The definition of insanity, commonly (and possibly mistakenly) attributed to Albert Einstein, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Indeed, the GOP should be considered a bit touched, if not criminally negligent, for proposing to replicate the failed taxation scheme of Kansas on a national scale. The five year experiment in “trickle-down” economics was such a bust that even Kansas Republicans gave it up as a bad job and voted for more taxes.
Similarly, a health insurance plan very like the GOP’s darkest fantasies already exists as a small-scale real-life experiment in Iowa.
“Just one insurer remains in most of the state, and that insurer, Medica, is threatening to exit. Republicans love to point to Iowa’s struggles as evidence of Obamacare’s failures. But in reality, the Hawkeye State has functioned as a petri dish for the GOP’s health plan. The state’s problems provide useful lessons for what could go wrong if Trumpcare becomes law nationwide.”
So, just our national tax and healthcare systems based on failed experiments…
What could go wrong?!?
So, let’s not sit like cattle in the chute!
Akin to the emergency procedures flight attendants describe…Call your own senators first, before assisting your relative with theirs.
Then ask them and help them, especially those who live in these key states: Alaska, West Virginia, Maine, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Arkasas. See the state-specific stats here: https://www.trumpcareten.org
Here are all the phone #’s they’ll need: tinyurl.com/make-your-family-call-too
OK, What do I say?
(See the full description of the 3 Week Campaign, explanations of terms and tips for people who just hate making calls here: tinyurl.com/3-week-war
Scripts and information below: (Scripts are updated to add new strategies we want our Senators to use.)
Script for Democratic Senators: I’m calling to thank Senator [Name] for fighting the Republican health care bill. I urge [him/her] to keep fighting for the ACA and its proper funding as well as withholding consent on all Senate business and to filibuster by adding amendments until proper hearings are held on the GOP’s bill. Literally, tens of thousands of lives are at stake if the AHCA passes. My zip code is [#####]. Thank you. (Same script…every day…)
Script for Republican Senators: I’m calling to urge Senator [Name] to vote NO on the AHCA. Most people are against it, including the President, who said it was mean. I would like Sen. [Name] to urge Mitch McConnell to slow the process down and conduct open, transparent hearings so the senate can create a bill Americans can actually support. Otherwise, I am AGAINST repealing or defunding the Affordable Care Act and I will be keeping Sen. [Name]’s actions in mind next time I vote. My zip code is [#####]. Thank you. (Same script…every day…)
Californians – call (YES – AGAIN!) the usual suspects listed below. They’re counting our calls! They need to show their fellow Senators the size of our resistance.
Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
(New information everyday throughout the campaign)