At the Innauguration….Trump supporter Brighde Staatz, from The Gap in Brisbane is posing for photos with her husband, former US baseball player Justin Staatz, and their 18-month-old son Mason. 

I am a Trump fan, I agree with a lot of his policies and I don’t like Obamacare”

Why not?

Well, it appears that her health insurance premiums have skyrocketed under Obamacare.

She says;

For my family of three I pay $1500 a month and that’s absurd in my opinion. Ordinary Americans can’t afford that.

Only a socialist would think that’s reasonable.

From Cameron Stewart in The Australian (hard copy only)



  • I pay $2,000 p.a. full cover for my wife only. DVA pays all my expenses.

  • There is no such thing as “Obamacare”, and never has been.
    There is a programme called the The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
    The coverage is complicated and a great deal depends on what state you live in and whether your employer contributes.
    To take one anecdotal report from a Trump supporter and apply it to the whole scheme is rubbish.
    The repeal is symbolic and ideologically driven. It has nothing to do with affordability.
    Remember the bullshit about death panels?
    It will be fascinating to see what replaces it (as the GOP has promised). The hilarious fact is that in the final analysis, the working poor in the USA (and they comprise 9.5 million) will benefit, as health cover has become an issue. In the end, whatever they end up with will be Obama’s legacy. He was the first POTUS with the courage to attempt to deal with the issue.
    “Only a socialist would think that’s reasonable”.
    You need to be a bit careful with that “socialist” word.
    I keep hearing on the Right wing blogs that “socialism” is when the government takes money from one set of taxpayers and gives it to another. Isn’t that what DVA does when it pays well deserved disability benefits to ex-service personnel?

    • It’s generally referred to in the MSM as Obamacare and the statement stands. A family of three are paying $1500 a month medical insurance and no way that can be accepted as an answer to the US health care issues.

      I don’t need to be careful at all about using the term socialist. Obama is a socialist and your selective example doessn’t hold water. Socialism is a lot more than redistribution of wealth.

      But you know that already.

  • Whoops – Mk 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFh9e8pbPQk
    2018 Congressionals should be fun…..

  • Remember?
    Interesting trail of quotes –
    Fatty 5D* at an October 2016 rally – “It will be so easy to immediately repeal and replace Obamacare when I’m president”.
    Fatty 5D on May 4th 2017 before the abandoned Obamacare repeal vote – “It’s going to be an unbelievable victory when we get it through the Senate.”
    Fatty 5D yesterday – “We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it.”
    Except yesterday it failed to get enough votes to even get to the senate.
    Republican congressmen and senators have been running away from addressing their constituents on any repeal – http://time.com/4635551/mike-coffman-aca-obamacare-repeal-meeting/
    They’re worried about the next congressional elections. They know that stripping 32 million people of health cover is not going to go down well. That’s one in 10 people in America.

    *Trump has a weight problem and was deferred 5 times from service in Vietnam.

    • Fatty 5D – it’s not even undergrad humour – primary school at the best.

      One battle in a war that he is winning overall. You will never see that so don’t bother coming back and telling me how terrible he is. I know his limitations and I can see his strengths.

      From a previous post;

      For my family of three I pay $1500 a month and that’s absurd in my opinion. Ordinary Americans can’t afford that.

      Only a socialist would think that’s reasonable.

    • President Trump is obviously five times more determined than you Ms 1735069 to achieve his goals.

  • *Fatty 5D* and what are you, Numbers 1D, and heaps of begging letters.
    I think you are right Kev, primary school humour, couldn’t make the grade.

  • Hey Kev – calling me a “Socialist” is a badge of honour – not that labels mean anything.
    You know how it goes. Visit the supermarket and count the items that are advertised as 100% fat free. Then read the nutrition label (with your magnifying glass – you won’t be able to see it without one).
    A Socialist is someone who advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole, as opposed to a “Capitalist” who believes that a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the community.
    In other words, I’m quite happy to believe that community comes before capital, (or if you like, people have more value than money) and the older I get, the more I see that reinforces that notion.
    As for Trump, I’m wondering when he’s going to start “winning”.
    So far, he has kept six of his 103 promises, including nominating Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court and once-and-for-all stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership – http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2017/apr/25/politifact100-tracking-trumps-promises-first-100-d/
    I guess in the eyes of some, 6/103 is a pass mark.
    There is a certain consistency in his behavior – make a promise – fail to keep it – blame everyone else.
    At this rate, his presidency will go down as a pimple on the arse of American history. He will rank with Andrew Johnson and Warren G Harding.

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