On Valentine’s Day, Senator Bernie Sanders sent a letter to the President, authored by himself and signed by 15 other Senators, all Democrats. The letter was a response to the rumors that the President intends to include his Chained CPI proposal to cut Social Security benefits in the budget he will soon send to Congress.
|By: letsgetitdone Saturday February 15, 2014 11:15 am|
Paul Krugman can’t explain why the deficit issue has suddenly dropped off the agenda.
|By: DSWright Thursday February 13, 2014 1:15 pm|
The fake “millennial” group funded by Wall Street called “The Can Kicks Back” which supports cutting Social Security and Medicare to solve the debt problems and bring “fiscal sanity” to the budget has gone bust.
|By: Kay Tillow Saturday February 8, 2014 11:40 am|
After 22 years in the coal mines, Jimmy Slone is still working—now as a City Commissioner for Vicco, Kentucky. His black lung disease does not stop him from getting up in the middle of the night to assure that the city’s water system is safe. He and his fellow commissioners volunteer their time to better their town. They show the courage of their convictions in other ways. They voted to end discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and have called on the nation to pass Single Payer Health Care, HR 676, Congressman John Conyers’ Improved Medicare for All bill.
|By: DSWright Thursday December 26, 2013 10:42 am|
As unemployment benefits are set to expire Saturday for 1.3 million Americans the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has produced an estimate for the costs of maintaining and modernizing America’s doomsday weapons – $355 billion.
|By: danps Saturday December 21, 2013 11:52 am|
Here is an interesting thing about the new health care law: News stories on it sometimes conflate flaws in the existing system with those in the new one. Many complaints about Obamacare are actually complaints about America’s health care system.
|By: Anti-Capitalist Meetup Sunday December 1, 2013 5:20 pm|
This week has a certain nostalgia for me. I am working the last four shifts in my home, Humboldt County. Nestled between pristine redwoods and dramatic cliffs overlooking the west coast of California, I want to stay here, but cannot. I am feeling the full force of the United States health care crisis. In the four years I have worked here eight of ten obstetricians in the southern half of the county have left, and now I find I am one of them.
|By: DSWright Friday November 15, 2013 6:40 am|
In a press conference yesterday President Obama acknowledged the substantial problems with the healthcare.gov website and the loss of people’s insurance plans as “on me.” The admission comes shortly after a full apology for promising the American people they could keep their health insurance plans when Obama knew that would not be the case.
|By: Jon Walker Friday October 25, 2013 4:00 pm|
This is good news for Medicare and the American people. Raising the Medicare age was one of the worst policy ideas ever seriously discussed in recent years. It would raise premiums for millions of Americans across all age groups and increase the number uninsured seniors.
|By: DSWright Friday October 25, 2013 7:35 am|
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, speaking on Nevada Public Radio, let it be known that there is not going to be a “Grand Bargain”. While the Senate bill that ended the shutdown seemed to open the door for a deal that would cut Social Security and Medicare, Reid was adamant that was not going to be the case.