Thursday, May 4, 2017

Today's ugly House vote defines Paul Ryan's ugly Speakership

He's finally able to squeeze out a majority GOP vote among his substantial majority caucus - - talk about a weak Speaker - - by promising to screw millions of Americans out of health care coverage - - read the data - - they need to keep themselves and their families alive.
Paul Ryan's official Speaker photo. In the background is the American Flag.
All so that some GOP House members can withstand challenges from even farther right-wing primary opponents, as if that has any moral or national-interest content.

And to give the incompetent and deeply defective Donald Trump he supported in 2016 a political win on paper regardless of the real-life consequences for poor and lower-income citizens, pregnant women, diabetic children, et al.

It's incorrect to call such situations "pre-existing conditions."

They are human conditions, rooted in genes and DNA.

Everyone sooner or later finds themselves with serious illness - - it's just that some conditions are more visible or manifest more quickly than others, and Governors and a handful of legislators who will always have the best health insurance their constituents provide them should not be given the life-and-death power to 'opt out' their entire state from health care services and technologies and medications that right now are just down the street.

Talk about setting up death panels.

Who wants Scott Walker and Robin Vos and Scott Fitzgerald playing doctor with your kids' well-being?

What a shameful day for the country and particularly for once-progressive Wisconsin which has foisted by Ryan and the equally soul-less White House Chief of Staff Reince Preibus on America.

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