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It is time GOP lawmakers told Trump to go. They know it, but are too spineless to put country first

In the past few days, Trump has told the police they need to rough up detainees. He has behaved like a self-obsessed bully in front of boy scouts. He has told thousands of Americans who have put their lives on the line that they will no longer be welcome in any capacity in the forces. He has overseen his new communications director's foul-mouthed tirades against fellow Republicans. He has done nothing other than Tweet insults and threats at fellow Republicans during and after the healthcare debacle, and shown a level of ignorance and stupidity that has never been seen before. And I have not even mentioned those lying, creepy family members who gave testimony on their shady dealings with Russia to steal the election. He is now busily Tweeting away, threatening to remove the healthcare from congressmen, insisting on a new bill, after only yesterday claiming he was right from the start to say let Obamacare fail then do a bill.

If any one of these things happened in any other developed country, the president or prime minister would have to resign. Other lawmakers would not accept it. I don't believe there is a lawmaker in America that truly believes this is acceptable or good for the people of this nation or the world at large. Why don't they find a backbone. Look at Reince Priebus - treated like shit by Trump and the mooch, and all he can say is it was a good idea of Trump's for a reset. For God's sake, be a man and stand up for yourself. Don't be a quivering wimp. Your country needs you. Three GOP senators had the gumption to stop the healthcare bill that was a travesty. But this is about a lot more than even the 16 million people who would lose healthcare. We have a spiteful imbecile in the Whitehouse. He needs to go before he does any more damage. We can't wait for the GOP to grow a backbone. When are they going to stand up to Trump and put country first?

Dena Grayson (Congressman's wife): MSM has tapes of Trump & Trump Jr backs up Steele pee dossier

MSM has tapes on Trump!


Also Trump Jr statement supports pee dossier!


What is the point of Donald Trump?

Dear Jeff Sessions, please feel free to use my media statement for your own purposes:

This is the kind of media statement Jeff Sessions needs to write:

1/ To save his own job
2/ To assert his authority
3/ To put Trump in his place

On March 2, 2017, I recused myself from all investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States. In doing so, it enabled the appointment by the deputy Attorney General, without my involvement, of a special counsel to investigate any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the election campaign of the president.

Since this time, the president has publicly expressed his dissatisfaction that I recused myself from investigations related to the presidential campaigns. If I had not recused myself, the president would be in a position to order me to fire the special counsel, of whom he has been publicly critical. In recent days, it seems that the president has been intent on insulting me, perhaps in order to prompt my resignation, thereby enabling the installation of a new Attorney General who would be able to fire the special council at the president’s command and cease investigations into links between Russia and the presidential campaign.

As the United States Attorney General, I am responsible for the Department of Justice and the law enforcement. Although I have recused myself from matters now being investigated related to the presidential election campaign, I have instructed that all attempts to pervert the course of justice should be pursued vigorously. I intend to focus on my job of serving the American people to the best of my abilities, and I suggest that the president does the same.

Jeff Sessions
United States Attorney General

If Trump fires Sessions won't he be admitting there may have been Russian collusion?

Trump has tried to deny that Russia was involved in the election. If he fires sessions now, it will look like Trump believes the Russian ambassador over Sessions, but what the intercepts are showing, according to reports, is that Sessions may have signaled to the Russians reasons to invest in Trump. That adds weight to the very theory of Russian interference that Trump has been denying. So by firing Sessions, Trump would make it look more likely that he is only president because of Russian involvement.

Breaking news from two weeks into the future:

Trump is already pissed with Scaramucci. It seems that even Scaramucci can't polish a turd.

How I think the conversation about election hacking went:

Trump: I want to talk about the Russian involvement in our election last November.

Putin: Yes, well let me say that I agree with what you said yesterday when you said that you and your security services don't really know who did it and that it could be anyone. I agree with that. You did say that didn't you?

Trump: Yes I did.

Putin: Well that is that then. You don't have to thank me for you winning the election because you aren't even sure I was involved (laughs). Let's talk about sanctions against Russia now....

Trump's meeting with Putin. What was discussed will be another PR disaster for Trump

When Trump has to explain if he talked to Putin about hacking, he has two options.

"Yes" - Trump will be admitting that the Russians DID help him win the election - something he has been trying hard not to admit, such as yesterday when he cast doubt in public. He will also be expected to say what punishment he has for Putin and what he is going to do to stop Putin's meddling in future.

"No" - If Trump doesn't bring up Russian interference, he will be accused of being weak and failing to protect America. It will look more likely that Trump collaborated with Putin to hack the election. Also Putin will think Trump is pathetically weak and will know there will be no consequences if he does it again.

Do you agree with me that the USA government should massively CUT healthcare spending?

First, I want everyone in America to have healthcare. I also want the healthcare outcomes to be better.

This is how we can do that and still slash government funding for healthcare.

Take a look at nations with universal healthcare. UK, for example. No, it is not a perfect system, but it has many better healthcare outcomes. The people in UK live almost two years longer than in USA and infant mortality is better, but total healthcare spending per person (government and private) is a fraction in the UK compared to USA.

Take a look at this chart of nations with the best healthcare:

1. United Kingdom

2. Switzerland

3. Sweden

4. Australia

5. Germany & Netherlands (tied)

7. New Zealand & Norway (tied)

9. France

10. Canada

11. United States


This quote sums up the high costs of USA compared to UK:

With development, health outcomes generally improve, but the U.S. is an anomaly. The U.S. and the U.K. are both high-income, highly developed countries. The U.K. spends less per person ($3,749) on health care than the U.S. ($9,237). Despite its high spending, the U.S. does not have the best health outcomes. [Life expectancy, for example, is 79.1 years in the U.S. and 80.9 years in the U.K. And while the U.S. spends more on health care than any country in the world, it ranks 12th in life expectancy among the 12 wealthiest industrialized countries, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit organization focusing on health issues.]


Next, let's look at how much the USA government contributes to healthcare per capita:

Tax-funded expenditures accounted for 64.3 percent of U.S. health spending – about $1.9 trillion – in 2013, according to new data published today [Thursday, Jan. 21] in the American Journal of Public Health. The Affordable Care Act will push that figure even higher by 2024, when government’s share of U.S. health spending is expected to rise to 67.3 percent.


“We pay the world’s highest health care taxes. But patients are still saddled with unaffordable premiums and deductibles,” said Dr. Steffie Woolhandler. “Meanwhile, billions are squandered on paperwork, and insurers and drug companies pocket huge profits at taxpayer expense.”


So, these are the key facts.

1/ We already pay the highest taxes for healthcare, plus we then have to pay for insurance, co-pays and deductables, plus tens of millions of people are uninsured, but healthcare outcomes are not the best.

2/ In addition to insurance, the USA government is already paying around $6,000 per capita for healthcare.

3/ If we scrapped all health insurance and copied the UK system, everyone could be covered as in the UK, through what we already pay in taxes for healthcare, because that would equate to $6,000 per capita, compared to $3,749 in UK.

4/ We could then slash USA government healthcare spending by over 350 BILLION dollars a year and still have spending on healthcare 30 percent higher than in the UK.

In short, if we learned from other nations and were not being scammed by healthcare providers, insurers, big pharm, and our own government we could achieve:

Healthcare for all.
Better outcomes.
No insurance premiums.
No co-pays or deductables.
Less government spending.

Isn't this what the healthcare debate should be about?

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