Class Warfare Blog

June 22, 2017

Trumpcare Will Remove Drug Addiction Treatment Because …

According to Nicholas Kristof’s NY Times column today:

A Times investigation published this month estimated that more than 59,000 Americans died in 2016 of drug overdoses, in the largest annual jump in such deaths ever recorded in the U.S. One reason is the spread of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is cheap and potent, leading to overdoses.

About as many Americans are expected to die this year of drug overdoses as died in the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined.”

Read that last sentence again and then line it up with the GOP plan to remove addiction treatment from insurance policy requirements.

Now you know where their hearts are: the GOP is only interested in tax cuts for the wealthy. The rest of us, very, very little.

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13 Comments »

  1. It’s more than obvious … the GOP doesn’t give a damn about anything but its own pocketbooks, lobbyists (which feed the pocketbooks) and rich followers (who also feed the pocketbooks). They could care less about the PEOPLE they’re supposed to represent.

    Comment by Nan — June 22, 2017 @ 12:48 pm | Reply

    • Sadly, so too are the Democrats, but they don’t have the grace to be open about their lacking spines, morals, or empathy … like Republicans do.

      On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 12:48 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — June 22, 2017 @ 12:59 pm | Reply

      • Yes, one could substitute GOP with “politicians”, but IMO, the blue guys at least feign concern for the less fortunate instead of stomping all over them.

        Comment by Nan — June 22, 2017 @ 4:08 pm | Reply

  2. All those damned drug addicts were probably sucking off of the gov’t teat anyway, fuck em.

    Did I sound like a good Republican?

    Comment by shelldigger — June 22, 2017 @ 6:06 pm | Reply

    • You pass … but only because the test was pass-fail!

      ;o)

      On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 6:06 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — June 22, 2017 @ 9:29 pm | Reply

  3. What hearts?

    Comment by List of X — June 22, 2017 @ 6:43 pm | Reply

    • You know, that beating roll of hundred dollar bills …

      On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 6:43 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — June 22, 2017 @ 9:30 pm | Reply

  4. It makes me so angry.

    Comment by restlessboundaries — July 9, 2017 @ 11:12 am | Reply

    • Politicians used to address how legislation will make things better. I haven’t heard a word in that vein yet. Don’t see how anyone could without lying through their teeth.

      Comment by Steve Ruis — July 9, 2017 @ 12:03 pm | Reply

      • They can’t defend the indefensible. It’s disgraceful.

        Comment by restlessboundaries — July 9, 2017 @ 12:06 pm | Reply

        • Well, yes, but they (the current GOP) are in power … and making a strong argument that they should never, ever be let back in again.

          On Sun, Jul 9, 2017 at 12:06 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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          Comment by Steve Ruis — July 9, 2017 @ 12:08 pm | Reply


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