American Politics

Heydey For Independents

If the members of the US Congress

do not smarten up and pass something

good for the people,

both Republicans and Democrats,

 would be replaced by a whole bunch

of Independents.

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NAFTA Renegotiate

The North American Free Trade agreement or NAFTA

which include Canada, Mexico, and the US,

is to be renegotiated according to the wishes of Trump.

He is under the assumption that this agreement is unfair to the US.

He may try to get the details to find out that this is not so.

At first glance, it appears that the balance of trade

between Canada and the US favors Canada.

This means Canada exports more to the US

than vice versa.

One of the complaints by the US importers was that

Canadian softwood lumber was cheaper

because Canada is subsidizing the product.

So they tag export duties to Canada.

After a time the case was brought to the WTO but it

judged in favor of Canada.

The duties are still

being collected against the rules.

And then again Trump believes that America should

profit more from the trade than Canada does.

He still does not realize that this is so because

America buys more from Canada than vice versa.

Now what is there to renegotiate?

Canada will never agree to unfair export duties

and may revert to other trade options if necessary.

He should also try to investigate the source of the

Mad Cow Disease which erupted in Alberta some time ago.

After this tragedy, Alberta has not allowed any more

infected cows sent in with bad intent from a Louisiana farmer.

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Trump’s World

Trump’s world is now in turmoil.

Actually it was so even before he was inaugurated

as President of the United States.

Sad it is that the Democrats, the leftists,

and the losers of the last presidential election

are determined to throw him out of office.

It is the nature of the Americans

that they are poor losers in sports as

is demonstrated in international competitions.

It is hard to realize that they can also be

poor losers in elections.

Now the Democrats, the leftists

and the losers  of  the last presidential election

have declared that the elected President of the US

does not deserve the office

and are determined to contradict

whatever Trump says or does.

Sadder it is for the country

that Trump has already exceeded all expectations

in doing what is best for the country

despite adversarial efforts.

I personally believe that it is high time that Trump

fights back against his antagonists.

I would suggest that he start collecting

dossiers of those who are vocal against him

sort of like J. Edgar Hoover.

I suggest also that the cause for

collecting such information would be:

HARASSMENT!

This is one word that has yet to be considered

by the White House in all these years.

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Rahm Emanuel Sues US Government

Mayor of Chicago sues Federal government for withholding funds

for his sanctuary city.

Oh, he’s going to lose this one.

Illegal immigrants are criminals.

If it was Rahm Emanuel who ordered to turn

his city into harboring illegal immigrants

he himself becomes an accessory

to the crime.

He may refer to the SC decision that the Federal government cannot

force the state or city government to do as the

federal government decrees.

But this rule will not run contrary to the law that says

people who harbors criminals

may be treated as criminals.

Chicago may provide sanctuary to immigrants if

these immigrants are legal immigrants.

But then, this city may not be called sanctuary city, no?

Rahm Emanuel should know by now that Chicago

is not exactly holy enough

to provide sanctuary!

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The IT Pro

Democrat lady Wasserman

is maybe in greasy water

for stubbornly keeping her IT pro

despite……

My guess is that she was using him

in more ways than one!

And his double billing?

This is probably for overtime work!

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Addendum To private Insurance

I did say that there is meat for everyone

in my proposed Health Care System for the US.

I am referring mostly to the private insurance companies

that may be disowned by ther State/Federal controlled

Health care. Insurance.

Business companies may secure group insurance coverage

for their employees.

These group insurance companies may function  like

Blue Cross or Blue Shield only

and will cover 20% of the costs for prescription drugs.

They will also cover the costs for dentures, eyeglasses,

wheelchairs, ambulances, and other

costs not covered by State Insurance.

Call these extra expenses as Health Solutions.

ALSO, whenever and whatever cost overruns are incurred by the

State insurance systems they can bill the

Federal Health to cover these.

Call these overrun bailouts as Transfer Payments

and should represent what is now a subsidized,

socialized payments.

These payments do reduce drastically  the costs

for each and every member.

It should be understood that the system I proposed

is essentially a system wherein

TODAY’S  HEALTHY  PEOPLE  PAY  FOR  THE

HEALTH  COSTS  OF  TODAY’S SICK  PEOPLE.

The State/Federal Health Care Insurance membership is compulsory

and every qualified employee will contribute

1/3 of the required amount via salary deductions,

2/3 will be contributed by the employers.

These contributions are tax deductible

for both employees and employers.

The State may modify the system.

Such modifications will constitute part of the pilot

project of the Federal Health System

and will be scrutinized after two years.

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Sanctuary Cities

These cities spurn the Federal mandate to deport illegal immigrants.

can understand the humanitarian reasons for these.

Their hearts may have poured out fior the plight of

the friendly, law-abiding immigrants.

While the reasons are morally justified.

these are also legally unjustified.

What is moral is not always legal.

If people would like to help the illegal immigrants

why would they not ask the authorities

to allow them to sponsor the illegal immigrants,

provide for their temporary residence

while they file for visas.

The sponsorship requires the guarantee

to bring them to court for the hearing.

IIRIRA

The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, Division C of Pub.L. 104–208, 110 Stat. 3009-546, enacted September 30, 1996 (often referred to as “i-RAI-ruh,” and sometimes abbreviated as “IIRAIRA” or “IIRIRA”) vastly changed the immigration laws of the United States.

This act states that immigrants unlawfully present in the United States for 180 days but less than 365 days must remain outside the United States for three years unless they obtain a pardon. If they are in the United States for 365 days or more, they must stay outside the United States for ten years unless they obtain a waiver. If they return to the United States without the pardon, they may not apply for a waiver for a period of ten years.

 

Section 287(g)[edit]

Main article: Immigration and Nationality Act Section 287(g)

IIRIRA addressed the relationship between the federal government and local governments. Section 287(g) is part of the act that permits the U.S. Attorney General to enter into agreements with state and local law enforcement agencies, permitting designated officers to perform immigration law enforcement functions, pursuant to a Memorandum of Agreement. This section does not simply deputize state and local law enforcement personnel to enforce immigration matters.[3]

This provision was implemented by local and state authorities in five states: California, Arizona, Alabama, Florida and North Carolina by the end of 2006.[4]

 

 

Deporting Illegal Immigrants

This is the law—–

Illegal immigrants will be deported.

Don’t blame Trump for this.

It was Bill Clinton who signed this  into law.

More details on next post.

Including Sanctuary cities,

Another Failure

In the wee, small hours of the morning

the Senate doggedly plodded on

to put up something other than Obamacare

only to come out wee and wan

on the Health care Bill.

What will they do now?

The American people has started to grieve.

I do not believe the Americans will have another Health Care Bill

for the rest of the year.

Trudeau in American Wish List

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Just Rolled in from a Stone is the idea

that the Americans wish for Canadian Prime Minister

Justin Trudeau to be their President.

Fat Chance!

We ain’t giving him up!

The only way you can have him is by kidnapping him,

and if that happens,

Canada will start building fighter jets

for the Russians,

who actually are hankering

for Canadian beef and pork and Tim Horton.

All kidding aside,

as if I were kidding,

They just don’t have anybody that young and good looking

to put up as President.

It’s the weather!

It makes people grow old and wrinkly faster than necessary!

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(remember that Obamacare is simply a mangled Canadian Health care!)

Republican Health Care Implodes

And finally, they realize that not every Senator will approve

of the GOP Health Care Bill.

They should have known by now

that the Obamacare was actually

a mangled copy of Stephen Harper’s

Canadian Health Care.

Most of its features are what I described here in so many posts.

Supplementary adjustments to it was brought about

by profit-motivated lobbyists.

They mangled the system into oblivion.

Allay your fears, though, for the situation can still be salvaged.

Simply deputize the State Governors to remedy the situation

and handle it their own way.

Expect to have multiple methods of providing health care

to their constituents,

but then again the easiest, cheapest, most convenient method

will be adapted.

And thereafter you may have the survey of the best system.

Sort of like a cow choosing the easiest way up a hill.

Treat the State Governors’ systems as your pilot health care.

 you will have two years to study and

adapt that system which everybody

will vote for.

Also, the public will be satisfied instantly that

you kept your promise.

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Unhealthy Insurance

My hunch was right!

The American Health care is a ripoff

by the private insurance companies

delegated by the lawmakers to

monopolize the premiums.

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Unhealthy Insurance.mp4

Health Care Insurance run by the Federal and State governments

should eliminate the profit motive

and thus result in the cheapest health care,

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Another Ugly American

I must have probably described to you

what an Ugly American is

every time I use this phrase.

Well here is another description of an ugly American.

But what I would most like to ask these people

is why do the United States refuse

to join the International Court of Justice.

This is the court that succeeds

the Court at Nuremberg

and thereafter

the American court that lay judgement

to Saddam Hussein.

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Ugly American.mp4

What is worse is

he actually believes in what he says!

The Negotiating Mode

President Trump is still in the negotiating mode

always getting the upper hand

in any and all of his dealings.

He has done this with Iran, Russia,

Saudi Arabia. Qatar,

and currently the mainstream media.

This notion may have been difficult to comprehend

by Sean Spicer who quit when the

WH Communications Director was given to

Scaramouche, er

Scaramucci,

who just might know enough

to be an ace up the sleeve.

This negotiating mode, however, may not be as good

a trump card when applied to Canada and Mexico.

These quiet, unassuming countries have a way of fighting back

much to the chagrin of those who believe

that these nations are still under the

gringo umbrella.

Trump, in reality,

has started to lose his cool.

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Mueller’s Gambit

While the mainstream media

fights for subscriptions

and the Democrats

fight for redemption

Special Counsel Mueller

fights to save face.

With nothing to show for

 in his investigation of Trump

he then hires a whole bunch of ant-Trump

pro-Clinton people to work for him.

He wants to achieve either one of two things:

For Trump to stop the investigation thereby

pinning the blame on Trump.

And also for putting the blame on the people that he hired

declaring that whatever decision is arrived at

it was his group that made the decision, not him.

SMART!

One question, though,

who pays for those he hired

and how much?

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(how about starting an investigation on Mueller and company?) 

Revoking Benefits of Obamacare

Everybody has been concerned that cancelling the benefits

provided by the last Affordable Health Care

would be difficult to do.

One does not take away the benefits that were provided

by the last administration.

This is understandable.

In fact, this is rightly so.

However, it will be easier to take away these awarded benefits

if another set of benefits are offered

which is better than the last.

These benefits that I elaborated

are much, much netter than the last.

Stupendously so much better.

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Employers’ Lament

When the business owners and employers hear

that 2/3 of the State Health Care Insurance contributions

will be paid by them,

they will all sound out in a chorus—

“HEY”……..

They should allay their fears.

The contributions will be tax deductible

and itemized under “expenses”.

So is the employees’ contributions.

They are considered as health care expenses.

This is charged to his income tax.

The employers’ contribution is charged

to the business tax

The employers should have his own 2/3 contribution

charged to his business expenses.

Good, eh?

Multiple Health Care Choices

They want you to believe

that multiple selections of health care services

would reduce the cost.

Now that is stooooopid!

Unless the cost of EACH health service is reduced

the total cost of service will still be the same—expensive.

Furthermore, anytime some middle companies;

like PRIVATE, profit-making insurance companies;

are inserted

the price will be increased by the amount that

the private insurance companies decide.

Now, the  health insurance service that will be managed

by the government is logically

and practically cheaper

for the simple reason that it will provide health care

without the profit motive.

If the health care  ends up with profit-making companies

mandated to manage it

would that not be exactly the thing that the Democrats want?

 

Important to note—–health care provided by the government

do offer no choice of health services

because it actually offers ALL THE SERVICES

in one lump and at a cheaper price.

You may never know exactly which health service

you will need in the future.

By the way, the choice of health service has never been enumerated.

Let us not mislead the immigrants!

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Media Irritants

Ignore the media.

It will go away

and die down

in oblivion.

Like bugs

in the belfry.

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Pudding For The Aged

The proof is in the pudding.

And the pudding belongs to the aged, the retired, and the seniors of the country.

Therer is a maximum amount reserved for the retired, the aged and the seniors for each of dental and vision care. These amounts are replenished annually. Health accessories and health solutions, like walking canes, wheelchairs, ambulances, physios, and etc., are free .

What is more, this category, the aged, the retired and the seniors are exempted from paying the contribution to the Health Insurance. This is true for the parents and grandparents of qualified members, whether these relatives paid contribution to the health Insurance or none at all. This gives rise to the strict vetting of relatives sponsored by the members.

Employed members pay only 1/3 of the total required contribution to the Health Insurance. The rest, or 2/3, are paid by the employer.

 

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Private Health Insurance

In case you were wondering what would happen

to the private health insurance companies

when the government converts to the public

health insurance run by the states,

well wonder no more.

There is plenty of meat for everyone.

But you have to bring your own skewer.

The private insurance companies will still remain as an option.

The state insurance will cover the costs of doctor’s fees,

hospital and emergency ward bills, and

80% of prescribed medicine.

Such other expense as 20% of prescribed medicine

will be covered by the private insurance companies.

Also ambulance fees and

private laboratory services.

Somewhat like Blue Cross?

Another way is to act as the auxiliary arm of the state insurance

by collecting and disbursing money in those

remote parts of the country.

Private insurance companies may start a separate department

to act as a remote section of the state department insurance.

Remember that this is the pilot version

of the health care I am discussing.

This version would have the big problem

of the deluge in people seeking doctors and physicians

when the lower premiums

and the “no-charge-per-visit” clinics come into effect.

The time when this health care version becomes

the ultimate working version

that would present the best of health care in the world.

Next post may be discussed the problems

that may be expected before the ultimate version commences.

Also, the role of the Federal government which

repealed and replaced the Obamacare.

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Trap for Trump, Jr.

Trump, Jr. nearly ran into a trap.

His meeting with the Russian lawyer

was a trap.

Only his self-righteousness and his presence of mind

save him and the family

from a scandal.

Moreover, thye meeting was short

and he brought along some witnesses.

otherwise a fake story would have been started

about his illicit affair with the Russian lawyer

whom, I might add,

was not exactly a bad-looker.

Now believe ye not what I tell you

because the proof is beyond my reach.

This may be fake news.

But at least consider who may have concocted

such an entrapment plan for Trump, Jr.

Looks like the Russian lawyer may have to be investigated

by the Dems for not succeeding!

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The American Health Care System

The American Health care

 

What ails the American Health Care?

Ironically, the things that are supposed to cure diseases and sickness is what ails the American Health Care. Like Cancer, the thing that is responsible for growth is the very same thing that causes the sickness.

 

Offhand I must say that Obamacare had the right intentions and the correct motives. Even the preparations were just right. Its application, however, was at fault. Worse, the slightest minor complaint prompts major amendments. Consequently, it was applied as a trial version, not the real, workable one. This was so because there never was a trial version. It should have been applied one state first, then another, then another, in such a way that errors are corrected as it went along.

I have said before that applying this obamacare would result to disaster because it would require huge health care membership in one abrupt moment in time. More so because this membership is allowed options, and alternatives and choices in such a manner that regulating this health care system becomes impossible

This outline that I am presenting here is one logical solution to the main problem of no health care due to high premiums. But I would suggest further that the ultimate solution—or that which is already the operational health care—-would be initialized in two stages. The first stage would be pilot–version.

This proposed health care system is not of a socialized medicine philosophy wherein the government subsidizes and foots the bill for all health care expenses. This system is basically an insurance system wherein the members contribute to the system even if they are not sick. The contributions should be pooled to a government-run entity which would be responsible for collection and disbursements. And since this government-run entity is responsible for the upkeep of the system, it would then be mandated to control and regulate membership, contributions, disbursements and auditing. The thing is to have a single government-run entity to run the operation.  This would centralize and simplify the system.

And now the cause of the high premiums. The American hierarchy do not want to admit it, but the insurance companies charge high premiums because the doctors charge exorbitant fees. So does the nurses, hospitals, specialists, and etc. It appears that the main complaint is not the lack of health care nor the exorbitant fees charged , but the high premiums.

Well they are barking at the wrong tree. Bark at the government which did not issue standardized schedules of fees. Physicians and pharmacists and nurses and private hospitals should charge similar fees all over the country. Would the physicians lose money by charging standardized and lower consultation fees,? Sure. But there will be more patients that would want to see them, I assure you that by standardizing physians’ fees, it would be tantamount to full employment for physicians.

Now doctors are one of the choices that I mentioned before. If there is standardized fees, one would go to the doctor nearest to his place.And so goes with specialists which, of course, would require referrals from the general practioners.

Now comes the whole setup—pilot version first—-

  1. Standardize the schedule of fees by the government
  2. Each state starts its own Health Care Insurance Syetem
  3. Each state issue Health care cards to each qualified member
  4. Each state insurance system (Iowa Health care Insurance System, e.g.) collect contributions either thru payroll deductions or private contribution.These contributions are what may be called premiums, and again is standardized by the government.
  5. Fees are charged against the State Insurance System , and not against the member-patient with standardized fees.
  6. Hospitals will charge the state Insurance system and not the member-patient with standardized fees.
  7. Doctors charging the state insurance system with standardized fees are encouraged to establish clinics close to the patients, which clinic expenses may be reimbursed by the system.
  8. Doctors will charge per consultation and prescriptions are free.
  9. Drugs are paid for by the member-patients with 80% discount at the drugstore.

Which would be all for now, but the main thing is to prepare a standardized shedule of fees and the State will have its own centralized Insurance System. The clinics would be readily available and the member-patients do not have to worry about expenses at each visit. Siblings will be included in one contributing member but will have different health care insurance numbers. Member id cards will have a distinguishible state-issued number so that there will be no state-jumping health care benefits. Each member will contribute to only one health care number, assuming that he is qualified to be a member of the system.

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(This will be published unedited, OOOPS!)

 

 

The Republican Health Care Bill

It is stymied. the Health Care Bill.

If I have my say in this

I predict it will never get passed.

What is wrong with the bill?

I will tell you what is wrong with it.

I don’t work for Trump

so he can’t fire me.

But I can get him fired up with these words—

What is wrong with this bill?

Same items as what is wrong with Obamacare.

BOTH BILLS AFFORDED SO MANY CHOICES

BY SO MANY PEOPLE.

To make Health Care work

it should be managed by ONLY ONE ENTITY.

Not by so many insurance companies,

applied thru so many physicians,

and so many fees collected,

from so many different levels of premium.

With so many options by so many people obtaining,

the profit motive sneaks in with  adverse consequences

Varied premiums seek higher prices.

Physicians seek higher fees.

Clinics will be more expensive to run.

And etc., etc. etc.

The Republican Health Care Bill should reflect

the one general solution

to the one general complaint of the people–premiums.

After I collect my wits,

the outline of my complete suggestion

for the Republican Health Care Bill

will be posted tomorrow.

Please be patient.

And don’t declare that if there is no Health Care Bill

millions will die.

This is not true.

Don’t blame the lack of Health care for somebody’s death.

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