Tag Archives: Obamacare

American Flatline

My degree is in management and business types are known to be bottom line people. That is, in the final analysis the thing that matters most is the net profit or loss (the bottom line of the P&L statement). In health care there is a “bottom line” of sorts; it is the line(s) on the vital signs monitor that measures activity. When it goes flat you are dead. I contend that Trumpcare, in all its versions, will produce a flatline for many Americans. Let’s explore.    Continue reading American Flatline

Make The Call If…

I’m not a big proponent of calls, letters, e-mails etc. to members of Congress. I don’t think they sway many votes that often. Many of my political friends disagree with me on this point. Other than to concede that they have many valid points, I’m not going to debate that today. There are situations where I feel that calling your Senator can make a difference and today I want to implore some of my readers to do just that. Let’s explore. Continue reading Make The Call If…

The Hidden Forest

There is an old saying about not being able to see the forest for the trees. Basically it is about distraction; focusing on part and therefore not seeing the whole. I fear we may well be in that situation when it comes to national politics. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Hidden Forest

Stay Active Patroit

Progressive and anti-Trump activity is paying dividends. It has definitely mitigated and limited the damage that President Trump, his team and the Republicans would like to inflict on America. It entails a combination of hard work, inconvenience and sacrifice. The job is far from done and we need to keep up the good work. Let’s explore. Continue reading Stay Active Patroit

The Politically Dead On A Bus

Sometimes being an old guy has its advantages. I was the beneficiary of multiple laps around the track of life last week. Thursday, 217 House Republicans voted for Trumpcare 3.0, (or is it 2.1?), and in the process many ended their political futures. Immediately after the result of the vote was announced many House Democrats began taunting them with a rendition of Steam’s 1978 song, Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye). It took me back to memories of the 1978 Chicago White Sox and made a terrible moment somewhat more palatable. There is a lot here; let’s explore.     Continue reading The Politically Dead On A Bus