Paul Ryan has TURNED OFF HIS PHONE AND FAX so as to no longer hear the overwhelming protests of repealing the ACA, Obamacare.
So here is a new tactic:
Since Paul Ryan has blocked his office phones and fax numbers, and is turning away people who show up to deliver petitions, time to change tactics.
Please mail postcards to his HOME address saying NO to defunding Planned Parenthood, NO to repealing the ACA, and NO to privatizing Medicare!
700 ST. LAWRENCE AVE.
JANESVILLE, WI 53545
Please reblog this info. Let’s see what 67 million cards in the driveway looks like!
Trump is slashing funding to public education, social safety net and domestic programs, but adding to the largest military budget in the world. And the increased funding to Homeland Security and the Veterans Administration is quietly being steered to privately owned, for-profit contractors. And Paul Ryan is eying cuts to Medicare, replacing guaranteed benefits with skimpy little vouchers that won’t cover anything. All this while planning to deregulate the healthcare insurance industry and kick 20 million newly insured people off Obamacare. All so that insurance companies can go back to limiting the healthcare you get while making huge profits off of the sick and elderly.
No matter what they say, this is what Republicans do. This is what they always do. Rob the poor and give to the rich.
On Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) plans to pay a visit to Success Academy, a charter school in Harlem.
He is expected to meet with Eva Moskowitz, the charter school network’s CEO, for a tour of the Harlem campus.
But Moskowitz won’t be the only one there to greet his arrival: Protesters sprung into action Tuesday morning to rally against the Republican leader’s visit to the Harlem school — some holding signs listing the treatable illnesses that can potentially prove fatal if those afflicted lose their health care coverage. Read more (5/9/17)
Trump and Graham both showed us their cards today, and clearly conveyed that ACA destruction now moves from Paul Ryan to Tom Price.
If the bill is dead, as it appears to be, the internal sabotage of the ACA will ramp up very quickly. This has already been going on at a state level since its implementation, but the GOP put Price at HHS specifically because of his hatred for the law. It will now be strategically underfunded and poorly administrated as a matter of course.
The intent will be to sabotage its new popularity by sabotaging its function.
By all reasonable measures this shouldn’t work. Voters should see through this charade. People have been learning that they like having health insurance that’s reliable and the law’s popularity is up, but confirmation bias is a powerful thing. Conservatives know that all they need to in order to shore up their activist base is to demonstrate government failure. We’ve seen this play before, and it works in the US, just like it would work anywhere that voter turnout is low enough for an activist base to influence an election.
Because Ryan didn’t give in to the Freedom Caucus’s demands to destroy health insurance for almost everyone, he’ll now be painted as a reasonable moderate by a media clamoring to interview a sane-looking person from the right. The Republican Party will immediately attack him for that stance, as they shift to their old standby “it would’ve worked if only it was more conservative” argument, to spin the deliberate destruction.
We hear this argument after every GOP-initiated disaster or GOP loss. It is as predictable as the setting sun.
Call it “explode” or call it “collapse,” this familiar strategy of deliberately bad government starts today.