Category Archives: Medicare

David Young The Epitome Of Today’s Republican Party

Retired teacher schools David Young on taxes (6 minutes) The sound is a little hard to hear so you may want to turn it up. Iowa’s 3rd district has a tight contest going on and I am kind of at … Continue reading

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Older Voters Leaving The Republican Party

“Believe them when they say they are coming after Medicare and Social Security.” Several articles around the internet in the past weeks indicate that older Americans are finally starting to understand that the Republican Party is in no way acting … Continue reading

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The Children Are The Future

video 1.5 minutes NPR’s Weekend Edition last Saturday included a story on the seperation of a Guatemalan mother and her 3 year old son. Through an interpreter the NPR host, Scott Simon, conducted the interview. Near the end of the interview … Continue reading

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Dismantling Healthcare In The US

As I wrote last week we have been deeply involved in the health care system as an elderly relative seems to be entering the latter stages of life.  What a goddamned mess. It is so hard to believe that Americans … Continue reading

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Health Care, Health Care, Health Care!

We spent most of the holiday in the emergency room with an elderly relative. For those who have been in a similar situation you know that you will have a lot of time on your hands while waiting for test … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget: SS And Medicare Are Republicans Next Targets

One Of Many Big Issues In This Year’s Election. Topher Spiro   Topher Spiro Retweeted John Harwood After cutting taxes, they want to cut Social Security and Medicare to pay for it. Make no mistake: this is on the ballot … Continue reading

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Astonishing Number: US Spends $250 Million Per Day On War

That astonishing number is according to International Business Times, what the GWOT – Great War on Terror – has cost the US – some $1.46 Trillion total – since the day planes were flown into the World Trade Center and … Continue reading

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To Do List This Week: Vote, Sign Up For Healthcare, Call Congress

Back when I was in school  – when we walked miles there and miles back – one thing that was emphasized was that even as an average citizen you were expected to participate in the running of your government. Next … Continue reading

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About Those Tax Cuts And An Appeal From Rob Hogg

Here and below we have a couple of short ( 3 minute and 4 minute) videos with Robert Reich explaining just how the proposed tax cuts will only do just what we would expect Republican tax proposals to do – … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Republicans In Congress Vote To Cut Medicare & Medicaid

Iowa’s Republican members of congress have once again leveled a boot into the ass of elderly, poor and disabled Iowans. Thursday the US House held a vote on the 2018 budget resolution. A major feature of that budget is the … Continue reading

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