Sunday, July 16, 2017

What I've been reading this morning

This morning I’ve got some short items for you.

Here’s one from Daily Kos. You need to watch this senator go after Trump budget on official who won’t answer simple question. Sen. John Tester took off after an official in charge of Indian Health Services. The Trump budget cuts that agency even though Native Americans have more health problems than the general population and is funded at about 1/3 of the US average. The official kept spewing bureaucratic crap but Tester was on his case right to the finish.

Sarah Gerracht Gassen opines on making health care attractive Sick people aren’t cute; we need a mascot. “… watching the disaster that’s the Republicans’ effort to undercut health care for millions of Americans, it’s clear we need something more potent than financial analysis or true tales of human suffering.”

Leonard Pitts Jr. identifies what’s wrong in America. It’s not just Trump. It’s the 63 million people who voted for him. It’s us. What is wrong with Trump?. “This has been said a million times: Donald Trump is a lying, narcissistic, manifestly incompetent child man who is as dumb as a sack of mackerel. But he is the president of the United States because 63 million people preferred that to facing inevitable cultural change. So I am done asking — or caring — what’s wrong with him. Six months in, it’s time we grappled a far more important question. What in the world is wrong with us?”

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