Monday, May 22, 2017

Universal health care would mean a $200B tax hike for Californians. Yes "B" for billion

It would cost $400 billion per year to remake California’s health insurance marketplace and create a publicly funded universal heath care system, according to a state financial analysis released Monday.

California would have to find an additional $200 billion per year, including in new tax revenues, to create a so-called “single-payer” system, the analysis by the Senate Appropriations committee found. The estimate assumes the state would retain the existing $200 billion in local, state and federal funding it currently receives to offset the total $400 billion price tag....

Trump in Jerusalem... "We want to move forward and we must do it together," Rivlin tells Pres Trump of pursuit of the Middle East peace process.

King Salman: Visit to Saudi a 'turning point'...

A new document, titled “Democracy Matters: Strategic Plan for Action”, was discovered recently that reveals a liberal coalition of business entities and groups and their plans to influence the media and the general public for the 2017-2020 period featuring everything from Russian-conspiracy jargon to anti-Trump dictums.

The four entities are as follows: Media Matters for America, American Bridge, CREW, and Shareblue. Each has their own strategic plan.

Egyptian president tells Trump: You are "capable of doing the impossible"

Sunday, May 21, 2017

“A better future is only possible if your nations drive out terrorists and drive out extremists.”

...This year there will be just eight show gardens – down from at least 14 last year as some long-term supporters including the Daily Telegraph, which has sponsored a show garden at Chelsea for at least nine years, and Brewin Dolphin, which had sponsored gardens for five years, have pulled out. Other key names L’Occitane and Harrods have also made their excuses....

The missing show gardens have been partly replaced by more of the smaller Artisan and Fresh gardens and five Feel Good gardens fronted by BBC Radio 2 DJs, including the appropriately named Jeremy Vine. A couple of trade exhibitors have also taken larger spaces to develop their sales stand into gardens.

Mattingley said the changes had also enabled Chelsea to give space to new talent. “The show has been going for over 100 years and things are quite cyclical. When we had the credit crunch we had a moment when everything was reorganised and things go around again. We’ve got to work with it and be nimble on our feet and come up with new ideas and be creative,” he said.

Melania gets rave reviews

Two middle fingers in the air and "F**k Donald Trump." The crowd joins in at the California Democrat Convention


Sunday Funnies

Saturday, May 20, 2017

GREAT AGAIN: Unlike Obama, Trump doesn't bow...

ACTION ALERT! PLEASE CALL the Senate Appropriations Committee Members and ask them to VOTE NO on SB 562!

SB 562 (Lara, D)- Or universal, single-payer healthcare for California- is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee this upcoming Monday, May 22nd, at 11am.

Time to get to work! PLEASE CALL the Senate Appropriations Committee Members and ask them to VOTE NO on SB 562! By clicking on their names, you will be directed to their websites where you can email the members directly. OR you can call their Capitol office with the number provided.

Senate Appropriations Committee Members

Senator Ricardo Lara (Chair)- D (916) 651-4033
Senator Patricia Bates (Vice Chair)- R (916) 651-4036
Senator Jim Beall- D (916) 651-4015
Senator Steven Bradford- D (916) 651-4035
Senator Jerry Hill- D (916) 651-4013
Senator Jim Nielsen-R (916) 651-4004
Senator Scott Wiener-D (916) 651-4011

This bill has no specified funding for providing healthcare for all 38 million Californians (including illegal immigrants). Instead, it states it will use a "robust funding mechanism". Californians cannot sustain another hefty tax burden after the Gas Tax was passed. This bill must be stopped!

#ArmedForcesDay is a reminder that every day we should thank our men & women in uniform for their service in support of our country.

Our Constitution is incapable of enforcing itself. It is just words on paper unless we assert our rights