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Monthly Archive for March, 2010

FRIVOLOUS LAWSUIT

The University of Washington tried to have a debate on the constitutionality of the new healthcare law.  They invited well respected law professors to participate in the debate but were unable to find even one to debate the position that the new law is unconstitutional.  Check out the full story in the Seattle Times. All the law professors on the panel agreed that […]

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THE PARTY OF THE HISSY FIT

The Republican Party is now utterly and completely the antigovernment party.  According to Republican NY Times columnist, David Brooks, “It’s a party that sees modest efforts to improve Americans’ economic and health security not merely as unwise, but as monstrous. It’s a party in which paranoid fantasies about the other side — Obama is a […]

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REPUBLICAN CREDIBILITY — PART II

Oh, get this:  On Morning Joe this morning Pat Buchanan, far-right-wing pundit and former Republican presidential candidate, actually said about Healthcare Reform — “A lot positive here.  Republicans, (in Congress) some of them said 60 % or 70% is really good.”  Now don’t get me wrong here, he’s still in favor of running against healthcare in the next election as a […]

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REPUBLICAN CREDIBILITY

UNITED FRONT Nick Anderson / Houston Chronicle Will the Republican Party have a political price to pay for their pattern of obstructionism and use of scary, fear-mongering predictions — that simply turn out to be wrong?  Like:  Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and mushroom clouds.  How about:  Clinton’s raising taxes on the rich (with not one Republican vote) […]

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CHANGE IS ON THE WAY!

The heavy lift is over.  Having passed the House of Representatives, the Healthcare Reform legislation goes to the Senate where it will pass.  This bill is not all that we wanted and hoped for, but it is a momentous breakthrough in our move toward universal healthcare in America.  Ninety-five percent of Americans will now be […]

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WAITING

Called our representative in the House today, just to say, “Please thank Congresswoman Eshoo for her support for Healthcare Reform.  And let her know that we’re holding our breath.”  The young lady who answered the phone said, “We’re all holding our breath.”   I think that’s the reality of the situation.  This thing’s not locked down […]

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PINS-AND-NEEDLES

The nation is holding its breath.  We wait.  For more than sixty years we’ve waited.  We think the waiting is almost at an end.  The 2010 Healthcare Reform legislation will be the beginning of a new day in America.  We’re holding our breath — and waiting. Spread the word:Share

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POST SCRIPT

Well, here it is:  more proof that the Republican Party is not to be trusted to tell the truth.  While ranting at the top of their lungs that Obamacare is a socialist plot, this Republican admits the truth in the New York Times.  William F. Pewen, a former senior health policy adviser for Republican Senator Olympia Snowe […]

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CHECK-IT-OUT

  *****  Love this article.   It’s an amazing analysis by Les Leopold titled, Why Are We Afraid of Taxing the Super-Rich?   What a great take on the status of the American tax system and how it works in the “real world” economy (a favorite topic for us).  For the entire article, CHECK-IT-OUT.   *****  Here’s an update […]

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REFORM NOW

We’ve taken a good hard look at the Ipsos/McClatchy Poll on healthcare reform, covering a six month period of time.  Polling started during the last week in August, followed by two polls in October (the first week and the last week), then again the last week in January and the last week in February. The favorability […]

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