sweetyork saidDo these Republicans even realize that HIV/AIDS is not a gay disease? The virus (unlike these morons) does not discriminate. By making PrEP less readily accessible, the infection rates will go up, affecting all Americans (straight or otherwise). It's just common sense. Seriously!
Remember those "death panels" the fear mongering republiCONS sprayed on the public before Obamacare passed?
Trump And Republicans Expect You To Die, Joe Public
There is no Republican rhetorical ruse that works around it: Make healthcare unaffordable, and people die.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-and-republicans-expect-you-to-die-joe-public_us_58bd8453e4b0fa65b844b612
Are you Joe Public? One of America’s more than 94 million permanently unemployed? A doctor, truck driver, or other worker at risk of technological unemployment? Then you, Joe, had best learn a new word: Democide.
What’s “democide?” It’s the killing of people by a government most often based on their socioeconomic status.
The Republican healthcare plan, the “AHCA” dubbed “Trumpcare” earlier this week, is more than mean-spirited. It is madness. It is that pure evil that oozes up from the cracks of greed, selfishness, and self-entitlement.
Is it outside the realm of possibility for that small sect of the wealthiest Social Darwinists, who believe that the rich and powerful are the product of natural selection, and their well-paid Republican think tanks and politicians, to entertain the notion of “thinning the herd?”
What has their agenda been in Trump’s first 50 days? Keep more poor people from entering the country. Thin the herd. Deport the working poor. Thin the herd.
You don’t have to have a Paul Ryan Powerpoint presentation to figure out that Trumpcare, which proposes moving millions of people from Medicaid to “tax credits,” isn’t just an accounting sleight of hand to have the government pay for healthcare without really calling it a social program. It is a reverse redistribution of wealth, back to the haves, that can only have one absolute effect.
If that sounds like the premise for some cheesy Hollywood future Nazi flick, think again. Democide is not uncommon in human history. Simple starvation is usually the class weapon of choice. The Irish famine killed an estimated million people, and Stalin’s starvation of the USSR, most notably Ukraine, sent as many as 49 million people to their deaths.
There are 94.7 million Americans who are considered not in the labor force, not even seeking a job, a number which jumped again another 664,000 in 2016, CNBC reports.
Out of 209 million working-age Americans, that’s a staggering 45 percent of the workforce, which may explain why Democratic tone-deafness to their plight pushed ballots for Trump in key rust belt states.
While the GOP distracts us with border walls, and pits poor and threatened middle class whites against equally struggling minorities and immigrants, two forces are at work, which conservatives assiduously avoid discussing, that have huge ramifications to every American and most of the economies of the planet.
Automation and global warming.
Automation affords us all kinds of wonders. Instant global communications, cool games, amazing images, better cars, new medicines. Used properly, it can bring humanity greater prosperity, health, and well being. That is, if, of course, you believe that all human beings have equal worth, and, freed of work by the machines, can be equally supported, along with the rich and powerful, by the technology that takes them out of the working world.
Republicans, of the Social Darwinist/Randian selfish stripe, though, hold a darker world view of that automation, rooted in their selfish dogma. They aren’t just rethinking your right to healthcare. They’re mulling over how many of us are really all that necessary in this brave new world.
The assembly line, the warehouse of the 21st century, doesn’t use sweatshop labor. Robots in a warehouse don’t eat, sleep, drink, need breaks, have family problems, or health issues