Archive for June 2017

If we want a good society, the rich will have to do more than accumulate wealth

  “Every one to whom much is given, of him will much be required; and of him to whom men commit much they will demand the more.” Luke 12:48   We  talk about health care on buses, in cabs; But the knowledge we have comes  in dribbles and drabs. The debate sometimes ranges From mandates,... Read more »

If we want better health outcomes, it's time to phase out coal.

  Too many miners who dug out our coal Have died of black lung or are  living on dole. We don’t need bitumenous Burned to be  luminous Geothermal, wind, solar should now be our goal.    

Thoughts on replacing Nancy Pelosi

  What’s the trouble with Dems? Are their leaders too old? Do they need fresher blood to come in  from the cold? Like the GOP  batch: Mitch  McConnell and Hatch, Grassley, Cornyn, McCain, and the rest in that mold?    
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The Russian ambassador gets the pink slip

  Guess who is leaving? Sergey Kislyak. To Russia with love Putin’s calling him back. The Trump team that met him Will never forget him, And ought to  regret that with him  they did yak.    

The ACA? Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater

  For a long time the Right has been nixing it. As they now try their darnedest deep-sixing it. If we  want better health, Let’s forget those with wealth, And amend ACA  by our fixing it.

No televised press briefings? Here's the upside of it.

    The press briefings won’t be, unfortunately, Shown live on TV for the nation to see. We won’t witness Sean On the dais or lawn Or the obnoxious  daughter of Mike Huckabee.    
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As for Russian election tampering, Trump puts the blame on Obama

  “President Trump on Saturday railed against former President Barack Obama for failing to act more aggressively in response to Russia’s efforts to meddle in the 2016 election, suggesting that his slow response was intended to avoid damaging Hillary Clinton’s campaign.”  [thehill.com] In November’s election, the Russians were meddling; A fact that for us  should... Read more »

When it comes to health care, the GOP should apply the Golden Rule

  The Affordable Care Act is not without flaws. It is very ambitious and for a good cause. For it’s just and it’s fair That we all have health care Like the people in Congress who write all our laws.

Senator McConnell channels Mr. Potter

    “You, you said that they — What’d you say just a minute ago? They had to wait and save their money before they even thought of a decent home. Wait? Wait for what?! Until their children grow up and leave them? Until they’re so old and broken-down that — You know how long... Read more »
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Tomorrow Mitch McConnell will let the GOP health bill out of the bag

  In the Senate they’ve  crafted a secret health plan. (It’s really a tax break for every rich man.) It guts Medicaid And gives millions no aid; Which makes us no better than Afghanistan.