Monday, March 13, 2017

Promises, promises

Something to keep in mind as Republicans flounder about trying to repeal Obamacare -- trying to prevent poor people from having access to doctors so they can cut taxes for rich people.
Via TPM. And here's another one:

President Trump himself has said: “There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us.”

via Abbe Gluck at Vox

Is there a political penalty for breaking promises? Unless something unexpected happens, we're going to find out. Political penalties aren't accidents; activists make sure they are felt. Share this graphic if you wish.

3 comments:

Brandon said...

You may or may not have heard of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. But their work is more vital than ever.

From the mission statement:

The mission of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, a membership organization, is to protect, preserve, promote, and ensure the financial security, health, and the well being of current and future generations of maturing Americans.

janinsanfran said...

Hi Brandon: I do indeed know the work of NCPSSM. They did some great polling that has us all talking about "earned benefits" -- "we worked for this and we deserve it." They are right and people tend to understand those words.

joared said...

These are definite issues we better focus on.

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