is that Republicans are failing to address how to ensure all Americans with equal quality medical services based on their means. It is also problematic that Republicans shield wealthy Americans from contributing to the need based on their excess means.

It is about wealth redistribution. Republicans don't want to share when there is a necessity to do so.


"GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Says ‘No Way’ Health Care Vote Should Occur This Week
“We don’t have the courage in Washington, the honesty, to talk about this issue with real facts.” 
By Sam Levine

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) continued criticizing the health care bill crafted by his own party and said Sunday there shouldn’t be a floor vote on the legislation this week, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is seeking. 
Johnson, elected in 2010 running against Obamacare, also said on NBC’s “Meet The Press” program that the debate on revising health care has not been based on facts. His concerns about the Senate bill ― written in secret and unveiled Thursday ― included that it could cause a rise in insurance premiums.  
“We don’t have the courage in Washington, the honesty, to talk about this issue with real facts,” he said. “There’s no way we should be voting on [the bill] this next week, no way,” 
Asked whether he would work to delay a vote, Johnson said, “I have a hard time believing Wisconsin constituents or even myself will have enough time to properly evaluate this for me to vote for motion to proceed.”
Huffington Post 

That's the spirit.

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