Are You a Person? Then You Should Be Furious About TrumpCare.

Are You a Person? Then You Should Be Furious About TrumpCare.

I'm really mad about TrumpCare, and you should be too.

Unless you live around a rock like Patrick Star, I'm guessing you have at least seen, in one way or another, that the House barely passed the Trumpcare bill, a shit show disaster bill which is a steaming pile of garbage if you're a woman, person of color, poor person, or, basically, anyone who isn't a rich white man. What a surprise!

Here's an outline of what Trumpcare actually does:

1. Slashes Medicaid with reckless abandon: Cut $880 billion over 10 years to a program which provides healthcare to those who can't afford it (74 million poor, disabled and elderly Americans a year). That's a quarter of its budget, in case you were curious. What does that mean? 14 million people will lose insurance, and special education programs around the country will see cuts since they receive about $4 billion in Medicaid annually.

2. Demolishes insurance subsidies: It provides $300 billion less to people who do not get insurance from their employer and have to buy insurance on their own. The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that, for example, a 60-year-old living in Phoenix who earns $40,000 a year will have to pay an additional $12,370 a year for insurance. Are you shitting me?

3. Eliminates the individual mandate: What this means is that individuals are no longer required to buy health insurance individually. This can lead to what experts call a "death spiral" - rates rise as insurance companies are forced to cover older and sicker people, which leads to younger and healthier people continuing to drop insurance. In a word: shitshow.

4. Have a pre-existing condition? Too damn bad: This plan does not guarantee coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, and does not stop insurance companies from surcharging people they DO choose to cover with pre-existing conditions. These pre-existing conditions include rape (oh yes, you read that right), acid reflux, c-section, etc. It gives insurance companies free reign to "punish" sick people for being sick.

5. Makes insurance less comprehensive: This eliminates the ACA mandate that insurers cover a list of essential services (birth control coverage, maternity care, cancer treatment, etc). So essentially, you're screwed if you're a woman with cancer.

6. Defunds Planned Parenthood: Don't even get me started. Defunding Planned Parenthood has been showed to cost both the government and the taxpayer billions annually. And, the abortion thing Republicans claim to be so upset about is only 3% of PP's services annually, and are NOT paid for by the taxpayer. PP provides services to primarily poor families and families of color.

Now that you know what this plan is trying to demolish and cut, let's talk. Do you care about women? Do you care about poor people? Do you care about people of color? Then you should be furious about this bill. This bill targets those groups of people - it is a thinly veiled attack on women's rights and the health and wellbeing of poor people and people of color. I am furious, I am screaming and bawling, and you should be too.

Even if you don't care about anyone but yourself, you should be furious about this bill. Because if those people lose coverage, your taxes will begin going to THEIR medical bills, and your healthcare premiums could rise. It could end up being far more expensive for you than you believed, even if you are such an awful person as to only care about yourself in this world. And what of your dependents? What if you end up with a pregnant daughter because your health insurance doesn't cover birth control? What if your loved one ends up with cancer, and you have to pay a ridiculous amount out of pocket for their treatment?

No one should ever have to decide between making ends meet and being healthy. Health is a fundamental human right, and should not be dependent on whether your parts dangle, the amount of money you make, or the color of your skin. It should not be dependent on anything but the fact that you are sick, and you need to be well.

If you want to get caught up in the feels, and hear someone much funnier (and less angry) explain this concept, here is Jimmy Kimmel talking about his experience, and why he hates Trumpcare. And his baby is adorable.

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I'm The Girl Who'd Rather Raise A Family Than A Feminist Protest Sign

You raise your protest picket signs and I’ll raise my white picket fence.

Social Media feeds are constantly filled with quotes on women's rights, protests with mobs of women, and an array of cleverly worded picket signs.

Good for them, standing up for their beliefs and opinions. Will I be joining my tight-knit family of the same gender?

Nope, no thank you.

Don't get me wrong, I am not going to be oblivious to my history and the advancements that women have fought to achieve. I am aware that the strides made by many women before me have provided us with voting rights, a voice, equality, and equal pay in the workforce.

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For that, I am deeply thankful. But at this day in age, I know more female managers in the workforce than male. I know more women in business than men. I know more female students in STEM programs than male students. So what’s with all the hype? We are girl bosses, we can run the world, we don’t need to fight the system anymore.

Please stop.

Because it is insulting to the rest of us girls who are okay with being homemakers, wives, or stay-at-home moms. It's dividing our sisterhood, and it needs to stop.

All these protests and strong statements make us feel like now we HAVE to obtain a power position in our career. It's our rightful duty to our sisters. And if we do not, we are a disappointment to the gender and it makes us look weak.

Weak to the point where I feel ashamed to say to a friend “I want to be a stay at home mom someday.” Then have them look at me like I must have been brain-washed by a man because that can be the only explanation. I'm tired of feeling belittled for being a traditionalist.


Because why should I feel bad for wanting to create a comfortable home for my future family, cooking for my husband, being a soccer mom, keeping my house tidy? Because honestly, I cannot wait.

I will have no problem taking my future husband’s last name, and following his lead.

The Bible appoints men to be the head of a family, and for wives to submit to their husbands. (This can be interpreted in so many ways, so don't get your panties in a bunch at the word “submit”). God specifically made women to be gentle and caring, and we should not be afraid to embrace that. God created men to be leaders with the strength to carry the weight of a family.

However, in no way does this mean that the roles cannot be flipped. If you want to take on the responsibility, by all means, you go girl. But for me personally? I'm sensitive, I cry during horror movies, I'm afraid of basements and dark rooms. I, in no way, am strong enough to take on the tasks that men have been appointed to. And I'm okay with that.

So please, let me look forward to baking cookies for bake sales and driving a mom car.

And I'll support you in your endeavors and climb to the top of the corporate ladder. It doesn't matter what side you are on as long as we support each other, because we all need some girl power.

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10 Pieces Of Advice From Kid President That Got Us Through Our Toughest Days

He might be young, but he's so wise.


The Kid President made his debut in 2012 and has impacted many lives with his positivity and kind words. He provides insight into negative situations and gives us all words to live by. Here are 10 times his words helped us get through the day.

1. When we didn't want to follow through with plans.


We've all been in the position where we had a bad day and wanted to cancel our plans. People want you there, so it's true: just you being there does make it awesome.

2. When you felt like you were struggling as a parent.


Your kids love you as a parent. They look up to you and value everything you do! Realistically, you're doing a great job and your kids see it, too.

3. When you felt like quitting.


You might be an adult, but there's still a force within you to keep you going.

4. When you felt overwhelmed.


Kid President gives great advice when it comes to being stressed: pause, breathe, love. It only takes a few minutes to pause and breathe in order to get back on track.

5. When you felt like you didn't matter.


You're here for a reason and have a spot on this planet, you matter.

6. When you saw your cousin post something political on Facebook.


Post-election Facebook was a battleground full of insults and disagreements. It's okay to disagree, but there's no reason for us to go out of our way to make someone else feel bad about their position.

7. When you someone cut you off driving and you want to hawk them down.


... then don't do it. Plain and simple. It won't do anyone any good to go after someone for something that really isn't a big deal.

8. When you felt like no one was listening.


You have so much to say and share, people will listen, especially if you have good things to say.

9. When you felt like you didn't know what you're doing.


If you're wearing pants and have toilet paper, you're doing a good job being an adult.

10. When you needed encouragement to get up.


Straight to the point, let's do it. You don't have to do it alone, but you have to do it.

Kid President is the king of good advice. It's all put in simple terms because we don't need to complicate anything anymore.

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