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it makes one shake their head

We are all baffled when people are faced with hard facts and they choose to ignore them.

This latest Republican health care bill which will knock approximately 23 million people from being covered by insurance companies is being defended on the basis that it is providing Americans with more choice; yes, more choice to those who can afford it.

They don’t even bother hiding the fact that this choice also means another tax cut for the wealthiest Americans who form part of the Republican faithful. Conservatives don’t believe in handouts and if you can’t afford something it’s not their problem.

So I ask the basic question: is basic health care coverage a basic human right or a privilege? The GOP has clearly already answered that question with the lower end voters who opted for their party the ones who will be experimented on. The United States is the only industrialized western nation with a for profit health care system thanks to a visceral aversion to any form of governmental intervention.

I wish I could feel sympathy for outright stupidity but I am hard pressed to. On the other hand, a flaccid and ineffective Democratic party had it coming to them when they went the safe route and sabotaged the Sanders campaign; someone who clearly held the interests of those blue collar workers in earnest.

Look at those CNN Trump voter focus groups that they put together and you will shake your head in absolute disbelief not only for the lack of understanding but for the unbelievably false things that are being swallowed without discernment. It makes one pine for IQ tests as forced prerequisites to gain access to a voting booth.

The founding fathers who were white slave owners didn’t believe in democracy and thought the rabble wasn’t all made equal. Even if they feigned giving equal say and power to the people it is not what happened in reality. The phrase "...that all men are created equal" meant specifically white entitled men; not women, not their African slaves and certainly not the natives to the Americas who felt the brunt of the loss of their territories bit by bit. Lest you were fooled by their resplendent words you might want to think again.

Today things are no better with millionaires running government and making decisions as to what is best for a populace that doesn’t bother to inform itself.

Things haven’t changed all that much.


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