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Re: “Rapert critic convicted of filing false police report

When you read comments of Rapert's followers, they are quick to assume he is a victim and his family has been threatened repeatedly because he's doing "God's work."

I would assume one truly doing God's work, would not have squeezed this disagreement to the extreme, as Rapert repeatedly does, in most situations, so as to cast any opponent as doing the devil's work, while godly Rapert is defending heaven and all of creation by actually doing little to nothing as a Senator except positioning himself as anything other than what he actually is.

What has Rapert done to actually strengthen public schools for all students?
What has Rapert done to improve the salaries of public school teachers?
What has Rapert done to address the tuition costs that keep skyrocketing at our public universities because of the lack of adequate funding?
What has Rapert actually done to address the rate of abortions in Arkansas while protecting women's rights to make their own health decisions?
What has Rapert done to make absolutely certain poor children in his district have access to meals during summer months and holidays when schools close? What has Rapert done to reduce medical insurance premiums and truly strengthen Medicaid?
What has Rapert done to improve test scores of all students in his senatorial district?
What has Rapert done to fund research-based summer programs that help children retain the knowledge a long vacation causes most students to forget?
What has Rapert done to be open and transparent to all constituents, even those who oppose his positions?
What has Rapert actually done to earn the salary he is paid as state senator?

Well, he has pretended to do God's work by displaying the ten commandments on state property. He has pretended to be a senator by playing his fiddle while Arkansans suffer from the lack of livable wages, universal healthcare, poor test scores, poverty.

Had it been another state senator or representative, other than Rapert, who thrives on pretending to be God's spokesperson, this situation with a constituent would probably have been avoided. Instead, Rapert went after a constituent who repeatedly spoke out against Rapert, and for good reason.

Let's not let this situation silence those who for good reason oppose the craziness that comes from this state senator who appears more a narcissist than a man of God.

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Posted by Bob Reynolds on 07/26/2018 at 10:45 AM

Re: “A doctor mourns the suspension of UAMS' cardiac surgery

With the GOP in control of all branches of government, we will continue to see large tax breaks for the wealthy while starving UAMS, higher education, public education, and other state funded institutions.

The GOP is successfully lowering the quality of life for middle class and poor Arkansans.

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Posted by Bob Reynolds on 05/05/2018 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Boozman gets grilled on tax vote

Boozman is inaccurate when he claims the ACA caused premiums to inflate. He conveniently forgets that numerous GOP controlled states, such as TX, with its huge population, refused to set up state exchanges and disallowed the advertising by the state for people to sign up for the ACA.

For the ACA to reduce upward pressures on healthcare costs, the US needed to increase the number of people insured nationwide. That would have stabilized insurance markets. Those who signed up for the ACA and who had not been covered before were able to access preventive care and that saved lives and medical care costs.

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Posted by Bob Reynolds on 12/20/2017 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Tom Cotton meets the resistance

Pleased that Tom Cotton met with you all, and you are great Americans for traveling to D.C. and meeting with Cotton, but we'll see if he's willing to listen more to constituents or more to #MitchMcConnell and #KochBros with whom Cotton met long before his campaign and with whom he continues to meet.

If Cotton pays attention to the terrible burden weighing on our economy, our productivity, and the quality of life in America, by a crippled, underfunded Medicaid, he will realize the investment in healthcare far exceeds its costs generationally.

We need to fix what isn't working well in the ACA, such as the exchanges, which must be run by an adequately funded federal government outreach to all Americans, in every state, and the government must be empowered to negotiate better pharmaceutical prices. If everyone is covered equally, nationwide, so that an employee's access to healthcare is not tied to an employer, or a health condition or an age, it will free workers to become small business entrepreneurs, if they want, or move to any state they want.

A government run healthcare will, like interstate highways, should boost interstate commerce because companies and people will be able to focus, not on the ability to access healthcare, but on what ignites their imaginations.

Will fully funded federal healthcare be costly? Isn't requiring the uninsured to seek emergency medical care an economic drag? It certainly is.

People who think we can't afford national healthcare are willfully ignorant of the terrible costs to the uninsured, their families, their communities, their states and our nation under the current patchwork of healthcare we have today.

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Posted by Bob Reynolds on 07/11/2017 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Arkies again arrested protesting health legislation

Shame on Boozman for refusing to meet with Arkansans. Boozman seems to think lawmaking works best for him and his master, Mitch McConnell, if it's done behind closed and locked doors. Seems Boozman thinks our government belongs to him and his ilk and not to the people he lied to when he campaigned and said he would represent Arkansans.

This video and the Arkansans who tried to see Boozman exposes his charade.

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Posted by Bob Reynolds on 07/10/2017 at 4:45 PM

 

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