What the Fu*k is going on in this World?

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Dark times unfortunately seem to be coming these days. I’m almost afraid to check my social media feeds and watch the daily world news on TV. I’m somewhat afraid to fly the so-called ‘friendly skies.’ They almost charge you an arm and a leg to fly on a crowded airplane! Do they think they can just get away with treating customers however they want? With the latest technology and social media, it’s highly unlikely it will remain unknown to the public for very long. Commercial airlines really seem to be going through a crisis lately. Customers are even lashing out at one another through verbal and physical conflicts on flights! A family was almost kicked off their flight because they refused to keep their 2-year-old in their lap. The flight attendants said they would go to jail and have their kids taken away from them if they didn’t abide by ‘their rules.’

If you’re a news junkie like myself, you probably know about the recent Trump Healthcare bill that passed the House on Thursday. Although it hasn’t passed the Senate yet, millions of Americans will be screwed in terms of healthcare coverage. They may no longer have it or get covered, especially for their pre-existing conditions! The Senate is also controlled by Republicans so I’m expecting for them to pass the bill. To put it mildly, I’m beyond livid and outraged over this proposed healthcare bill. Hopefully several, if not all of the Republicans will be voted out come 2018. I’ll be honest, U.S. healthcare isn’t that great as of right now. Obamacare wasn’t the best thing that was ever created but…Trump’s healthcare bill almost makes me want to feel ashamed of being a woman. Since I don’t have a job, I’m not even covered at this time. Since I’m unemployed, my son is getting Medicaid. This new healthcare bill is especially a threat for women. No, Trump not ALL of us want to milk the system for the rest of our lives! You probably don’t know what it’s like to lose a job, much less being a single mom. I’m not saying family hasn’t helped me take care of my son because they have. I’m not sure what I’d do without them helping me. According to the bill, being pregnant or having a caesarean section are considered pre-existing conditions. Seriously? What the fu*k is that? Why aren’t prostate cancer or erectile dysfunction disorder not included on your list of pre-existing conditions?  

According to Money Magazine and Time Inc., other pre-existing conditions include: AIDS/HIV, acid reflux, acne, alcohol or drug abuse with recent treatment, Alzheimer’s/dementia, anorexia, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, bipolar disorder, breast cancer, bulimia, bypass surgery, celiac disease, cerebral palsy, cervical cancer, colon cancer, congestive heart failure, Crohn’s disease, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, heartburn, hemophilia, hepatitis, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, hysterectomy, kidney disease/renal failure, kidney stones, leukemia, lung cancer, lupus, lyme disease, lymphoma, mental health issues, migraines, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, narcolepsy, obesity, obsessive-compulsive disorder, organ transplant, pacemaker, paralysis, paraplegia, Parkinson’s disease, rape, schizophrenia, seasonal affective disorder, seizures, sexual assault, “sexual deviation or disorder,” skin cancer, sleep apnea, stroke, ulcers and that’s not all. When is this lunatic going to be impeached? What is this world coming to? Our Forefathers are probably rolling over in their graves. This isn’t the America they envisioned and fought for. This is just a couple of many problems we currently face.

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  2. Hi Kara! Sorry for the late response. I found your comment in spam. I’ve been on public assistance. I don’t feel bad about it. Things get rough at times. I hope he gets impeached sooner rather than later. He’s a horrible human being. I hope you’re ok.

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  3. Yes ma’am and there are even more! Personally, it’s scary for me for many reasons like trying to get pregnant. It’s scary for millions of others though. The Senate is writing their own version of this bill but it doesn’t sound promising at all. No women are involved with writing it.

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  4. I agree with you, Keith. The NY Times says the Senate is currently writing their own version. It doesn’t really look promising at all. No women are involved with rewriting it. How is that even possible or fair?

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  5. To further indicate that is all about style than substance, and this President cares little about the details, several Republican Congressional representatives did not like the AHCA bill they voted for per The Washington Post. They felt pressured to get Trump a win in the House. These same folks know the Senate will alter it significantly (which the GOP Senate leadership as already said) and it may not ever survive a reconciliation process. Yet, they needed to pass something.

    The CBO will likely not be kind to this bill as they were the first one. These guys are running victory laps over screwing over 24 million Americans out of healthcare. To be frank, not waiting on the CBO scoring and voting for something only for political reasons is extremely poor stewardship and malfeasance in some respects. That is this Independent voter’s opinion. But, what do I know, I just try to be a voice for those who rarely have a place at the table and certainly not this table.

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  6. One way to save money (other than T not vacationing every other f’n weekend and requiring heavy security at two separate locations around the clock – how ridiculous!) is to deny care and assistance to the less fortunate/chronically ill population. We’ll die off, then we won’t be a drain on the system. I don’t know of a single person who has been on welfare or has received some sort of government assistance who doesn’t feel badly about the fact that they’re receiving that assistance. The stigma is perpetuated by the well-off and able-bodied.

    It’s just sad, the lack of compassion and empathy. I can’t read the news anymore because I either end up crying or screaming at the computer screen. Ugh.

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  7. Me either! He’s such an idiot! Most politicians are but he’s the worst one. Sorry to hear about your strained relationship with your sister. I lost a friend a few days after the election. He got mad because I marched in the Women’s March in January. He said “Oh you’re one of those.” He then said our relationship was over. I didn’t know if I should laugh or cry. I ended up laughing and haven’t looked back. We were friends since we were 18 and in college.

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  8. I agree with everything you’ve stated, Lisa. I loathe Chump and the mean-spirited Congressmen – and women – who voted for the awful healthcare bill just to appease their conservative constituents. They’re such hypocrites.

    I have health coverage through Obamacare, and yes my premiums went up 50% this year. But I’m still paying less than I did 10 years ago when I bought my own “free market” health plan as a self employed person.

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  9. So are you OK with this proposed healthcare plan? I agree with you when you say we live in an unstable world. I think this administration makes it worse for Americans to live better for a lot of reasons. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

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  10. We live in an unstable world. Nobody wants to be at Peace with each other. I really do not blame the current administration for the chaos we live in. This situation has been boiling for decades. Society just popped and spilled the over heated water.

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