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GOP Draft Health Care Bill Cuts Medicaid, Insurance Subsidies

Source: cnbc.com

A draft bill detailing Republican plans to begin repealing and replacing many facets of the Affordable Care Act would provide expanded tax credits and health savings accounts for individuals while reducing federal spending on tax subsidies and Medicaid and practically eliminating both the current employer and individual mandate to provide and carry health insurance.

The 105-page draft legislation, obtained by NBC News, repeals much of the current law, also known as Obamacare, within the next few years and sets in place a Republican vision of healthcare.


More here:

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/gop-draft-health-care-bill-cuts-medicaid-insurance-subsidies-n725331

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/24/gop-draft-health-care-bill-cuts-medicaid-insurance-subsidies.html
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri Feb 24, 2017, 09:26 PM (8 replies)

Socialisms Return

After more than a half-century in the wilderness, the socialist left reemerges in America.



https://www.thenation.com/article/socialisms-return/
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue Feb 21, 2017, 06:41 PM (1 replies)

Jerry Sanduskys Son Charged With Child Sexual Abuse

Source: CBS Philly

HARRIS TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS/AP) — Jerry Sandusky’s son has been arrested on charges of child sexual abuse.

Jeffrey Sandusky, 41, is being held on $200,000 bail at Centre County Prison. He was arrested Monday by Pennsylvania State Police.

He is facing 14 charges, including child sexual abuse, statutory sexual assault, and child pornography.

Read more: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/02/13/jerry-sanduskys-son-charged-with-child-sexual-abuse/
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Mon Feb 13, 2017, 02:44 PM (30 replies)

13,000 people hanged in secret at Syrian prison, Amnesty says

Source: CNN

(CNN)In the middle of the night, the Syrian prisoners are told they're being transferred.

Blindfolded, they're moved from their cells to the grounds of Saydnaya prison, north of the capital Damascus.

They're not told what's next -- likely, most don't know what's going to happen to them until they feel the noose around their necks.

A new report from Amnesty International, Human slaughterhouse, contends that this was the fate of groups of up to 50 people, twice a week, at the prison.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/07/middleeast/syria-executions-amnesty-international-report/index.html



Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue Feb 7, 2017, 05:10 AM (7 replies)

TRUMP SAYS HE CUT WALL STREET REFORM BECAUSE HIS FRIENDS NEED MONEY

Source: Vanityfair.com

On Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order intended to roll back Dodd-Frank, the sprawling regulatory framework President Obama signed into law in 2010 to avoid another financial crisis, which was not entirely beloved on Wall Street. He also scrapped a fiduciary rule intended to protect retirees by forcing brokers and advisers to “work in the best interest of their clients.“ (This, too, was controversial.)

According to its defenders, Dodd-Frank has been a modestly successful, if tortuous affair, requiring banks to bend over backwards to comply with regulations that protect investors and consumers from abusive practices and excessive risk. According to Trump, it was inconveniencing his friends:

“There is nobody better to tell me about Dodd-Frank than [JP Morgan C.E.O.] Jamie [Dimon]. So he has to tell me about it, but we expect to be cutting a lot from Dodd-Frank because, frankly, I have so many people, friends of mine, that have nice businesses, they can’t borrow money,” Trump said Friday morning, shortly before signing the executive orders. “They just can’t get any money because the banks just won’t let them borrow because of the rules and regulations in Dodd-Frank.”



Read more: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/02/trump-says-he-cut-wall-street-reform-because-his-friends-need-money?mbid=social_twitter
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Sat Feb 4, 2017, 03:29 AM (14 replies)
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