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GOP love for O'Care

Post by MaxEntropy_Man on Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:55 am

http://theweek.com/speedreads/708513/former-gop-rep-david-jolly-explains-why-now-appreciates-obamacare
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Post by Idéfix on Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:36 pm

Many human beings feel a degree of empathy for others in pain even if they themselves never went through that pain. Apparently Republican leaders are incapable of that. They can empathize with others' pain only when they themselves have been in that specific situation.
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Post by MaxEntropy_Man on Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:03 pm

Idéfix wrote:Many human beings feel a degree of empathy for others in pain even if they themselves never went through that pain. Apparently Republican leaders are incapable of that. They can empathize with others' pain only when they themselves have been in that specific situation.

https://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com

Who benefits? It’s all about the tax cuts, almost half of which will go to people with incomes over $1 million, the great bulk to people with incomes over 200K.

So, is this bill good for you? Yes, if you meet the following criteria:

1.Your income is more than $200,000 a year
2.You have a job that comes with good health insurance
3.You can’t imagine any circumstances under which you lose that job or income
4.You don’t have any family members or friends who don’t meet those criteria
5.You have zero empathy for anyone else

The set of people who can check all these boxes is not a winning political coalition. But Republican leaders believe that their voters are tribal enough, sufficiently walled off from information, that they’ll ignore the attack on their lives and keep voting R – indeed, that as they lose health care, get hit with crushing out-of-pocket bills, see their friends and neighbors face ruin, they’ll blame it on Democrats.

If they go through with the current senate plan, I suspect most of us on this board will be net gainers.
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