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Could Trump Be Proposing A Health Care Plan I Agree With?

Let's, for the moment, assume Trump is not lying this time (admittedly, an assumption that's difficult to make any time).

Trump has said that he will be unveiling a plan in 2 weeks that will "cover everyone". His HHS nominee, Rep. Price has said, under oath, that he has not discussed this plan with the President-Elect.

logically, (and again, there hasn't been any logical way of assessing anything political in the past 18 months), we can deduce something for sure. Donald Trump can in no way come up with a replacement health plan that covers every American, on his own, in two weeks, unless it's the simplest of plans.

The only assumption, beyond Trump bull-shit, is that the Trump plan is "Medicare for all". If that's his plan, he has my full support. If it's not, than we can call "bull-shit".

Let's get something straight about the national polls

Donald Trump says that the national polls that show him at historically low numbers in popularity can't be believed because they were so inaccurate in regards to the 2016 election.

Most national polls had Hillary up 3 or 4 points on the eve of the election. She won by more than 2 points. That's not too far off at all. Granted that the state polls were off, but most of them are done by local newspapers or other outlets with smaller sample sizes.

But a 40% national approval rating is not 10 to 20 points off.

Trump is unpopular and them's the facts.

Let's Play "Trump" Poker

The next time you sit with some relatives or "friends" who were Trump supporters to play some cards or other game to pass some time, make this suggestion:

"Hey guys, why don't we play Trump poker? The second best hand wins."

My Theme Song for January 20, 2017

America, we're going to learn the hard way, "You Don't Know What You Got 'Till it's Gone".

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Netanyahu Visited by Israeli Police in Corruption investigation

<Snip> JERUSALEM (AP) Israeli police are questioning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over corruption allegations, local media reported after police cars arrived at his residence Monday.

The police team did not speak to journalists, but Israeli media said they are looking into suspicions that Netanyahu inappropriately accepted expensive gifts from two businessmen. The reports said the initial questioning, which began Monday evening, could last several hours. <Snip>

Link:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/israeli-media-police-netanyahu-corruption-074452544.html

Maybe his good friend Donald Trump can visit him in prison on Tuesdays. Sometimes this atheist believes maybe, just maybe, there is a God.

Donald Trump Eliminates Need for Lobbyists in Executive Branch

By appointing people from big banks, big oil, big business and agenda driven individuals who want to end public education, increase privatization and reduce workers' rights, Donald Trump has eliminated the need for any of those groups to hire lobbyists. The people who used to hire lobbyists are now in charge. The Trump administration no longer will listen to advocates for special interests because it is run by those special interests.

Oh, by the way, certainly Russia needs no lobbyist.

Great job at "draining the swamp".

Trump Should Be Admired for His Display of Loyalty

Donald Trump deserves to be recognized for his obvious display of loyalty.

Trump owes his election to Russian President Vladimir Putin, so Trump his given Putin 4 cabinet members.

Trump "Saves" 1,000 Jobs at Carrier AC; Needs 1,499,000 More to Reach Obama Success

Donald Trump and Mike Pence will be touting what a great success it is that Trump "saved" 1,000 jobs at the Carrier Air Conditioner plant in Indiana. First off, 2,100 people lost their jobs, so what's up with the other 1,100? First indications are that huge tax breaks were given from the State of Indiana (thanks, Mike Pence) for this PR move.

A little reminder for my Trump loving friends. In 2009, one of the first acts by President Obama was saving the United States auto industry, and with it, 1,500,000 jobs. If everyone remembers correctly, the Republican Party and the Conservative talk show hosts vilified Barak for this "bail out". Actually, it was a loan, which has been paid back to the taxpayers, with interest.

I am happy for the 1,000 people who appear to be saving their jobs. But let's wait and see what the details are before we act as though Donald Trump is the next coming of Samuel Gompers.

<snip>Auto bailout saved 1.5 million U.S. jobs -study

Dec 9 The federal bailout of General Motors Co, Chrysler and parts suppliers in 2009 saved 1.5 million U.S. jobs and preserved $105.3 billion in personal and social insurance tax collections, according to a study released on Monday.

The Bush and Obama administrations loaned the auto industry, including GM and Chrysler, which is now controlled by Italy's Fiat, $80 billion to avoid the collapse of the industry that they felt would result in the loss of millions of U.S. jobs.

Critics of the bailout at the time had argued the companies should be allowed to fail and the industry that resulted from the aftermath would be stronger. Treasury officials have repeatedly said the bailout was not an investment meant to turn a profit, but a move to save U.S. jobs.

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, estimated in its study that the bailout saved a lot of jobs, even crediting for a rebound of the industry in 2010 after the initial fallout <snip>


Link to Auto Study article:
http://www.reuters.com/article/autos-bailout-study-idUSL1N0JO0XU20131209

Deos Everyone Know the Difference Between "Not Accepting the Results" and a Recount?

A recount is part of the process. Every candidate has a right to request a recount of close results. In some states, they are automatic in cases when the election results are extremely close.

"Not accepting the results" is a different matter. That means you think the whole system is fixed.

Let me make a football analogy. There is a call on the field that a fumble was recovered by the defense. The offensive team believes that the call on the field was wrong. They go to the replay to overturn or confirm the call on the field. Asking for that review does not say that you think the game is fixed. It does not say that there was intentional wrong doing by the refs. It's part of the game. It's part of the process.

That's what a recount is. It's part of the process. It's every candidate's right. If, after the recount has settled the results, then everyone has to accept the outcome and respect the process.

Obnoxious Trump Asshole Supporter Disrupts Delta Flight, Allowed to Remain

In this video, which is about to go viral, a Trump Supporter insults everyone on the plane, uses foul language and makes all the passengers feel uncomfortable and scared.

I have been on flights in which passengers were tossed for far less.

I have already called my American Express Sky Miles Delta card and threatened to move my business ($75,000 a year) and not ever fly Delta again if Delta does not apologize to all of its passengers for the faulty action of the crew and bar this particular passenger from ever flying Delta again.

Link to video:
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