March 31, 2015

Medical Expenses Push 10 Million More Americans into Poverty–Obamacare will rescue most in 2014


It is sad that many Americans believe they would actually be better off with the repeal of The Affordable Healthcare Act better known as Obamacare (a name I think President Obama should embrace as “Obama cares”. An excellent article titled “New Census Poverty Measure Shows Medical Expenses Push 10 Million More Americans into Poverty ”, written by By Sara R. Collins, Ph.D., Cathy Schoen, M.S., and Karen Davis, Ph.D. illustrates the decimation of the middle class by ever growing healthcare and health insurance costs. It is not hard then to see why the President was adamant that Healthcare Reform irrespective of the difficulty of passage given history as well as the opposition from all Republicans and many Blue Dog Democrats had to be passed to save the middle class. It is immoral that a rich country like ours with one of the worst income and wealth disparity in the world had been unable to begin the establishment of a sensible healthcare regime for our country. While the Affordable Healthcare Act is much … [Read more...]

The Story of Broke (2011) WE ARE NOT BROKE! The Country Is Rich


  http://bit.ly/storyofbroke — The United States isn't broke; we're the richest country on the planet and a country in which the richest among us are doing exceptionally well. But the truth is, our economy is broken, producing more pollution, greenhouse gasses and garbage than any other country. In these and so many other ways, it just isn't working. But rather than invest in something better, we continue to keep this 'dinosaur economy' on life support with hundreds of billions of dollars of our tax money. The Story of Broke calls for a shift in government spending toward investments in clean, green solutions—renewable energy, safer chemicals and materials, zero waste and more—that can deliver jobs AND a healthier environment. It's time to rebuild the American Dream; but this time, let's build it better. My Book: As I See It: Class Warfare The Only Resort To Right Wing Doom Book’s Webpage: http://amzn.to/dt72c7 - Twitter: … [Read more...]

Occupy Politics


Washington, DC. October 25, 2011.  The latest national survey by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner for Democracy Corps reveals an intensely anti-establishment, anti-Washington, anti-Wall Street moment. Three-quarters of all voters say the country is on the wrong track; just 15 percent believe we are heading in the right direction—the lowest optimism since the crash and down 13 points since June. Negative ratings of the economy are up 5 points since last month and now equal what they were during the height of the economic crisis. It is angry and ugly out there, reflected in dramatic pull-back from the political and economic establishment: Washington, Wall Street, and politicians of both parties receive negative ratings across the board, hitting bottom with the Republican Congress. Nearly 60 percent of voters give Wall Street a negative rating. The President’s approval rating has dropped to 40 percent—the lowest in our tracking. But voters have pulled back more sharply from the Republicans; two-thirds now disapprove of … [Read more...]