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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.
Ken, I hate to tell you this but under Medicare the patient and doctor determine the course to pursue not the Government. There is also Medicare Advantage which is open to all Medicare participants which is very similar to what Universal Health care looks like in Switzerland. There you can go to the Government Health Clinic or you can get you Health Care from the Doctor you prefer both are fully covered. The US Spends 17% of GDP on Healthcare and Switzerland less than 10%. Which country does a better job for its citizens? Before the ACA it was the Self Employed who got screwed because Insurance Companies would spend $Millions to find a way not to pay a claim. They also would use the pre-existing condition clause to charge outrageous premiums. A friend of mine 10 years ago was paying $2200 a month for a $5000 deductible policy because they said she had a pre-existing condition which was she had a non-cansuous lump removed from her back. She could not wait to get on Medicare. This is why the most satisfied group in our country are people over 65. Unfortunately Paul Ryan can't wait to get rid of Medicare and go to his voucher system so everyone can buy from the for profit HealthCare Companies which will reward him well.
Can someone please explain how you can again have massive tax cuts combined with massive military and infrastructure spending and not add $Trillions more to the National Debt. Both Presidents Reagan and George W. Bush did this and our debt has climbed from $900 Billion in 1981 to $ 20 Trillion( $6 Trillion for the Iraq War alone) today. The Debt ceiling will be reached in a few weeks and the Government will be out of cash in June and you have not heard one word about this. Tax cuts have never paid for themselves. Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result I believe is called INSANITY.
Every Western Civilized Country in the World has basic Healthcare for all it's citizens. If their citizens want something better than what their government offers they are free to buy something better as an add on. The US has chosen not to do this and instead we put the burden on the employers or individuals to buy insurance from profit orientated companies. The Administrative costs(Executive salaries and bonuses) at these companies are around 30% as compared to Medicare which is 3%. This is why the US spends 17% of GDP on Healthcare with poor results as compared to other Universal Healthcare Countries that spend 10% of their GDP on Healthcare with better results. The ACA was modeled after Republican Mitt Romney's Massachusetts Plan(Romneycare) which was successful however because so many States and healthy young people refused to participate the costs went up considerably. As a Country we have no problem spending Trillions of dollars on our Military Industrial Complex($6 Trillion alone in Iraq since 2003 which destabilized the entire Middle East) which no other country does but when it comes to Healthcare we are all told we can't afford it. Every survey taken shows the people who are most satisfied with their Healthcare in the US are those over 65 who are on Medicare.
Trump has said he will repeal the ACA and what will replace it(Trumpcare) will be a lot cheaper and considerably better, be universal with no pre-existing condition exclusion. I wish him luck and I'm eager to see the details tonight.
Ken, He admitted doing it. The biggest problem with Trump is that his EGO gets in the way of his thinking and actions. He is extremely thin skinned and extremely disrespectful to people he disagrees with which is why he surrounds himself with yes men. He needs to be told each and everyday how great he is. He is the first President ever to have a Propaganda Minister (Bannon) who he put on the National Security Council and he also has walk in privileges to the Oval Office. This is to make sure only info favorable to him is released. My big problem with him is what I've said for many months and that is the US Nuclear Arsenal is controlled by a mentally impaired person. What will happen when an Ally like Australia or Iran, North Korea pisses him off? I can tell you it will be war and it could be Nuclear. Remember Trump knows nothing about what is like to be in a war. His Father did not serve in WW2, he refused to serve during Vietnam and his children never served in the Gulf. Obviously they were all "Too rich to serve".
Trump slams phone down on Australian PM during their first conversation. What will be next for the thin skinned Treater in Chief? Nuclear War ?
Very true plus do you know how to tell if a Politician is lying? His or her lips are moving.
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