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The real story of Trumpcare
May 17, 2017

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To the editor:

After seven years, two failed tries in this session and over 60 tries to repeal Obamacare, the Republicans finally took their last shot at it, this last Friday. As you can imagine, much has been said and printed about it since then. So much of it is lies and a play on words. IE "this bill gives access to insurance for everyone with pre-existing conditions." OK. My question would be, at what cost? I'm sure more than you and I can afford. This is the kind of nonsense the Republicans are trying to sell us. To quote Trump "We're going to have health care coverage for everyone." Again, what a bunch of garbage. Let me cut through this entire bunch of BS and give you-all the real deal of what this Trumpcare bill is all about. Plain and simple. The first thing that comes to mind is the fact that the Republicans, who were being bullied by Trump, put this bill on the floor without the CBO even looking at it, and the House members not even reading it. That in itself speak volumes of the seriousness of which we should take this proposed bill. The following is a truthful, honest list of the winner and losers of this obnoxious bill.

Losers:

- The poor.

- Older Americans.

- People with pre-existing conditions.

- People who need health benefits.

Winners:

- High income earners.

- No per-existing conditions.

- Young people.

- The wealthiest 1 percent of Americans.

As my grandmother used to say, "The proof is in the puddin.'" Well folks, here's the proof in the batch of puddin.'

This Trumpcare bill cuts $880 billion out of Medicaid. This money will be needed when the tax reform bill is proposed, which is supposed to be the next in line for this Republican firing squid. Guess where this $880 billion is slated to go? Why of course, a trillion dollar tax cut for the richest Americans. Trump included.

Sounds like a really bleak future for us Americans, who don't have the big money interest and lobbies behind us, doesn't it? Well I'll tell all of you one thing for sure. We have the numbers to go after these pigs who have been pulling the wool over our eyes for years and years. Remember their "trickle-down" theory just doesn't work? Time and time again we keep buying this carpetbag full of their lies. We don't have to go along with their bag of tricks. Always remember, we've got the numbers. Get out and vote. Quite laying around and feeling sorry for yourself and your lot in life. Vote.

News flash: Trump has just fired the director of the FBI. Please remember this guy was heading up the FBI's investigation into the connections between the Trump administration and Russia. This is shades of the Nixon fiasco 44 years ago, remember that led to the resignation of Richard M. Nixon. Look folks, you know it and I know it, this guy Trump is stinking up the Oval Office in the face of our own citizens and the entire world. He has got to be sent back to his own Trumpland where he has total control of all things deemed important to him,that would be money of course. We need to put a stop to this robber of our freedom. Call, write or scream at your local Congressperson today. It could be the only way we can stop this madman.

Jim Healy

Cape Coral

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