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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: The Skinny

Re: “The Skinny

Palisades are you saying that Congress is supporting Trump's agenda? Or did you mean until the next election after '18?

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Posted by Politics On Display on 07/27/2017 at 1:54 PM

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she has a chance of beating her. im not hopeful that congress will shift enough to fully undermine trump's agenda though after next year's election.

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Posted by Palisades on 07/27/2017 at 1:07 PM

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Tom Tronsdal is selectively campaigning. He's the one Democratic candidate who has not showed up on our doorstep. Guess he's canvassing higher-end 'hoods instead of working class streets.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 07/27/2017 at 1:05 PM

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There is going to be a "cake walk" if you will for seats once McCain makes his retirement plans. Long dollars say McSally could be moved to his seat, but Kelli Ward is making a lot of noise for it. Ducey says he won't name himself. If he moves McSally her seat would then be another appointment of a southern Arizonan, of which there are numerous possibilities.

It would be fun to start a list, before Jim Click does. God rest his soul Emil Franzi would have been fun in that position. Anybody seen Roy Laos lately?

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Posted by Politics On Display on 07/27/2017 at 12:01 PM

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The 'carpetbagger' accusations are fair. She is chasing a political career and CD-2 will only be a stepping stone, she and McSally have that in common. If she wins, she will skip town in a few years to run for the Senate again. In truth, she should reconsider her move to Tucson and should look seriously at a run for the Senate in 2018, it is her best shot with both seats potentially being open. Anne is not right for Tucson. I don't know which candidate is but at this point she has the most to prove and overcome.

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Posted by HumanBean on 07/27/2017 at 10:34 AM

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I guess she hadn't heard that the Democrats changed their message. They now stand for whatever the Republicans stand for. Kind of a reflection of John McCain's history.

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Posted by There is no difference on 07/27/2017 at 5:14 AM

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Where this this week's Skinny?

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 07/20/2017 at 10:32 AM

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Over confident because of vote fraud? Maybe they should matter.

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Posted by Vladimir Popov on 07/13/2017 at 1:45 PM

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Only THREE of the candidates for the Ward III office on the show? There are FOUR people running in that race. I guess if the candidate isn't a "D", they don't matter?

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Posted by n7iqv on 07/13/2017 at 9:10 AM

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It's Medicaid, not Medicare and the new plan removes many from those rolls. We still fool each other when we call "slowing the growth of spending" a cut. It had not yet been spent so it was not cut.

State Governors do not fund Medicare. Payroll withholding and income taxes on SS benefits do.

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Posted by Healthnut on 06/30/2017 at 3:47 PM

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Medicare cuts amount to 800 billion over the next few years, the increases you mention are only based on the new, punitive figures, not the current levels of spending. Even the Gov. can't go along with that, because he's gonna have to come up with that money statewide instead.

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Posted by jumpingcholla on 06/30/2017 at 3:09 PM

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I figured none of you knew, that's why I asked. How can you come here and spew your venom and hatred not even knowing what you are talking about?

Medicaid spending increases 20% in the next 10 years.

Under the BCRA, Medicaid spending would grow at 1.9 percent per year through 2026 and then at 3.5 percent per year in the decade after 2026.

Try educating yourselves.

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Posted by Healthnut on 06/29/2017 at 4:47 PM

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Do any of you know how much Medicaid spending is set to increase over the next ten years under this new bill? Just tell me the percentage, or is that too detailed for your criticism?

For all the talk of letting people die under this plan, you may have forgotten that the Obama administration let our Veterans die because the VA could not find the basic human decency to provide necessary care. Did you complain to Obama?

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Posted by Healthnut on 06/29/2017 at 9:47 AM

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As a mentor of mine said of her; it's a tale of 2 Martha's. Honestly, if she would just be straight about her positions I could get back to my lovely life with a smattering of resistance thrown in.
But her disingenuous representation is intolerable.

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Posted by azlover on 06/29/2017 at 9:24 AM

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Obviously, you are no healthnut.

You're only half that.

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Posted by No health, just nut on 06/29/2017 at 9:22 AM

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The Republican "healthcare" bill has only one central goal -- to improve the financial health of the wealthy. Anything else is smoke, mirrors and plain old horse sh@t.

Stop listening to their words and watch their actions. Either get rich or get dead is the Republican message to those who need their healthcare to survive.

To paraphrase the old saying about the certainty of death and taxes -- under the Republicans, the only things certain will be tax breaks for the rich and death for everyone else.

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Posted by sgsmith on 06/29/2017 at 7:20 AM

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McSally is a two-faced liar who cares more about outdated airplanes than her constituents healthcare (she's proud to cut funds to one and touts how she adds funds to another). It's simply unbelievable anyone still supports her. Lies to our face that she won't cut our rights such as pre-existing condition exemptions and then goes and votes to cut them. Vote her lying ass out.

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Posted by T-town77 on 06/29/2017 at 6:01 AM

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Obama bankrupted healthcare, and you report just like CNN. Thanks a lot. What is in the bill? You don't seem to know, but it's clear you hate McSally.

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Posted by Healthnut on 06/29/2017 at 5:37 AM

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It doesn't help that the public has been lied to about the healthcare replacement bill. The CBO has NO ability to forecast health insurance rates in 2026. That's why they were off over 50% on ACA projections.

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Posted by Healthnut on 06/28/2017 at 1:35 PM

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Guido, what exactly can you tell us about Gary Watson's voting record?

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Posted by franklymydears on 06/22/2017 at 10:37 AM

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