Maryland is joining other states in rejecting single payer universal healthcare systems after discovering the cost. The program would cost the state $24 billion and would be paid for by an automatic 10% tax on everyone’s income and a flat $2,800 tax on every man woman and child. For an individual making $50k a year, that would amount to $650 a month, compared to current plans averaging $475 per month. Maryland Democrats were reportedly shocked to discover that universal healthcare isn’t free. Wait until they see the price tag for universal income.
Single Payer could cost state $24 billion per year
All is quiet on the northern front, that is the North Korea front, as North Korea dismantles one of their nuclear sites. North Korea has also not launched missiles or tested nukes in 9 months. The press has suggested that North Korea wasn’t holding up their end of the bargain or that the deal was off, but that seems to not be the case. It seems that North Korean denuclearization is proceeding.
North Korea dismantling important launch site
The ACLU gets what it wants, though they won’t admit it. Political Brief reported 6 days ago that the ACLU had won a hold on deportations so that parents could choose to be separated from their children and deported while their children stayed. Now the ACLU is complaining that 463 parents were deported without their children. But this is exactly what they were fighting to achieve a week ago. The ACLU admits they have no idea how many of those 463 parents signed consent forms requesting to be deported without their children. So far 897 parents have been reunited with their children, 538 more have been cleared and are in the process of being reunited, and 454 have been deemed to be ineligible for reunification either because they are unrelated human traffickers or violent criminals.
ACLU gets what they want, parents deported without their children
It has been two days since Trump withdrew the US from the Paris Climate Accord, and the temps are on the rise. This month is already predicted to be warmer than May, and next month will be even worse.
There are winners and losers from the US withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord. As the ACLU pointed out, one big loser is racial justice and communities of color. They are right. Major Wall Street players have found ways to cash in on global warming, including Disney. But you have to be able to pay if you want to play.
Disney’s “Blizzard Beach Water Park” is an installation that makes millions of dollars a year selling relief from the scorching temperatures. As corporate pollution causes the Earth to heat up and people to die, Disney has developed temporary measures to mitigate the heat for a price. In addition to “Blizzard Beach Water Park”, which is ironically named after a type of snow storm that will soon be gone from our vocabulary, their other cooling establishment “Typhoon Lagoon” has a bit of a more appropriate name considering the coming climate apocalypse.
So is there a problem with corporate America cashing in on the inevitable end of the planet? There is when Disney decides to target poorer minorities with their pricing schemes. Disney isn’t the only culprit. Seeing the writing on the wall, Universal Studios has also sought to cash in on human suffering by building an unaffordable global warming relief establishment. As if to mock the suffering and dying, Universal Studios has also themed their cooling apparatus and priced the lower classes of society out of admission. Dripping with irony and disgust towards their fellow man, Universal Studios has opted to name their private establishment “Volcano Bay”. They laugh as the poor melt away.
What can be done when the President has already consigned us to doom by withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord? Government funding for pools and parks is abysmal. The government also has refused to provide poor Americans with their own personal pools, opting instead for communal pools in a limited number of neighborhoods. Rural areas are sure to perish from the heat first.
It appears at this point that the only path to survival for poor minorities in the country is to impeach President Trump, and for Republicans to provide the funding necessary for poor minorities to have equal access to global warming relief.