Sen. Rand Paul: Been told to ‘take it or leave it’ on Obamacare strategy

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, walks to a room on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 2, 2017, where he charges House Republicans are keeping their Obamacare repeal and replace legislation under lock and key and not available for public view. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Sen. Rand Paul on Friday said conservatives are being told to “take it or leave it” when it comes to the emerging House GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, setting up a major clash with leaders hoping to mark up legislation as soon as next week.

Republicans are trying to repeal and replace as much of the Affordable Care Act as they can under a fast-track budget process that allows them to avoid a Democratic filibuster.

Leaders have outlined a three-week timetable to get the legislation over to the Senate, where it must meet arcane budget rules and gather consensus among Republicans who hold a 52-seat majority.

Yet a trio of Senate conservatives — Mr. Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah — have objected to the House GOP approach, on top of centrists who are worried about unwinding Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid for the poor or defunding Planned Parenthood over its abortion practice as part of the draft plan.

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No just not posted to this thread in a while

Thank you for bringing it back up 

No.....but Dee retired and is not posting anymore. You have to go to the Command Center site for updated stuff. What I am doing.

I sent Steve an email a couple of days after to find out if he was going to replace Dee, but I've never gotten an answer back from him.

Thank you

Please keep us informed once you do hear from Steve

Miss your 'biting' wit and cool pics  :)

Like's up and running, but not really being monitored or articles specifically sent out.  But you're still able to go through all the articles that anyone has posted and comment on them, or post some of your own that you'd like to share.

The Bill is indefensible... and DOA in the Senate.  This whole exercise is deliberate and scored to make it appear as if the GOP attempted to repeal the ACA... The GOP has had 7yrs to draft legislation to assist the private sector and individuals to secure affordable health care and they have not done so. It is as if they want the old and infirm, the disabled and poor to pass away for lack of affordable private health care... options.

America's health care system is broken... The Commonwealth Fund provides a report which compares the U.S. with 10 fully developed industrialized nations: France, Australia, Germany, Canada, Sweden, New Zealand, Norway, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the U.K. They were all judged to be superior based on various factors. These include quality of care, access to doctors and equity throughout the country. Results of the study rely on data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Health Organization and interviews from physicians and patients.  The US Health Care System ranked 10th out of 10.  See:

Both Political Parties in the US have failed to provide a system of health care that is responsive, effective and cost efficient... American's are dying for lack of affordable health care.  It is one thing to say everyone has ACCESS... but access doesn't mean one can afford or fully engage the system. 

Emergency room care is becoming the mainstay medical care for many in our society... However, it is becoming scares and is not an effective way to access comprehensive medical care.  By the time one is sick enough to access emergency care, they are critical and once in the emergency room, they are generally stabilized and released to go home... and die... hardly comprehensive or cost effective care.

Ronald you are more right than you let on... yes, the elite believe the bubble and impending bust they've created can be ameliorated if enough people would just die.

This is the explicit premise of one of Obama's last Executive Orders, the November 4th EO making the "Global Health Security Initiative" into a public policy agenda of the US bureaucracy.

The GHSI is one of those "public/private partnerships" the elite love. It includes all the usual suspects, CDC, WHO, Gates, Ford and etc foundations... plus two proteges of the outgoing Secretary General, social scientists who have published "peer reviewed" articles asserting that the most cost effective way to reduce the cost of pandemics is for there to be less "vectors and victims" -- right, to stop pandemics people need to be dead.

Just that insane... and evil.

More about that here:

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" A Belarusian businessman who is said to be the source of the most salacious claims made in the Donald Trump dossier has overstated business ties to at least two major U.S. companies, The Daily Caller can report.

Sergei Millian, who is reportedly cited as “Source E” in the 35-page document, has claimed that his small trade group, the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce (RACC), has struck partnerships with major companies like Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola, International Hotel Group and the Trump Organization.

But representatives for Delta Airlines and International Hospitality Group say that Millian has, at best, overstated his working relationships with those companies.

The Trump Organization has also said that Millian has completely fabricated his claims about his work with the company. "

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Surprise, surprise... liars, lie... and the MSM take them as their allies... The wicked run with the wicked accusing the just of their own unrighteous conduct.

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This week, Congress is taking critical votes on TrumpCare, their “plan” to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The same plan that would cause 24 million more people to be uninsured over the next 10 years all so insurance execs and those at the top can get another tax cut.

Fight back.

Starting tomorrow, members of the House will take the next step in passing TrumpCare and stripping health coverage away from millions of Americans. And on March 23rd, the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, the full House of Representatives will vote on the bill. We are ready to fight back to protect our care. Are you?

Here's what you can do:
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  1. Join your neighbors this Thursday and Friday, March 16 and 17 at your representative’s office to tell them Trumpcare is wrong for Americans. Find an event near you.
  1. Rally to protect the ACA and the millions whose lives depend on it on March 23 by joining this DC rally or find an event near you at

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Last year we documented how a major mosque was being placed in a quiet suburban neighborhood in New Jersey. The city voted in favor of the mosque, but it did not receive enough votes for approval. Now in a sudden change, the Federal Justice Department is going to investigate the matter: The federal Justice Department […]

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Horrible: Democrats Set The Constitution On Fire With Fraudulent Impeachment

House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning after an investigation that violated fundamental provisions of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The investigation of the president began with the complaint of a so-called “whistleblower” who turned out to be a rogue Central Intelligence Agency employee, protected by a lawyer who had called for a “coup” against Trump in early 2017.

Democrats first demanded that the “whistleblower” be allowed to testify. But after House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was found to have lied about his committee’s contact with the “whistleblower,” and after details of the “whistleblower’s” bias began to leak, Democrats reversed course. In violation of the President Trump’s Sixth Amendment right to confront his accuser, Democrats refused to allow the “whistleblower” to testify. They argue the president’s procedural rights, even if they existed, would not apply until he was tried in the Senate — but they also invented a fraudulent “right to anonymity” that, they hope, might conceal the whistleblower even then.

Schiff began the “impeachment inquiry” in secret, behind the closed doors of the Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility (SCIF) in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, even though none of the testimony was deemed classified. Few members of Congress were allowed access. Schiff allowed selective bits of testimony to leak to friendly media, while withholding transcripts of testimony.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), having allowed the secret process to unfold, legitimized it with a party-line vote authorizing the inquiry. The House resolution denied President Trump the procedural rights enjoyed by Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, and denied the minority party the traditional right to object to witnesses called by the majority.

Rather than the House Judiciary Committee, which traditionally handles impeachment, Pelosi also deputized the House Intelligence Committee to conduct fact-finding; the Judiciary Committee was turned into a rubber stamp. Schiff held a few public hearings, but often failed to release transcripts containing exculpatory evidence until after they had passed.

In the course of the Intelligence Committee’s investigation, Schiff quietly spied on the telephone records of his Republican counterpart, Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA). He also snooped on the phone records of a journalist, John Solomon; and on the phone records of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, acting as President Trump’s personal lawyer.

Schiff’s eavesdropping violated both the First Amendment right to press freedom and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel. Yet he proceeded undeterred by constitutional rights, publishing the phone logs in his committee’s report without warning, confirmation, or explanation, alleging that Nunes and the others were part of a conspiracy to assist the president’s allegedly impeachable conduct. When Republicans on the Judiciary Committee asked the Intelligence Committee’s majority counsel, Daniel Goldman, to explain the phone logs, he refused to answer,

Ironically, Schiff had done exactly what Democrats accuse Trump of doing: abused his power to dig up dirt on political opponents, then obstructed a congressional investigation into his party’s and his committee’s misconduct.

Democrats’ articles of impeachment include one for the dubious charge of “abuse of power,” which is not mentioned in the Constitution; and one for “obstruction of Congress,” which in this case is an abuse of power in itself.

Alexander Hamilton, writing about impeachment in Federalist 65, warned that “there will always be the greatest danger that the decision will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties, than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt.” Democrats have fulfilled Hamilton’s worst fears.

The Trump impeachment will soon replace the 1868 impeachment of President Andrew Johnson — which the House Judiciary Committee staff actually cited as a positive precedent — as the worst in American history.

In service of their “coup,” Democrats have trampled the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Republic has never been in greater danger.

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