June 17, 2022 by the real Aj News/Politics 6-17-22 What’s interesting in the news today? Open Thread Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
Poor Jen….. 🤡
The United States of America is just that–states united. The founding fathers wanted it that way so that each state could be a small experiment as they did in each state as they wanted to do. That has changed a lot since the founding, of course, with more and more being taken over by the federal government. It is a huge discussion, of course, about what should or should not be taken over by the federal government.
The same is true for healthcare. I do find that many leave the healthcare that state government has out of the equation when discussing healthcare. Most states have healthcare options available for the poor. Counties also have options for healthcare. Most have aid for new parents and babies. I know many who have not been able to work their entire lives and yet have had good healthcare all their lives. Some until they have passed away. In most cases in state or county plans, the wealthier you are, the more of your own healthcare you will pay in state or county plans. For catastrophic diseases you can certainly find yourself in bankruptcy. The quickness and quality of care is a huge discussion in the healthcare equation, as well.
That does not even bring all the free clinics and pregnancy clinics that we have.
All this to say, that it is easy to cast dispersion on the US healthcare system. We hear of problems in other country’s healthcare systems, as well. (Including Canada’s)
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Kathaleena, I’ve often thought about writing a little essay called “Do States Matter?” as an attempt to help people understand why the federal government was formed the way it was and why that’s actually good.
I started thinking about it when a friend posted, “I hate the Electoral College”, because it’s “undemocratic”. If you’re going to hate the Electoral College, then you should really hate the Senate, because it gives Wyoming and Alaska as much say in matters as California and New York.
Of course there’s much greater mobility and economic interdependence among the states now than there was when the federal government was formed. There needs to be more standardization and consistent regulation among them, so a greater role for the federal government.
But I do wish the states weren’t so muzzled by the federal government, and that people would see it as okay for New York to be New York, Texas to be Texas, and Wyoming to be Wyoming, each with its own ways of solving its problems and governing its people in a way that suits them, their culture, and their circumstances.
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I’m guessing they didn’t think this thru….
Enjoy the idiocy!
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“Republicans Push Ban On Lawmakers Paying Family On Campaigns As Maxine Waters Draws Scrutiny”
“California Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters has paid her daughter over $1.2 million in total over the last decade and it’s all been legal.
Now, Republicans are aiming to put a ban on lawmakers from putting family members on the campaign payroll after many prominent Democrats have been called out over the practice.
“The Family Integrity to Reform Elections (FIRE) Act, to be introduced by Rep. Pat Fallon (R-Texas) on Monday, would bar any candidate running for federal office from compensating immediate family members for campaign services,” the New York Post reported.
“It is currently legal for lawmakers to employ family members to work on campaigns. However, Federal Election Commission regulations prohibit paying candidate relatives a salary unless they are ‘providing bona fide services to the campaign” and the salary represents “fair market value of the services provided.’ The legislation – first reviewed by The Post – would extend the ban to any political committee ‘established, maintained or controlled by a candidate or an individual holding Federal office’ – blocking any current lawmaker from compensating a family member for working on their campaign,” the report added.
“Fallon’s bill would also require campaigns to report any payments made to a candidate’s immediate family members. Relatives who fall under the proposed ban would include spouses, parents, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, and domestic partners as well as the spouses of campaign committee members. If the bill becomes law, any candidate who violates the ban would face a fine of either $100,000 for each violation or twice the amount paid to the family members — whichever is greater — and/or imprisonment for up to two years. The campaign committee would not be permitted to reimburse the candidate for any of the penalties,” the report continued.
“Maxine Waters [paid] $1.1 million to her daughter from campaign funds,” Fallon told The Post in a statement. “Ilhan Omar, $2.9 million to her husband from campaign funds. James Clyburn, over $200,000 to multiple family members from his campaign.”
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Once again Biden unleashes the FBI on his political enemies for exposing what a dirt bag he is.
“Florida woman who found Ashley Biden’s diary in ‘halfway house’ is under FBI investigation for SELLING the journal in which president’s daughter recalled ‘showers w/ my dad (probably not appropriate)’ and details of her drug and sex addiction
Aimee Harris is under investigation for selling Ashley Biden’s diary after the president’s daughter left it behind at a Palm Beach ‘halfway house’
Previous reports claimed the Bidens reported it stolen in an alleged burglary, but DailyMail.com has learned Harris is not being investigated for theft
‘It’s her selling of the property that could be considered a crime. And the fact Ashley is the president’s daughter kicks it to a different legal level,’ a well-placed source said
Harris, 39, moved into a Palm Beach home and found the diary under the mattress shortly after Ashley moved back to Philadelphia in 2020
She is said to have later passed the private journal around at a Republican fundraiser before selling it for $40,000 to right wing organization Project Veritas
The diary contained shocking and sensitive information, such as details about her chronic drug abuse, sex addiction, and being ‘hyper-sexualized’ in her youth
‘I remember having sex with friends @ a young age; showers w/ my dad (probably not appropriate),’ she wrote in a January 2019 entry ”
Old tenants, like old home owners, forfeit anything left behind when the new occupant takes possession. That is how it works Joe.
Last year, Dr. Simone Gold helped blow the lid on the whole COVID jab scam, so now they’ve made her a political target.
Yet no charges against the FBI-paid instigators of Jan 6th? The Capitol police who let everyone in to wander around the building?
Nope, Dr. Gold is a target for other reasons…
“A California doctor has been sentenced to two months in prison for being involved in the Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol and stepping inside the restricted premises along with her co-defendant John Strand.
Dr. Simone Melissa Gold was initially charged with entering a restricted building or grounds, violent entry, and disorderly conduct, and arrested on Jan. 18, 2021. She spent two days in custody. On March 3, 2022, she pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge of illegally entering the restricted building. Gold was sentenced June 16 to serve 60 days in jail, one year of supervised release, pay a $9,500 fine, and $500 restitution.
Gold is the founder of America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS), a nonprofit that has spoken out against the emergency use authorization of COVID-19 vaccines and promoted the use of ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine during the initial days of the pandemic.
While inside the building, Gold delivered a speech through a megaphone to a crowd gathered in Statuary Hall, where she stated her opposition to the COVID-19 vaccine mandates and government-imposed lockdowns.
Gold expressed regret for entry into the Capitol building in a Jan. 12 interview with The Washington Post. “During the same interview Strand stated that he was also inside the U.S. Capitol with Gold and was there to protect Gold,” according to an official statement.
“I was misguided. I should not have entered,” Gold said. “Everything I did on January 6, misguided or not, was consistent with my effort to do my best for people.” She sounded emotional when she told Cooper that she was “shocked” the prosecutors believed she was not remorseful and did not intend to take part “in a situation that was so destructive to our nation.”
Strand—the communication director at AFLDS and Gold’s boyfriend—has been charged along with Gold. He has pleaded not guilty and rejected an offer for a plea agreement. Strand’s trial is scheduled for July 18.
Regarding Gold’s sentencing, an AFLDS press release on Thursday said, “Like most January 6 defendants, she is a victim of selective prosecution—the defining feature of corrupted governments.””