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Posts by Wuli

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  • Republicans Seek to Reform Medicaid by Changing How It’s Funded

    05/21/2017 12:51:07 PM PDT · 4 of 6
    Wuli to Epoch Times

    Whether the reform uses a block grant approach, or a “per capita” matching funding approach, the method chosen must get rid of the current method of determining the federal subsidy amount.

    Currently the Medicaid funding method allows states that do not control their own health care costs, and in particular their “per capita” Medicaid costs, to get their more costly state medicaid plans subsidized by the other states. It pays a federal dollar (at least) for every state dollar.

    It should not.

    The “federal dollar” - whether in block grants or “per capita” spending sums - should be weighed against a national median - smack between the highest and lowest cost states, and it should be no more than that federal median; forcing liberal states to absorb the extra costs of their own more expensive and more extensive Medicaid plans. They then have mandatory budgetary needs to control those plans better.

    And yes, states should be allowed to set their own deductibles and co-pays. That will feed into the use of national median cost as a standard by lowering it.

  • 11 judges will soon decide the fate of a polarizing US agency [a Pocahontas hatchling]

    05/21/2017 10:36:51 AM PDT · 15 of 16
    Wuli to Daffynition

    For me what is most wrong with and about the CFPB IS it’s structure and not just that the head is unaccountable to the elected government.

    Two other major parts of it’s structure should doom the agency wholesale.

    First Congress legislated a totally open ended mission of the CFPB - it has full discretion on its own as to what amounts to a financial activity it can decree regulations, fines and penalties about.

    Second, in addition to acting on its own to design and fulfill it’s internal structure it sets its own budget (with no presidential or Congressional control over) and draws all it wants from the Federal Reserve.

    It should be considered not just “unconstitutional”, but a monster of independent self-governance in a supposedly democratic republic.

  • Merkel: Germany may move troops from Turkey to Jordan

    05/21/2017 10:19:33 AM PDT · 11 of 22
    Wuli to Olog-hai

    All of NATO, including the U.S. should remove all non-Turkish NATO facilities and troops from Turkey. That should include all U.S. troops and facilities in Turkey, whether NATO related or not.

  • Republicans fearing for their safety as anger, threats mount

    05/21/2017 10:17:26 AM PDT · 14 of 59
    Wuli to gunsequalfreedom

    “A growing number of House Republicans are facing physical threats from angry constituents in their districts”

    It is from Obama organized people, with an agenda intended to suggest that just because they “protest”, the protest has a legitimate cause other than what it is - “protests” mean Trump is illegitimate.

    It’s all bogus and the media is fake news for not reporting it as such.

  • Trump Wants NATO-like Force for the Middle East

    05/20/2017 1:14:23 PM PDT · 32 of 33
    Wuli to nickcarraway

    It’s been tried before.

    It did not work.

    The Arabs squabble to much among themselves and the biggest ones have big agendas in the region of their own.

    Better the U,S. have a Middle East “foreign legion” of its own, open only to Middle East recruits. U.S. leaders and material backing, Middle East “boots on the ground”.

  • Planned Parenthood Closing Facilities Because Customers are Going Elsewhere

    05/20/2017 12:54:54 PM PDT · 27 of 29
    Wuli to Kaslin

    It was always the case that Planned Parent expertly mounted their supporters on a case of them - PP - being entitled to Federal funds, in spite of evidence all along that where ever they were a major provider of “health services to women” that other providers were available and others would become available in their absence, and all without providing abortions.

  • ALERT: A Turncoat Has Secretly Been Manipulating Employment In The Trump White House.

    05/19/2017 7:09:41 AM PDT · 14 of 34
    Wuli to davikkm

    The report is a waste of time.

    Who is DeStefano, where does he come from (politically), what has he done before with and/or for whom?

    Nothing, nada, zip, zilch.

    When pam can answer those thing and report them she has a story, a story in which the anecdotal “evidence” either becomes significant or immaterial.

  • Andy Boy Cuomo Calls for Private Takeover of Penn Station

    05/13/2017 11:21:06 AM PDT · 11 of 11
    Wuli to joeystoy

    A typical Liberal half measure.

    Sure, privatize it by only making a contract for a private firm to “manage it”, and then watch NY & state, and federal officials tell that “private contractor” all the unprofitable things they want done to “their station” which would still be owned by Amtrak.

    No. Privatize 100% of Amtrak.

    They would dump all the unprofitable train lines they are forced to keep all over the country, but keep the Northeast corridor lines (Boston to D.C.) that would be profitable all on their own. Then they’d be a profit making company that would on their own fix and improve Penn Station.

  • US-Turkey relations at breaking point: Erdogan [Paging Mattis]

    05/12/2017 6:48:00 AM PDT · 14 of 18
    Wuli to huldah1776

    NATO should boot Erdogan out of NATO while letting the people of Turkey know that when they have a government and leaders who earn the right to be part of NATO they will be allowed back in.

  • Climate Change Is Already Killing Farm Workers Around The World

    05/12/2017 6:42:34 AM PDT · 18 of 45
    Wuli to Oldeconomybuyer

    Climate change, said to be what killed the dinosaurs did not really kill them.

    The inability to adapt killed them.

    Humans do not like the ability to adapt, except by choice to not adapt to changing conditions.

    That is why unlike all others species, humanoids have populated the entire earth in all climes, hot, cold, wet, dry and everything in between.

  • Global warming could surpass 1.5 degree target from Paris talks by 2026

    05/09/2017 2:47:08 PM PDT · 39 of 45
    Wuli to Oldeconomybuyer

    It’s May 9, 2017, and for Ashvillle, North Carolina the climate scientists are predicting rain for Asheville on May 9, 2026.

    There, I just said something as scientifically accurate as predicting average global “warming” by a certain degree Celsius by 2016.

  • Obama Climate Change Speech Earns $3.26 Million for Personal Foundation

    05/09/2017 2:36:17 PM PDT · 17 of 25
    Wuli to Oldeconomybuyer

    Obama “foundation” - translation: Obama political network with the “foundation” generating private fundraising personally for Obama, Inc. to help keep his political staff employed.

  • Trump’s war on science continues with EPA firings

    05/08/2017 1:15:18 PM PDT · 55 of 64
    Wuli to ColdOne

    It is not a war on “facts”.

    A scientific premise is not a “fact”.

    And the causes of various “facts” are not, scientifically a “consensus”; there are scientific differences of opinion, on both the issues of major causes - as in how much, and premises concerning “climate change”.

    To say what Trump is doing is a “war on facts” is not only NOT “science” it is a scientific lie.

  • Here’s Everything We Know About The Mysterious Air Force Plane That Just Landed, 2 Years In Space

    05/08/2017 1:11:13 PM PDT · 113 of 143
    Wuli to blam

    Next phase for a “X37-C” ought to reaching and sustaining orbital altitudes higher than the international space station.

    Then we have “shuttle craft”.

    Then we can make, in modules, a orbiting space platform, much larger and more purposeful than the international space station.

    Then we can make and send up “modules” that when constructed together will make super large vehicles for very long human space travel, like to the other planets. One of the modules of such a vehicle would be large enough to carry a “shuttle craft” for ferrying humans from the long range space vehicle to a planet’s (or other body’s) surface and back.

    Star Wars was not wrong in the “what it looks like” department, as far as the vehicular components of long range space travel, i.e. long range space vehicles and shuttle craft.

  • George Will Joins NBC News, MSNBC as a Political Contributor

    05/08/2017 12:52:12 PM PDT · 23 of 39
    Wuli to ColdOne

    He was always GOP-lite.

  • Here's why some immigrant activists say not even criminals should be deported

    05/08/2017 10:25:41 AM PDT · 21 of 23
    Wuli to walford

    Essentially it’s not the U.S. problem that corrupt places cannot get their criminal justice system under control.

    And once we actually get control of our borders and our immigration system and facial recognition employed with every passport used for “legal” entry, we can stop the return of criminals we have deported.

    By NOT easing central america’s criminals problem, they might one day have a real revolution that ends it. Right now we are a crutch and an enabler - not to worry, our criminals can get into the U.S. and out of our hair.

  • White House faces rough road to deregulation as its favorite tool, expires

    05/08/2017 10:10:21 AM PDT · 8 of 12
    Wuli to b4its2late

    The “Congressional Review Act” itself can be changed by legislation. One change can end any time window within which Congress must act. It should be free to act any time to repeal any executive regulatory dictate, no matter how long ago the regulators entered the regulation into the Federal Register.

    Why should there be no deadline for using the Congressional Review act to undo a regulation?

    Because the Constitution gives Congress and ONLY Congress the sole authority as author of all Federal Law. The Progressive CREATED the regulatory state and the method by which regulators write law (regulations) on their own and then Congress must act, or else it remains as law. That method also has all new regulation entering the federal register and Congressional approval of those additions is in bulk in a rubber stamp manner with Congress not required to individually review, discuss, vote on in Committee, bring to the floor of the Senate and House and vote to approve or not. The whole method, invented by the Progressive is to avoid representative government law making - what we pretend we have - to make law. The whole approach amounts to Congressional abdication of authority the Constitution gave Congress and no one else.

    We can end the whole tyranny of it by eliminating any deadline for Congress to use the Congressional review act.

    And if McConnell will not pull the nuclear trigger if necessary to get this done, the GOP Senators should caucus and remove him as leader, giving someone who is not afraid of offending the Dims.

  • ObamaCare cost spike is Trump’s fault, ACA architect says

    05/07/2017 12:20:17 PM PDT · 8 of 60
    Wuli to Kaslin

    Trump & the GOP congress have made no health insurance policy changes or instituted laws making such changes nor instituted tax changes relative to health insurance yet.

    So how is it possible that health insurance premiums, that have been rising hugely throughout the time Obamacare has been law, can possibly now be rising due to Trump? It simply is not possible.

  • The surprising connection between Our Lady of Fatima and Islam

    05/07/2017 12:10:07 PM PDT · 7 of 36
    Wuli to heterosupremacist

    “the Catholic Church recognizes that Muslims honor the Virgin mother of Jesus, Mary, and invoke her with piety”

    This is a lie, a theology and religious practice lie.

    The Koran and Islam pay lip service to Joseph, Mary and Yeshua, not respect at all for who they are. By not expecting Yeshua as the Christ, they do not respect or revere Mary as “the mother of G-d”.

    I believe Muslim’s go to Fatima NOT because they revere Mary the mother of Yeshua/Christ/G-d because they believe “the lady of Fatima” was a heavenly Islamic offering from G-d.

    Christians attempting to write their own “ecumenical” meaning into “our Lady of Fatima” as speaking in a Christian way to Muslims are doing just that - making up their own “ecumenical” interpretation.

  • 77% black births to single moms, 49% for Hispanic immigrants

    05/07/2017 7:49:15 AM PDT · 22 of 58
    Wuli to TigerClaws

    On the predominately non-black, non-hispanic working taxpayers dime.