Republican Healthcare Plan Goes Down

After years of repeated promises to rid the American public of the onerous burden of the Affordable Care Act and multiple attempts to gut it, the Republicans best chance to “repeal and replace” has gone down in spectacular flames.  The self-professed deal-maker, Donald Trump, was unable to close this one.  The “Art of the Deal” … Continue reading Republican Healthcare Plan Goes Down

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Like playing chess with a pigeon

I generally try to avoid wading into the political cesspools that populate Facebook but occasionally, when I get bored, I try to amuse myself by tangling with some of the more rabid Trump supporters.  Now, this particular guy, judging from his posts, is pleased as punch with our new President.  Greatest thing that ever happened … Continue reading Like playing chess with a pigeon

You Can’t Judge a Bill by the Title

There is currently a bill in Congress, H.R 367, titled the “Hearing Protection Act of 2017”.  Introduced by South Carolina Republican representative Jeff Duncan, it currently has 95 co-sponsors; 94 Republicans and 1 Democrat (Gene Green of Texas).   That’s more than a bit lopsided.  Why wouldn’t the Democrats be just as concerned with protecting our … Continue reading You Can’t Judge a Bill by the Title