Shredding the Safety Net

  Bernie Sanders (and others) are sounding the alarm. They see the Republican tax “reform” as the first step in attacking the social safety net. Here’s how it works. First,¬†Congress¬†gives the rich and corporations a massive tax cut that sends the national deficit soaring into the trillions. Then they use the deficit as a pretext […]
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U.S. is Awash in Money – and Going Bankrupt

The experts paint an alarming picture of America’s financial situation. Unless “hard choices” are made, they tell us, the country’s economic system will collapse. The dollar will be worthless, and U.S. bonds will have no takers. The deficit must be curbed, the national debt tamed – or else! And looking at the figures, I can […]
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The Frightening Alternative Offered by the GOP

So far, the Republican Party has managed to trash President Obama’s agenda by just saying no to everything he has tried to accomplish. Then they point to his lack of achievement as proof that the Democrats are inept and the American public should put the GOP back in power. It’s not a clever strategy, but […]
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Democrats May Have Lured Health Care Profiteers Into a Trap

I don’t want to get unduly excited about this. I’ve absorbed too many disappointments since the Democrats won control of the U.S. Congress. Still, it looks as if health care reform might be coming to America after all. Maybe not in one step. But gradually. My optimism comes from news that those sleazy Senate “moderates” […]
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Billions Are at Stake in America’s Health Care War

When one side spends $1.4 million a day to win a war, it stands to reason that the booty at stake must be really worth fighting for. And that’s how much the health care industry is currently spending on lobbying to block meaningful reform of America’s health insurance system. The industry is so desperate that […]
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Bold Action Could Slash Education and Health Costs

When a school superintendent in a rural Florida county makes nearly twice as much as a United States senator, taxpayers should stop and ask themselves, “What the hell is going on?” That’s right. In Polk County, where I live, the school superintendent’s salary is close to $300,000 a year. Of course, the bucks stop there. […]
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