Friday, June 30, 2017

Ever Wonder Exactly How Much Your Life Is Worth To A U.S. Senator? Mitch McConnell’s Slush Fund 13 Has The Answer


-by Noah

Unless you are completely brain dead or completely delusional, you know that Washington is a monument to corruption on a grand scale. It’s no secret that most people, regardless of party, who go into national politics do so to hop on board the gravy train of corporate graft. That makes the few that aren’t corrupt possibly qualified for some kind of minor sainthood and/or gluttons for punishment. They are lucky they aren’t burned at the stake out on the steps of the Capitol building.

Money in politics is an evil thing but the efforts of McConnell and his accomplices to use it in the service of human misery on a huge scale break new ground. I wrote on Sunday that the Republican Party’s healthcare bill isn’t a healthcare bill at all. Rather, it is a bill designed to create a slush fund for future “campaign contributions”, ie, bribes.

Republicans tell us that we can’t afford healthcare because of “the deficit” (Remember Cheney saying “Deficits don’t matter”?). If they really saw “the deficit” as a problem, Republicans would not be taking that 800 Billion out of our existing healthcare to pay for a handout to their wealthy and Big Pharma and insurance corporation benefactors who, in turn, will hand some of it back in the form of the previously mentioned “campaign contributions” at voting time. Obviously, it’s money being used to create a slush fund for that purpose. And, it’s all money that originally came from our tax dollars. If “the deficit” was really the issue and they hated Obamacare, they would just take the money out of our healthcare and put it back into the U.S. Treasury. Case closed.

Really deserving of burning at the stake, of course, are the corrupt $enators and so-called Representatives who make up the vast majority of Congress and lie about just who they are there to represent. Unfortunately, burning this much larger group isn’t legal and would cause a nationwide shortage of lighter fluid during prime backyard grilling season.

“I’m going to take care of everybody”, said Grifter-in-Chief Donald J. Trump. The gullible believed him. The insane still do. Sadly, none of them have enough critical thinking ability to ask themselves precisely what their psychotic Trumpanzee meant by “everybody” when he spoke of “Trumpcare.” By now, they should.

Here’s a list of what each of the McConnell Slush Fund 13, some of the very worst or the worst swine of Washington, got for their efforts to take away “healthcare” from 22 Million Americans and tell them to just get sick and die. You should consider the amounts on this list to be only a down payment since much more will be coming their way; and still even more if the republican bill becomes law.
Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT)- $471,560
Addison “Mitch” McConnell (R-KY)- $433,400
Rob Portman (R-OH)- $382,100
Patrick J. Toomey (R-PA)- $354,100
Andrew Lamar Alexander (R-TN)- $228,100
John Cornyn (R-TX)- $180.050
Cory Gardner (R-CO)- $151,850
John Barrasso (R-WY)- $149,750
Mike Enzi (R-WY)- $146,600
John Thune (R-SD)- $123,400
Mike Lee (R-UT)- $66,750
Ted Cruz (R-TX-) $58,895
Tom Cotton (R-AR)- $28,941
The total of the “campaign contributions” on the above list comes to $2,776,012. That’s an average take of $214,000 per slimeball. The amount is nearly double the average ($115,000) of what $enators not included in writing the bill got, so, I think we can see why head slimeball, Mitch McConnell, chose the ones he chose for his all male revue tasked with writing the bill (along with his K Street lobbyist buddies).

As I write this, the U.S. and World Population Clock indicates that the population of the United States is 325,329,274 people. Dividing $214,000 by 325,329,274 gives us a total of $0.00065779509. There’s no coin or paper currency for that but, to the Slush Fund 13, this is what each of us is worth.

Of course, if you want to factor in more $enators, the above figure will go down. And, then, you could add in some Hou$e of Rep$ devils, too, and why not Trump as well? That will reduce our individual value to Congress to the size of an average bacterium. That is what we are to them, folks.

Taking healthcare away from 22 Million Americans is slam dunk evil. So is making healthcare unaffordable to millions more. It’s the ultimate nihilism, a nihilism that festers at the core of what it is to be a republican. The proper perspective to see the end result of Trump and his Republican Party’s dream is that it would deliberately cause a humanitarian catastrophe that would make Katrina look like a hangnail by comparison. How many would die? How many millions would go without chemo? How many preventable heart attacks? How many millions would be thrown out of nursing homes? How many children would be stillborn?

There’s an insurance company out there that says we’re in good hands. I don’t think so.

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At 1:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ben "I practiced brain surgery with an auto-lobotomy" Carson appears next to a restatement of "Republican logic.***" It's history and implications is summarized in a most important quote from Michael Parenti from his lecture at

It can't be repeated too often. He characterizes his revelation: "If you know (this) and you don’t know anything else, you know more than if you know everything else and you don’t know (this)."

Parenti's message: "There are a lot of people who still don’t get it. They don’t get it that these guys are playing for keeps, that they are going after you, that they are not going to leave any little bit left for you. There’s only one thing that the ruling circles throughout history have ever wanted, and that’s everything. There’s only one thing they want: all the wealth, the treasures, and the profitable returns, all the choice lands and forest and game and herds and harvests and mineral deposits and precious metals of the earth, all the productive facilities and gainful inventiveness and technologies, all the control positions of the state and other major institutions, all public supports and subsidies, privileges and immunities, all the protections of the law and none of its constraints, all the services and comforts and luxuries and advantages of civil society with none of the taxes and none of the costs. Every ruling class in history has wanted only this: all the rewards and none of the burdens. Their operational code is, We have a lot. We can get more. We want it all. And if you don’t know that, you’re in a sad place."

The ruling circles of current history use our "evolved" predator capitalism as the mechanism for the psycho-pathologically greedy to "get it all." To continue to accept and/or justify the current economic system, is to invite suicide - figuratively and literally.

*** of course, our major problem is that we have assumed, quite incorrectly - and for too long, that somehow the "logic" of the Democratic Party is, in any significant way, different.

John Puma

At 4:56 AM, Anonymous Hone said...

John Puma, what an amazing comment. It says it all. This is the one thing everyone should know.

At 6:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

JP's comment is better than the article by orders of magnitude.

The abridged version: You are only worth everything you have or will ever have. And they are going to steal it all and then kill you, then go have a nice lunch and a nap.

Bill Maher once said of the cheney/bush admin: "It's not that (they) hate widows and orphans; they are just in the way".

At 4:03 PM, Blogger Mary and Phil said...

It is, for me, the corruption that is killing us, period. Seeing it evolve to the out in the open and who the hell cares anyway approach petrifies me. So much suffering ahead but will the voters connect the dots?

At 4:03 PM, Blogger Mary and Phil said...

It is, for me, the corruption that is killing us, period. Seeing it evolve to the out in the open and who the hell cares anyway approach petrifies me. So much suffering ahead but will the voters connect the dots?


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