Kleptocrap Tuesday

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The Trump kleptocrats are political arsonists. They are carting cans of gasoline into government agencies and Congress to burn down any structure or program that promotes the common good and impedes corporate profit.

They ineptly have set themselves on fire over Obamacare, but this misstep will do little to halt the drive to, as Stephen Bannon promises, carry out the “deconstruction of the administrative state.” Donald Trump’s appointees are busy diminishing or dismantling the agencies they were named to lead and the programs they are supposed to administer. That is why they were selected. Rex Tillerson at the State Department, Steven Mnuchin at the Treasury Department, Scott Pruitt at the Environmental Protection Agency, Rick Perry at the Department of Energy, Tom Price at Health and Human Services, Ben Carson at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Betsy DeVos at the Department of Education are eating away the foundations of democratic institutions like gigantic termites. And there is no force inside government that can stop them.

The sparing of Obamacare last week was a Pyrrhic victory. There are numerous subterfuges that can be employed to cripple or kill that very flawed health care program. These include defunding cost-sharing subsidies for low-income families, allowing premium rates for individual insurance to continue to soar (they have gone up 25 percent this year), cutting compensation to insurers in order to drive more insurance companies out of the program, and refusing to enforce the individual mandate that requires many Americans to purchase health insurance or be fined. The Trump administration’s Shermanesque march to the sea has just begun.

@ TRUTHDIG

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8 Responses to Kleptocrap Tuesday

  1. David B. Benson says:

    Kakistocracy in action!

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  2. Den says:

    There is plenty of bloat surrounding most if not all government agencies however there is no need to take an axe to something that could be resolved by careful audits, billions could be saved, but noooooo, axes it is in a demonic dictatorship which is in the forming stages.

    Krapistocracy is not an option when you are tasked with taking care of the afflicted, the Krapists don’t care, they have new private jets on order, that costs money, money they can make tweaking the system to their advantage.

    They do need ‘little people’ to wash the jet and wait for them to order their morning Latte` since robots aren’t quite there yet.

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  3. Den says:

    No description required:

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  4. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Next on their agenda is blowing up any climate protections we have in place. BRING ON THE POLLUTERS!

    Another executive order to do with climate. Maybe Congress should just go home and let the Pathological Liar in Chief make all laws, rules and decisions.

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  5. David B. Benson says:

    The rain started just as I set out. Took 54 minutes to the optometrist followed by 6 more back to the Birch & Barley. I can tell I’m not in shape for an hour walk. Right foot slightly troublesome.

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    • David B. Benson says:

      After eating just half of dinner stick walked to Sloan in 29 minutes. The rain stopped just when I did. Daily total is 89 minutes. Later I went to the percussion concert which included a piece with a trumpet and another with the men’s chorus.

      Day 2: 53+89=142 minutes.

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  6. Den says:

    Watch out for trains:

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