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Rolling Stone: republican bill could ruin your life.

This article pulls no punches and shows how totally screwed up the whole thing is:

This is not a bill to improve health care; it's a bill to repeal taxes on very wealthy people.

The House-passed version of the American Health Care Act would strip $834 billion from Medicaid, deprive 23 million Americans of health insurance over a decade and spike premiums in the individual insurance market by 20 percent in the first year alone, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The legislation would leave many Americans with pre-existing conditions without access to affordable coverage, the CBO concludes, "if they could purchase it at all." In addition, the House bill would allow insurers to jack up premiums on rural and older-working-age Americans. In rural Alaska, a 60-year-old would be hit with insurance premiums of $28,000 a year.

The only real winners in Trumpcare are Americans in the top 0.1 percent, who would receive a $200,000 tax break.

McConnell has a political incentive to pass the "meanest" bill he can muster.

There will not be a public airing at least not one that compares to the 80 days it took for Obamacare to clear the Senate in 2009.

The only thing that could change McConnell's course is public outcry.

What Republicans are trying to put into law is wildly unpopular. The health care of millions of Americans hangs in the balance. Senate Republicans' only ally is darkness.

It's time to shine a spotlight.

New Mexico senator slams trump again

This time it's on the Paris Agreement. Here's Marty Heinrich's press release:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 31, 2017) U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Climate Action Task Force, issued the following statement on reports that President Trump is expected to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the historic agreement reached by the United States and nearly 200 other countries to address the challenge of global climate change:

"President Trump's inward looking, isolationist vision for America represents a dangerous abdication of our nation's leadership role. Pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement would deeply damage our credibility on the international stage and put us on a path toward very real and costly climate disruptions in New Mexico and around the world. The time is now to act on climate change. We can't afford to wait. We have a moral obligation to be responsible stewards of this earth."

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