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sinkingfeeling

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Member since: 2003 before July 6th
Number of posts: 34,602

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I reside in Fayetteville, Arkansas. I am female, single, and one year from full retirement. I'm already retired from a 30-year career with IBM. Love my Victorian house built in 1858 and my dogs and cats.

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Funding for CHIP expires on Saturday.

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2017/09/26/CHIP-funding-DSH-payments-community-health-center-funding-FQHC-funding-federal-healthcare-funding/stories/201709250161


Today, CHIP serves about nine million children at a cost just below $14 billion. Together with Medicaid, it serves as the source of insurance for more than 46 million children annually. CHIP has been crucial in ensuring that more than 95 percent of American children are covered by health insurance today. This compares to 89 percent at the time the program was created.

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Thu Sep 28, 2017, 04:52 PM (1 replies)

A Big Thank You, America! From The Super Rich


https://www.dcreport.org/2017/09/26/a-big-thank-you-america-from-the-super-rich/

By David Vey Johnston,
DCReport Editor in Chief

Congress is about to take up Donald Trumpís desire for people like himself to get income-tax-rate cuts. So, whatís the long-term trend in tax-rate cuts? And how has the vast majority fared compared with the richest?

Take a seat. The numbers may knock the breath out of you when you read what 52 years have done to the incomes and tax burdens of the vast majority and those at the apex of the economy.
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Tue Sep 26, 2017, 07:16 PM (1 replies)

Watching Burn's Viet Nam. Will I always feel like my heart was

ripped from me when Bobby was killed? That event forever changed my political, religious, and world views.
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Sun Sep 24, 2017, 08:25 PM (4 replies)

Arkansas (probably most of the South) illogical logic.

I was reading the letters in our state newspaper, the Arkansas Democratic Gazette, and find it amazing. Those who claim 'taking a knee' is disrespecting the flag and our military vets are the same people who decry removal of statutes and monuments of those who physically attacked the flag and killed US Army soldiers.
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Sun Sep 24, 2017, 02:08 PM (6 replies)

Trump says if NFL fans 'stay away' due to kneeling players 'you will see change fast'

Newest tweet from DonnieJohn.

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/911911385176723457?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fd-3273496020637922798.ampproject.net%2F1506041909031%2Fframe.html
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Sun Sep 24, 2017, 08:05 AM (6 replies)

Since the Graham-Cassidy bill would kill many more people than

either massive hurricanes or a foreign terrorist attack, why aren't we seeing the MSM spending 99.9% of their time warning the American people? Why aren't newspapers covering this on the front page? Where are the visuals on all TV channels showing the additional costs that will go to those with preexisting conditions?
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Wed Sep 20, 2017, 03:57 PM (2 replies)

Don't know if you've taken this quiz, but it's fun. KKK or Breitbart?

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2017/09/14/quiz_tests_whether_headlines_came_from_breitbart_or_1920s_kkk_newspapers.html
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:03 AM (1 replies)

Received word that the National Immigration Law Center has filed a lawsuit in NYC against the DACA

reversal. Quote from their email:

We could not have filed this lawsuit without our plaintiff, MartŪn Batalla Vidal, a New Yorker with DACA, a community leader, and a member of Make the Road New York (MRNY).

MRNY and the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School joined us to push back against Trumpís callous and cruel decision to end DACA.
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Tue Sep 5, 2017, 08:00 PM (3 replies)

Read this reply from the Dishonorable Senator Tom Cotton about DACA.

Dear Sinkingfeeling,

Thank you for sharing your concerns with me about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. It's good to hear from you, as always.

I strongly oppose former President Obamaís Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, which defers immigration action against illegal immigrants who claim to have entered the country as minors. I urge the Trump administration to work with legislators to end the failed policies encouraging young individuals to enter the United States illegally. We must reform our current system to secure our border and end this unsustainable course.

I therefore donít support Senator Lindsey Grahamís (R-SC) Bar Removal of Individuals Who Dream and Grow our Economy Act (BRIDGE) Act of 2017, though I do share Senator Grahamís concerns about fixing the immigration system. I am committed to an immigration policy that will protect our borders, stop illegal immigration, and maintain a strong legal immigration process that serves U.S. interests. However, our federal government is failing at a core constitutional duty: securing our borders and enforcing immigration laws. I will work during my time in the Senate to fix these failures. Should any relevant legislation come before the Senate regarding visas, permits, or an entry-exit system, you can be assured that I will keep your concerns in mind.

You can help me as I aim to represent Arkansansóplease continue to keep me informed of your opinion. A well-functioning representative democracy relies on active, engaged citizens like you to inform and hold their elected leaders accountable. I always find input from my constituents on matters of public policy to be both insightful and useful as I work to represent your interests.

I am truly honored to serve as your Senatoróplease know that your interests and affairs have my unceasing attention. Always feel free to call my office at (202) 224-2353 or visit www.cotton.senate.gov.


Sincerely,

Tom Cotton
United States Senator


Posted by sinkingfeeling | Tue Sep 5, 2017, 11:24 AM (5 replies)

Here's my 2017 fair cake. Won best decorated item.

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Sun Sep 3, 2017, 07:13 PM (90 replies)
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