Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Sick Sick Sick
When you don't debate your healthcare bill in public or have any sessions on it - you're trying to pass something in secret, in the middle of the night - you've got a problem.
Actually, now WE have a problem. WE the people.
....and you're all pussies. The senate - not you.
For my own selfish reasons, I want any of the GOP healthcare initiatives to fail. Their success would lead to huge cuts to healthcare which means many many many job losses. Dump never mentions that, dontcha know.
So yes, SCROTUS, you might get back at 'the black guy' but your unemployment numbers are going to climb, if not soar. I'm not talking just hospitals - now you have lesser use of pharmaceuticals, supply chain - beds, sheets, laundry, food, operating room equipment, radiology.......all those "ancillary services" will be taking hits in the pocketbook and with the passing out of the pink slips.
Oh - and you know how people "joke" about wait times up in Canada? Just wait.
People think physicians are not expendable with budget cuts - but they are. Actually, they're high up there, as it's the easiest way of cutting expenses: they make the most or your reductions. You don't have to lose a lot of them to save money, but you do have to shed them. So now, your chance of getting into a doctor is gonna take longer. Which mean your emergency departments are going to be even more back-logged than they are.
The general public is about to be screwed......and not one of those good ones where it feels good. Nope - this one is going in dry.
But bully to you SCROTUS - you showed the black guy......and you weren't even running against him. Except you were. Because he was everything you're not.......and not just his skin colour.
On the other hand......and I've said it before: I almost need the GOP to win this. I need their massive cuts. I need the layoffs. I need the country to get sick. Sicker. I need the country to get mad.
This is nothing about his base. All those deep red states - the poorer ones - now will lose Medicaid and all the services involved. Guess what, they'll bitch, but they'll still support El Douche, because, 'Murica!
No - this is about the complacent center or lethargic left. These are the ones who NEED to get angry. The ones who NEED to do something. Anything.
As odious as this administration is, they've actually put little on the table to rebel against. The Paris Treaty? Their stance is offensive, but effect aren't really immediate - so it goes away. The EPA? Same thing. Unless you become a Flint or Charleston WV.
Other than that, this man is all hot air. That super duper secret plan to defeat ISIS is still secret. That wall has yet to lay one brick. The travel ban /immigration stuff is repugnant, but unless your Hispanic or from seven mid-eastern countries, are you really affected, unless your au pair gets denied entrance to this country?
So now we are potentially about to have skin in the game. Not just a few, but a few dozen....million!
Passage of a repeal and potential replace could be a game change for this country - one way or the other. The question is - where will it fall for those who truly don't understand anything more than "'Murica"?
Hopefully this is the tipping point for people to get angry. Assuming they're not too sick to do so.
Listen - if there were a happy medium where there were true changes to the exchanges, I'd be ok....probably. But that's not how the GOP is every gonna structure this thing.
Song by: Queens of the Stone Age