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QUIZ: WTF Happened in Politics This Week?

by Countable | 5.5.17

It was quite the week in Washington. From executive orders, to healthcare – there was no shortage of news. How well do you know what happened? Take our quiz–you just might learn something!

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  • Teri
    05/05/2017
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    I cannot believe what is going on in this country! It is absolutely NOT OK for our elected leaders to actively work against us and to make the most vulnerable among us suffer. This health Bill is a death sentence to millions. It is unacceptable. It will devastate the middle class. Please contact your Senator, and all the Republican Senators to make sure they know that this plan is unacceptable to the people the have PLEDGED TO SERVE. They are supposed to represent us , NOT the insurance industry! We can make a difference but we have to make a stand and we must speak up. #TextResistTo50409 #SinglePayerHealthcare #MedicareForAll. Effective immediately all senators and members of congress should be required to purchase and use an insurance plan through the ACA. We the people can no longer afford to pay for your free healthcare. You will now be required to abide by the same laws as your constituents do. Furthermore, All GOP representative who voted for the GOP healthcare (aka death bill) Bill yesterday should immediately be placed on that healthcare plan as a trial. I am sure most of them have a pre-existing condition. They said today that about 23% of Americans have a pre-existing condition, I believe that the number is much larger. This will kill people. Why do the insurance companies get to decide who lives or dies? Who gets insurance and who doesn't?! HEALTHCARE IS A HUMAN RIGHT, not a PRIVILEGE. We should all be able to be healthy and productive. I agree that we spend too much on healthcare in this country but we cannot cut cost at the expense of those who are most vulnerable, we have moved beyond survival of the fittest in our society. It seems as if whenever our government wants to cut cost they prey upon the elderly, disabled and our veterans. Cost needs to be Trickle Down: stop paying the full salaries to retired senators and representatives, stop paying for their healthcare, make them pay into and participate in social security rather than paying their full salaries. Finally : if our government shuts down and our elected leaders aren't working don't pay them. We the people do not get paid if we don't work! #SinglePayerHealthcare #TextResistTo50409 #BernieWouldHaveWon

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  • Aqil
    05/05/2017
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    We have a stupid president and administration and an idiot stupid republican congress and actually idiots that vote for them even though it's the party of the one percent wealthy corporations and not the idiots who vote for them. Please come back to your sanity and vote democrats the party of all people. That's what went wrong with government and politics is republicans. Vote them out locally and nationally.

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  • Heidi
    05/07/2017
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    I am extremely concerned about the FDA's targeting of Stephen Colbert for insulting the president. This is what dictators do. I am appalled about the letter to the FDA requesting they turn all television channels to Fox. This is what dictators do. I am shocked and disgusted about the Jeff Sessions-led indictment of Desiree Fairooz for her perceived insult to Jeff Sessions. This is what dictators do. This is shameful. The Trump administration's efforts to muzzle the First Amendment through silencing and intimidation are completely unAmerican and of grave concern. Please stand for integrity and American values. Please do everything in your power to right these wrongs.

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  • Heidi
    05/07/2017
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    The ACHA is an injustice to Americans. It has been shown that Millions of Americans would lose their health insurance coverage if this bill were to become law, and it would increase the cost premiums between now and 2020. That’s not an acceptable solution for the American people. We want a strengthened ACA that includes a single payer system and we want it now. Please represent your constituents and shut down this harmful health care bill.

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  • Ricky
    05/05/2017
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    As the candy store owners it is time for we the people to stop this tyrannical raid of the candy store by these childish immature idiots who hoodwinked their electorate and blatantly lie and take bribes and filthy dirty dark money from corporate america lobbyist. These people currently voting for and approving the health care bill or the comp time bill are easily lead and bribed by lobbies and of course their freak show bumbling stumbling lil hands bad hair trumpet boy. It is time to take our country and our government back from this disconnected extreme idiots who are getting rich off of doing irrational things to the hard working men and women of this country. 2018 cannot get here soon enough but if we do not drain the swamp in 2018 we simply deserve the hellish and absurd road we go down. We must get out vote and educate others and make sure they vote to get these idiots out of our government and turn it back to a society that is for and by the people.

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  • Tricia
    05/07/2017
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    Voting without even knowing the details and repercussions of the health car act is reprehensible. You should be ashamed. We are the only civilized country in the world not taking care of its own people. Wake up and stop blindly following these leaders into the deep end of the pool. Just stop. Think. Do the right thing.

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  • Charlotte
    05/06/2017
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    It's time for single payer health care. There is no other option. It's the only thing that will make things clean and simple. Why are we so late in coming to this. Even trump says Australia is doing it better

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  • JoshieVersace
    05/06/2017
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    No to the AHCA (trump wealthcare)

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  • Staci
    05/06/2017
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    I can only imagine the number of letters and emails and phone calls you are receiving so I'd like to start by saying thank you for your service. My reason for writing today is simple: please save us. Please help. Please work with the citizens resisting to make the needed changes to make America what she's meant to be. We have become a lazy, ungrateful, ignorant nation and now we've put those characteristics in power. Something has to be done before we drag the entire world down with us. This may all seem like another day at the office to you, but all of this is life or death: For so many Americans who need taken care of, for our relationships with our allies around the world, and for the world herself. We are murdering the very thing that gives us life. Even a fool knows not to bite the hand that feeds. What does that make us?

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  • Jean
    05/06/2017
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    Legalize cannabis!!

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  • Pam
    05/06/2017
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    NO to trumpcare.

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  • Lori
    05/06/2017
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    Oh how upset libs are that our President is actually getting things done and ignoring the "resistance". How sad and pathetic this showing is from Hrc with her pathetic resistance plan. Wow. Snl really had her number! How embarrassing for her and the liberal party. Really should take another walk in the woods. And who cares if Ellen degenerate doesn't want to meet our President. Wow. How self absorbed can you folks be?

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  • Richard
    05/05/2017
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    And there you have it people. The dumbing down of America, as evidenced by Aqil's illiterate comments. Not knowing his actual age, I'm assuming he's a millennial based on his eloquent statement. And as such, he's a supporter of democratic politicians who could care less about the American people. Politicians in general do not care about the people they're supposed to represent, they only care about their own agendas and how much money they can cram into their pockets. Poor Aqil believes democrats care about him more than republicans do and that's sad. He got used to everything being handed to him by the previous occupant of the White House, and now that the cash cow has dried up, he thinks the dems will come through for him. Time for Aqil to grow up and be a responsible adult. It is time to leave the nest and learn to fly.

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  • mrsdaniwest
    05/07/2017
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    The ACHA is an injustice to Americans. It has been shown that Millions of Americans would lose their health insurance coverage if this bill were to become law, and it would increase the cost premiums between now and 2020. That’s not an acceptable solution for the American people. We want a strengthened ACA that includes a single payer system and we want it now. Please represent your constituents and shut down this harmful health care bill.

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  • Betsy
    05/07/2017
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    I am disgusted by our House of Representatives now called HOR, and none too pleased with the Senate. If you would simply get to Impeachment procedure we would all be happy.

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  • VSB
    05/07/2017
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    One in 4 Americans 65 yo and older have a pre-existing condition. This administration is literally trying to kill people it doesn't consider live right or well as Representative Mo Brooks from Alabama stated, which is some perverted view point of some ultra conservative congressmen! Aging is apparently a pre-existing condition! I still think congress should pilot this horrific AHCA first and see what they think since so many of them are older! Then let them say that people with illness and chronic conditions deserve to have premiums that are unaffordably high! Oh I forgot... congress has a provision to exemot itself from the AHCA! That is one of the first revisions that needs to be made! Get rid of that exemption as well as removing the discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions as part of the plan! Then remove the cuts to Medicaid and Medicaid exoansion. Restore essential benefits to include behavioral health and substance abuse treatment as well as maternity care and funding to Planned Parenthood! Cap the raise on premiums for seniors! Then work on fixing the ACA so more people have access to health care! Please senators- nothing about the AHCA is acceptable! Please act in the best interest of all Americans, not 45,

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  • Dawn
    05/08/2017
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    The FCC should heavily fine Colbert and his show. I would prefer if they took him off the air, but I know that is a pipe dream. They knew exactly what he was going to say. He went way too far.

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  • Loraki
    05/08/2017
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    For people like Stephen Colbert, God has this to say (amongst other things): “Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.” ‭‭(I Peter‬ ‭2:17‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “You shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people.” (‭‭Exodus‬ ‭22:28‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.” ‭‭(James‬ ‭3:2-10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.” ‭‭(Romans‬ ‭13:1-7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) As for me, I'm ashamed to admit that I have done my share of reviling Barack Hussein Obama; I sometimes forget the scriptures, especially when I'm angry. I need to watch my own tongue. “The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness.” ‭‭(Proverbs‬ ‭15:2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)

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  • Simon
    05/08/2017
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    This just goes to show how little we Americans actually know about what is going on in our country. I got 3/9, and I'm considered pretty well read on these topics. Trump got elected on the principle vote of the uneducated. If we are all uneducated someone like him will win again. We must all educate ourselves on this material so that we can prevent the arising crisis that is our country.

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  • Jacob
    05/07/2017
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    President Trump ran on a promise of "America First". Instead the POTUS has done the exact opposite with support from congressmen such as Chris Collins. President Trump has postured North Korea, repealed EPA regulations which protected myself and family, and has attempted to repeal healthcare for millions TWICE! In addition, he has worked towards getting the 1% richer while neglecting the 99%. At this point I support a measure to repeal congress of their healthcare benefits and reduce their salaries by 20% so that they understand how the majority of us live. Chris Collins, if you blindly continue to support Trump you will not be elected. Your constituents are growing tired of your blind partisanship and self centered stances. You have made yourself look ignorant on national TV on more than one occasion. Please support the wishes of your constituents who elected you.

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