Thursday, March 23, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Trump Voter Shocked To Find That Her Meals On Wheels Could Be Cut | The Huffington Post

Trump Voter Shocked To Find That Her Meals On Wheels Could Be Cut | The Huffington Post: "Linda Preast has used a wheelchair since she had a stroke two years ago and now relies on Meals on Wheels, a service that provides food to millions of people with disabilities and the elderly. The 56-year-old Georgia resident never envisioned when she voted for President Donald Trump that he’d propose slashing funding for the programs.

“Are you surprised?” CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller asked Preast at her home in Jones County Saturday."  'via Blog this'

Refugees made some of the nicest things we have — Quartz



Refugees made some of the nicest things we have — Quartz: " Freddie Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar to Indian parents, settled in the UK after fleeing the Zanzibar revolution in 1964."  'via Blog this'

Monday, March 13, 2017

Here’s how the Drudge Report splashed job reports for Obama that were better than Trump’s - The Washington Post



Here’s how the Drudge Report splashed job reports for Obama that were better than Trump’s - The Washington Post: "Why? Because, in Donald Trump’s first full month as president, t
he economy added 235,000 jobs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Boom. And so the Drudge Report went ahead and declared Trump’s hat’s mission accomplished."  'via Blog this'

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Obamacare repeal guts crucial public health funds - The Washington Post

Obamacare repeal guts crucial public health funds - The Washington Post: "The latest Republican health-care bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would eliminate funds for fundamental public health programs, including for the prevention of bioterrorism and  disease outbreaks, as well as money to provide immunizations and heart-disease screenings."  'via Blog this'

The puzzling way Republicans want to replace the individual mandate, explained with a cartoon - Vox


The puzzling way Republicans want to replace the individual mandate, explained with a cartoon - Vox: "On Monday, House Republicans released their Obamacare replacement plan. Vox's Sarah Kliff has a must-read explainer on the bill, which was developed with the White House and Senate Republicans. One key component is that it gets rid of the individual mandate — the most unpopular part of Obamacare, because it fines people who don't have health insurance."  'via Blog this'

Friday, March 10, 2017

In an Angry and Fearful Nation, an Outbreak of Anti-Semitism - ProPublica


In an Angry and Fearful Nation, an Outbreak of Anti-Semitism - ProPublica: "In late November, Marna Street, a violist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, was walking to her car after a rehearsal. Street was shocked by what she discovered: Someone had painted a swastika, about 14 inches across, on the trunk of her car. The vandals, Street said, had probably targeted her vehicle, which was parked in a garage not far from the University of Cincinnati, because she’d placed a magnet on it indicating that she is Jewish. Street eventually managed scrub off the graffiti. She put the magnet in the glovebox of her car. “I had that feeling in the pit of my stomach, like somebody just punched me,” recalled Street, 68, speaking publicly for the first time. It was, she said, “a cross between fear and just plain hurt.”"  'via Blog this'

Trump keeps claiming he’s created U.S. jobs since Election Day. Not so. - The Washington Post

I should have reported this before the Jobs numbers.

Trump keeps claiming he’s created U.S. jobs since Election Day. Not so. - The Washington Post: "— White House news release on ExxonMobil’s investment program, March 6 President Trump claimed undue credit for ExxonMobil’s investment announcement — the latest example of the new president’s now-predictable formula: A company announces a U.S. jobs plan that predates Trump’s presidency. The company gives a nod to Trump’s anti-regulation policies. Trump then takes credit for bringing jobs back to the United States. Repeat."  'via Blog this'

Thursday, March 9, 2017

GOP health care plan probably would make care pricier for core Trump voters - Chicago Tribune


GOP health care plan probably would make care pricier for core Trump voters - Chicago Tribune: "President Donald Trump offered his unqualified support for the health care alternative that House Republicans announced Tuesday. "I'm proud to support the replacement plan released by the House of Representatives," he told GOP lawmakers a few hours after he tweeted about "our wonderful new Healthcare Bill." At his daily news briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer specifically said that the proposal was "the Obamacare replacement plan that everyone has been asking for, the plan that the president ran on." If this is the plan that Trump ran on, his voters might be surprised to hear it. Preliminary analysis suggests that Trump's base of support is more likely to see insurance premium costs rise -- often substantially -- under Trump's bill."  'via Blog this'

The Republican health-care bill threatens Trump's voters

The Republican health-care bill threatens Trump's voters: "The House GOP's reductions would affect all Medicaid beneficiaries, not just those added to the rolls under Obamacare. That includes more than 6 million senior citizens with incomes and assets low enough to qualify for the program.

Medicaid finances most nursing home care in the United States. Unlike the program's nonelderly beneficiaries, a 54 percent majority of beneficiaries aged 65 or older are white, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

That means the House bill would pinch Trump's blue-collar white supporters in two ways – crimping their own Medicaid coverage, and that of their elderly parents."  'via Blog this'