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Michael Battalio
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More on tax cuts
Senator, I write again to discourage you from voting for massive tax cuts that will drive up the deficit.  I won’t bother to try to dissuade you from thinking that these tax cuts are anything but a giant gift to the wealthy and your donors.  Either you know...
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Letter to Congressmen on the Tax Cut and Jobs Act
It is almost unfathomable that the Senate is considering tacking a repeal of the individual mandate to the tax bill.  It’s like you think you can add the approval ratings together for these two unpopular bills.  That isn’t how it works.  You’re taking an un...
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The Cut Cut Cut Act Letter to congressmen
I write to you about the tax proposals by both the House and particularly the Senate.  I find it astonishing that after eight years of Republicans criticizing the Democratic administration about deficits that the GOP would propose a cut that is not paid for...
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Thoughts on the BRCA
I am as surprised as anyone that the Senate has a new healthcare bill, but they do. TL;DR: it’s called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), and it’s just as terrible as the AHCA that I rejected in this post ( https://www.facebook.com/battalio/posts/10...
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Thoughts on AHCA
Since I’m on a friend-losing tear lately, I’ll go one last time to try my best to logically convince people of my position on healthcare. Because health insurance/care matters to me more than funding for science (i.e., funding for myself), education, energy...
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Letter to Representative on AHCA
I've tried to not be political recently, but I can't remain silent on this. I've emailed and called my representative, and I suggest you do the same. Regardless of where you live or your political affiliation, the American Health Care Act will hurt a lot of...
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In "celebration" of the anniversary of the election of DT, here is a short post I wrote on Facebook immediately after.   I said this four years ago, but I will say it again. People said that Bush would ruin the country; he didn't. People said that Obama wou...
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15th Annual Christmas Mass Email
Greetings and Salutations,  Welcome to the Fifteenth Annual Christmas Mass Email.  I hope this finds each and every one of you well. I have been okay this year, but our current year seems to have been a struggle in some way for just about everyone else I kn...
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My politics (part 9): guns – part 2
This series deals with some of my stances on political affairs and topics of the day.  I am quite liberal on some issues, but more conservative with others.  I self identify as an independent, but I definitely lean left.  I hesitate to do this, but I need t...
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My politics (part 8): guns – part 1
This series deals with some of my stances on political affairs and topics of the day.  I am quite liberal on some issues, but more conservative with others.  I self identify as an independent, but I definitely lean left.  I hesitate to do this, but I need t...
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