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Republicans block cap on millions of patients’ insulin costs

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u/ChasTheGreat American Expat Aug 07 '22 edited Aug 08 '22 Gold All-Seeing Upvote

Conservatives: Yeah, Aunt Mary might die but at least we owned the libs

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u/[deleted] Aug 07 '22 edited Aug 07 '22 Silver

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u/tillie4meee Aug 07 '22 Wholesome

This is like a sci-fi nightmare on human existence.

It's cold and very frightening.

I used to joke that we - as a society - are de-volving.

I don't think it's a joke anymore.

GOP policies are inhumane and not life giving. They are cruel, prone to violence and hateful. They prefer lies over truth. they prefer propaganda over reality. They prefer immoral behavior and control over true Christian principles.

It's as if they prefer a dystopian society in which they take and take and take and leave humanity in the dust and debris of our culture.

It is frightening to the nth degree.

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u/Blepharoptosis Aug 07 '22

It's funny you say that because me and my wife were watching Planet of the Apes - the one with Mark Wahlberg - and there's a scene that shows humans in a massive spaceship in the year 2028 or something like that. We both got a laugh out of that, and I said "I think by 2028 we'll be back to horse drawn carriages."

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u/IdleApple Aug 07 '22

There’s a reason they said the ACA was going to create Death Panels. They’d do it of it had been their legislation.

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u/[deleted] Aug 07 '22

You forgot. Conservative *Christians**

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u/Peoplefood_IDK Aug 07 '22 Helpful Take My Energy

I calling um nationalist Christians or Nat-C's

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u/Lord_Abort Aug 07 '22

They're already saying they're proud Christian nationalists and that there's nothing wrong with that. MTG and some others have been quoted on it.

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u/greatinternetpanda Colorado Aug 07 '22

And yet we don't. It's not the high road either. Informing people nationalists is the high road at this point.

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u/Ok-West-7125 Aug 07 '22

Where is this so called, "war on religion"?

I want to sign up!!

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u/SadPandalorian Aug 07 '22

I, too, wish to enlist. Also, I want in on that whole war on drugs, but only if I'm on the side of drugs.

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u/DadJokeBadJoke California Aug 07 '22

Drugs already won the war on drugs.

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u/Tityfan808 Aug 07 '22

‘Respect your elders!’

Also, ‘let Covid rip, it’s only killing the elderly!’

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u/PandaMuffin1 New York Aug 07 '22

"It's good for the economy"

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u/OrganicTomato Aug 07 '22

Dan Patrick was all about asking the elderly to die for the economy, but was oddly silent about vaccinating for the economy.

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u/FlemPlays Aug 07 '22

The time Dan Patrick did comment on vaccinations, was when he was pushing racist drivel that was debunked: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas/article/fact-check-dan-patrick-black-texans-covid-surge-16400922.php

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u/waffles1849 Aug 07 '22

The elderly and the people in cities* (Dem’s)

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u/the_red_scimitar Aug 07 '22

Republicans wanted Aunt Mary to be sent out to work when everyone else was covid isolating, because older folks are expendable. Remember that?

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u/Rated_PG-Squirteen Aug 07 '22

Actually, what would be closer to reality is for Aunt Mary herself to be the obese, mumu-wearing, batshit Christian rascal scooter enthusiast, who relies on an oxygen tank and blames Joe Biden and the Dems for her insulin being too high. Any reports of GOP politicians blocking a cap on insulin prices is FAKE NEWS!

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u/Either-Percentage-78 Aug 07 '22 edited Aug 07 '22

And she'll vote for them until the day she dies; leg-less in a diabetic coma.

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u/Yitram Ohio Aug 07 '22

And she'll vote for them until the day she dies leg-less in a diabetic coma.

And sometimes after that day if a husband or child has anything to do with it.

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u/Potential_Dare8034 Aug 07 '22

I’m pretty sure it’s more of “Fuck you, I got mine” of them.

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u/No-comment-at-all Aug 07 '22 Silver

“We can’t allow democrats to appear successful.”

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u/BisquickNinja Aug 07 '22

Its pretty obviously they don't want anybody but themselves to appear successful.

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u/No-comment-at-all Aug 07 '22

With particular emphasis on the word “appear”.

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u/Mr_HandSmall Aug 07 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

This is the answer, complete scorched earth policy. And Republicans understand - the vast majority of people don't pay attention to the details like this. They just get a vague sense of a gridlocked system where "both sides" can't get along.

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u/Konukaame Aug 07 '22

Spite.

If liberals or the left want it, they can't have it. No matter what the "it" is.

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u/UncleMalky Texas Aug 07 '22

2036: Republicans vote to scrub oxygen from the atmosphere

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u/zombie32killah I voted Aug 07 '22

How many republican voters are diabetic I wonder? My guess is a lot.

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u/allhailskippy Aug 07 '22

And they'll complain anyhow Biden isn't doing anything about their high costs and not see the irony as they cast their R every single chance they get.

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u/NPD_wont_stop_ME New York Aug 07 '22

Sadly their Fox News bubble won’t report this, so it won’t even be on their radar. If you bring it up they’ll just say it’s the woke news media blowing things out of proportion and that they’re trying to distract from the fact that Biden could easily change everything and needs someone to blame, especially because his mental health is declining, belongs in a home, and has a drug addicted son whose laptop shows proof that he is part of a pedo ring that they’ve accused Trump of being party to, who has benefited from nepotism due to being Biden’s son.

You can’t make this shit up.

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u/lac29 Aug 07 '22 edited Aug 07 '22

Sadly their Fox News bubble won’t report this, so it won’t even be on their radar. If you bring it up they’ll just say it’s the woke news media blowing things out of proportion and that they’re trying to distract from the fact that Biden could easily change everything and needs someone to blame, especially because his mental health is declining, belongs in a home, and has a drug addicted son whose laptop shows proof that he is part of a pedo ring that they’ve accused Trump of being party to, who has benefited from nepotism due to being Biden’s son.

Seems like you are right.

I looked at the following at 8/7/22 3pm eastern time and no mention of it: https://www.foxnews.com/category/health/diabetes

https://imgur.com/a/eJPonpu

Edit: Bonus ... I just searched for "insulin" in the fox website search and you get the following (funny how the first item found is pretty much a negative one specifically about insulin prices related to Biden two years ago): https://imgur.com/a/4edMt5Z

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u/houseofjiji Canada Aug 07 '22

And will it actually change their vote?

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u/thewebroach Aug 07 '22

It's misleading to allow them to say they are pro-life as the mainstream does. You hear pro-life and think of quality and sanctity of life, but they are all about quantity.

They are pro-front line military foot soldiers to protect them. They are pro-endless supply of cheap labor, where supply and demand of jobs keeps wages and benefits low. They are pro-consumers, because lots of people means lots of customers (or marks) to provide revenue to their business interests. They are pro-followers, because faith is waning and religious people statistically produce more children per family, and they us religion is a vehicle for their agenda. Lastly, they are pro-influence and pro-profits. Those things need someone to control and someone to profit off of. You can't feel like you're winning the game unless you can point out the losers.

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u/BrewCityBenjamin Aug 07 '22 edited Aug 07 '22

I am thoroughly convinced that pro life is just a term meaning "pro birth". The poor fools who believe this think they're arguing on behalf of God. The rich people at the top who started and fuel this movement just look at it as "we need as many consumers as possible, and dumb ones if possible"

It's never been about God or souls or anything like that to them, they just know the more dumb vulnerable Americans that are born, the richer they will get in the long term and it's truly that nefariously simple

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u/ACardAttack Kentucky Aug 07 '22

One of my fav quotes by Methodist Pastor David Barnhart

"The unborn” are a convenient group of people to advocate for. They never make demands of you; they are morally uncomplicated, unlike the incarcerated, addicted, or the chronically poor; they don’t resent your condescension or complain that you are not politically correct; unlike widows, they don’t ask you to question patriarchy; unlike orphans, they don’t need money, education, or childcare; unlike aliens, they don’t bring all that racial, cultural, and religious baggage that you dislike; they allow you to feel good about yourself without any work at creating or maintaining relationships; and when they are born, you can forget about them, because they cease to be unborn. You can love the unborn and advocate for them without substantially challenging your own wealth, power, or privilege, without re-imagining social structures, apologizing, or making reparations to anyone. They are, in short, the perfect people to love if you want to claim you love Jesus, but actually dislike people who breathe. Prisoners? Immigrants? The sick? The poor? Widows? Orphans? All the groups that are specifically mentioned in the Bible? They all get thrown under the bus for the unborn."

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u/Razakel United Kingdom Aug 07 '22

The unborn are great if you want to pretend you care but don't want to actually have to do anything.

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u/To_Be_Faiiirrr Aug 07 '22

“They just aren’t praying hard enough and I bet Grandma Tilly’s grandson Timmy didn’t send all the thoughts he could have”

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u/SomebodyHelpMePles Aug 07 '22 All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Starry

To the surprise of no one, Republicans vote to ensure that life stays difficult for people who suffer

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u/Dredly Aug 07 '22

the flip side to that is life stays better for the richest...

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u/SomebodyHelpMePles Aug 07 '22

Just like the Bible recommends right?

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u/whatchawhy Aug 07 '22

Pretty sure the Bible says the richest get a penthouse just below Jesus. One that overlooks the strip.

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u/Dredly Aug 07 '22

yeah its right after the part where the dude pimps his daughter out because they have guests

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u/okwellactually Aug 07 '22

And the bit where the two sisters get their dad drunk so they can fuck him.

Good times.

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u/almostsebastian Aug 07 '22

And the bit where the two sisters get their dad drunk so they can fuck him.

Good times.

That's the same story, just later on, right?

Lot offers the Sodomites his daughters so they won't rape the angels.

God spares the family, tells them not to watch the destruction, but curiosity kills the wife who gets turned into a pillar of salt.

The daughters assume the destruction isn't limited to just their area and they have to repopulate the earth so they get their dad drunk and take turns on him.

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u/jaskmackey Aug 07 '22

If they don’t protect the poor defenseless pharmaceutical conglomerates, who will?

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u/AdDizzy6398 Aug 07 '22

It’s the Christian way!

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u/Matt463789 Aug 07 '22

Praise Supply Side Jesus!

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u/MisterNiceGuy0001 Aug 07 '22

Jesus: Creator of the first subscription service: Tithing

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u/No_Refrigerator4584 Aug 07 '22

Eternal life and salvation for the low low price of 10% of all your earnings! What a bargain!

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u/SomebodyHelpMePles Aug 07 '22

Right! The Christian way, not the Jesus way. Funny how those two seem to be opposites

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u/Frequent_Scholar_577 Aug 07 '22

It amazes me that Democrats don't strike with a mountain of attack ads underlining the Republican lack of empathy.

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u/sandysanBAR Aug 07 '22

This presumes that the people who voted right are unaware of their sides lack of empathy.

They know it but they don't care or worse, they prefer it that way.

I mean there are women Republican voters AND log cabin Republicans who have and will continue to vote for them.

When the hell has the Republican party ever one anything for women or the LGBTQ+ community?

Applying a reason filter on the voting habits of republicans is a fool's errand. No matter what the context, it ALWAYS boils down to anything and everything that "owns the libs"

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u/JCMcFancypants Aug 07 '22

I mean there are women Republican voters AND log cabin Republicans who have and will continue to vote for them.

Add Diabetic Republicans to the list now too.

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u/CranberrySchnapps Maryland Aug 07 '22 edited Aug 07 '22

A core thread tying republicans together for the last half century is the belief that governments should not help people under any circumstance.

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u/LuthirFontaine Aug 07 '22

Who keeps voting for these people !!!

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u/Logg420 Aug 07 '22

Morons who don't realize they are voting against their own needs and interest. Too stupid to realize the immense benefits that would help lift them out of poverty

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u/Canadasaver Aug 07 '22

Send themselves to poverty hell as long one person of colour or different religion ends up there too.

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u/ClutchReverie Aug 07 '22 Take My Energy

Some 7 million Americans require insulin daily. A Yale University study
found that 14 percent of those insulin users are spending more than 40
percent of their income after food and housing costs on the medicine.

tHaT's ThE fReE mArKeT aT wOrK

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u/idiomech Aug 07 '22

Holy shit. Absolutely disgusting. Even $35 would be double most countries, but apparently even that isn’t enough profit :(

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u/InTh3s3TryingTim3s Aug 07 '22

It's never enough profit until we're all poor

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u/badillustrations Aug 07 '22

"Let's be more like Hungary."

"Cheap insulin?"

"No, not that part obviously."

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u/tazebot Aug 07 '22 Gold Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

T1 diabetic here. Fuck you GOP. Fuck you and everyone like you.

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u/bergskey Aug 07 '22 Silver Gold Helpful

Name and shame them. Share it on Facebook with all their names, ask republican leaning friends and family members how they feel about their representative denying you this.

Barrasso (R-WY) Blackburn (R-TN) Blunt (R-MO) Boozman (R-AR) Braun (R-IN) Burr (R-NC) Capito (R-WV) Cornyn (R-TX) Cotton (R-AR) Cramer (R-ND) Crapo (R-ID) Cruz (R-TX) Daines (R-MT) Ernst (R-IA) Fischer (R-NE) Graham (R-SC) Grassley (R-IA) Hagerty (R-TN) Hoeven (R-ND) Inhofe (R-OK) Johnson (R-WI) Lankford (R-OK) Lee (R-UT) Lummis (R-WY) Marshall (R-KS) McConnell (R-KY) Moran (R-KS) Paul (R-KY) Portman (R-OH) Risch (R-ID) Romney (R-UT) Rounds (R-SD) Rubio (R-FL) Sasse (R-NE) Scott (R-FL) Scott (R-SC) Shelby (R-AL) Thune (R-SD) Tillis (R-NC) Toomey (R-PA) Tuberville (R-AL) Wicker (R-MS) Young (R-IN)

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u/newpinksink Aug 07 '22

Im thinking they don't care what we think. They need to see what we do.

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u/bergskey Aug 07 '22

They don't care, but their constituents might. Ask any republican leaning people in your life why they agree with their senator. If they don't agree with them, ask why they are voting and supporting them. Remind them they don't HAVE to vote democrat, they could just not vote republican in protest of what that senator has done.

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u/Globalist_Nationlist California Aug 07 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Someone needs to start slapping GOP "We did that" stickers on people's massive insulin bills..

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u/throwaway_ghast California Aug 07 '22

With a big picture of McConnell's smiling beak.

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u/infugia Texas Aug 07 '22

Oh, but you see… Biden did this. He’s the reason they didn’t vote for it. Or simply put, this is all a lie from the liberal media. /s

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u/tidalpoppinandlockin Aug 07 '22

God I hate that you need to put /s here because people actually think like this.... Fml

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u/lactose_cow Aug 07 '22

its actually biden's fault for not convincing the GOP to vote yes /s

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u/Tashiya North Carolina Aug 07 '22

T1D child of staunch R voting parents who think Democrats are the epitome of evil. It’s a cult, and they’re literally trying to kill their own family for it.

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u/Scoutster13 California Aug 07 '22

Wow that must be so infuriating. I can't imagine how that must make you feel.

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u/Tashiya North Carolina Aug 07 '22

Angry, sad, frustrated, confused (because I was raised thinking that everyone was equal and we should do our best to take care of those less fortunate and now I see the people who raised me to think that way behaving the opposite of how I was raised), worried (about how I’m going to bring myself to give a crap about them when they get old and what that says about me)… There’s a lot of feels.

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u/Scoutster13 California Aug 07 '22

I totally understand. I think a lot of people are struggling with these issues, I am to some extent with my older sister. Don't be too hard on yourself, what you're feeling seems like a normal reaction under the circumstances. Being disappointed by a parent like that is a tough pill to swallow.

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u/[deleted] Aug 07 '22

dude, fucking felt that. it brings so much turmoil to my heart knowing i probably wont attend my parents funerals.

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u/PrematureSquirt Aug 07 '22

Bruh my parents raised me in pretty liberally CA, used to hate Republicans, but I truly believe Jordan Peterson radicalized them, trump got elected, and now they live in Alabama. I went to visit them and we argued about politics for a whole week and now I don't talk to them anymore. Still living rent free in my head tho

Still kinda going through an identity crisis, like why raise me this way? Did they ever believe in those ideals to begin with?

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u/ManWithASquareHead Aug 07 '22

Repeal the ACA which although imperfect, PROTECTS PEOPLE WITH PREEXISTING CONDITIONS AND PREVENTS LIFETIME CAPS.

The things that gets crickets from republicans

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u/Number127 Aug 07 '22

Repeal and replace! We'll do the replace part later, we promise!

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u/temp225566 Aug 07 '22

I am so sorry you have to deal with that

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u/VanceKelley Washington Aug 07 '22

Some Republicans did support the price cap in the 57-43 vote for the measure, but not enough joined Democrats in support of it to meet the threshold for passage.

57 Senators voted to cap the price of insulin.

43 Senators voted against capping the price.

Who wins? The 43 Senators (all GOP) defeat the 57 (bipartisan) Senators.

Democracy? What a crock. The Senate is an anti-democratic institution. People need to stop calling the USA a democracy.

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u/walkinman19 America Aug 07 '22

The Senate is an anti-democratic institution.

Has been for a long time.

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u/DM_DM_DND Aug 07 '22

It was designed as an antidemocratic institution. The states needed their special rights protected or they wouldn't join.

Only that wasn't enough for conservatives.

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u/TigerMcPherson Aug 07 '22

And states aren’t people. People need rights, not states.

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u/VanceKelley Washington Aug 07 '22

Since 1787.

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u/northern_flipstyle Aug 07 '22

1 out of every 10 americans is diabetic, how many of them are of voting age? Sadly some of those voters will still vite republican because their loyalty to their tribe of grifters is stronger than their need for affordable medicine.

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u/lactose_con_leche I voted Aug 07 '22

Are there enough pixels available on the internet to list every time the Republicans block legislation that helps Americans?

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u/BooShrew Aug 07 '22

I’m not T1 but my husband is and I echo the “Fuck you GOP.” Insulin costs have literally kept us from a lot in life that others enjoy.

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u/CaCondor California Aug 07 '22

Big Ditto for my dad and many other family members. I've simply run out of evil descriptors for the cult of 'conservatism'. My heart breaks for you, tazebot. Hopefully, there will be some bit of help and improvement for you overall, at least.

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u/byebyecivilrights New York Aug 07 '22 Mind Blown

What the fuck is wrong with these people

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u/houseman1131 Washington Aug 07 '22

They are paid actors who vote the way their big donors want.

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u/markca Aug 07 '22

You’re not wrong. Boebert and MTG are “Explore Talent” actresses.

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u/lummox_2345 Aug 07 '22

TPUSA's Candace Owens is also an "Explore Talent" purchase

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u/chancesarent Aug 07 '22

Melissa Carrone, Giuliani's nutty drunk witness, was also on Explore Talent. There's a lot of weird connections to that site.

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u/lummox_2345 Aug 07 '22

I did not know this, thank you for sharing

that is horrifying

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u/DMCinDet Aug 07 '22

it's amazing this was just another thing that never made a negative impact on any of them or their people. just another no big deal. like everything with the worst of them, it's a feature to be unqualified and clearly a puppet. it never cost them one single vote.

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u/DadJokeBadJoke California Aug 07 '22

Because somehow, everyone else is a "paid crisis actor".

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u/Darkdoomwewew Aug 07 '22

Every accusation is a confession has yet to fail with conservatives.

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u/Sam-Culper Aug 07 '22 edited Aug 07 '22

The republicans just submitted a amendment to define women. You know, after voting no to capping insulin prices

The following amendment submitted by them was to "build the wall".

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u/a_duck_in_past_life Aug 07 '22

This is how you know its not just aboutt the money. They are also Christian White Nationalists who want to bring in a fascist state and punish those who do not conform to cis straight white and their brand of Y'all-qaeda Christianity

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u/john_doe_jersey New Jersey Aug 07 '22

" Having been given the choice between helping my Pharma donors or helping my constituents, I have of course chosen Pharma."

-the GQP

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u/nvrmnd_tht_was_dumb Aug 07 '22

Republicans are literal villians at this point. Im not even joking. These people are straight up evil and need to be stopped.

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u/fido4lilchops Arizona Aug 07 '22

GOParty of forced-birth and then you’re on your own afterwards.

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u/jayc428 New Jersey Aug 07 '22

George Carlin was always right on the money.

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u/HEYitzED Ohio Aug 07 '22

If you’re preborn you’re fine, if you’re preschool you’re fucked!

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u/Orbitingkittenfarm Aug 07 '22

Hey, remember when Marsha Blackburn sponsored a bill to make it harder for the DEA to halt suspicious deliveries of narcotics (i.e. opioids going to obvious pill mills) and then forced out the head of the DEA who was aggressively pursuing the pharmaceutical companies who were responsible for the opioid epidemic?

PhRMA owns the Republican Party and now the trade association is preparing to launch an ad blitz full of lies targeting Democrats for their audacity in giving Medicare the ability to negotiate drug prices years from now.

Blocking insulin caps is just one example of Republican’s fealty to big pharma and their cruelty toward everyone else. But these people stand a very good chance of taking control of Washington again soon.

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u/table_fireplace Aug 07 '22 edited Aug 07 '22 Gold Helpful All-Seeing Upvote Ally

The IRA will cap insulin costs for anyone on government insurance. This amendment would have extended the cap to private insurance as well.

The amendment failed 57-43 (needed 60 votes). All 50 Democrats and seven Republicans voted for it.

Of those seven Republicans, only one is up for re-election in 2022 (Lisa Murkowski, who will probably win). So if three more Democrats get elected, there's your 60 votes to make this happen. Or with that many Dems, abolishing the filibuster is possible, which would also allow this bill to pass.

Either way, the way forward is clear. Republicans kept insulin expensive for private insurance, so boot them out.

r/VoteDEM

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u/lesbian_sourfruit Aug 07 '22

To that end: Nevada, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania all have tight senate elections this November.

If you live in one of those states or know someone who does, make sure you/they’re registered to vote, know where to do it and consider phone banking or canvassing for the Democratic candidate.

There are a few other senate races to follow that aren’t as close (for example in my state, Kentucky). As a progressive I know people are tired of seeing some Dem politicians fall short of their promises, advancing neoliberal center right policies and taking money from corporate interests. But unless you have an independent who stands a decent chance of winning, a democratic senate majority is still so so much better than the alternative.

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u/drunkandwantingbacon Aug 07 '22

Cheryl Beasley has been running non-stop ads against Ted Budd for voting against limiting insulin prices. While this was the senate's dealing and Tillis is safe until 2024 I wouldn't be surprised if this and abortion remains the top in North Carolina.

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u/iowan Aug 07 '22

I'm not convinced that Iowa is hopeless. I've been donating to Franken's campaign. Grassley needs to go.

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u/BB4All Aug 07 '22

Either way, the way forward is clear. Republicans kept insulin expensive for private insurance, so boot them out.

Hear, hear!

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u/Captriker Aug 07 '22

I doubt Murkowski will vote for it if it has a chance to pass. She’s the master of the pointless “maverick” vote.

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u/Matt463789 Aug 07 '22

It was her turn to use the moderate hallpass

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u/trickninjafist Aug 07 '22

Susan collins has entered chat

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u/kia75 Aug 07 '22

Of those seven Republicans, only one is up for re-election in 2022 (Lisa Murkowski, who will probably win). So if three more Democrats get elected, there's your 60 votes to make this happen.

The only reason Republicans are allowed to cross party lines is because it won't make a difference. If 3 more democrats existed then those 7 Republicans would suddenly find an issue with this bill.

Or with that many Dems, abolishing the filibuster is possible, which would also allow this bill to pass.

Yes, that's the solution.

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u/ezioauditore00789 California Aug 07 '22

Josh Hawley won’t vote for it. Filibuster has to go, it makes Congress less functional

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u/Scyhaz Michigan Aug 07 '22

At the very least we need to bring back the actual filibuster where you have to be speaking in the chamber. None of this sending an email to automatically kill a bill bullshit.

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u/Dexys Aug 07 '22

If they go that route instead of eliminating it all together they should also require Senators speak on topic. No more Green Eggs and Ham from the likes of Ted Cruz.

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u/wkomorow Aug 07 '22

Not a fan of his, but he did vote with the Ds.

Voting with Democrats to keep the provision were Senators Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Josh Hawley, Cindy Hyde-Smith, John Kennedy, Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan. The 57-43 vote was shy of the 60 needed.

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u/MajoraOfTime Aug 07 '22

Always a possibility that some of the yeas on the Republican side voted that way for brownie points. Who's to say that they don't just flip their vote if the Democrats win a few more seats?

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u/AuraMaster7 Aug 07 '22

Oh look absolutely zero posts about this on r/Conservative.

What a surprise.

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u/Cougardoodle Aug 07 '22 Wholesome Take My Energy

To be fair summer school hasn't let out for the day.

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u/Veros87 Aug 07 '22

I just noticed this too. It's like this for any news article where they categorically look bad and have an unsupportable position.

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u/Schrutes_Yeet_Farm Aug 07 '22 Ally

Nah they just haven't had time to get their opinion sent down from Fox news

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u/misterO5 Aug 07 '22

I would make a post about it but I got banned for asking for a source

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u/ArturosDad Aug 07 '22

I got banned for quoting Donald Trump verbatim.

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u/misterO5 Aug 07 '22

😂 sounds about right. should be a subreddit designated for why people got banned from r/conservative

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u/milkdrinker3920 Aug 08 '22

I got banned for pointing out that white people were in fact, not "here first" when it comes to North America

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u/rockthecasbahaha Aug 08 '22

r/conservative is pathetic. They cry censorship but censor more than China, North Korea and Russia combined

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u/HedyLamaar Aug 07 '22

Vote blue across the board. 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙

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u/TonyEatsManAsses Aug 07 '22

How can people be fooled by the GOP to think they are for anyone but the rich and the racists?

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u/Laika_JR1390 North Carolina Aug 07 '22

Don’t forget they’re also fascists. They’re definitely fascists.

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u/SnooRadishes7630 Aug 07 '22

Have you spoken to a GOP voter? They’re either wealthy and want to pay less taxes or are fucking dunderheads who don’t understand why taxes are needed.

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u/hobbes64 Aug 07 '22

Worst part: Their taxes are never lowered and nothing ever trickles down. But it's a sin or something to vote democrat because "woke"

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u/__M-E-O-W__ Aug 07 '22

Because right wing media is full of lies and projection. Conservative figureheads say that democrats are the racists and the Republicans are just fighting for the little guy. And if anything gets really bad and there's no blaming the Democrats, then the excuse is either something about money or "both sides".

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u/TonyEatsManAsses Aug 07 '22

And they say the Democrats are the elites meanwhile they cut taxes for billionaires and Trump throws a party to celebrate their tax cut and tells his group at Maga Lago that they all just got richer.

Plus

President Lyndon B. Johnson once said, “If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”

and by YOU he means the GOP

Now they don't even care if your rights are taken away as long as it's rights they hate, until the fascist state starts taking away their guns and it will be too late.

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u/guynamedcrystal Ohio Aug 07 '22

My father is both diabetic and believes so much of what comes out of the GOP's mouth. I hope this makes him realize how much the party does not give a shit about Americans.

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u/ActualAnnie0414 Aug 07 '22

I hope so. I'll never understand how anyone can vote for republicans. They don't do anything to help ppl. Only hurt

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u/The_Mighty_Immortal Aug 07 '22

It's the racism. Racists are attracted to politicians who say and do racist things.

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u/Saxamaphooone Aug 07 '22

You’ll probably have to tell him. Depending on how he gets his news he may never see anything about it.

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u/benploni Aug 07 '22

So much this. It's a huge cause of the national tragedy that is the GOP.

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u/rjrgjj Aug 07 '22

Make sure you lay out to him clearly that this was an amendment to a bill that is all but certain to pass. He’ll probably try to argue that the GOP did it because they don’t like other things in the bill. Make sure he understands that this was a targeted and specific aspect of a bill that is certain to pass that was killed for no reason other than to prevent Dems from a good headline.

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u/cordialcurmudgeon Aug 07 '22

Does he receive government assistance at all?

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u/Pendaelose Aug 07 '22

government assistance

No. He gets social security and food stamps, but the government never helped him!

/s

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u/cordialcurmudgeon Aug 07 '22

Ah good old Craig T Nelson.

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u/SnooRadishes7630 Aug 07 '22

Lol he’s one of those people who thinks Social Security is like a retirement account he paid into!

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u/Matt463789 Aug 07 '22

Fox News will blame it on Biden or something.

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u/Daveinatx Aug 07 '22

His disinformation channel of choice will give reasons why this bill was evil, and he'll believe every word

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u/ph30nix01 Ohio Aug 07 '22

He will never even hear about it. That's hiw fox news and right wing media work.

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u/Mephisto1822 Maryland Aug 07 '22

Of course they did

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u/grinch1225 Aug 07 '22 edited Aug 07 '22

They’re going to make some speech about it not being the governments job to regulate industry, and that capitalism in the American economy will make this right

Conservatives are a threat to this country. When long Covid finally begins disabling people (some already are) do you think they’re going to make unemployment or disability benefits available to these people? No. They’ll continue to intentionally impoverish Americans to maintain control of the country.

Edit: ombloshio had the wonderful example of 9/11

All of the heroes who rushed to aid have been left to die. They contracted disease after disease from inhaling the dust and contents within, and conservatives have blocked their care for years now, all while chanting “NeVeR fOrGeT 9/11!”

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u/Dbl_Trbl_ Aug 07 '22

"Conservatives are a threat to this country"

Most important message

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u/hnglmkrnglbrry Aug 07 '22

ISIS in its wildest dreams couldn't kill as many Americans as the GOP has with their endless war against healthcare, social safety nets, criminal justice reform, and entitlements.

Oh and that pending environmental disaster known as irreparable climate change.

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u/ombloshio Aug 07 '22

do you think they’re going to make unemployment or disability benefits available to these people?

Just ask 9/11 first responders! A lot of them ended up with some serious health problems (to put it mildly) because of all the debris and shit they were exposed to that day. GOP was trying real hard not to renew the first responders bill. And that was fucking 9/11. The thing that conservatives claim to #neverforget.

They’ve been doing this obstructionist bullshit for decades. Go back to the 80s and they did the same thing in response to covid as they did to AIDs: nothing. Their reasoning was different, sure, but it’s not about the reasoning. It’s about doing nothing that doesn’t benefit them directly. It’s a capitalist/darwinian mindset. And they think that everyone else is just like them which makes them afraid and it makes them lash out (often as a “preemptive attack”). Many of them struggle to wrap their heads around the idea that we can radically love each other and be radically kind and that to go far, we go together.

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u/grinch1225 Aug 07 '22

9/11 is a PERFECT example and I appreciate you pointing it out. I’m going to add it to my original and credit you

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u/kryppla Aug 07 '22

I mean they blocked health care for veterans how much lower can they go?

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u/grinch1225 Aug 07 '22

Oh believe me, there’s a lot more they can block/take from everyone

I hate seeing my fellow vets deprived, I really hope their bullshit vote on that motivates a blue vote from them. Democrats may not be all about the military industrial complex, but they don’t try to kill vets for political points.

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u/lcl1qp1 Aug 07 '22

They aren't conservative. They are anti-democracy, anti-Constitution. They invited the Hungarian president (and fascist) Viktor Orban to give a speech at CPAC. He recently tore up the Hungarian constitution, and eliminated Hungary's demomcracy.

Republicans are copying Orban. They are fascist.

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u/Thresh_Keller Aug 07 '22

Ron DeSantis is copying Orban’s white Christian nationalist fascism playbook to a T. If you want to know where he would take us as president, look no further than Hungary. What’s scary is that a lot of people in this country are not only open to that form of governance, but are actively seeking to bring it here. Beware!

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u/a_pinch_of_sarcasm Aug 07 '22

Big pharma and big healthcare lobbies at work.

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u/FailedAtMasonry Aug 07 '22

"won't someone please think of the corporations?"

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u/Weary-Ad-9218 Aug 07 '22

Retrumplucans gotta earn all the money they get from them.

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u/jewelsofeastwest Aug 07 '22

Damn it! It’s a travesty for people to have to spend thousands of dollars out of pocket for insulin through no fault of their own.

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u/houseman1131 Washington Aug 07 '22

People die because of it.

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u/Saxamaphooone Aug 07 '22

My cousin was almost one of them when she was 26 years old. A 22 year old college student that lived in my neighborhood died a couple years ago trying to ration his insulin because the family couldn’t afford it.

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u/markca Aug 07 '22

“Those poor should have pulled themselves up by their bootstraps and got 3 jobs to help pay for their overpriced insulin” - GOP

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u/[deleted] Aug 07 '22 edited Aug 07 '22

I am still waiting for them to get rid of the ACA and implement a far better plan that they said they would have ready to go within the first few weeks of Trump's presidency.

All they did was give permanent tax cuts to the rich and throw scraps to the rest of us. So...yeah...it doesn't surprise me that they would be against lowering the cost of insulin. Why help out your fellow Americans? That would be quite unamerican to these people, ironically.

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u/xImmortal3333 Aug 07 '22

California is making insulin to lower costs for Californians….blessed to live here

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u/lcl1qp1 Aug 07 '22

Republicans: standing up for the right to die completely preventable deaths due to hyperglycemia. Just because you don't have $1,000 to waste every month.

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u/leontes Pennsylvania Aug 07 '22

Thanks again for another point for us to inform voters seeking concrete reasons to vote against you.

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u/BrondellSwashbuckle California Aug 07 '22

Why are republicans such evil shitbags?

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u/Cougardoodle Aug 07 '22

Alvin Poissant argued that what we view as the unified political philosophy of conservatism is actually a collection of untreated anxiety disorders being manipulated by intentional bad actors.

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u/Rickyb69u Aug 07 '22

They block everything that might help Americans

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u/black_flag_4ever Aug 07 '22

The GOP would rather people die then let big pharma lose out on price gouging.

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u/BB4All Aug 07 '22

The GOP would rather people die then let big pharma lose out on price gouging.

Yup, as others have commented on this thread, Republicans yet again demonstrating just how "pro-life" they actually are in practice.

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u/xsb792 Aug 07 '22

Republicans: "The government shouldn't be in the business of controlling prices." Also Republicans: "HoW cOMe tHEy WoN't dO aNyThiNg aBoUt gAS pRiCeS?!?"

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u/Chillingwiththespire Aug 07 '22

I have no idea how you can justify this vote

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u/markca Aug 07 '22

Republicans probably got a t-shirt and a $50 gift card to Hot Topic from their donors to vote no on it.

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u/wahoozerman Aug 07 '22

Surely the free market will solve this problem...

Eventually...

Any day now...

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u/TwiceBaked57 Aug 07 '22

Yeah, kinda like "trickle down economics" works? **Doesn't.

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u/Deceptiveideas Aug 07 '22

R conservative real silent about insulin price caps and veteran healthcare right now

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u/[deleted] Aug 07 '22

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the pro-life party.

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u/BeautifullyConfusing Aug 07 '22

Why do these motherfuckers have to be on the wrong side of every issue?

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u/AngryBudgie13 Indiana Aug 07 '22

Corporate profits.

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u/parallaxcats Aug 07 '22

Huh. You would have thought they'd at least be arguing for an exemption for maternal-related diabetes given their concern for...

Oh never mind.

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u/Fabulous_Village_926 Aug 07 '22

Can anyone seriously name one reason why anyone who isn't wealthy would vote for Republicans? HOW ON EARTH are regular folk voting for these people election cycle after election cycle? It's astonishing.

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u/Justdoingthebestican Aug 07 '22

Americans. WAKE THE FUCK UP. Republicans hate us. HATE US. Don’t listen to CNN or anybody else, just listen to their own words. They want to strike Medicare and Medicaid, raise taxes on us, and strike down gay marriage. Vote blue all the way down the ballot. GOP should rot in the history books

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u/R_Lennox Aug 07 '22

My granddaughter has been a type I since age 9. She’s 12 now and with insurance, my family pays $200 a month just on insulin. There must be tons of Republicans that are on insulin. I can’t wrap my head around any of them supporting Republicans.

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u/Russian_Paella Aug 07 '22

Worth saying once again that the person who invented insulin left the patent open so people wouldn't struggle. Less desirable people are feeding from other people's misery.

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