‘Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem’.
@ : http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/lets-just-say-it-the-republicans-are-the-problem/2012/04/27/gIQAxCVUlT_story.html
Norm Ornstein :
“Does it matter whether the polarization, and the deep dysfunction that follows from it, is equal or not, including to the average voter”?
“The answer is a resounding yes”.
“If bad behavior—using the nation’s full faith and credit as a hostage to political demands”,
“Shutting down the government”,
“Attempting to undermine policies that have been lawfully enacted”,
“Blocking nominees not on the basis of their qualifications but to nullify the policies they would pursue”,
“Using filibusters as weapons of mass obstruction”
“Those who engage in it have to be held accountable”.
“Saying both sides are equally responsible, insisting on equivalence as the mantra of mainstream journalism, leaves the average voter at sea, unable to identify and vote against those perpetrating the problem”.
“The public is left with a deeper disdain for all politics and all politicians, and voters become more receptive to demagogues and those whose main qualification for office is that they have never served, won’t compromise, and see everything in stark black-and-white terms”.
From : http://www.nationaljournal.com/washington-inside-out/setting-the-record-straight-on-a-polarizing-debate-20140618
Jim Wright writes a long rant and a great one but I’ve only included a very small part.
Seems someone is ripping him off to make money.
Since I make no $$ form my blog and always give credit, I have no problem reposting.
Again a great rant by an Iraq Veteran Jim Wright.
‘Here’s the piece originally written by Jim Wright for the Stonkette Station’:
“Tragically, all we’ve fought for in Iraq, all that 4,500 American lives were shed to gain, is on the cusp, potentially, of vanishing”.
– Mitt Romney, “Ideas Summit,” 6/13/2014
“All we fought for in Iraq is on the cusp of vanishing.
That’s what Mitt Romney says”.
“We fought for. We fought for. We“.
“Oh, so it’s we now, is it, Mitt”?
“I must have missed you over there, but it was a busy place. We. The guy who helped set up “pro-draft” rallies and yet somehow managed to avoid service in Vietnam is upset about losing what “we” fought for? We”.
“Yeah, fuck you, Mitt”.
“And you’re all welcome to quote me on that”.
From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/06/18/iraqi-vet-blasts-bush/
So the ‘logic’ is – if I don’t use it or need it – then their shouldn’t be any laws for it.
In other words………everybody’s on their own.
Do women pay premiums on policies that cover viagra?
‘Before Obamacare was implemented, maternity care was routinely excluded in the individual market’.
‘Along with the cost of other critical health services that are gender-specific — like birth control, mammograms, and Pap smears — that old system ensured that women ended up paying much more for their health care than men’.
‘A lawmaker from North Carolina spent several minutes badgering a pregnant doctor about why Obamacare requires plans to cover maternity services, telling her it’s a service that people like him will never use, during a House committee hearing this week’.
‘Dr. Mandy Cohen, who works for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is due to give birth in about three weeks, appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday to testify about Obamacare’s impact on the insurance market’.
‘During Cohen’s testimony, Rep. Mark Meadows (R) demanded to know why Americans are forced to buy coverage for services that don’t apply to them’.
‘He pointed out that he and his wife are in their 50s and don’t plan on using maternity coverage anytime soon’.
‘The doctor attempted to explain that maternity care is one of the ten essential health benefits that Obamacare requires new plans to include, but Meadows wasn’t convinced’:
MEADOWS: “So you have to buy maternity, even though you may never have a child”?
COHEN: “That is correct”.
MEADOWS: “Are there other things you have to buy that you may never use”?
COHEN: “It depends on your personal family situation and your medical situation. I’ll say as an internist, and a primary care doc, that sometimes you don’t know what that medical situation will be going forward, and that’s the nature–”
MEADOWS: “But maternity is one that you can probably analyze pretty well for someone who’s in their 50s”.
COHEN: “Right, but it’s a minimal essential benefit we wanted to make sure that all Americans had access to”.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/06/19/3450957/congressman-maternity-coverage-hearing/