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Warning: Health Care Disaster Looming

April 22nd, 2017 · No Comments · ALEC, General, Health Care, Politics, Populism, taxes, Trump, Wall Street

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy Here’s the problem and I’m going right at it because we don’t have much time. Congress is about to change the rules on health care. You need to wake up and contact your Congressman/woman now. That’s how you can stop it. It is easier than cancelling Comcast. I’ll tell you how to […]

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How Republicans Tried to Kill Obamacare and Give Us the Cheap Ryan Substitute.

April 11th, 2017 · Comments Off on How Republicans Tried to Kill Obamacare and Give Us the Cheap Ryan Substitute. · ALEC, Budgets, Economics, General, Health Care, jobs, Labor, Lobbying, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security

We have been mislead by Republicans about Obamacare. If health care is about the American people, then Obamacare is good and workable and economically sound. If health care is about making health insurance companies profitable, and not caring for the American people, then the Republican plan is better…but only for the health insurance industry.

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A Nightmare in November

December 31st, 2015 · Comments Off on A Nightmare in November · 2016 Presidential Campaign, ALEC, Budgets, Corporations and Industry, Courts and the Law, Democracy, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, International affairs, jobs, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, Wall Street, wars and militarism

Here is the real danger for 2016. We are at a tipping point. It is very likely that few Americans understand the calamitous potential of that single day in our history. Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  There is a very realistic scenario that describes what could happen. It will happen only if we fail as citizens. […]

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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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Republicans Oppose Obamacare…and the Middle Class

November 29th, 2012 · Comments Off on Republicans Oppose Obamacare…and the Middle Class · ALEC, Fascism, Health Care, Lobbying, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes

For years, even decades, the health insurance industry has run medicine in this country. Health insurance is basically when a corporation gets between you and your doctor and tells your doctor if he can perform a procedure to improve your health or in some cases save your life. You pay for health insurance but you […]

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Newt Gingrich’s Laughable Run for President

March 1st, 2012 · 3 Comments · Capitalism, Health Care, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes

Newt Gingrich is actually a pretty smart guy. He has a little bit of Reagan in him. He likes to entrance you with a story. But then you find out the story was just that…a story…fiction…unreality. His moderate intelligence is wistfully scattered like dandelion spores in the Autumn breeze among his confused and competing thoughts. […]

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OCCUPY AMERICA!

October 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on OCCUPY AMERICA! · Capitalism, Culture, jobs, Labor, Politics, Populism, taxes, Wall Street

The last big show of Populist sentiment in this country was when the people of Wisconsin stood up against an oppressive Governor and a neo-Fascist Republican legislature who wanted to dismantle the state government, give away tens of millions of dollars in tax breaks to wealthy business owners, and pit one average middle class family […]

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Unless You Are a Millionaire–or a Bigot–You Should Not Vote Republican.

October 10th, 2011 · Comments Off on Unless You Are a Millionaire–or a Bigot–You Should Not Vote Republican. · Capitalism, Politics, Populism

It is time that we all faced facts, looked at ourselves in the mirror and asked ourselves who we are. If you are part of a group that makes racial slurs and condones the bigoted signs of demonstrators or laughs at the racist jokes of radio commentators, or applauds the disrespect for the Presidency of […]

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Neocons to Middle Class: Forget Health Care Reform. Buy or Die!

January 6th, 2011 · Comments Off on Neocons to Middle Class: Forget Health Care Reform. Buy or Die! · Health Care, Politics

The Neocons have begun their full-scale assault on the middle and lower classes of the American People. It began January 6, 2011, with the initial hearings on the already announced legislative proposal to repeal health care reform. Despite the fact that 7 out of 10 Americans do not want health care reform repealed, the Republicans […]

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Health Industry Greed and Democratic Reform

February 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Health Industry Greed and Democratic Reform · Economics, Health Care, Politics

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…. Yes, indeed. It was the best of times for the health care industry in 2009. And the worst of times for their customers. And it continues in 2010. Let’s get right to it. Wellpoint, UnitedHealth Group, Cigna, Aetna and Humana…the top five health […]

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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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Neocon Senator Lindsey Graham and Petty Piddling While Rome Burns

December 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on Neocon Senator Lindsey Graham and Petty Piddling While Rome Burns · Health Care, Politics

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina likes to parade himself as a man who would consider options and act in a bi-partisan manner. He made a big show of voting for an impeccable Supreme Court Candidate, Judge Sonya Sotomayor, a woman of almost unparalleled accomplishment. Big deal. Most over-the-road truckers I know would have made […]

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Before Neocons Call People “Nazis” They Should Look in the Mirror.

December 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on Before Neocons Call People “Nazis” They Should Look in the Mirror. · Culture, Health Care, Media, Politics

Shame on the Neoconservatives, as they call themselves. They want to be called “Republicans.” But we can’t really call them Republicans, can we? They are not traditional Republicans. Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower were more or less traditional Republicans. Neoconservatives are more like the old Dixiecrats. In fact the manic racist Strom Thurmond […]

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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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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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