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  1. Zugzwang
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    29 Jul '18 20:22
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/28/andrew-morris-texas-british-politician-immigration

    "The British liberal running for office in Texas: 'The accent captures attention'"

    "When he [Andrew Morris] was 17, the family moved to Australia, and it
    was there that he struck up a pen-pal correspondence with his now wife,
    a native Texan. In 2008, Morris moved to Texas on a student visa, and
    he became a passport-holding citizen two years ago.

    As an immigrant himself, he is not afraid to talk about a more inclusive
    approach to immigration and undocumented immigrants – which is
    anathema to many in the south.
    ...
    Another area Morris says he is particularly able to speak to is healthcare.
    He is a proponent of Medicare-for-all – which would provide free healthcare
    to everyone in the US – and says his first-hand experience of living in
    countries with universal healthcare helps him allay people’s suspicions."
  2. Behind the scenes
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    29 Jul '18 20:39
    Originally posted by @duchess64
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/28/andrew-morris-texas-british-politician-immigration

    "The British liberal running for office in Texas: 'The accent captures attention'"

    "When he [Andrew Morris] was 17, the family moved to Australia, and it
    was there that he struck up a pen-pal correspondence with his now wife,
    a native Texan. In 200 ...[text shortened]... erience of living in
    countries with universal healthcare helps him allay people’s suspicions."
    I hope he wins, but since this is Texas, I'd advise him to wear a bulletproof vest.
  3. Subscribersonhouse
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    30 Jul '18 07:151 edit
    Originally posted by @duchess64
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/28/andrew-morris-texas-british-politician-immigration

    "The British liberal running for office in Texas: 'The accent captures attention'"

    "When he [Andrew Morris] was 17, the family moved to Australia, and it
    was there that he struck up a pen-pal correspondence with his now wife,
    a native Texan. In 200 ...[text shortened]... erience of living in
    countries with universal healthcare helps him allay people’s suspicions."
    Well, first off, medicare itself is not free AND it only pays 80% of the bill AND it doesn't cover prescription medicine. AND plans that DO cover prescriptions are subject to an extremely cynical system, called the "Donut hole'' or more exact, Coverage Gap. If you have (as we in our family already have suffered the last 4 or more years) have prescription plans when you get to something like $3,000 in prescription drug prices, where the recipient would pay maybe 10%, suddenly you are paying more like 30 or 40% and now you are stuck with drug prices like $400 or more per month till new year.
    But when drug prices are on this sick uptick in prices it gets easier and easier to screw the victims of this cynical rule, so my wife got this prescription for Lyrica and the drug costs about 600 dollars a month for which we started paying 50 or so, but when after just 4 months, now we are in the 'donut hole' and now pay 180 for the same drug and the same for everything else.
    So living on a fixed SS income, it really hits the elderly the hardest. It was bad enough when I was employed, we still got in the hole but at least I was taking in enough money that it wasn't a killer issue but now, it's a case, do I pay the house payment this month or does my wife get the lyrica. And that is just one expensive drug she has to take.
    Like I said, an extremely cynical system.
    Like to see how the Sander's kind of program would handle THAT one.
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    30 Jul '18 14:24
    Originally posted by @mchill
    I hope he wins, but since this is Texas, I'd advise him to wear a bulletproof vest.
    is Antifa there too?
  5. Joined
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    30 Jul '18 14:311 edit
    Originally posted by @duchess64
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/28/andrew-morris-texas-british-politician-immigration

    "The British liberal running for office in Texas: 'The accent captures attention'"

    "When he [Andrew Morris] was 17, the family moved to Australia, and it
    was there that he struck up a pen-pal correspondence with his now wife,
    a native Texan. In 200 ...[text shortened]... erience of living in
    countries with universal healthcare helps him allay people’s suspicions."
    Unrestricted immigration and free health care for all.

    What could possibly go wrong? 😵

    Say, what about free college. You can't have the free health care without the free community college.
  6. Zugzwang
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    30 Jul '18 18:48
    Originally posted by @whodey
    Unrestricted immigration and free health care for all.

    What could possibly go wrong? 😵

    Say, what about free college. You can't have the free health care without the free community college.
    I read no evidence that Andrew Morris supports 'unrestricted immigration' (to quote Whodey).
    Whodey's evidently lying as usual to set up another 'strawman'.
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