Finally Speaker Boehner is getting Realistic, as his colleagues and tea-partisaners are going mad. No doubt, we are nearing Dante’s damnation Rail Station, with a bunch of extreme Republicans candidates « wars hungers » and « bloodthirstiers », on one hand and on the other, a bunch of extremists Republicans lawmakers ready to shut the gov down AGAIN. This is similar to a collective suicide.
Naturally, Speaker Boehner can not cope with this. So should any sensible man or woman be. DEFUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS CRAZINESS.
(CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner is resigning as the top House Republican and from Congress at the end of October, two House Republicans said today.
Boehner announced his decision to colleagues this morning.
The abrupt decision comes after he faced heavy pressure from conservatives in his party to take a harder line on their causes.
This is Huge. Speaker Boehner, hat down for refusing to play the ridiculous chicken game, one more time. You have earned my RESPECT. Thank You So Much. Woo ! This is the news of the week.
A close look at the polls ranking, Mr. Trump (1), Ms Fiorina (2), Ben Carson, Rubio and Jeb Bush reflects the Gop hardliners majority profile. The bad news is this hardline has got no chance to succeed in the finishing line. Sorry for the GOP’s voters, who have certainly missed an episod of the movie. A civic revolution is out overthere and this is a big changemaker. Don’t miss the train my friends, you are lagging behind the Revolution.
That is why Sen Rand Paul and Mr. Kasich along with L. Graham deserve your attention. May be GOP partisans – pro confederal flag – didn’t pardon the former SC Gov for downing the controversial flag, symbolic of division. In doing so, they are on the wrong side of History. Speaker Boehner resignation is tellingly here.
Speaker Boehner may have been ousted by a coup from the Tea-partisaners.
Fellow Republicans, Hurry up to catch the momentum.
Take example on this Bernie Sanders option for instance.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is proposing a bill to lower the price of drugs. Read below on point 1.
During the last debate, candidates debated over free and open field drugs consumption or total restrictions. Mr. Sanders is cutting the pie in the middle – call it the medium way – consisting in easing the way out of drugs. If you can not cut the consumption overnight, but go into it step by step, at least, you can ease the burden of the injustified high costs impacting the purchase power and the global project of life as well.
<<< (CNN) – An emotional House Speaker John Boehner says he decided to resign from Congress to avoid a divisive leadership battle.
« It’s become clear to me that this prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable harm to the institution, » Boehner said in his first public remarks since he decided to resign. He will leave Congress at the end of October.
At a separate news conference, President Barack Obama said he phoned Boehner after learning of his impending resignation.
« We have obviously had a lot of disagreements, » Obama said, but he praised Boehner as « a good man » and « a patriot. »
____It is said that « John Boehner will retire from Congress — forced out by Congressman Scott Garrett and his fellow Tea Party extremists.
Speaker Boehner’s exit from Congress means the Tea Party is gaining power — and you can bet they’ll use their momentum to push through their radical agenda ».
Point 1. The greed of the pharmaceutical industry is killing Americans. It has got to stop.
Dear Activist,Back when I was in the U.S. House, I was the first member of Congress to take constituents across the border to Canada to highlight the huge disparity between the cost of prescription drugs in the U.S. and other nations.On that first trip were a number of women struggling with breast cancer.I will never forget the tears in the eyes of women who were able to buy the breast cancer drug tamoxifen in Canada at one tenth of the price they were paying for that drug in the U.S.In 2014, the pharmaceutical industry spent over $250 million on lobbying and campaign contributions — far more than any other industry in America. This grotesque spending results in Americans paying more money for medication than anyone else in the world.The time has come to say very loudly and very clearly that enough is enough. The greed of the pharmaceutical industry is killing Americans. It has got to stop.Last year, 35 million Americans could not get their prescriptions filled because they could not afford it.People should not have to go without the medication they need just because their elected officials aren’t willing to challenge the drug and health care industry lobby. Yet that is exactly what is happening.I have a plan to change this. Last week I introduced a bill in the Senate – and when I am president, I will work to make it law – that will stop the soaring costs of prescription drug prices.
Add your name to support my plan to reduce drug prices and send a message to Congress and the prescription drug lobbyists that Americans should not die because they can’t afford drugs. Click here to support my plan.
My plan to reduce prescription drug prices is based around getting a better deal for the American people, and keeping drug companies in check over outrageous and unfair practices.
Medicare should negotiate lower drug prices with the pharmaceutical industry. Due to a provision in law written by the pharmaceutical industry, Medicare is banned from using its purchasing power to lower prescription drug prices. My plan will empower Medicare to negotiate lower costs for our seniors, and save us all money.
Americans should be able to import drugs from Canada and other well-regulated countries. Individuals, pharmacists, and wholesalers should be able to import prescription drugs from licensed Canadian pharmacies. Americans pay 40% more per person than Canadians for prescription drugs. Anyone in our country should be able to take advantage of those savings for medications they need.
We need better transparency around drug costs. Right now, the pharmaceutical industry can arbitrarily set prices for drugs, and the public has very little insight into why certain drugs cost what they do – even though some of the research costs are often funded with U.S. taxpayer dollars. I believe that drug companies should tell us about how much drugs cost to research and develop, how much taxpayer money went towards those costs, what drugs actually cost in the United States, and how much they cost in other countries.
Generic drugs should be widely available, and drug companies shouldn’t be able to pay off competitors to keep cheaper drugs off the market. Brand-name drugs cost, on average, 10 times as much as generics. Right now, it is a common practice for big drug companies to pay their competitors to restrict generic drugs from the public. We need to ban this practice, and make cheaper drugs readily available.
Drug companies that break the law should face severe penalties. If any drug company is convicted of criminal or civil fraud, they should face severe penalties including the prospect of losing their government-granted monopoly on a drug. Over the last decade, most major-branded drug makers have either settled or been convicted of fraud for violations including off-label promotion, kickbacks, anti-monopoly practices, and Medicare fraud. It’s time to step up the penalties for breaking the law.
What good is it to live in the richest country on earth, if so many of our people cannot afford medications that could save their lives?
The American people are sick and tired of paying the highest prices for prescription drugs in the world. The skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs are an example of the greed of the pharmaceutical companies that has got to stop.
Now, I believe that the true solution is a national health care system that puts people ahead of profits and health ahead of special interests, and I will soon introduce legislation to provide a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system to provide health care for all Americans.
But we must also address these outrageous costs of prescription drugs, and my plan that I outlined here will do that.
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A statement released by the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland confirmed it was examining a contract signed by Blatter with the Caribbean Football Union and an alleged « disloyal payment » of $2 million to UEFA President Michel Platini.
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2 – (CNN) – In a sweeping address to the U.N. General Assembly, Pope Francis presented himself as a champion of the poor and dispossessed, urging world leaders to adopt concrete solutions to combat war, widespread poverty and economic destruction.
Francis said the selfish pursuit of power and wealth is hurting the environment and the poor.
« A selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity leads both to the misuse of available natural resources and to the exclusion of the weak and disadvantaged, » Francis said.
>>>> Thirdly, Global Development Agenda for the next generation set at the UN’s general assembly (NY). Read here.