Saturday, April 09, 2011

Federal shutdown barely avoided

Now on to the big game - the 2012 budget and Paul Ryan's spurious deficit cutting proposals.
The budget fight will include the need to fend off the assault on woman's health, including the right to choose the legal medical procedure, abortion. And the need to preserve and extend efforts to deal with carbon pollution and climate change. Ryan's proposal includes the false claim that tax cuts for the wealthy reduces the deficit and creates jobs and the plans to move Medicare from the existing efficient governmental operation to the more expensive, profit-seeking health insurance companies.

Let's hope that some Republicans will put country ahead of politics.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Republicans willing to shut down gov't to force defunding of Planned Parenthood. Disgraceful.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011


For Medicare "reform", the GOP proposes " a 'premium support system' for Medicare. In the future, older people would choose plans in the marketplace..."

Not only does this shift more burden to the individual but also it transfers more of the operation to the wasteful private health insurance companies whose administrative costs (and profits) far exceed the expense of the Medicare s ystem.

This makes no sense.

Congratulations, U Conn! But one of the ugliest games ever.