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Health Care

November 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Health Care · Economics, Health Care

Over the next month…we hope and expect…the Senate will debate health care. That is, they will try to pass the reform of health care and health insurance and a whole new system of health care delivery for Americans. They will debate the so-called Obama plan, the health care plan of the Democratic Party. There is […]

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Lincoln, Lieberman, Landrieu, and the Insurance Man from Nebraska

November 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Lincoln, Lieberman, Landrieu, and the Insurance Man from Nebraska · Health Care, Politics

Isn’t it wonderful to live in a country run by liars, thieves and toadies? We live in what was once the richest country in the world. And then came those 9 terrorizing words: “I’m Ronald Reagan, and I’m here to help.” And he did. And so did his friends. Since 1981 they have helped themselves […]

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The Economy–Will Commercial Real Estate Hold Up Recovery?

November 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on The Economy–Will Commercial Real Estate Hold Up Recovery? · Economics

The economy is beginning to pick up. Unemployment numbers are falling. About a third of the Stimulus funds are in operation now with more and more coming every day. But there is one snag. The commercial real estate market. Commercial real estate has been in trouble for a while, as a result of the general […]

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The Great Right-Wing Propaganda War

November 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Culture, Health Care, jobs, Media, Politics

There is a war going on in this country. It is a war against the American People and a war against the truth. It is not being waged by terrorists but by a group of hugely wealthy, arch-conservative individuals who merely want…more. Their personal assets, both individually and collectively are in the billions and they […]

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The Cost of War in Iraq and Afghanistan

November 16th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Cost of War in Iraq and Afghanistan · Economics, International affairs, Politics

Since 2001, the United States alone has spent over $687 billion on the Iraq war. We have spent over $228 billion on the war in Afghanistan. By the end of this year, 2009, we will have allocated about a trillion dollars for these two wars. Even more important is the fact that, in these two […]

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Lou Dobbs and the Mystery of the Missing Birth Certificate

November 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Culture, International affairs, Media, Politics

Lou Dobbs has been on the air for 30 years. In chronological years, he is not an old man these days. But in keeping up with the times, in educating himself, and in thinking of the future, is he living in a past age? Has time passed him bye? Does he still wear brown shoes […]

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Reality, Fantasy and Leadership

November 11th, 2009 · Comments Off on Reality, Fantasy and Leadership · Culture, Politics

Since the latter part of the last decade of the 20th Century, the once-great United States of America has fallen into a trap. That trap is that we can continue to be great without paying the price for greatness. Everyone knows the price but no one is willing to pay it. The price is a […]

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The Health Care Reform Battle and the Neocon Alternatives

November 9th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Health Care Reform Battle and the Neocon Alternatives · General, Health Care, Politics

On Saturday, November 7, 2009, the members in the House of Representatives of the Neoconservative Obstructionist Party spent an entire day doing their best to obstruct and prevent legislation. But the Affordable Health Care for America Act passed by 220 to 215. It was bi-partisan. One Republican voted with the Democrats. And 39 petty, cowardly […]

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The Neoconservative “Health Care” Bill: How Dumb Do They Think We Are?

November 6th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Neoconservative “Health Care” Bill: How Dumb Do They Think We Are? · General

Current political life is like a satire of our historical political life, only more wasteful and dangerous. The early days of our country’s formation were filled with devotion to freedom and equality. Real freedom, not merely a slogan on a sign, and real equality, where men and women argued for their rights to vote and […]

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The Republican Health Care Response–a Bill for Insurance Companies

November 5th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Republican Health Care Response–a Bill for Insurance Companies · General

First of all–although it is probably not necessary to put it on this blog–no one in the Democratic leadership in Congress, nor is the President taking away anyone’s freedom, nor are we suddenly becoming a Socialist country. If you have Medicare, you will continue it as it is, with no changes. If you have private […]

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Why Isn’t Dick Cheney In Jail…and other matters.

November 4th, 2009 · Comments Off on Why Isn’t Dick Cheney In Jail…and other matters. · General

On Dick Cheney, silly electioneering and holding up unemployment insurance The recent testimony from Dick Cheney to the FBI clearly shows that he was up to his neck in the treason surrounding the Valerie Plame affair. As any intelligence officer will tell you, releasing secret information to anyone who has neither the appropriate classification clearance […]

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The Case for Ending the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan–Now.

November 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments · International affairs, Politics

After almost one trillion dollars spent and over 4,000 lives lost, it is time to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and bring our troops home. The arguments are pretty clear by now and the people responsible are standing, not in front of the forest, where they cannot see the trees, but in the […]

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