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@MJ @woozle @VoxofGod @TheRealBozoTClown Accounts like this are not even worth responding to although I do it myself sometimes. It’s Putin propaganda at the end of the day.

@RitchieTorres

Republican’s first response to pretty much everything: “Shoot at it.”

The irony is that if it was shot down sooner, they’d have been on Faux News criticizing him for allowing the military to shoot it down over land. Biden handled it properly.

@Bargdaffy @prodygy How many times can I suspend the same guy? Apparently a few.

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@MJ @TheRealBozoTClown @TonyStark

Education would help them understand this. Maybe another reason why they're attacking all of our learning institutions.

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Sorry, but Koch & cronies are going in to fund whoever is willing to cut corporate taxes, cut entitlement programs, cut green energy programs, increase big oil and gas corporate profits, and cut useful regulations.

Koch Network Vow to Wage a 2024 Fight Against Trump:
time.com/6253038/koch-brothers

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@TheRealBozoTClown @TonyStark No question. They only want good things for the top top and nobody else. Yet the people they take things from who vote for them mistakenly think they’re one tax cut from being in the 1%. The Republican Party has a real investment in never letting those people get there.

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@TonyStark @MJ To me the other key factor here is that the 1% - which is the Rs only true constituency - can pay for platinum healthcare out of pocket. They have no interest in affordable healthcare for all except in keeping it from denting their outsized wallets.

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may not want a reputation as a book banner, but that's not slowing down the Republican's efforts to knock as many books out of the hands of students, both college-age and younger. In fact, Florida Republicans' war on reading is only escalating, with the GOP engaged in a full-scale gaslighting project to deny what is clearly a campaign of threats and intimidation to keep teachers from letting kids read.

#education

salon.com/2023/02/03/call-the-

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As we start our Sunday, I’m thankful to President Biden.

He shot down the spy balloon when it didn’t pose a threat to any Americans on the ground.

While MAGA republicans were hysterical, sane Americans are relieved to have a grown up in the White House.

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Donald Trump presided over not 1, not 2, but THREE Chinese spy balloons, none of which he shot down and all of which he hid from the public.

The 3 #ChineseSpyBalloons exposes the emptiness of #Trump’s tough talk.

Thank you President #Biden for walking the walk.

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@TonyStark Here's one. This isn't an ACA plan. There's an early paragraph that's a bit misleading. It says that 1 in 7 claims are denied and then gives the figure of ACA plan denials that aren't appealed.

We need more socialized health care, not less.

The United States government funds the development of drugs, then the drug companies turn around and make huge profits on them. If they decide your treatment is too expensive, they can deny it and try to make you pay out of pocket like they did with Christopher McNaughton. He was facing nearly a million dollars of denied claims for his ulcerative colitis and a lapse in his care could have left him with no treatment that would have worked. UnitedHealthcare kept denying his claims and decided to pay for a drug that was four times the cost of the original one his doctors wanted because it matched their arcane rules.

Medicare for All won't solve everything but it would be an improvement.

propublica.org/article/unitedh

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@KentNelson

I don't have any personal friends who are Republicans, but over the years I've had colleagues who obviously do not share my political views and I end up networking with people from other parts of the country.

I'll never forget the people advising each other not to buy real insurance and instead to buy into some Christian scheme in Texas that was indeed a type of insurance (pool their money, pay for each other's care), just not one that had any oversight but its own or would have met government criteria for what coverage is.

No thanks, I'll go with the one where the feds or state tell them they have to cover my care, even if sometimes we have to fight them to actually get it covered. I'm guessing the Christian insurance isn't paying for full spectrum reproductive care.

@Meeche @TonyStark

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@KentNelson @TonyStark
This is similar to my experience. Was faced with not being able to afford ins. when the ACA came into effect. It gave me great ins. in WA till I was eligible for Medicare

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