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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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The Next Two Years

November 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on The Next Two Years · Budgets, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, jobs, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Wall Street

The November 2014 elections were pretty clear. In some states Senators or Governors won by as many as 70% of the vote. Of course, there is still debate and may be for some time, about the huge numbers of people—far more than the margins of victory in many cases—who were removed from the voting rolls […]

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Values, Voters, Loonies and Liberty

October 16th, 2013 · Comments Off on Values, Voters, Loonies and Liberty · Health Care, Human Rights, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, The Budget

The Tea Party Republicans recently released some video from the Voter Values Summit. One can only wonder at the thinking process, if any, in making their conclusions–even factoring in partisan politics. Then one of the speakers said that he was speaking for all the “unborn” (not “undead”—we’re not talking zombie movie here….just political zombies) and […]

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The Predictable Attacks on Obamacare from the Neo-Fascists.

July 17th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Predictable Attacks on Obamacare from the Neo-Fascists. · Health Care, Politics, Populism

The Republicans are fighting as hard as they can to keep all American citizens from having affordable universal, guaranteed rights to purchase affordable health care insurance. In one simple paragraph we can answer most of the objections to the Affordable Care Act. Here it is in summary. The ACA is not a government takeover of […]

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Obamacare: Attacks and a Bright Future

April 15th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Health Care, Politics, Populism

There is no dearth of those on the media horizon ready to attack the Affordable Care Act. It all stems from one thing…the desire of the health insurance companies and all the related services who have been raping American families for decades to continue their luxurious lifestyles. You can throw about 90% of everything you […]

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The Ryan Road to Ruin

March 28th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Capitalism, Economics, Health Care, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, The Budget

Paul Ryan had the courage to put his name on a budget that was announced last week. This budget will change his image from one of a sincere, small town Republican congressman to that of a pandering, foolish, pretentious, faux-economic hack. His goal seems to be to move the country from Recession to Depression and […]

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Romney Lies about the President

February 5th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Culture, Health Care, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, wars and militarism

There is a point beyond which credulity will not go. You can lie to some of the people, as Lincoln said, all of the time, or all of the people some of the time. But over a longer period, people will discover the truth. As an aside, this is what happened in 2010. The people […]

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More Neocon Lies about Obamacare–and the Truth

June 6th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Health Care, Politics, Populism

Well, here we go again, folks. More non-stop lies about the future of health care reform legislation. There is no question that our “friends” in the health insurance industry are in a panic. They know that they must fight health care reform tooth and nail or they will end up losing their multi-million dollar bonuses […]

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Who Is Scaring All Those Seniors…and Why?

May 30th, 2011 · Comments Off on Who Is Scaring All Those Seniors…and Why? · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Health Care, Politics, taxes

“It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood…a beautiful day for a neighbor..would you be mine…could you be mine….” Oh, yeah. Mister Rogers had nothing on the way the political parties are trying to attract Independent voters and Senior citizens. But the fact is that there is a significant difference. It is a difference that is […]

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Michele Bachmann and Lies About Health Care Reform

April 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Health Care, Lobbying, Politics

The Republicans said that they wanted to repeal the health care reform bill. Then they said that they wanted to de-fund it. In other words, if we can’t remove it altogether, they said, we will simply not let anyone participate in any kind of better health. Why would a United States Congressman or Congresswoman want […]

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Americans Do Want Health Care Reform.

February 6th, 2011 · Comments Off on Americans Do Want Health Care Reform. · Health Care, Politics

Here’s the problem with the Neocon Republicans’ argument about health care. The fact is that their argument is simply a lie. It’s a big lie, but it’s a simple lie. The lie is this: health care reform is bad for America. It isn’t. It is good, very good, for most Americans. Here are the ones […]

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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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Republicans Panic, Call Voters: Be Afraid of Health Care Reform!

March 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Republicans Panic, Call Voters: Be Afraid of Health Care Reform! · Health Care, Politics

“Hello, this is Congresswoman Judy Biggert. I’m calling to warn you about Medicare…” How lucky am I? My Congresswoman, Judy Biggert was taking the time to call me personally about the dangers of Medicare. She called poor-little-old-me to ask if I wanted to join in on a conference call about health care reform. She is […]

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Do Americans Really Want Health Care Reform?

February 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Do Americans Really Want Health Care Reform? · Health Care, Politics

We have spent an entire year listening to politicians talk about health care, argue health care, debate health care and even do their best to obstruct health care. When Senator John McCain and then Senator Barack Obama were campaigning on the issue of health care 76%, over three-quarters of all Americans surveyed said that they […]

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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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