A look at our health care debate from abroad

It’s always a good idea to see how our nation is being viewed from outside of our borders.  Here’s an article from  The Independent, a british newspaper.  The subject is our healthcare debate.  The author sees the US mainstream as being cruel and uncaring by not wanting to ensure that there’s universal healthcare.  I maintain that Europe and Canada can afford to provide their citizen’s healthcare because they don’t... Read More

Healthcare: No Public Option means your pocket continues hurting

This is from New York Times Columnist Bob Herbert: This Is Reform? By BOB HERBERT It’s never a contest when the interests of big business are pitted against the public interest. So if we manage to get health care “reform” this time around it will be the kind of reform that benefits the very people who have given us a failed system, and thus made reform so necessary. Forget about a crackdown on price-gouging drug companies and predatory insurance... Read More

The Next Big Bailout?

This in from one of my favorite financial soothsayers. This guy has been spot on in predicting the financial crisis that has engulfed our nation. Here’s what he has to say about social security. Social Security crunch coming fast Here’s a frightening prediction: The public pension system’s trust fund could go into the red in the next year, far sooner than expected. Will it get the next huge bailout? By Bill Fleckenstein The debate... Read More

Misinformation, Mayhem mar Debate on Healthcare

From the USA Today http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2009/08/our-opinion-misinformation-mayhem-mar-debate-on-health-care.html There’s an old proverb that says a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still getting its boots on. That’s surely true when the lie instills deep personal fears, and lies appear to be in full sprint as the nation’s health care debate goes local. A06-EDIT-10 Some August town hall meetings... Read More

Faking the Funk (Town Hall Meeting Protesters)

I’m a child of the late 60’s, 70’s and 80’s as far as my formative years go.  Of course, those of us who grew up during that period remember the progression of popular music from the Motown sound to the funk sound of the 70’s with Parliament and Funkadelic.  Along the way, there arose those who were not among the original funkmeisters but tried to play themselves off like they really were down with the P-funk. Eventually someone coined... Read More

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