Healthcare Hypocrisy Revisited

June 22, 2017

I have been away for a while. Nothing has changed. Last I wrote was about healthcare, and to welcome me back the Republicans have released their Senate healthcare plan. It is an astonishing piece of class warfare. It is mind-blowingly hypocritical. Its entire purpose is to act as cover for a monstrous tax cut for [more…]

Healthcare – A Senate Nightmare?

May 25, 2017

Well, the Congressional Budget Office has spoken. It issued its report on the House healthcare plan that passed a few weeks ago. The picture it paints isn't pretty, and it creates a nightmare for the Senate.

First, let's all remember that the Senate was going to construct its own healthcare reform plan. This is the [more…]

Confederacy Statues Tumble in New Orleans

May 23, 2017

Every so often America surprises itself. For those of you who may have missed the news: the city of New Orleans has been removing statues that honor Confederate heroes of the Civil War. These statues have stood since a few years after that war ended and had become symbols of the revisionist ┬áhistory told in [more…]

Healthcare in the Senate

May 23, 2017

It's all quiet in the Senate. Apparently various groups are discussing healthcare reform, but no one wants to be the person to break ranks and tell America that its healthcare system will be dismantled ... or not. Vagueness abounds. Senators duck and weave rather than talk about it. It's almost as if they'd all prefer [more…]

Budget Fog and Budget Clarity

May 23, 2017

On a clear day we can dream of being free from the farce and incompetence that is Trump. Meanhwile back in reality ...

The Trump budget released this week is both indescribably foggy and clear as a bright spring day. It is a perfect statement of 'Trumpism' from its devastation of the poor, through its [more…]