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(Washington Post)   Graham-Cassidy screws over Blue states who have their shiat together to pay the Red states for being backwards f*cktards   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2017-09-20 08:26:46 AM  
looks like they finally found a way to screw over the many (31 states that expanded Medicaid) to benefit the few (19 states that didn't want help from a blah president)

goddamn dickish chucklef*cks. I hope in your next lives, you're born again as brain dead sea urchins who can't understand why they keep shutting in their own mouths.

oh wait, that's already happened
 
2017-09-20 08:27:03 AM  
Business as usual with the idiot Republicans.
 
2017-09-20 08:34:14 AM  
How's that different from every day when the blue states have been carrying the backwards mouthbreathers from the red states? Does anyone think the technical and technological edge that has kept this nation on top has ever come from those places? Sure, you get amazing geniuses that do contribute to our society being born and raised in coal mining or farming communities but their biopics are usually about their struggle to GTFO of their shiatty town and move somewhere where they aren't being treated like crap because they have book learning.
 
2017-09-20 08:38:26 AM  

kbronsito: Does anyone think the technical and technological edge that has kept this nation on top has ever come from those places?


I have it on good authority that nothing good ever comes out of a liberal hellscape, and the economic engine of the country isn't the places where wealth, talent, and industry congregate, but is actually East Bumfark where the flagship industry is getting paid by the government to not farm your crops.
 
2017-09-20 08:42:21 AM  
This sucks.  Jesus Christ this sucks.
 
2017-09-20 08:52:54 AM  
Old 'n' busted - Land gets a bigger vote than people
New hotness - Land gets more money than people
 
2017-09-20 08:55:20 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: This sucks.  Jesus Christ this sucks.


Well, if nothing else, it certainly gives me a push to get the hell out of Texas. Austin isn't what it once was; Iv'e been pondering leaving here for a good while..Perhaps I can go full remote at work and hole up in the mountains somewhere?..
 
2017-09-20 08:55:57 AM  
That basically sums up right wing politics in 'murca. Stealing from productive, industrious locales to support bubba's bait and coal mining shack. Somehow that's cool, but don't you dare try and get an oligarch to pay some taxes once in a lifetime.
 
2017-09-20 08:56:21 AM  
The GOP is actively trying to destroy the Union. It's a  Confederate Revival thing. And they've enlisted Subtards from places like Wisconsin to lead the charge.
 
2017-09-20 08:58:22 AM  
"We will either have to kick hundreds of thousands of people off of health care, or we will have to dramatically increase taxes," said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), in one of a string of Monday night floor speeches by Democrats.

So... Like any other year?

Does CT even have a budget yet?
 
2017-09-20 08:58:34 AM  

DrD'isInfotainment: The GOP is actively trying to destroy the Union. It's a  Confederate Revival thing. And they've enlisted Subtards from places like Wisconsin to lead the charge.


The scary part is it's working.
 
2017-09-20 08:58:42 AM  
 Remember how a month ago, Dems were applauding Graham for speaking out about Trump?

This is a perfect example why democrats should never give any of these f*ckwads an inch of slack.

Ever.
 
2017-09-20 08:59:05 AM  
Playing up as a positive the fact that blue states would get gut-shot by this really tells you all you need to know about the conservative mind.
 
2017-09-20 09:00:10 AM  
"Blue states are welcome to try to reduce costs, except by implementing single payer. We're banning that. But Graham-Cassidy is meant to give states more flexibility. Unless that flexes into single-payer. That's not allowed. Good luck."
 
2017-09-20 09:02:07 AM  
If this thing passes, that will pretty much end any tattered deluaions I still hold that things might get better and we might get through this. If this thing passes, the GOP will be emboldened. We'll see them gut Medicare, privatize SS, eliminate the EPA, eliminate capital gains tax, and hike all the taxes that non-billionaires pay. It will be, "Get back to work at your second job if you want to eat."
 
d23 [BareFark]
2017-09-20 09:02:49 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: "We will either have to kick hundreds of thousands of people off of health care, or we will have to dramatically increase taxes," said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), in one of a string of Monday night floor speeches by Democrats.

So... Like any other year?

Does CT even have a budget yet?


If we have to dramatically increase takes then people better wake up and go to single payer.  Because if we do increase taxes and we keep the for-profit system it will be the biggest transfer of wealth to the top the world has ever seen.

How have we gotten this stupid?  We already pay more per-capita for public health care.  Is this some exercise where we see as a country how far we can push capitalist dogma before half the country dies?
 
2017-09-20 09:03:36 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: "We will either have to kick hundreds of thousands of people off of health care, or we will have to dramatically increase taxes," said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), in one of a string of Monday night floor speeches by Democrats.

So... Like any other year?

Does CT even have a budget yet?


The CT GOP got one passed that is DOA because it includes a 20% cut across the board for UCONN this year and a 30% cut next year.
 
2017-09-20 09:05:15 AM  
We're all getting f*cked up the ass by the old white men of the GOP. And they're going in dry.
 
2017-09-20 09:05:31 AM  
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2017-09-20 09:05:52 AM  

d23: Is this some exercise where we see as a country how far we can push capitalist dogma before half the country dies?


This isn't capitalism.  Capitalism requires price transparency.  Try getting a cost up front from your local hospital, or even a test provider.  I triple dog dare you.  Our entire health care system recoils in horror at the thought of list prices.
 
2017-09-20 09:06:22 AM  
Who votes for these f*cking sh*theels?
 
2017-09-20 09:06:44 AM  
Which is why it's going to pass.  Because it's stigginit on many levels.

And I can't imagine that's going to sit well with the blue states.

This could very well split the country.

But stigginit!
 
2017-09-20 09:07:21 AM  
Yeah, but her emails. Plus, she was mean to Bernie.

How's that working out for you "protest" voters?
 
2017-09-20 09:08:20 AM  

Douggernaut: Playing up as a positive the fact that blue states would get gut-shot by this really tells you all you need to know about the conservative mind.


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2017-09-20 09:09:36 AM  

Scanty Em: If this thing passes, that will pretty much end any tattered deluaions I still hold that things might get better and we might get through this. If this thing passes, the GOP will be emboldened. We'll see them gut Medicare, privatize SS, eliminate the EPA, eliminate capital gains tax, and hike all the taxes that non-billionaires pay. It will be, "Get back to work at your second job if you want to eat."


Fark needs a "scary" button.
 
2017-09-20 09:10:05 AM  
So even more Federal dollars to red states that suck out more than they contribute.  For decades the federal government has been supporting these states and allowing them to be low-tax states by pumping federal dollars into them far beyond the money they send  to Washington in taxes.
 
d23 [BareFark]
2017-09-20 09:10:26 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: d23: Is this some exercise where we see as a country how far we can push capitalist dogma before half the country dies?

This isn't capitalism.  Capitalism requires price transparency.  Try getting a cost up front from your local hospital, or even a test provider.  I triple dog dare you.  Our entire health care system recoils in horror at the thought of list prices.


Well, that was actually my point.  The whole blow-up since Obama took up the fight has been about putting in free market dogma into a place where there can be no free market.  There isn't a free market when people are forced to use a service, and no matter what is ever said there is no way to shop around for medical services.  The GOP (and most of the Democrats, mind you) have been running scared from the "S" word and the fact we can't have a debate about the proper level of social services without some redneck screaming "OMG! SOCIALISM!"  We apparently can't learn from our failures and we can't learn from the successes in other countries, either.
 
2017-09-20 09:11:53 AM  
Shameful... and all so they can get the Koch bros to open up their piggy banks again.

This is what neo-feudalism looks like.
 
2017-09-20 09:12:10 AM  
Elections have consequences. Vote next time.
If you're a great person, run next time.
 
2017-09-20 09:12:45 AM  
States and districts that Trump lost get nothing.
 
d23 [BareFark]
2017-09-20 09:13:28 AM  

havocmike: Elections have consequences. Vote next time.
If you're a great person, run next time.


I agree, but getting good people elected is nearly impossible when you have the bribe-based system that Citizen's United set into overdrive.
 
2017-09-20 09:13:37 AM  

d23: We apparently can't learn from our failures and we can't learn from the successes in other countries, either.


Sorry, I'm just really angry about this.
 
2017-09-20 09:14:50 AM  
This is what disgruntled Bernie Bros   got us.

Thanks assholes.


Also, thanks assholes Dems and "lib media" for covering this and TV ad attacking this to the degree it deserves.  I mean, a simple ad about the 425%  motherhood tax would be enough to kill this turd.
 
2017-09-20 09:17:16 AM  

Rev.K: Who votes for these f*cking sh*theels?


Curtis's Curvaceous Cuckolded Concubines
 
2017-09-20 09:17:30 AM  

runwiz: So even more Federal dollars to red states that suck out more than they contribute.  For decades the federal government has been supporting these states and allowing them to be low-tax states by pumping federal dollars into them far beyond the money they send  to Washington in taxes.


You do realize that there's no way to interpret this talking point other than you being in favor of regressive taxation, right?
 
2017-09-20 09:18:00 AM  

born_yesterday: Rev.K: Who votes for these f*cking sh*theels?

Curtis's Curvaceous Cuckolded Concubines


The Drewgs.
 
2017-09-20 09:18:15 AM  

d23: kittyhas1000legs: "We will either have to kick hundreds of thousands of people off of health care, or we will have to dramatically increase taxes," said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), in one of a string of Monday night floor speeches by Democrats.

So... Like any other year?

Does CT even have a budget yet?

If we have to dramatically increase takes then people better wake up and go to single payer.  Because if we do increase taxes and we keep the for-profit system it will be the biggest transfer of wealth to the top the world has ever seen.

How have we gotten this stupid?  We already pay more per-capita for public health care.  Is this some exercise where we see as a country how far we can push capitalist dogma before half the country dies?


A 30+ year war on 'liberals'.  30 years of hammering the idea that caring for your citizens and treating others and the environment with kindness and respect is somehow a liberal plot to take from the white man and give to lazy minorities has created this.  I feel it's all about power.  Simple messages are easy to spread and the republicans are all about simple messages.  God is good, Muslims are bad.  Gays are icky and sinners.  These are simple messages that leave no room for discussion.  Which is how the republican and religious leaders like it.  Ignorance is trumpeted as strength and education is shunned.  Scared, stupid people will empty their wallets to support the people who say they will protect them.  An educated people will ask questions and not accept lies.

It's a war that we cannot win.   The ignorant and the deluded have won.  Their people are in power and are raping the country.  I never thought I'd see it but here we are.  I hope other countries will be nicer to us when we have to leave.
 
2017-09-20 09:19:13 AM  

Leader O'Cola: This is what disgruntled Bernie Bros   got us.


Stop with this bullshiat. Stop. Tired lies get you no points.
 
2017-09-20 09:19:37 AM  

danielem1: "Blue states are welcome to try to reduce costs, except by implementing single payer. We're banning that. But Graham-Cassidy is meant to give states more flexibility. Unless that flexes into single-payer. That's not allowed. Good luck."


States Rights
States Rights
States Rights
States Rights
 
2017-09-20 09:19:59 AM  

d23: kittyhas1000legs: "We will either have to kick hundreds of thousands of people off of health care, or we will have to dramatically increase taxes," said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), in one of a string of Monday night floor speeches by Democrats.

So... Like any other year?

Does CT even have a budget yet?

If we have to dramatically increase takes then people better wake up and go to single payer.  Because if we do increase taxes and we keep the for-profit system it will be the biggest transfer of wealth to the top the world has ever seen.

How have we gotten this stupid?  We already pay more per-capita for public health care.  Is this some exercise where we see as a country how far we can push capitalist dogma before half the country dies?


It's unrepentant greed. They keep doing it because they know there will be no repercussions and they are probably right.
 
2017-09-20 09:20:07 AM  
There was a rumor yesterday in the librul-sphere that Republicans feel emboldened this time to shove this turd across Trump's desk because the Senate's phone switchboard hasn't been flooded with angry calls.
 
2017-09-20 09:22:01 AM  
Leader O'Cola: This is what disgruntled Bernie Bros   got us.

Clinton's largest losses compared to Obama's performances in 2008 and 2012 were among middle-aged marginal Democrats in rust belt districts. I am not sure why you would characterize those folks as Bernie Bros.
 
2017-09-20 09:23:50 AM  

danielem1: "Blue states are welcome to try to reduce costs, except by implementing single payer. We're banning that. But Graham-Cassidy is meant to give states more flexibility. Unless that flexes into single-payer. That's not allowed. Good luck."


Well yeah why would you give people an alternative to the shiat we put up with.
 
2017-09-20 09:23:57 AM  
I think we Blue States need to go Galt on the Reds.
 
2017-09-20 09:24:14 AM  
Leader O'Cola:

This is what disgruntled Bernie Bros   got us

Are you saying Bernie supporters infiltrated and sabotaged Clinton's campaign from the inside?  Because that's the only way blaming them for this makes any sense at all.
 
2017-09-20 09:24:21 AM  

Cubicle Jockey: Clinton's largest losses compared to Obama's performances in 2008 and 2012 were among middle-aged marginal Democrats in rust belt districts. I am not sure why you would characterize those folks as Bernie Bros.


While it was a really dumb, trolly comment, Bernie did mostly kick Hillary's ass in those districts during the primaries.  So there's that.
 
2017-09-20 09:24:21 AM  
Cartoon evil.
 
2017-09-20 09:24:49 AM  

Rev.K: Who votes for these f*cking sh*theels?


Racists, idiots, rich assholes....the usual suspects.
 
2017-09-20 09:24:56 AM  

Cubicle Jockey: Leader O'Cola: This is what disgruntled Bernie Bros   got us.

Clinton's largest losses compared to Obama's performances in 2008 and 2012 were among middle-aged marginal Democrats in rust belt districts. I am not sure why you would characterize those folks as Bernie Bros.


Placing blame on a political boogyman is easier than introspection?
 
2017-09-20 09:26:37 AM  

Scyllz: Scanty Em: If this thing passes, that will pretty much end any tattered deluaions I still hold that things might get better and we might get through this. If this thing passes, the GOP will be emboldened. We'll see them gut Medicare, privatize SS, eliminate the EPA, eliminate capital gains tax, and hike all the taxes that non-billionaires pay. It will be, "Get back to work at your second job if you want to eat."

Fark needs a "scary" button.


It has one
 
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