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Carl-you are incorrect, the e-mails that were on Wieners Computer were not Top Secret they were just "Classified". The same goes for all the e-mails on her private server that were investigated. There are 3 classes of Classified Material which are all handled very differently. The lowest level is Classified(Highly or not?) followed by Secret and then Top Secret. In each category an added sub-classification that could be added is No Foreign Dissemination. As for Trump the information he gave the Russians was also considered Highly Classified but not Secret or Top-Secret. People that handle Classified Material have clearances based on what they handle. Most have only Secret Clearances which allow them to see Classified or Secret Material. You must have a Top Secret Clearance to handle that level of material.
Flynn just announced he will be taking the 5th Amendment and will refuse to testify unless he is granted Immunity. Oliver North did the same thing many years ago and even though he was eventually convicted his conviction was thrown out because he had Immunity. Flynn is smart enough to know this is how to avoid jail time. Both Trump and Flynn said during the Campaign that only guilty people ask for Immunity. I guess he'd like to forget he said that along with
"Lock Him(Her) Up".
The fact is that Trump supporters will stand by Trump not matter what he does. He said that he could kill someone in Times Sq. and he'd never would be arrested. The 35% of the populous that support Trump are mostly middle aged White Male Blue Collar workers who have been left behind since the 1980's because of the implementation of supply side economics, technology and the demise of the labor unions. Those jobs will never return so most of his supporters will be very disappointed over the next few years. The big winners will be the Corporations, CEO's and the very wealthy if his tax plan is enacted which will not trickle down to his main supporters. Only time will tell. Trump's biggest adversary which has caused just about every problem since January is none other than the Twitter-in-Chief Donald J. Trump himself. His short attention span, childish name calling and thin skin has caused almost every problem. If this continues he will self destruct probably sooner not later. I doubt Trump himself colluded with the Russians however people like Flynn who has asked for Immunity ( remember Oliver North it worked for him) was definitely a Foreign Agent for Turkey and Russia which he lied about. Remember both Trump and Flynn said during the election that only guilty people ask for Immunity and they are right. The Republican leadership not the Democrats will eventually have to do something before it escalates into a meltdown of our Government or worse a Nuclear war.
Last week Trump said to the Australian PM that his Country has a great Healthcare system as does most every other country in the world. Instead of both Parties playing political games how about setting up a Commission to analyze the best Systems and find ways to implement the best one in the US. When you consider the US spends 17% of GDP on Healthcare and Countries like Australia spends less than 10% and does a considerably better job it would be worth looking into. It would also be great for Business because they would no longer have this high cost expense and they could use part of the savings to give pay raises to offset the tax implication to the individuals. As we know our system sucks and has for decades for people under 65 so this may be the time to take a fresh look at Healthcare in the US and stop trying to satisfy Lobbyists for Campaign contributions. Countries like Australia, New Zealand, UK, Germany, France etc. are not Communist Counties and their Healthcare Systems are far more superior to ours and cost effective.
Ours is a total mess and Obamacare nor Trumpcare is what will fix it. It would be nice to have a system that works for all citizens and not just those that work for Fortune 500 Companies or the extremely wealthy.
Mr. Duckles-Aren't you on a Single Payer Healthcare Plan called Medicare and how is that working out?
As far as I remember Obamacare took 14 months to approve and had 67 Public Hearings. Trumpcare was just passed in 1 week and had no public hearings. It sounds like that was shoved down our throats for sure.
Trump while meeting with the Australian PM today said that he admired how great Healthcare is in Australia and that every other Country has better Healthcare than the US. Trump is 100% correct for a change. What is the difference? They all have Universal Healthcare for all their citizens and we don't unless you are over 65. In the US your Healthcare is dependent on who your employer is and what they are able to pay or what you are willing to pay or go without. A Republican Congressmen from Texas who was celebrating the vote said yesterday that we don't need Universal Healthcare because only bad people get sick and good people don't so why should he pay for someone else's bad habits. True some people are their own worst enemy but tell that to the children in St. Jude's Hospital fighting cancer that they would not be sick if they hadn't been such a bad person.
We all know people who through not fault of their own became deathly sick or was in an accident. Where they just bad people? Obamacare needed fixing for sure but it looks like to me that Sarah Palin may finally have a job as Chief of the Death Panels with this House Plan Hardly any Congressman even read the Bill or wanted to know what the cost was going to be. Obamacare took 14 months and their were 67 Public Hearings. This Bill was pushed through in days with zero Public Hearings and no cost analysis by the CBO. That should tell you something. I think it is called a pig in a poke.
The big difference is both Bush and Obama were decent human beings, Husbands and Fathers. He and his Royal Family have just begun to screw our Country. Your characterization of him was way too kind.
After Trump was elected he said and I quote" On my first day or at least the first week I will repeal and replace Obamacare with my plan that covers everyone, has better benefits and costs less." The Magnificent Preezy #2 has no plan, it was total BS like most of what he has promised.
A Nuclear War might just be on the horizon(wagging the dog) so he too can be a War President because he knows more than all the Generals. He will defund PBS and Planned Parenthood to come up with the money to pay for his golf vacations. So far $24 million in 2 1/2 months(about $800 million over 8 years) whereas Obama and Bush spent less than $97 million in 8 years. Remember he said he'd have no time for golf because he would be working for the American people "AT THE WHITE HOUSE." What a joke!!!! All this from a guy who hasn't paid any Federal taxes in 20 years because he is smart. You are right stop whining about taxes.
Medicare will not pay for procedures outside of the US.
It all depends if the US population is willing to put up with the pollution and health hazards that burning coal produces. If you go to China like I have many times you barely can see your hand in front of your face at certain times of the year caused by the smog from the coal fired plants. 75,000 people work in the coal industry in the US however 650,000 work in alternative energy industries, the reason for that is economics not regulation. Coal will eventually go away over the next 30 years just like train travel which was replaced by the airplane.
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