Tag Archives: lobbying

Gun Sales: And Nothing Else Matters

Last week Sunday, almost 10% of a small Texas town’s population was shot to death in a church. I can all but guarantee you that gun regulations in this country will get more lax if anything. You say: counterintuitive?   You are correct in your thinking, but I’ll tell you why it will and what has happened in the wake of mass shootings. Let’s explore. Continue reading Gun Sales: And Nothing Else Matters

Cut, Cut, Cut!

It is early Thursday morning as I write this article. What I am calling the Trump Tower Tax Cut was scheduled to be unveiled in the House of Representatives yesterday.  Two things happened on Wednesday neither of which was the unveiling.  They will form the basis of today’s article.  Let’s explore. Continue reading Cut, Cut, Cut!

Bought Bipartisan

I face two problems with today’s article: controlling my rage and keeping it brief enough. On Sunday October 15th The Washington Post published Scott Higham and Lenny Bernstein’s article The Opioid Epidemic: How Congress and the drug companies worked to neutralize the DEA. Later that evening the two lead segments of CBS’s 60 Minutes were dedicated to the same topic. The two news organizations had collaborated on the pieces. Let’s explore.   Continue reading Bought Bipartisan

Deadly Ego?

Most reasonable Americans felt that the Obamacare repeal effort/tax rate cut for the wealthy was dead, (a/k/a Trumpcare), for at least this Congress after Friday morning. Think again. Let’s explore. Continue reading Deadly Ego?

Business Decision Or Economic Domestic Terrorism?

On Tuesday Aetna Insurance announced that in 2017 it would not participate in the health care exchanges in 11 of the 15 states that it had in 2016. At first glance it was perceived as a big blow to Obamacare. It was certainly portrayed as such and as evidence of the unraveling of Obamacare in the right wing echo chamber. Things are not always what they appear to be on the surface. This situation demands a deeper dive. Let’s do it together. Continue reading Business Decision Or Economic Domestic Terrorism?