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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, August 7.

  • Interesting trend line for consumer confidence under Trump…

    http://bluevirginia.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/consumerconfidencedeclines.jpg

  • single payer

    The ACA was DESIGNED to funnel taxpayer dollars to insurance corporations who add ZERO value towards your healthcare. Insurance companies serve no purpose except to increase healthcare costs. The ACA (Obamacare) needs to go away and be replaced by some form of nationalized healthcare system where the goal is no longer corporate profits, but truly affordable healthcare for the citizens of this country.
    Call it single payer, call it IMPROVED Medicare for all, call it whatever you like………

    • Quizzical

      I am mostly in agreement, as the health insurers need to make a profit and that takes money out of the health care system, which is underfunded as it is. Still, I wouldn’t say that insurance companies do nothing for their premiums. They adjust claims, administrate the policy terms and conditions, detect fraud on occasion, keeps funds from being wasted on quacks, act as a brake on unnecessary testing, and so forth. All these functions would still need to be done even if we had Medicare for all.

  • Quizzical

    From Baidoa, Somalia: ‘We have no hope’ – the guardian
    https://apple.news/AMtWDfx5qOLuSUIXuSPfp0g

  • Quizzical

    Re the Trump wall, my vote would be to spend all of that money on replacing bridges, raising vital coastal highways, replacing lead pipe water systems, etc. cover the border with drone surveillance, and let’s spend the rest of the money on infrastructure at home.

  • Southern Liberal

    Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Deval Patrick are being attacked by the left. http://theweek.com/articles/715955/why-leftists-dont-trust-kamala-harris-cory-booker-deval-patrick

  • Video: “What If Obama Said It?”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swcJzacZkWU

  • Virginia Professional Fire Fighters Endorse Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia

    ARLINGTON, Virginia– Today, the Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor campaign is proud to announce the endorsement of the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters (VPFF). The Virginia Professional Fire Fighters have over 7,000 members in 65 Locals across Virginia and are committed to the idea that public safety, especially issues that deal with Fire and EMS, are a basic core service of the Commonwealth.

    The VPFF sent this statement today in their support of Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor:

    “The Virginia Professional Fire Fighters announce our endorsement of Justin Fairfax for lieutenant governor. Mr. Fairfax has shown a keen awareness and support for the resources to keep our communities safe. He also supports the resources needed for keeping firefighters safe. We look forward to working with him toward making Virginia a safe place for our citizens, visitors, and fire fighters.”

    Upon hearing the endorsement, Justin Fairfax made this statement:

    “I am honored and grateful to have earned the endorsement of the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters” said Fairfax. “Firefighters are heroes who put their lives on the line every day for our community and our safety. I am humbled to have their support and will work diligently with them to keep our communities safe.”