The hits keep coming from Mitt Romney. Fresh off stating it is fair for himself to pay less in taxes than the rest of us he had a lot to outdo. But outdo it he did. It seems as if the agenda of greed and idiocy Romney was forced to adopt to run as the standard bearer of the lunatic right-wing party the Republicans have become is constantly painting him into a corner and he is forcing him to make completely ignorant statements to satisfy his increasingly rabid and ignorant or just plain greedy base.
With much fanfare and eventually gnashing of teeth most of the Affordable Care Act was upheld this last week by the Supreme Court of the United States. For me it it was a little of a pleasant surprise. The same Supreme Court that voted to let the wealthy elites and Corporate America buy our elections actually upheld some form of Universal Healthcare. Indeed, the same Chief Justice that was appointed by the worst President ever actually took his power seriously and used it for the better of the country.
Disclaimer: Here at Hillbilly Report we do not condone the use of the Hillbilly Heroin. It makes you into Rush Limbaugh.
Well, the Oxymoron is at it again. Fat, drug-addicted and selfish it is no secret that he hates his country and 99% of the people within it. And while this idiot is allowed his own, idiotic opinion and has free speech to spew his propoganda he is not entitled to his own facts. And the fact is that he will tell any lie no matter how big to serve the one percent.
All the anger in our country right now is sadly ironic. While there is so very much to be angry about the sad part is that folks just seem to refuse to be mad about the things that have really caused all the inequality in our country the last several decades. One case in point is the disgraceful ruling by the Supreme Court to allow Corporations to buy elections. Hillbilly has pointed out how, inspired by the Egyptian protests which enacted real change Americans should begin with protesting the Corporate Supreme Court of the United States.
Well, the last election gave Republicans control of the House. Of course, the only name for this Republican controlled House can be the "House of Hypocrites", a bunch of hypocrites led by another hypocrite. Yes, these folks want to repeal your healthcare as you pay for theirs. They want to cut your pay as you give them raises. Through it all they will expect you to sacrifice as they and their enablers get fat at the government trough and prey again on American workers.
We all remember when Caribou Barbie, the right-wing's favorite version of trailer-trash stirred up the weaker minded of us with the myth that end of life counseling was akin to a "death panel" that would put your granny to sleep. Yes, the one thing that Sarah Palin could not stand was the fact that all of us in the great unwashed masses would get the same opportunities to see a doctor as she does. In fact, that is the fear of all the elitist Republican Party. Yes, after creating their own brand of "Christianity" in which compassion and caring is replaced by greed and hatred they have set upon a blitz to lie, propagandize and keep millions from having healthcare without bankrupting themselves.
It seems that nowadays everyone has some kind of plan for reducing the deficit. Republicans are constantly harping on reduction of the deficit, but one thing remains true. Every plan they have for doing so has failed miserably and only calls for sacrifice from working America, the very group which has paid dearly for the problems our country face and the very group which has been drained dry and has no more blood to give. It is time for America to not only get serious about deficit reduction but also for them to be realistic about it. There is simply no way we are ever going to reduce the deficit by asking only working folks to sacrifice yet again.
The Republican Party is an extremely confused lot. To hear them tell it, they are opposed to "socialized medicine" and the idea that millions of uninsured Americans recieve care. However, with their actions one begins to wonder if they really oppose Universal Healthcare. The real truth of the matter is that Republicans do favor healthcare. They favor themselves getting to slop at the government trough, like when they ran up the deficit and crashed the economy. What they do oppose is the fact that average Americans who may be sick get the same benefits they do.
After seizing the House with hundreds of millions of secret donations earlier this month the Republicans were eager to claim a huge mandate to govern with. However, as with everything the party of the greediest and least patriotic among us says that "mandate" was a myth. You see, despite voting Republican in House races the fact of the matter is that Americans simply do not want anything the Republicans are itching to do. A new poll out shows that on two hot issues Americans do not like Republican ideas.
After two years obstructing and being the party of no and doing their best with their allies in the Corporate Democrats to keep anything that would really help America from actually passing Republicans achieved their goal. They sacrificed American recovery to ferment anger against the Democrats and successfully passed the blame for their own failed policies off to Democrats and to their credit it succeeded. Now, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner want you to think that they have a mandate for all the crap they have always crammed down our our throats to ultimate disaster.
Election day has finally rolled around for America once more with both chambers of Congress to be decided tonight. The general consensus as of this morning is that Democrats will retain the Senate but lose the House. While it is stupifying to consider that Americans so soon are ready to give the Corporate Republican Party which raped and nearly destroyed our economy another chance at some sort of power one can only show disgust not at them alone, but at a Democratic leadership that simply refuses to fight for the folks that elect them and for their ideals. Indeed, Democrats deserve as much blame for their cowardice in the last two years in creating this environment and indeed we seem poised to pay the penaly for becoming a Republican-light party on the national level.
Across the country a funny thing is happening. Despite all the cries of "socialized medicine" and all the doomsayers that stated that America would be gasping her last breath if we got healthcare reform, support for the healthcare bill is going up. While I believe that the bill that was passed did not go nearly far enough, many claim it was a government takeover of the industry and it has been blasted since before it was passed. However, now it appears as if the whole country is figuring out what we here have known for a long time. The Right-Wing gasbags who preached doom and warned of the "government taking over your Medicaire" are completely full of hot air.
Today is Tea Party Day yet again. The day that the greediest and least patriotic among us will hold rallies across the country as well as descending upon Washington D.C. However, on this "Tea-Party" day I think it is very relevant to look at exactly who these folks are and what section of the population they represent. Luckily, a new NY Times/CBS poll goes a long way in doing just that.
I guess it was only a matter of time. After a long, drawn out healthcare fight in which a healthcare reform bill was passed now at least one Republican doctor wants to refuse to treat those who voted for Barack Obama. Quite ironically, this doctor live in the district of Progressive hero Alan Grayson who has found another doctor.
Through all the health care debacle Republicans really had no solutions whatsoever. Why should they?? As the party of the greediest and least patriotic of course they themselves had health coverage, or were even drawing that dreaded evil and demonic "government controlled" health care known as Medicare or Medicaid. Who cares if you cancer victims or Type 1 Diabetics or any other sick person went bankrupt or not?? Why it made much more sense for them to be forced to go to the Emergency Room and bankrupt our country than to cost a few insurance company profits did it not??
Remember when Rush Limbaugh said that he would leave the country if the healthcare bill passed?? Now, we all now Rush Limbaugh is a shameless liar and propogandist and now he seems to be backing out of his promise to leave the country. Of course, Limbaugh would fit in a lot better joining Mitch McConnell as a citizen of Communist China, but lo and behold here in America we will still have to deal with him firing up the mindless masses. I guess he was upset because the healthcare bill may not allow for doctor shopping to attain his beloved Oxycontin.
Well, the Healthcare Bill will soon go to the President's desk. While this bill does have some good to it, and will extend coverage to millions while hopefully keeping those of us with pre-existing conditions from being denied coverage in retrospect this fight can only be viewed as a sorry saga for our country. Along the way you had Republicans and Democrats both confirming the worst stereotypes about their parties.
For well over a year now we have marveled at the antics of the Tea-Bag movement. Through it all one thing that seems obvious to folks like myself and many of the readers of our site is t that this movement is not centered around any kind of reality or sanity. One thing this movement has always seemed based in is greed. Now, the tea-bag movement has exposed it's other agendas, hate and racism.
In the Second Congresssional District of Kentucky things are beginning to heat up. Although there is no Democratic primary, there is a fine Democrat running named Ed Marksberry. Now, because he has no primary opponent Marksberry is not sitting still waiting for the race to begin. Yesterday he blasted the incumbent Republican Brett Guthrie for his inaction in solving the nation's problems and slowing our economic recovery by following who he really serves, Mitch McConnell and taking a page from the McConnell obstructionist playbook.
Despite some inner bickering, one thing Kentucky Progressives agree on is that Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky's Third Congressional District is Congressman awesome. A co-sponsor of HR 676 and constant friend to the working American Yarmuth has been a leader in the Congress since first elected in 2006. Yarmuth was at it again in a video released today, linking the lack of Universal Healthcare directly to the loss of jobs in his district and calling out Mitch McConnell for delaying the process of fixing a broken healthcare system.