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Warning: This is a political post. You may not be interested in politics, but your life may depend on the following words.
Five days ago I wrote this:
“Around the country, Republicans are on the campaign trail. And a lot of them are, bizarrely for Republicans, defending Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Even Trump is stating, vigorously, that he supports pre-existing conditions being protected.”
They are all lying.
Today, Trump tweeted this:
Trump is lying.
As NBC reports this morning: “The Trump administration is backing a Republican-led lawsuit that claims Obamacare’s protections for pre-existing conditions are illegal. If the suit succeeds, insurers would be able to start denying coverage to those people.”
In addition, Republican candidates are running all over America saying that they love the ACA and will protect pre-existing conditions.
They are lying.
What Trump is doing is called PROJECTION. This is when somebody accuses someone else of what they are guilty of.
It is ludicrous for Trump to assert that the Democrats want to take away pre-existing conditions. Why? because Democrats created protection for pre-existing conditions.
In the 1935, Democrats created Social Security. The Republicans fought this. Furiously.
in 1965, Democrats created Medicare and Medicaid. The Republicans fought this. Furiously.
In the 1990s, First Lady Hillary Clinton fought a courageous battle to assure that all Americans had affordable health care. The Republicans fought this, furiously, every step of the way and the effort failed. Bruised, Hillary nonetheless dusted herself off and then successfully created a program of affordable health care for eight million children.
In 2018, just last week, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell stated that if the GOP retains the Senate, they will make another push to repeal the ACA (they have already tried an astonishing 71 times). And you can bet that every Republican member of the Senate will vote lock-step to support this, no matter their words today on the campaign trail.
McDonnell also stated that the astronomical increase in the national deficit was caused by Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
This is a lie.
The stunning increase in the national deficit (now at $898 billion, up $224 billion from a year ago) was caused by the massive 2017 tax cut the Republicans gave to corporations and the very very very rich. And they all said this would not increase the deficit.
They all lied.
The federal deficit will soon be out-of-control. And McConnell’s plan to bring the deficit down? Destroy Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. That is why he is publicly blaming these programs for the ballooning deficit.
Which is a lie.
It is obvious: The Democratic party, by their own actions and votes spanning nine decades, cares about every American having affordable health care, and money for their retirement. The Republican party, by its own actions and votes spanning nine decades, does not want affordable health care for all Americans, and is still trying to kill Social Security.
In less than two weeks you have an opportunity to vote.
I will be voting for the party which has a proven record of wanting to help me.