Citizens United, a long but necessary fight
The basic problem is that money works. Greed at the top and shared with the politicians making or unmaking the laws is killing America. Some call it shared booty, but it is hard not to call them political bribes.
Why fight this never-ending battle? (1 comments)
Why? Because we will NEVER, EVER fix our economy as long as our politicians are taking campaign bribes from the elites that want in our pocket.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Should we privatize Medicare? (4 comments)
The short answer is NO, because even the current privatized Medicare costs taxpayers 17% more than traditional Medicare.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Only a 100% political turnover will prevent US and state bankruptcy! (4 comments)
Our problem -- affecting everything you say and every issue you want to discuss -- is that we have a corrupt political system. As owner of by own company, I would not have survived had I a purchasing agent taking money from vendors and giving away corporate assets in return. Yet that is exactly what today's politicians are doing. No company could survive this, nor can any nation. Our only hope is public funding of campaigns.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Medicare-for-all *IS* a jobs bill! (3 comments)
Actually, we can get a "two-fer" by voting in a single-payer Medicare-for-all system. It is both the best health care proposal of them all, and a jobs bill wrapped into one.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Bailout for all, not just a few (2 comments)
It never ceases to amaze me, the amount of energy that can go into a project just to avoid doing the right thing. The best, simplest, least costly, most effective thing we could do is expand what has been working so well for years, Medicare. You get sick, you get care, and the caregiver gets paid. Nothing could be simpler.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Optional Medicare for businesses? (1 comments)
An Optional Medicare system for businesses that eliminate the unnecessary middleman bureaucracy costs of the current healthcare system. Choice plus competition! What more can right-wingers ask for?
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Health care and the free market (7 comments)
Politicians prefer privatization for one and only one reason: private companies can give campaign contributions and public entities cannot. Just ask those who pocket the money from the insurance and healthcare industries but never get a penny from Medicare. We don't need mandated insurance, we need mandated health care. Simple as that.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Perpetuating a corrupt corporate system
Just like corrupt CEOs have taken over many corporations and changed the rules to let them drain the company, so have our politicians changed the political rules to drain the taxpayers. Business leaders who would not accept corporate corruption, are willing to accept, even participate in, political corruption. How long can this country survive under a corrupt political system? Ask the people in Burma.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Paying for health care is not rocket science! (9 comments)
It never ceases to amaze me, the amount of energy that can go into a project just to avoid doing the right thing, and reforming health care is at the top of that list.
The best, simplest, least costly, most effective thing we could do is expand what has been working so well for 50 years, Medicare. You get sick, you get care, and the caregiver gets paid. Guaranteed. Nothing could be simpler.