Monday, July 17, 2017

"The Healthcare Deprivation Act": An Audio File Sent To Joshua Johnson's 1A For 7/18 Broadcast


Let's be clear.

The true name of Senator McConnell's Trumpcare bill is the "The Healthcare Deprivation Act."

Over the weekend, vice-president Pence tried to convince Republican governors that Medicaid is on an unsustainable course and that severe cuts are necessary to insure the program's long-term survival.

Nice try Mengele.

Since those nations that have been civilized longest provide high-quality government-sponsored healthcare for ALL citizens, Pence's carefully-camouflaged tax dollar rebate to The 1% (coupled with his bogus implication that a new healthcare tax is impossible) has the bottom line effect of prolonging the customary cruelty we have long normalized in The United States of Barbaria.

Not only should we hang our collective head in shame, we would be well-advised to don "sack and ash" to beg God's forgiveness for our ongoing savagery.

Many listeners may think I'm exaggerating.

Not so.

My view of The Healthcare Deprivation Act is understated. 

If McConnell gets his way, thousands of people who currently have health insurance will die from its elimination annually, and immeasurably more will suffer.

Kennedy advisor John Kenneth Galbraith took the bull by the horns: "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."

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