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 friendly note from your friendly local surpirse!-still-not-dead native american

John Hoeven was just appointed as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. He was a DAPL supporter, has voted for pipelines in general (has said the Keystone Pipeline did not leak- this is a lie) and does not have the interests of indian country in mind at all. In fact, no members of this committee are Native

current members: 

not only are none of these committee members Native, some of them are blatantly against ndn issues (DAPL hello). There’s also Mormons and evangelist Christians on the committee and considering the long history in America of “converting the savages” by these groups, it seems very tactless. maybe a committee made up only of natives is unrealistic but really? 

of course the reason there are no natives on the committee is because there are no native members in the entire senate. Representation in government matters, y’all dumped tea into the Harbor because “no taxation without representation” and right not Native representation is not happening. In fact, there are only two members of the Congress that are tribal members or 0.37% while tribal members make up 2% of the overall U.S. population. Are we a minority? Yes, but that’s still  5.4 million people and we deserve to have representation in the government. 

so what can you do? maybe Trumps presidency is going to lead to more shitty times but if you can vote- you have the power to do something about government representation in the U.S. 

(also vote for me when I run for office eventually k guys)

politico.com
Schumer adopts Trump slogan: GOP wants to 'Make America sick again'
The new Senate minority leader outlined in a Playbook interview his strategy for pushing back on the Republican effort to repeal the health care law. By JAKE SHERMAN and ANNA PALMER

It’s a world where health insurance companies are jacking up rates, Americans are losing benefits and illness is racking the nation.

This is the apocalyptic picture of America offered by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to describe how he sees the health-care landscape after Republicans gut Obamacare. And he has found a slogan – borrowing from perhaps the most successful branding campaigns in modern political history – that he hopes to turn against the GOP repeal plan: “Make America Sick Again.”

“Less health care and it will cost more,” Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a Playbook Interview on his first day as the chamber’s top Democrat. “And it will create chaos. Because you cannot repeal a plan and put nothing in its place. It doesn’t matter if you say the repeal won’t take place for year or two years.”

Schumer is taking a hard line when it comes to Republican plans to repeal the law, and whether or not Democrats would work across the aisle on a replacement if Republicans are successful in rolling it back. “And if they think we’re going to come in and save their butts when they screw it up? No.”

Read more here

Amerikkka is a bank with a prison, drug pharmacy, a military department and a thirst for oil.

And the funny thing is some of these people will tell you how Trump is bad and how the Russians put him in office. Yet Trump is the only politician who has said he’ll make the pharmaceutical companies negotiate drug prices for prescriptions covered under Medicare and Medicaid. Who’s actually worse? Seems pretty obvious to me who is worse, at least for now. And no I don’t trust Trump (for obvious reasons).

Bernie’s amendment to help control the cost of medicine failed by 5 votes in the Senate. Here is who is on our side, and who isn’t.

Dems who voted AGAINST: Bennett, Booker, Cantwell, Carper, Casey, Coons, Donnelly, Heinrich, Heitkamp, Menendez, Murray, Tester, Warner.

Last night, 12 Republicans voted for an amendment proposed by Senator Bernie Sanders to lower prescription drug prices. 13 Democrats voted against the amendment, thus, causing the amendment to fail. These are the 13 Democrats:

Michael Bennet - CO
Cory Booker - NJ
Maria Cantwell - WA
Tom Carper - DE
Bob Casey - PA
Christopher Coons - DE
Joe Donnelly - IN
Martin Heinrich - NM
Heidi Heitkamp - ND
Bob Menedez - NJ
Patty Murray - WA
Jon Tester - MT
Mark Warner - VA

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