It is difficult to make the call but I’ll go out on a limb and say the American Health Care Act (ACHA) was the biggest American political story of last week. I like pinning the tail on the donkey and we all know a synonym for donkey that starts with the letter “A” is very appropriate when you consider the most popular nickname for the bill is Trumpcare. Today I want to concentrate on the CBO’s (Congressional Budget Office) report and the Republican reaction to it. Let’s explore. Continue reading 1, 2, 3 But Not So Easy
The Republicans wheeled out their long awaited repeal and replace health care plan last week. As expected it certainly didn’t live up to their rhetoric. Is there another aspect at play? Let’s explore. Continue reading Huge Dilemma Or Another Distraction
President-elect Donald Trump shocked America this weekend when in an interview he seemed to come out in favor of a Bernie Sanders like plan for national health care. Meanwhile the Congressional Republicans are already making the preliminary legislative moves to repeal Obamacare without any viable replacement in sight. What are we in for? Let’s explore. Continue reading Repeal And Rhetoric?
Late Monday night the news broke that Donald Trump was nominating Republican six-term Georgia Congressman Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Like most in Congress his is not a household name and most Americans wouldn’t recognize him if they passed him on the street. This pick is similar to the choice of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education and both are equally harmful to America! Continue reading What Price Will We Pay?
If perfection were a requirement for induction the Progressive Hall of Fame would likely be empty – so would Heaven. The concept is modeled after the Baseball Hall of Fame. Just to pick two denizens off the top of my head, few would try to make a case that Babe Ruth or Ty Cobb were flawless human beings but there is no question that they were great ballplayers. I’m not even sure that today’s inductee into the Progressive Hall of Fame was a good person let alone anything approaching perfect. Nonetheless a couple of his achievements would have him standing tall in the annals of progressive history in America even if he were not 6’4” in stature. I speak of America’s 36th President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Lyndon Johnson