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Postby Lowercase Tea » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:41 pm

If democrats had any spine this is the prime time to argue for the 25th amendment and any congressperson that doesn’t get on board is complicit in what could decimate the economy
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Postby hyperbole man » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:43 pm

i have never wanted anyone to suffer like i want trump to suffer
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Postby hyperbole man » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:44 pm

like it honestly scares me
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Postby WAC » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:45 pm

Hat trick of shittiness

He said ALOT of shit last night. And most of it WASN'T how he supported a fascist.
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Postby delgriffith » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:45 pm

KALM wrote:oh apparently ending csr's will really fuck up things in new york and minnesotta even if they adopt california's approach

As happens so often in health policy, New York has more to lose than almost any other state.

In the rest of the country, it’s insurance companies that stand to forfeit money if Trump follows through on his threat. In New York, state government would take most of the hit.

The end of the cost-sharing subsidies would open an almost $1 billion hole in the budget of the state-operated Essential Plan, an optional benefit under Obamacare that was exercised only by New York and Minnesota.

The Cuomo administration would face a choice between backfilling the lost federal funds with state dollars or shutting down a fast-growing health plan that covers 665,000 low-income New Yorkers.

In another wrinkle, New York–because of its unusual structure–also stands to be denied a counterbalancing increase in federal premium tax credits that would soften the blow for low-income consumers in other states.

Yeah I've known a few people who work in healthcare fretting about this for a few months (ever since Trump raised the possibility) but trying to calm themselves down by saying there's no way the administration would be vindictive and suicidal enough to do this. This fucking sucks on so many levels.
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Postby viachicago » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:49 pm

Big Oil wrote:kill em all


Their plan is to kill all of us first
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Postby Big Oil » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:49 pm

delgriffith wrote:From the NYT story:

Mr. Trump had raised the possibility of eliminating the subsidy with Republican senators at a White House meeting several months ago. At the time, one senator told him that the Republican Party would effectively “own health care” as a political issue if the president did so.

By late Thursday night, a backlash against Mr. Trump — including from fellow Republicans — appeared imminent as lawmakers voiced concern over how ending the subsidies would affect their constituents.

“Cutting health care subsidies will mean more uninsured in my district,” Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Republican of Florida, wrote on Twitter. She added that Mr. Trump “promised more access, affordable coverage. This does opposite.”


She's retiring so... Gonna need a little bit more than that to prove that a backlash is truly imminent.

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Postby delgriffith » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:51 pm

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Postby Big Oil » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:54 pm

Lowercase Tea wrote:If democrats had any spine this is the prime time to argue for the 25th amendment and any congressperson that doesn’t get on board is complicit in what could decimate the economy

Great timing, too: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/12/opin ... ssion.html
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Postby hyperbole man » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:57 pm

my best friend has bipolar and borderline personality disorder and is a freelancer relying on the individual market for insurance to get her medicine, therapist, specialists, etc.

she follows politics at more or less the same level as the average boarder itt. the congressional repeal efforts really wore on her psychologically, and she has been terrified of something like this coming down via executive order for months. i'm so scared and sad and angry for her and for everyone in a similar situation. fuck.
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Postby dimetrodons 'r' us » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:02 am

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Please don’t ruin this song for me
For one, I don't want to be known as the guy who randomly goes around and fixes people's computers. Even though I do that.
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Postby surly » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:03 am

WAC wrote:Hahaha


its one thing to abide by embargoes. it's a whole other shitfest of stupid to narc on other people who do break them

fuck off noah
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Postby guaranteed mediocrity » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:06 am

hyperbole man wrote:i have never wanted anyone to suffer like i want trump to suffer


hyperbole man wrote:like it honestly scares me


it's definitely done bad stuff to my brain
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Postby Durham » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:11 am

this is a well written little encapsulation of how irreparably fucked this country is
https://deadspin.com/trump-voters-say-they-choose-trump-over-the-nfl-1819413744
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Postby KALM » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:15 am

so apparently there were 14 states that allowed insurers to set their premiums at a level that assumed csr payments would remain in place, and insurers in those states (may?) have contracts that allow them to withdraw from the market now that trump ended them. so while premiums might be locked in, participation may not be in a lot of places.
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Postby surly » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:17 am

ashley's gonna kill her mom

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Postby Pope Laserblast IV » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:24 am

Durham wrote:this is a well written little encapsulation of how irreparably fucked this country is
https://deadspin.com/trump-voters-say-they-choose-trump-over-the-nfl-1819413744


To be honest I feel pretty good about my decision to slowly, over the course of a few decades, drink myself to death.
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Postby inanimate object...alive! » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:50 am

damn that lady is 72?
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Postby fuckyoudad » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:58 am

Trump reminds me of myself in undergrad playing a Chinese card game with dorm mates where I didn't understand the rules, so I would just play some card and everyone would freak out and get pissy with me because I did something unpredictable that just created chaos. But I had to pretend like it was part of my master plan and be like "what I did was entirely within the rules, deal with it"
Note: mildly comedic.
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Postby antoine » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:10 am

inanimate object...alive! wrote:damn that lady is 72?
trouble wrote:when you are gonna get married and shopping around
take a minute a think about the posts that were made by antoine
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Postby endless dave » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:23 am

Really excited to be getting not a lot of income with no real job in NYC as we go into the barely advertised open enrollment period in a few weeks

Definitely don’t just want to die or anything
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Postby naturemorte » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:28 am

sometimes i wonder if i've been somehow been zapped into hell, like the movie "stay tuned" but with twitter instead of a satellite dish
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Postby iambic » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:07 am

he did it again btw

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Postby snuggle » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:24 am

Look at all of them
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Postby snuggle » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:26 am

Now he’s on twitter
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Postby The Dirty Turtle » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:32 am

i hate this orange fuck
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Postby inanimate object...alive! » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:01 am

In the last few weeks it's become increasingly apparent to me that everyone on trump's staff & congress know that their time in power is limited and have collectively decided to push their evil agendas as quickly as possible, before trump strokes out or they all get voted out next year.

It's like Rome is burning and instead of putting out the fire they've decided to just raid the city as much as possible before it collapses.

I also think that in this way it acts as an allegory for the baby boomers and white america in general.
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Postby Kenny » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:04 am

now now wait a minute, don't say anything against the baby boomers now
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Postby surly » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:10 am

he just said the quiet thing loud again

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Postby delgriffith » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:14 am

I woke up, immediately started thinking about how much anguish and misery these subsidies being pulled is going to cause, and felt a real bottomless sense of dread about how much damage he's still going to be able to do before 2018, let alone 2020. It is a very bad morning in a year of bad mornings.
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