Trump Voters In Red Counties Just Took A Direct Hit–Should America Even Care?

President Donald Trump plans to end the cost-sharing subsidies that have helped some lower-income Americans purchase health insurance on the Obamacare marketplace.  The subsidies have required a monthly payment approved by Trump, which until now have gone forward. The White House has said it would consider each month’s payment on an individual basis.

The move has the potential to dramatically increase costs for some Obamacare customers. It’s the latest step taken by Trump to dismantle aspects of the signature health law signed by his predecessor.

We all have heard and seen the Trump voters who while being interviewed railed against Obamacare but once told that it was really called the Affordable Care Act they looked stunned.  Too many Trump voters have been easily deluded and led to think anything done by President Obama (a black man) must be bad.

Now in a truly backhanded slap to those economically poor Trump voters in red counties all over the nation they are about to truly feel the folly of their misplaced vote.   And in time their plight will be hitting hard and they will complain why the media is not reporting enough about their anger over Trump’s move.  And they will have to answer how it is that Trump was elected which caused their pain.  Mirrors will be given to those voters and reporters should take photos.

While this is a most dreadful policy move that will undermine the insurance market and cause premiums to soar it will take some really gut-wrenching story to sway many towards any empathy regarding the voters who created this national disgrace called the Trump White House.

Simply Because They Have Brown Skin

This is just not the way a President of the United States should act.  Just one more reason, added to a long list, as to why the 25th Amendment needs to be invoked.

President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on Puerto Rico, claiming its infrastructure was a “disaster” before it was hit by two hurricanes. He threatened to pull out federal emergency management workers from the storm-ravaged island.

Democrats immediately ripped Trump, saying he continues to treat Americans there as “second-class citizens,” and saying he would not make the same threats about Texas or Mississippi.

History Shows Fear Of Being Buried Alive

President George Washington made it clear he wanted many days to pass before being buried.  The reason was due to stories, and the fears that grew from them, about being buried before being dead. 

Fearing a premature burial, Hannah Beswick, an 18th-century English woman, left her entire estate to her doctor, Charles White, with just one stipulation: her body could never be buried. Never. Instead, Dr. White was required to check on her corpse every day until he could be sure, really sure, that she was dead. This was a lot to ask, and at some point, White embalmed her body. He kept her mummified remains in his collection of anatomical specimens, and every day, for several years, the good doctor and two witnesses unveiled Beswick and made sure she was still dead. He later moved her body into an old clock case, and as Jan Bondeson writes in his book A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities, the doctor opened the case “once a year to see how his favorite patient was doing.”

U.S. patent number 81,437 was issued in 1868. This particular invention was for a security coffin, which came with all the bells and whistles the not-quite-dead-yet could ever need. The design includes a rope, ladder, and bell. Wake up in the coffin? Ring the bell which has helpfully been attached to the rope you’re holding. Nobody around to hear that bell? Try the ladder, which inventor Franz Vester imagined would allow a person to “ascend from the grave.

NFL Will Face First Amendment Lawsuit If They Make Move Against Players

The legal fight over the NFL and the players concerning the national anthem is going to take center stage should a move be made to limit free speech.  That is certain.   While I am not a sports fan–and have never watched an entire football game in my life–I do love the legal side of things and finally sports might become interesting to me.  Some of my good friends are lawyers and this will provide many wonderful conversations.

Jerry Jones may want to bench Dallas Cowboy players who don’t stand for the national anthem, but NFL owners could find themselves facing a First Amendment lawsuit if they punish football players or coaches for their protests after taking government money into the private business of professional football.

The NFL is a private business — and the First Amendment only protects Americans from free speech abuses from the government. But legal experts differ on whether pro teams who play in publicly-funded stadiums or who accepted government money in exchange for patriotic displays like the national anthem could find themselves legally exposed if they punish kneeling players.

The money exchanged between governments and pro football teams could mean that discipline enforced by the team could be “fairly attributed to a government entity, meaning the employer could not discipline someone for taking a political position,” Harvard Law School professor Mark Tushnet said.