Barak Obama is the first Democratic president to advocate cutting Social Security benefits. Whatever happens next, this is a historic change of direction for his party and an ominous turning point for the American social/economic compact.
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 19, 2010 12:25 pm|
Van Hollen rightly made it clear that eliminating the popular and cost-effective public Medicare program and replacing it with subsidized, badly regulated private insurance companies would be a terrible idea. He calls giving vouchers to seniors and making them buy private health insurance “throwing you over to the insurance industry.”
|By: David Dayen Monday May 31, 2010 3:22 pm|
Democratic moderate Congressional candidate Ed Case showed he couldn’t act against the interests of Hawaii Democrats. His positions against working families in Hawaii made him unelectable to his base, and Sen. Daniel Inouye made sure Case wouldn’t get away with it by withholding his support. The DCCC’s surrender of this special election turned out to be the best option for all involved.