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18 June 2011 at 13:19 - Comments

Talking Healthcare Reform in the Texas Heat

Today between about 11:30 and 12:30, US Congressman Lloyd Doggett spoke and answered questions about healthcare reform. He had just finished a closed door talk at a local clinic. Senator John Cornyn, who was also at the closed door talk, ducked out, preferring not to talk to his constituents. Nice, Senator, nice. Rep. Doggett let [...]

8 August 2009 at 21:27 - Comments

Union Leaders v. the People

While I am still a huge fan of Ezekiel Emanuel’s health care plan, it is clearly not on the radar screen of Congress (at least in whole). The best health care legislation currently on offer is the Wyden-Bennett bill. Unfortunately, it suffers from the same problem as the Emanuel plan… it gets rid of the [...]

6 August 2009 at 20:43 - Comments

Best Healthcare Plan is a Non-Starter

After talking to a senior research fellow of a major Washington think tank yesterday, I learned that my preferred healthcare reform plan, health insurance vouchers, has gotten so little discussion because it was ruled out by politicians early on as a non-starter.  Contrary to the claim on the healthcare reform chart I produced (i.e. the [...]

27 May 2009 at 03:01 - Comments

What is a Commoner?

It’s a good question.  Others may have other definitions, but for our purposes a  COMMONER is someone that either is, or is an advocate for, the common man (note I am being old school here, using the inclusive masculine).  A commoner is someone that is conscious of, and works for the progress of, the common [...]

12 April 2009 at 00:27 - Comments

Healthcare Vouchers Explained

This is absolutely the BEST PLAN for healthcare reform in America! I will have more to say about this later, but it can’t be explained better than this speech by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the designer of this plan. SPEECH, PART 1 OF 3 SPEECH, PART 2 OF 3 SPEECH, PART 3 of 3 Q & [...]

23 February 2009 at 02:33 - Comments
ShoshoneConservative at 17:17 on 24 June 2009
Interesting. I agree that, of the various plans that have been put out there, this is one of the ...

Give it back!

Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski explains his idea for a National Solidarity Fund, voluntarily organized by Wall Street financiers that made billions in the last 20+ years, modeled on JP Morgan’s gathering of America’s wealthiest that bailed out Wall Street a hundred years ago. Why should common people (through their taxes) bail out Wall Street fat cats? [...]

17 February 2009 at 19:53 - Comments