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TrumpCare To Cost 23 Million Americans Their Health Insurance PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Friday, 26 May 2017 08:36

elderlyTrumpCare would kick millions of Americans off their health insurance - including those with pre-existing conditions. All in the name of tax giveaways for the super-rich.


MADISON - Last month, Congressional Republicans scrambled to ram their TrumpCare bill through the House of Representatives on a tight vote despite reports that the bill would likely kick millions of Americans off their health insurance - including those with pre-existing conditions. Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) confirmed that speculation and brought Republican's vote into clear context.

According to a report released by the CBO and JCT, Wisconsin Republicans voted to kick 23 million Americans off of their health insurance by the year 2026 and to raise premiums on their own constituents to the tune of a twenty percent hike starting just next year.      

The cost of TrumpCare:

  • 14 million to lose insurance by 2018
  • 19 million to lose insurance by 2020
  • 23 million to lose insurance by 2026
  • 51 million people under age 65 uninsured by 2026
  • Increased premiums by 20 percent in 2018
  • Increased premiums 5 by percent in 2019
  • $600 billion in tax giveaway to millionaires and billionaires

If Trumpcare becomes law older Americans will pay more, people with pre-existing conditions become subject to expensive high-risk pools, over $800 billion will be cut from Medicaid, states can opt out of the Affordable Care Act's essential benefits clause, and millions of women will face even higher hurdles to accessing critical health services - all in the name of tax giveaways for the super-rich.

martha-laning"It pained me to see Speaker Paul Ryan and other Wisconsin Republicans celebrating the passage of Trumpcare last month because I knew that their bill would be devastating for millions of Americans - especially those with pre-existing conditions. Now we know with certainty that 23 million Americans will potentially lose their care—including 14 million who would lose it thanks to their more than $800 billion cut to Medicaid," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning. "Wisconsin Republicans should be ashamed of celebrating higher costs for seniors. They should be ashamed of celebrating health plans without essential benefits like mental health services and addiction treatment. They should be ashamed that they sold-out their own constituents for a massive tax giveaway for millionaires and billionaires like Donald Trump. I'm proud of Democratic members of Congress who continue to fight against this disastrous bill and stand up for our shared value that every American should have access to affordable, quality healthcare."

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Paul Ryan Swears House GOP To Secrecy on Trump's Ties To Russia PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Thursday, 18 May 2017 13:58

donald-trumpBefore Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy commented that he thought Trump was being paid by the Russians. Ryan swears Republicans to secrecy.


MADISON - Another day, another bombshell report concerning Donald Trump's ties to Russia. According to the Washington Post, a month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination for president, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy commented that he thought Trump was being paid by Russian President Vladimir Putin - Speaker Paul Ryan immediately stopped the conversation and swore the Republicans present to secrecy. 

From the Washington Post
“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016 exchange, which was listened to and verified by The Washington Post. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian Republican known in Congress as a fervent defender of Putin and Russia.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) immediately interjected, stopping the conversation from further exploring McCarthy’s assertion, and swore the Republicans present to secrecy.


[..]

Some of the lawmakers laughed at McCarthy’s comment. Then McCarthy quickly added: “Swear to God.”

Ryan instructed his Republican lieutenants to keep the conversation private, saying: “No leaks...This is how we know we’re a real family here.”

The remarks remained secret for nearly a year.


[...]

When initially asked to comment on the exchange, Brendan Buck, a spokesman for Ryan, said: “That never happened,” and Matt Sparks, a spokesman for McCarthy, said: “The idea that McCarthy would assert this is absurd and false.”

After being told that The Post would cite a recording of the exchange, Buck, speaking for the GOP House leadership, said: “This
entire year-old exchange was clearly an attempt at humor. No one believed the majority leader was seriously asserting that Donald Trump or any of our members were being paid by the Russians. What’s more, the speaker and leadership team have repeatedly spoken out against Russia’s interference in our election, and the House continues to investigate that activity.”

“This was a failed attempt at humor,” Sparks said.

 
People Want A Non-Partisan Investigation of Trump Russia Ties PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 10:39

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53 percent of Americans polled on Comey's firing disapprove of the President's decision, and 78 percent support an independent commission or special prosecutor to uncover the truth.


MADISON - The last week in politics was full of breaking news, controversial statements, and leaked information as more revelations related to the investigation into Russia's meddling into the 2016 election unraveled from the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Unlike the rest of the nation, Speaker Paul Ryan was apparently unfazed and unbothered by the news, opting to toe the party line and reject what the majority of Americans are clamoring for: an independent commission and special prosecutor to handle the investigation into Russia's actions. 

After the unexpected firing of former FBI Director James Comey, Speaker Paul Ryan took nearly twenty-four hours to respond to the news and once he did speak he outright rejected calls for an independent commission and special prosecutor to handle ongoing investigations into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Last Friday, Ryan chose his party over his country again, doubling-down on his rejection during a stop in Racine parroting White House talking points on Comey's firing and declaring that the FBI should lead the remainder of the investigation. 

A new NBC/WSJ Poll shows the majority of Americans disagree with the Janesville Republican on the topic. 53 percent of Americans who are informed on the details reported on Comey's firing disapprove of the President's decision. And when asked if they prefer Congress or an independent commission or special prosecutor to investigate Russia's involvement, 78 percent support an independent commission or special prosecutor. 

Read the news on the NBC/WSJ Poll here.

 
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