Our morning fishing line is gettin’ kinda long, so I’m starting a new one here.
The reviews of Bernie’s speech are pretty positive, at least from the progressive media; however, from the centrist ones, they still think Sanders doesn’t have a right to offer ponies, even though Clinton likes ponies, but she only likes very specific breeds that are likely to used in the military.
He offered a moving portrait of the world as it should be. What he didn’t offer, though, was any sort of new or innovative or even particularly concrete ideas for how to achieve this grand utopian vision.
Of course, big political speeches like this often present the world as it should be and don’t get bogged down in the details — but especially when it comes to foreign policy, these details really do matter..
shilling critique as Bernie’s MFA bill, never mind that 16 senators believe it is worth pursuing. However, there is a real fight to get passage of Cassidy Graham and GOP is twisting more arms, but in the case of AK Senator Lisa Murkowski, they are putting sweetners in the bill to persuade her to vote for it. Here’s the skinny (from Independent Journal Review):
According to the aide, here is a summary of what the new draft of the bill entails:
This draft includes 3 separate provisions benefitting Alaska.
Alaska (along with Hawaii) will continue to receive Obamacare’s premium tax credits while they are repealed for all other states. It appears this exemption will not affect Alaska receiving its state allotment under the new block grant in addition to the premium tax credits.
Delays implementation of the Medicaid per capita caps for Alaska and Hawaii for years in which the policy would reduce their funding below what they would have received in 2020 plus CPI-M [Consumer Price Index for Medical Care].
Provides for an increased federal Medicaid matching rate (FMAP) for both Alaska and Hawaii.”
A sort of carrot with you can keep your ACA, but in other states (except HI), you can be individual states rightish and turn it over to insurance companies to deny care.
CNN announced there will be a televised debate between the Cassidy-Graham (GOP) and Klobuchar-Sanders (Dem/Indie) on Monday, at 9PM ET. Of course, ponies will likely be a part of the discussion.
Having trouble interacting with the baroness’ online minions? Jack Pine Radicals has some tips for all of us exhausted from the constant barrage of the Clinton zombie warriors. Also, there’s a new website/tool to double check to see if they are zombies first.
Sure Happy It’s Thursday. (get it?)
What’s your news?