On it goes. Once again Obamacare, the healthcare that cost the Democrats the house, senate and presidency is popular once again. Trump and the Republicans have now twice done the impossible and made it so.
The MSM helps with their tone, presentation and depiction of the replacement.
We’ll say it again. You can’t do what each side wants. Someone has to pay the bill.
Let me clarify two points you have heard.
First, 22 million will lose their insurance they say, 15 million next year. You know why? Because they are people (mostly young) who will decide without the mandate not to buy. Is deciding not to buy losing it? I don’t think so. Which also raises the question why not leave the mandate in place? We don’t think that is so wrong. When people get sick or hurt a hospital cannot turn them away, so why not mandate coverage?
By the way, costs are also driven up by people who don’t buy, then when they get a need cannot be denied.
Second, we are cutting Medicaid. Not exactly. We will be spending more (a lot more) each year, just not what Obamacare projected we would. That’s called a cut in DC. Forget Obamacare expanded what Medicaid was. Republicans want to kill you because they want to reduce the increase others projected we should spend.
It would be good for all our health if the facts were clearer so we could make sound decisions.
Did you see the minimum wage story from Seattle?
Seattle has led the way with raising the minimum wage. They have been at $13 since 2014 and going to $15.00. Two studies were done on the impact, the latest released yesterday. It was a bombshell to say the least. It said:
“A substantial boost in the minimum wage in Seattle actually hurt low-wage workers by reducing hours and income”.
You read that right. What has happened the study said is there has been “a 9 percent reduction in hours worked, leading to an overall 6 percent pay drop — offsetting the benefits of the pay hike. The study estimated that the typical low-wage worker in that city lost $125 a month.
Analysts said the wage hike cost Seattle at least 5,000 jobs”.
There’s always been an argument by some that higher minimum wages costs jobs. This one says it’s true in Seattle.
So there is a number where it can actually hurt people, and we need to be careful to think when we try and do good it will all be positive.
The other impact is things like we shared last week, where companies like McDonalds replace minimum wage workers with technology.
The other study in Seattle was released last week by University of California at Berkeley where economists found the Seattle law raised pay without hurting jobs in that city’s restaurant industry.This second study was more encompassing.
Another day another CNN story:
A Project Veritas Undercover Investigator has a CNN Producer on tape admitting that the networks Hype on Trump and Russia is “Mostly Bullsh*t for Ratings”. The producer says a lot more too. “And so I think the president is probably right to say, like, look you are witch hunting me”. If you haven’t seen the video here’s a link. I doubt you’ll see this on CNN and the rest of the MSM.
Ratings for the past quarter were released yesterday. For the 62 straight quarter FoxNews won the cable news race. This quarter they had:
FoxNews had 8 of the 10 and 14 of the top 20 cable news shows.
Tucker Carlson Tonight was number one.
Rachel Maddow number two.
Hannity number three.
The Five was number four.
Special Report with Bret Baier was number five.
Laurence O’Donnell of msnbc was next at six.
The Story with Martha MacCallum No. 7
The Fox News Specialists came in at 8.
America’s Newsroom was number 9.
Outumbered rounding out the top 10.
In addition, Fox&Friends in the AM easily won the morning cable news, increasing viewership by 48%.
FOR MONDAY, FOX WON THE NIGHT EASILY.
Total Viewers (Live +SD)
- Total day: FNC: 1.807 | CNN: 726 | MSNBC: 1.086 | HLN: 231
- Primetime: FNC: 2.912 | CNN: 970 | MSNBC: 2.146 | HLN: 283