What Sort of Nation has the U.S. Become?

I’ve used various terms to describe our economic system in the U.S.; Corporatocracy (rule by corporations), Kleptocracy (rule by those who have take from those who have little), and even fascism (corporate government merging-militant militarism-extreme nationalism-racism).

Since the Republicans now have gained full power in DC with Donald (Captian Queeg) Trump is president, and seeing what they are saying and doing, we can add another to our little group of descriptive nouns: Idiocracy (rule by the stupid).

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Powerball probabilities. Photograph: Mona Chalabi

“The Republican healthcare plan wants to crack down on ‘high dollar lottery winners’ – how many of those are there?”

In the draft law now known as TrumpCare, Republicans have inserted language relating to “‘high dollar lottery winners’. . . (almost six of the draft law’s 66 pages are spent on these Americans).”

These people, according to Republicans, are apparently still on Medicaid, cheating the taxpayer.

 

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Hariod Brawn
    Mar 11, 2017 @ 02:27:28

    Got cancer? Go to the Emergency Room. They’ll help you die.

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  2. Max T. Furr
    Mar 11, 2017 @ 18:20:23

    Actually, they’ll do what they can, but likely the hospital would not admit you until you are in so much pain that you have to have morphine–but then, it’s too late to save your life. Therefore, Insurance companies didn’t have to spend a dime no matter how much money you originally paid in..

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  3. BroadBlogs
    Mar 21, 2017 @ 21:25:41

    Corporatocracy, Kleptocracy, Plutocracy… headed toward dictatorship.

    Wonder if Trump voters will be disillusioned or defend him so they won’t feel like fools for voting for him? Less foolish to see the truth.

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