Category Archives: Medicare

Ernst And Grassley Vote To Cut Medicare And Medicaid

As part of the budget bill passed late Thursday night by the senate Medicare will be cut by a massive $500 billion over the next ten years and Medicaid will be cut by an even more massive $1 Trillion over … Continue reading

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Party Of Death?

Note: US House votes for budget that has deep cuts to Medicaid and Medicare:    “The time is always right to do what is right.” Martin Luther King, Jr. As quickly as the news spread about the massacre in Las Vegas … Continue reading

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Signs Of Economic Cutbacks Due To Uncertainty?

A short discussion on the radio the other day caught my ear. Like so many we have our antennae up looking for signs that the great house of cards that Republicans claim are good economic policies will start coming apart … Continue reading

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An Unadvertised Bomb Inside Repealing The ACA

Look out Kids, Mom and Dad may break you Filial responsibility. Ever hear of it? This is an old concept in law that goes back to the English poor laws in the 1600s. Stated simply, it means that children are … Continue reading

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45: The Best Recruiter His Opponents Ever Had

Listening to the radio Thursday a radio host threw out a question to a guest: How long before Jeff Sessions puts the weight of the Justice Department behind enforcing federal marijuana law? The guest mused that they had to destroy … Continue reading

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What Prompts Excommunication?

I sent this email to the bishop of the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin. Since Catholic officials occasionally see fit to call out Catholic politicians for their stand if they favor abortion, I was curious what the Church stand is for … Continue reading

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Will Republicans Hide Because Of Healthcare?

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers drowned out by chants of “Save Our Healthcare” at MLK Day Rally Remember last year shortly after Antonin Scalia died and Chuck Grassley reinterpreted the constitution to read that he, as chair of the Judiciary Committee, … Continue reading

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Fighting The Healthcare Battle Again

Bernie speech on healthcare: (15 minutes) A little trip down memory lane: The major issue in early 2008 was not the economy until Republicans broke the economy in the middle of the year. The state of access to healthcare in … Continue reading

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Republican Plot To Kill Medicare Starts Today

Paul Ryan, that nice young man from Wisconsin, leads the effort to strip health care coverage from retired people.

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Electoral College Meets Monday

We need some Profiles In Courage. We need them Monday. Anyone remember John F. Kennedy’s 1958 book “Profiles In Courage” concerning historical senators who laid their reputations and power on the line in order to do the right thing? We … Continue reading

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