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Republicans Attacking Americans’ Affordable Health Care

February 9th, 2015 · Comments Off on Republicans Attacking Americans’ Affordable Health Care · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Courts and the Law, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, Lobbying, obstruction, Politics, Populism

The Patient’s Responsibility and Affordable Health Care Act—commonly known as Obamacare—had a remarkable milestone recently. After something like the 50th or 60th Republican House vote to repeal (one loses count after so many) the Affordable Care Act, one must ask—why? Hasn’t that plan worked out rather well? How has that plan, one whose signing into […]

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Here Comes the Election Year Propaganda

January 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Economics, Health Care, jobs, Labor, Politics, Populism, taxes

If you think you have been lied to before…you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. It’s an election year and therefore the amount and the degree of inaccuracy of Republican statements will increase, and already have increased, exponentially. Here are just a few examples. Both Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney have blamed Barack Obama for the lack […]

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Over Neoconservative Obstruction and Health Care Lobbying, Health Reform Passes.

December 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Over Neoconservative Obstruction and Health Care Lobbying, Health Reform Passes. · Health Care, Politics

Right to the end, the Neoconservative Obstructionists in the Senate fought their hardest for the health insurance industry, trying to get every benefit they could and putting pressure on all Democratic Senators with any political vulnerability. They fired salvo after salvo at health care reform. They said that the American People were basically ungrateful to […]

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Down to the Wire on Health Care Reform

December 9th, 2009 · Comments Off on Down to the Wire on Health Care Reform · Culture, Health Care, Politics

Americans used to be winners. Now we are losers. The current crop of middle-aged Americans are so far from reality that it almost makes a grown man…of which there are fewer and fewer…cry. We started out a year ago electing a man as President who said that he would initiate the process of creating a […]

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The Public Plan and Private Profit

October 27th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Public Plan and Private Profit · Economics, Health Care

Sometimes we can become so involved with our own expertise that we can calculate ourselves out the door, down the street and into a trash bin. To use one example, why did we not see that President Bush and Vice President Cheney…which it seems now so crystal clear…had ulterior motives for attacking the country of […]

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Blue Dogs With a Yellow Stripe

September 4th, 2009 · Comments Off on Blue Dogs With a Yellow Stripe · Health Care, Politics

Examples of courageous behavior: Soldiers going to the rescue of a downed comrade in the face of withering fire. A skilled pilot landing a huge plane on water to save the lives of all the passengers. The vote of a courageous politician who realizes that what he is doing is right but is also mortally […]

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Health Care Reform Needs a Public Option. The Public Needs to Call Senators.

August 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Health Care Reform Needs a Public Option. The Public Needs to Call Senators. · Health Care, Politics

Who is going to vote for the Public Option, and who isn’t? That is the question. Everyone who supports health care reform says that, without a public option health care reform will not reduce costs. That means it will be worthless. The key to universal health care and better, reliable health care is to reduce […]

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More Republican Myths About Health Care Reform

August 27th, 2009 · Comments Off on More Republican Myths About Health Care Reform · Health Care, Politics

The Republicans in Congress and their allies–people like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glen Beck, and Ann Coulter–and countless people hired by FreedomWorks and the Heritage Foundation and others to attend rallies and try to disrupt free speech, and yet others whose job it is to send out massive mailings to scare senior citizens are all […]

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Republicans Create Phony “Seniors’ Bill of Rights” But No Health Care Plan.

August 25th, 2009 · Comments Off on Republicans Create Phony “Seniors’ Bill of Rights” But No Health Care Plan. · Health Care, Politics

The Republican Party has no health care plan. They held back on producing it because they wanted to try to stall the process.  Now that they see that the Democrats are not going to wait forever, the Republicans have come out with this little public relations gimmick called The Seniors’ Health Care Bill Of Rights. […]

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