Political Ads Lie

I bow to Rachael Maddow today, and I am running with her information. I don’t have MSNBC, so I can only watch clips of her show on twitter. I hope they pay her well.

In the following clip, for those of you who are unable to view it, Maddow shows political ads by Republican politicians running for Congress. Each one claims to be fighting to keep insurance coverage for the pre-existing condition. 

THEY: Scott Walker (R/WI), Josh Howley (R/MO), Rick Scott (R/FL), Dean Heller (R/NV), Kevin Cramer (R/ND), Dana Rohrabacher (R/CA), Ted Cruz (R/TX), Martha McSally (R/AZ), ARE ALL LYING. 

https://twitter.com/maddowblog/status/1054910737213255681?s=12

Thank you Rachael Maddow.

If this doesn’t tell you not to believe ads on television or the mailings you receive, or lawn signs, what’s it gonna take? 

I may sound like a snob, (I’m not) but I rarely turn on my television. My reasons:

Financial— I refuse to pay cable prices because the three people, who I grew, have found better ways for me to spend my limited funds (college tuition and housing, extensive medical bills, braces, wisdom teeth, hot water heater…) 

They all voted 🤓 ✅.

Choice— I’d rather read and research the facts myself than listen to blatant lies. Television makes me angry and I found a way to exist without it. I would recommend unplugging yours.

That said, I would like to watch Maddow. Her little 2 minute clip inspired me to search google: “Which Republicans voted to keep ACA?”

The short answer:

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It’s more complicated than that. There were, if you remember, 3 votes on healthcare in 2017.

Repeal and Run Replace, was actually Ted Cruz’s baby and the reason I highlighted his name at the beginning of this post. The title of this plan is deceptive. There was no replacement in this plan. It reintroduced insurance company discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions, and would have resulted in 50 million more uninsured Americans.

Senate votes:

B4D179FA-E775-43FD-94C7-82F5217EFC22.jpegPartial Repeal would have resulted in 33 million more uninsured Americans, and would have allowed insurance companies to increase premium charges exponentially, for those with preexisting conditions. Only the extremely wealthy, with preexisting conditions, could afford this insurance.

Senate votes:

D07BC789-1EF7-4A05-9F55-B30194647979.jpegSkinny Repeal, would have resulted in 16 million more uninsured Americans, and left those with preexisting conditions without healthcare, or with unaffordable choices.

Senate votes:

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They all eliminated protection for pre-existing conditions, and they all sabotaged everyone’s healthcare coverage, including those with employer provided healthcare.

Remember, “preexisting condition” is a subjective term that could include most people.

Don’t believe a word I say. Please google before you vote. Only read information presented by known, reputable, neutral sources.

The following article gives a rundown of how each Senator voted for all three healthcare repeal option.👇🏼

How Each Senator Voted on Obamacare Repeal Proposals

The following article gives a rundown of how each member of the House of Representatives voted. 👇🏼

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/05/04/us/politics/house-vote-republican-health-care-bill.html

Whose employer provided healthcare insurance premium hasn’t spiked since the GOP has been in control?

Anyone, anyone…

These are the people you can thank for that. 👇🏼

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/ahca-house-vote/?utm_term=.5e75e8b46298

I shared my voting habits with my son. He voted for the first time this week, so I think he listened.

  • Vote absentee so you can google everyone on the ballot at your leisure. This method of voting has the added bonus of allowing you to vote with a paper ballot, making your vote less likely to be tampered with.
  • Regardless of how you vote, do your homework first.
  • You are allowed to take your notes with you into the booth. It’s not a test.
  • If you are too busy or unwilling to research the candidates, vote straight Democrat. Yes, I have a libtard agenda… for countless reasons.
  • Sorry, googling Judges on the ballot is mandatory. They’re supposed to be neutral, so it’s not as easy to find which way they lean. The easy way is to look at which president appointed them. If you want more information you can delve into how they ruled on various cases.
  • You don’t have to vote on every race. If you leave a blank the rest of your ballot will still count.
  • My advise to everyone: Ask for a paper ballot if your district has touchscreen machines. Some precincts have paper as well.
  • Please vote.

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