Posts in category "Healthcare"

While In Israel, Romney Endorses National Healthcare: INcluding mandates

Said Romney, When our health care costs are completely out of control. Do you realize what health care spending is as a percentage of the GDP in Israel? 8 percent. You spend 8 percent of GDP on health care. And you’re a pretty healthy nation. We spend 18 percent of our GDP on health care. 10 percentage... Read more »

On the Tragedy in Colorado . . .

As we see elite conservatives desperately trying to cling to the last vestiges of post-colonial privilege and status, duping the working-class to side with them along the way in cutting every social safety net like Edward Scissorhands and leaving a dystopia in the wake that would make Orwell, Vonnegut, and Huxley blush what do we we see: a structurally user “unfriendly”... Read more »

Willard "Mitt" and His "Free Stuff"

When Willard “Mitt” Romney blows his dog whistle about people wanting “free stuff” he best remember the glass houses cliche. I hate (hate, hate, hate) to resurrect inconvenient lessons in American history such as the “slave-descendants’ reparations” debate and the 100+ years of aristocratic white society benefiting from free or quasi-free labor (along with white indentured and Chinese building... Read more »
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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs GOP: more like knobs, knobs, knobs

In yet another example of its historic deficit growing abilities, the GOP led House today (championed by Affordable Care Act pioneer and presumptive GOP presidential candidate Willard “Mitt” Romney) again wasted tax payer dollars in voting (for the 33rd time and to the tune of an estimated $50 million!) on repealing an act passed and sanctified by the Supreme... Read more »

UPHELD! Way To Go SCOTUS: the nation's ER's now may be saved!

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) today upheld the Heritage Foundation/Republican Party-inspired “individual mandate”, a mechanism that proposed that all Americans directly participate in and be held responsible for something truly of national importance and modeled on “Romneycare” during Willard Mitt’s tenure in Massachusetts. In considering this decision I do so mainly from a perspective of underwhelmed... Read more »

How Romney-Ryan-Walker May Be Creating . . . Obama Republicans?

Gone are the days when the Republican Party might hope to win over a few conservative Democrats in the manner that Ronald Reagan was said to have in 1980 and 1984.  The Republican’s now need to be more concerned about an exodus of moderate Republicans to an increasingly perceived moderate, 3rd-way and centrist Democratic Party. In... Read more »
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Their "Liberty," Our "Tyranny"

In the current wave of rhetorical bumper-sticker jargon and esoteric jibber-jabber, perhaps no concept reigns supreme over the hyperbolic as much as the mythical attachment to the notions of “liberty” and “freedom” and the delusion that there is but one definition for each term.  Both ideals as employed in much contemporary usage are offered up... Read more »

Limbaugh, Ryan and the Republicans: what, then, is their case for allegiance?

I really would like to know what kind of “allegiance“ Republicans think the average person should pledge to the country in which they envision? A country so callous that it doesn’t concern itself with the health and welfare of its citizens, wants to erode the social safety net, degrade environmental protection and otherwise realize their Ayn Randian dystopia; reducing to... Read more »