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Re: “The Skinny

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.

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

Re: “Editor's Note

This edition of the Tucson Weekly catapulted my interest with the Jack Dykinga piece and the one about the Ironwood National Monument. Great content! Thanks. Jack Dykinga is one of my all time heroes.

Posted by Ricardo Small on 06/29/2017 at 7:15 AM

Re: “Review Re-ignites Battle Over Federal Land Use

There are no easy answers, and the concept of balance is very subjective, and is a moving target. Both sides of this debate are like Chicken Little, saying the sky is falling if they don't get everything they want.

I am not a fan of commercial development, and love my wilderness areas, and the solitude it brings. However, I am able bodied and can get into those areas without a problem. They way some of these Acts are implemented, they deny the ability of anyone else from enjoying these.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 06/29/2017 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Review Re-ignites Battle Over Federal Land Use

What has been abused is our public land! Extraction corporations ... livestock grazers, miners, loggers ... take, take, take to the detriment of wildlife and wise use for long term benefits. We need more national monuments, more wilderness areas, more national parks NOT less. tRump and his oligarchs are destroying our public land heritage.

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 06/29/2017 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

Both Senator McCain and Senator Flack need to look at the Health Care Coverage provided to them at Government expense...Second to None!!! Then ask themselves why ALL US Citizens should not be provided with the same Health Care Government expense. To do otherwise is Hypocrisy!!!

Insurance Companies and the Health Care Industry should NOT profit from a Citizens necessity to seek Medical Assistance....Price Controls Must be in Place so as to control Government Expenditures.

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 06/29/2017 at 7:03 AM

Re: “Ask a Mexican!

WHEN is 'The Mexican," the Tucson Left Wing Lunatics, and Pro-Raza 'Racistas' like Isabel Garcia and Margo Cowan gonna "Grow a Pair" and resume the long awaited 2nd revolution of Zapata and take Mexico from the Castilanos for the Mexicans, like WE took America from England for Americans???

Stop trying to feed off Gringo Table Scraps!!

Fight the Mexican Revolution in MEXICO!

It's the romantic thing to do.

Don't believe me?

Watch Marlon Brando in Viva Zapata!

Or better yer: Salma Hayak and Penelope Cruz in Banditas!

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Posted by KitWarden on 06/29/2017 at 6:09 AM

Re: “Review Re-ignites Battle Over Federal Land Use

He's right that the Antiquities Act has been abused, no question. No matter how much we like the result, it's always important to be honest with ourselves.

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Posted by bslap on 06/29/2017 at 6:02 AM

Re: “The Skinny

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

Re: “The Skinny

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

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

The CBO missed the ACA promises by 50 %. Why do we even use them? Health insurers actuarials could be within 5% of the real results. Why leave it up to politicians a second time?

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Posted by Healthnut on 06/28/2017 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

Senator McCain has a well crafted image of being a maverick. Unfortunately he has a history of squawking about some Republican policy he doesn't like (torture for instance) and after getting a morsel tossed his way from his leadership he ultimately caves.

So Senator, how about proving you're a real maverick by standing up to McConnell and voting no on the BCRA?

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Posted by Wileybud on 06/28/2017 at 6:51 PM

Re: “Danehy

Jake, what are the rules in the new healthcare plan if you earn less than $75,000 per year. (AGI married filing jointly)

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Posted by Bill H on 06/28/2017 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Danehy

That's a pretty weird comment, KitWarden, given that just a few comments before, CW13 opines that Donald Trump is in charge and ain't goin' nowhere. You must have your trolling instructions held upside down.

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Posted by Jake on 06/28/2017 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Danehy

Wow, the trolls come out to feast. Meanwhile, the basic tenets of the CNN article remain unchallenged. And the national polls now show fewer than a fifth of Americans -- precisely, 17% -- approve of the GOP healthcare plan. As for MAGA, if your answer to what exactly Trump has done to better life in this country (other than promise huge tax decreases for the rich and less regulation of corporate America) is more than "nothing," you're a sucker and a fool.

Fortunately, the message that Trump is truly out only for the wealthy is getting across. Let's not lose sight of the bigger picture just because a ragtag bunch of Trump wolves now howl at the moon.

Tom, the truth hurts many who cannot abide it. You stung them this time. Badly. And goodly.

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Posted by Jake on 06/28/2017 at 4:18 PM

Re: “The Skinny

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

Re: “Danehy

For example " If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor." Yeah, that might have something to do with it.

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Posted by CW13 on 06/27/2017 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Home is a Tenacious Heart

Such a beautiful story and a gracious heart to them and the author! The author is bringing to light the seriousness in homelessness. Just because you've never experienced it doesn't mean you should push away humanity.. wish I could help them. I share her same dream! Homes for the homeless. Author please contact me I'd like to help these people.

Posted by Adreanna Ramirez-Tapia on 06/27/2017 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Out-of-the-Box Solutions

Michele Ream has always been an active advocate for the homeless and has stepped up to "be the change" we as a society mostly just speak of. I would like to donate my side yard for the next homeless hut property. Michele .... call me.

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Posted by Kristina Lunde on 06/27/2017 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Out-of-the-Box Solutions

It is a practical and frugal solution that also allows people who have a hard time living in enclosed spaces still have shelter and a place to stash their stuff. A way of helping that can be acceptable for all parties involved. We have to take care of our chronically out on the streets people, we do one way or another. Everyone should have a quality life. Because one day it could be you.

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Posted by Doug Angleton on 06/27/2017 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Danehy

Uppity was not even on the list. Incompetent was #2.

"Nearly equal numbers call him honest and a liar."

I wonder if that was because of the Obamacare lies?

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Posted by Don't Scoff At The Poles on 06/27/2017 at 1:53 PM

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