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Mitch McConnell Wants to Destroy American Health Care

June 12th, 2017 · No Comments · Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Health Care, Human Rights, Lobbying, Medicaid, Medicare, Politics, Populism

by Joseph O’Shaughnessy The Republican leader in the Senate is trying to rush through a secret health care proposal, bring it to the floor of the Senate without  hearings with Democrats, without amendments…in other words….in virtual secrecy. So why would the Senate leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, want to do that? The most likely explanation is […]

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Warning: Health Care Disaster Looming

April 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Warning: Health Care Disaster Looming · 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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Donald Trump Is No Populist.

April 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on Donald Trump Is No Populist. · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Labor, Lobbying, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, Trump, Wars and Militarism

by Joseph D. O’Shaughnessy I normally don’t sign what we all call posts. I don’t even refer to them as “posts.” Rather, I call them editorials or articles. But I don’t want any misunderstanding when it comes to who wrote this stuff about Trump. I don’t like him and I don’t like what he is […]

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How Paul Ryan Plans to Take Away Your Health Care

January 25th, 2017 · Comments Off on How Paul Ryan Plans to Take Away Your Health Care · Abortion rights, Budgets, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, Lobbying, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Trump

Paul Ryan and the Republican/Fascist leaders in Congress want to repeal Obamacare and leave you with the same kind of health care you had before the Affordable Care Act was initiated. (Republican/Fascists are the new Republicans. There are no more moderate or rational Republicans in the Republican Party.) Here is the Republican/Fascist plan. Offer health […]

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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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Democrats in 2014

December 24th, 2013 · Comments Off on Democrats in 2014 · ALEC, Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, Jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, The Budget, Wall Street

If you talk to leading progressives these days, you’ll be sure to hear this message: The Democratic Party should embrace the economic populism of New York Mayor-elect Bill DeBlasio and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Such economic populism, they argue, should be the guiding star for Democrats heading into 2016. But the new, Right Wing Democrats […]

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Still Crazy After All These Years

November 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off on Still Crazy After All These Years · ALEC, Budgets, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Wall Street

It has been 33 years since the ascendency of Conservative philosophy in the Republican Party and since the takeover of part of American government by the Right Wing. In that period of time, we have seen one disaster after another take place. The Republican Party is in the extraordinary position of saying that government does […]

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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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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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What Would Romney Do?

May 26th, 2012 · Comments Off on What Would Romney Do? · Democracy, Fascism, Politics, Populism, Social Security

Willard Mitt Romney is virtually assured the candidacy of the Republican Party. He is already campaigning as if he were. And he has grabbed on to the Republican message, the Ultra Right Wing new message of the Republican Party with a vengeance. His message is clear. His message is that he will handle the American […]

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Romney Lies about the President

February 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on Romney Lies about the President · 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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Lies My Republican Candidates Told Me.

October 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on Lies My Republican Candidates Told Me. · Politics, Populism, The Budget, Wall Street

The Republican candidates are out on the Old Washington Trail. It leads from Iowa to New Hampshire to the Carolinas, with stops in Nevada and other similarly insignificant places along the way. The costumes are atrocious, the tricks are many and the treats are, well, few and far between. But the missatements of fact…well…they are […]

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Who Created the Recession and Who Can End It

March 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Who Created the Recession and Who Can End It · Economics, Health Care, Jobs, Politics

Jobs, jobs, jobs. It is the mantra of the Liberals. It may also be the mantra of anyone who is out of work and would like to simply earn a living. Seems too much for the Neoconservative Neanderthals to understand. There is one thing that the Liberals and Progressives must lodge firmly in their consciousness […]

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More Idiotic Propaganda From the GOP Lunatic Fringe

March 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on More Idiotic Propaganda From the GOP Lunatic Fringe · Health Care, Media, Politics

The Republicans have lost the battle against health care for their supporters in the health insurance industry. With no more stalling options, they are trying to use propaganda to scare and distract Americans about the federal government. Most of it is just gibberish. Be assured of one thing. We are in no danger of becoming […]

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