23 March 17


The Affordable Care Act has been given a new lease on life; if you listen to any politician who has an R in front of his name will loudly proclaim that Obamacare is in the process of imploding and failing.  They will all report the same tired lie in lockstep, over and over again.  The new Republican plan has not taken shape despite fifty plus votes to repeal Obamacare.  They were counting on the racial animus against President Obama and anything that President Obama stood for.  The Republicans had 7 years to fashion a new health plan but repeal was as deep as their puny minds could think.  The Democrats did not have to lift a finger because the opponents fought one another and Democrats were not wooed.  How could any sane politician vote for a bill  that drops 24-30 million Americans off of health care and instead politicians touted a plan without care for women’s health, lessens Medicaid coverage, does not cover mental health services, does not cover preventative care, sets up health savings accounts with tax credits.  Remember you have to spend the money to get a tax credit.  The parties do not have the guts to deal with doctors’ compensation; in Scandinavia a doctor’s pay is similar to that of a teacher.  These doctors are rich Millionaires and the pharmaceutical companies are not jacking the price of drugs and medications.  One of the main drivers of medical expenses is doctor’s compensation in the United States.  The second driver is the insurance company stockholders and as long as their pursuit of corporate profits is the main goal, medical costs will continue to increase.  All you can accomplish with the present health care debacle, is to slow the rate of growth.  People are living longer and needing care longer.  The choices are simple.  Single payer without private insurance companies with the U. S. Government being the single payer.  The other choice is to put everyone out in the market like automobile insurance where you choose the insurance carrier who closely fits your economic status without government participation just like automobile insurance.  There are many concepts between these two extremes where you get ideas of tax credits, subsidy and Health Savings Accounts.  Americans are wary of anyone taking away their health care no matter that the law occurred under the Obama Administration.  It is working for many Americans as indicated by the fervor expressed in town hall meeting after town hall meetings.  The Republican bill also provided for tax cuts for middle and upper (1%) category; This will have the net effect of increasing the deficit which is detested by the Freedom Caucus The American Health Care will blow a hole in our economy, especially when coupled with massive tax cuts.  Therefore, we have a money shortfall and a trillion dollar infrastructure program which will provide jobs but there will not be any low pay-low skill jobs.  For the most part infrastructure bills will put many machine operators to work and there will be very few shovels or flags for unskilled workers.  Remember union workers will benefit most as welders, steelworkers, crane operators, oilers and cement workers.  This is not building the railroads across the West or bridges, these are highly skilled jobs and high paying jobs which will do nothing to create jobs.  I am sure the infrastructure program will cause a job shift and fewer new jobs.  This country needs hundreds of new welders, where do they come from?

Let’s watch the Tax Code Revision in which loopholes are provided for wealthy taxpayers and corporations.  Let us see whether a flat tax for corporations is proposed as a lower tax obligation.  If the loopholes remain we will chaos.  Stay tuned and ignore Trump tweets.


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About Sir James

Sir James L. Robinson was born on 12 July 40 to Ruby Nell and Willie L. Robinson; he attended high school in Longview,Texas and attended Southern University on a D-1 Football and Baseball scholarship while majoring in Architecture. He graduated in 1964 w/ B. Arch and earned a Master's degree from Pratt Institute in 1974 as a Martin Luther King Fellow after passing the examination for a Licensed Architect in 1972. He formed Vitto Robinson Architects with William Vitto in 1970 and is still CEO of Robinson Legacy Architects, PC and practicing throughout the Continental United States. He has taught Architecture at City University of New York (CCNY) and Pratt Institute Brooklyn and was granted Knighthood in May 1985. he is the proud father of Kenneth, Gudonna, Maria Theresa, Kerstin, Jasmin, Ruby and James II and he is married to Lady Martha Robinson. RLA Architects has completed 1.5 Billion dollars worth of construction over a 44 year period.

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