Is the Senate Republican Health-Care Bill Dead?

Late Monday evening Republican Senators Mike Lee (Utah) and Jerry Moran (Kansas) tweeted their opposition to the latest version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BRCA).

“There are serious problems with Obamacare, and my goal remains what it has been for a long time: to repeal and replace it,”

“This closed-door process has yielded the BCRA, which fails to repeal the Affordable Care Act or address healthcare’s rising costs. For the same reasons I could not support the previous version of this bill, I cannot support this one.” – Moran

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the rest of the republican senate started the process of trying to repeal and replace Obamacare knowing they could only afford to lose 2 votes to pass any legislation. With Lee and Moran announcing their opposition to the BCRA the number of republicans that have publicly opposed the legislation now stands at 4, including Senators Rand Paul (Kentucky) and Susan Collins (Maine).

As much as Republicans hate the idea, they should work with Democrats on legislation that can shore up the health exchanges, lower premiums and lower deductibles within the framework of Obamacare.

Of course that’s easier said than done since republicans have built their base on a repeal and replace rhetoric that never had their constituents in mind.

Meanwhile, what’s next for the Trump White House?

Right now their only accomplishment is helping the ratings for MSNBC shows ‘Morning Joe’ and ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’

 

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Credit – Vice News & Washington Post

Talking Points Tuesdays – Do you STILL think Herman Cain is serious??

So after watching Herman Cain over the past couple of weeks I am convinces this kat is a little off, in his own way I still think this he is serious about running for President.  I refuse someone would put themselves in the position of being a fool for no reason, and I don’t believe it’s all about selling books.  Although the money he is making off book sales doesn’t hurt, and at the end of the day you’re not going to try to stop making money.

But…..

Herm got some issues and I don’t mean sexual harassment charges or possible campaign finance issues, Cain’s problem is that he has no one to tell him that he should quit!!!

I mean just look at his gaffes:

  1. 9-9-9 Tax Plan, nice catch phrase but get into the details and there is a lot to complain about. Both sides of the aisle have their issues with this plan.
  2. 1st he said he told Wolf Blitzer before Vegas debate he would negotiate with terrorist, then during the debate back tracked and said he wouldn’t
  3. Claim to be joking and then not joking about creating an electrified fence to protect United States border and fry some illegals, SMH….
  4. His handling of sexual harassment scandals from the past; 1st he could not recall and then he could recall but mis-stated the payouts.  Now up to 4 women who have had encounters with the Hermanator!
But wait there’s more……
Here is a clip from The Rachel Maddow Show last week where Rachel has FINALLY figured out Cain’s campaign; this is a great job by Maddow’s staff for the research they put in for this….
Ummmmm, so this guy really took a phrase from Pokemon????
WHO DOES THAT?????
And with all this silliness he has not lost anything with GOP voters, in fact he has gained as he has been raising money playing the victim.  WTF, wake up folks, I know Mitt Romney is not perfect but there has to be someone better than Herm????
As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

WTF/WTH Wednesdays – What to do with BP?

With over an estimated 5 million gallons of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the BP Rig explosion; is the government doing enough to protect the environment while this mess is being cleaned up?

I say NO!

Let me explain, I am all for the government allowing/forcing BP to be responsible for this disaster. When you think about the government is not capable of handling this cleanup. Although BP has been a suspect in stopping the flow of oil into the Gulf they are still better suited than the Federal Government. So what President Obama and his administration is doing up to this point concerning this spill seems to be the correct course of action.

The problem is what is the government doing to make sure this does not happen again, how will they improve the regulation of offshore drilling?

One move the government will be making is separating the Minerals Management Service (MMS) oil royalty collection and safety inspection roles. Having these 2 departments under one umbrella is a conflict of interest. It is in the best interest of the oil royalty collection department to have oil rigs running; safety at a certain point is secondary for this group. You can imagine the scenarios where the oil royalty guys call in favors with their safety inspection friends to turn a blind eye on a rig that is making a TON of money!

Kudos to the fed for figuring that one out!

So where is the government missing the boat on preventing another catastrophe?

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Introducing another BP oil rig, the Atlantis. Thanks to The Rachel Maddow Show we have learned that this rig is operating further out and drilling in deeper waters. Now with all the difficulty BO has had in capping the Deepwater Horizon well why would we have any confidence in BO drilling in deeper waters? Why have President Obama and his administration (Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar) shut down BP’s operations in the Gulf until all their rigs can be fully inspected? Instead we allow a company with a sketchy safety record (Texas City Explosion) to continue to operate while they handle what will be the largest environmental disaster (dwarfing Exxon Valdez).

I would like to see the federal government get tough with BP, President Obama has certainly talked a tough game when it comes to who will pay for the cleanup of this spill but what about shutting BP down. I don’t want to see anymore Congressional Hearings with BP executives talking about they will be responsible for paying “Legitimate Claims” (money BP will pay victims of the oil spill) as a result of the oil spill. BP should not be allowed to drill for anymore oil until they can prove they are capable of being SAFE!!! President Obama promised changed, let’s see that change.

DO THE RIGHT THING!!

As always….
If there is something to be said, “Its On Broadway” to step up and say it!
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