Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Ever since Paul Ryan unveiled his monstrous healthcare bill, dubbed "Trumpcare", people have been struggling to explain just how insanely bad it is.

Paul Krugman called it "a dog's breakfast" and that was pretty close to expressing the loathing any rational person would have for the American Health Care Act (---- Yeah). But hearing the astonishment of Ezra Klein as he narrates his March 13 article on this exact topic really drives home the sickness at the core of this bill and, by extension, Republican ideology.

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It's been suggested by a number of people, including me, that Trumpcare is not a real bill but rather a sham thrown together in a few weeks; a figment designed to never be passed. But listening to Klein explain the casual disregard for human life displayed in this bill, I can't help but look at Paul Ryan and his fellow Ayn Rand-worshipping extremists in the House and wonder if this is exactly the kind of bill they really do want.

It's everything Republicans stand for these days: It savagely attacks the poor. It massively cuts taxes for the rich. It throws money at corporations and allows them to cheat their customers. On top of all that, it gives power to the states to deny benefits at their discretion. And guess who Republican-controlled states will find ways to deny most often? Hint: Not white people.

I honestly no longer know what's the worst option here; that House Republicans are too incompetent to write decent legislation, that they want their own bill to fail or that they sincerely think this unprecedented act of class warfare is desirable.

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"It is hard to imagine the electoral reckoning that would follow the implementation of this law."

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-03-18 11:31 AM | Reply

#1

I'd like to think that Donald supporters would punish Donald at the ballot box before lynching a few GOP Representatives, but this is very much up in the air.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-18 11:44 AM | Reply

"I'd like to think that Donald supporters would punish Donald at the ballot box before lynching a few GOP Representatives, "

Sorry Zed, I totally disagree. The lynchings should come first.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2017-03-18 12:06 PM | Reply

"I'd like to think that Donald supporters would punish Donald at the ballot box before lynching a few GOP Representatives, "

Sorry Zed, I totally disagree. The lynchings should come first.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2017-03-18 12:06 PM | Reply


I am quite surprised that I do not see more (any?) supporters of Pres Trump come out against Trumpcare.

Candidate Trump was elected to the Oval Office on a wave of populism. Candidate Trump became Pres Trump because, among other things, he won over a large swath of white working-class voters, rural whites who were largely beneficiaries of Obamacare.

Trumpcare goes against the very group of populist voters that brought candidate Trump to the Oval Office, making healthcare more expensive (and possibly out of reach) for his base.

Trumpcare grants large tax cuts to the wealthy.

If anything, Trumpcare is anti-populist in that it takes from the working middle class, the poor and elderly, and gives to the wealthy.

So I have to wonder, where are all the populist voters hiding? Why aren't they letting Pres Trump know that the Trumpcare bill that Pres Trump has said he supports "100%" is not at all, in any shape manner or form, a populist bill.

Is this anti-populist bill merely the first of many we will be seeing now that the White House has become the billionaire-encrusted Goldman Sachs South?

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-03-18 12:39 PM | Reply


A couple of apropos editorial comics...

www.gocomics.com


luckovich.blog.ajc.com

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-03-18 01:28 PM | Reply

Trump please stop. I can't take all this winning anymore. Take a vacation or grab some pzzzy, I need to catch my breath.

#7 | Posted by bored at 2017-03-18 01:41 PM | Reply

#7

You'll eat your winning and like it.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-18 01:45 PM | Reply

"It is hard to imagine the electoral reckoning that would follow the implementation of this law."

#1 | POSTED BY DOC_SARVIS

Every time I think you've rounded the corner on your mental illness, you say something like this.

Do you honestly believe that a gullible goober is going to suddenly become Einstein on this one issue?

This is the problem with liberals (I say smiling).

While you are sipping your champagne, it's hard for you to imagine that someone is drinking MD 2020, on purpose.

#9 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-03-19 08:06 AM | Reply

#10 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

you basing that on empirical data gathered from trump's performance so far?

Or is this just your opinion?

#11 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-03-20 05:52 AM | Reply

It's everything Republicans stand for these days: It savagely attacks the poor. It massively cuts taxes for the rich. It throws money at corporations and allows them to cheat their customers. On top of all that, it gives power to the states to deny benefits at their discretion. And guess who Republican-controlled states will find ways to deny most often? Hint: Not white people.

Perfect summation of it.

My alternative guess is that Ryan did this plan to root out the moderates in the party to the -------- so they can be primaried. Anyone in the GOTP that dare oppose this p.o.s. plan will have a target on them in the next election. That said, he can kick back in his 100 day per year job secure with a cadillac health and retirement plan while raking in millions from illegal (for everyone out of congress) stock trades and kickbacks knowing his gig is safe since he stuck it to the n*****s and poor people.

#12 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-20 02:14 PM | Reply

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