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by Charles Ornstein ProPublica, March 22, 2017, 5 a.m.
When Louisiana resident Andrea Mongler wrote to her senator, Bill Cassidy, in support of the Affordable Care Act, she wasn't surprised to get an email back detailing the law's faults. Cassidy, a Republican who is also a physician, has been a vocal critic.
"Obamacare" he wrote in January, "does not lower costs or improve quality, but rather it raises taxes and allows a presidentially handpicked ‘Health Choices Commissioner' to determine what coverage and treatments are available to you."
There's one problem with Cassidy's ominous-sounding assertion: It's false.
Interesting article from the Electronic Frontier Foundation:
1. Selling your data to marketers
2. Hijacking your searches
3. Snooping through your traffic and inserting ads
4. Pre-installing software on your phone and recording every URL you visit
5. Injecting undetectable, undeletable tracking cookies in all of your HTTP traffic
How do they know this? Because all of these things were done previously by ISP's until they were stopped.
In the new age of Trump politics, you can count on a lot of alternate truth. Much of it comes from the "Wisconsin Miracle" wrought by our governor and the likes of Paul Ryan. We are about to find out if we are going to take the somewhat flawed Obamacare and replace it with the totally nonfunctional Trumpcare. If this happens we by and large have Paul Ryan to blame.
This is partly a test to see if I have fixed the caching problems for the audio player, and partly just because I love old Jack Benny shows. In this one, we go back to the "I Can't Stand Jack Benny" contest. In 1945 as the war was drawing to a close, the show ran a contest with big prizes where you entered by sending in a card explaining why you can't stand Jack Benny. This was seriously in tune with the self-deprecating humor of the show, and the continual jibes aimed at Jack. Enjoy this show.