Thursday, June 22, 2017

On the Upcoming Senate AHCA Vote

On the upcoming GOP Senate vote to repeal and replace the ACA and take away health insurance from 24 million people to give tax cuts to the wealthy:

They will vote for the bill because it is all about "choice" and "freedom" and "individual responsibility". They will blame poor choices and bad lifestyles for those who cannot afford health care. They will continue to claim that the wealthy and corporations are overtaxed. They will continue to lie about the quality of universal health care that even Portugal and Slovenia have. Social responsibility is anathema to them. Being the richest country means nothing to them. Freedom to be without health care and freedom to die does not register. Diabetes and cancer and congenital conditions cannot be blamed on lifestyle choices. But people will keep voting for them because they believe these lies and all the other lies about Democrats. Republicans are not even fiscal conservatives, yet this is what they get people to believe. Next up, Social Security cuts.

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