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Senate Health Bill Would Kill Essential Homecare Jobs
The Senate Republicans’ “ Better Care Reconciliation Act ,” which would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), would slash resources needed for Medicaid to pay for tax breaks for the wealthy. The homecare workforce, one of the country’s fastest-growing, would be extremely hard hit by the plan. The...
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Onward Toward Socialism: America's Demise, and One Way to Survive
It goes far beyond Donald Trump. He's just simple-mindedly exacerbating a trend. Clear signs of deterioration have been building in our nation, some of them old and some more recent, all of them related to arrogance and greed at the highest levels. Beyond these failings there is one obvious way to...
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US Mayors: Instead of War, Spend Big on 'Human and Environmental Needs'
Hundreds of U.S. mayors have rejected the ongoing militarism supported by the present and Congress and instead called for a budget that supports "human and environmental needs." Over 250 Democrat, Republican, and Independent city leaders that make up the U.S. Conference of Mayors delivered their...
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She's Baaack... To Confront Trumpcare Hypocrisy, 'Granny Off the Cliff' Returns
With just days for Republicans in the U.S. Senate to pass their Trumpcare bill before a congressional recess that begins at the end of this week, an updated version of an iconic ad is back on Monday featuring an elderly woman being foisted from her wheelchair over the edge of a cliff. Taking direct...
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FYI GOP: First, Do No Harm
McConnell Does Health Care, by Jonathan Schmock The GOP, being the GOP, has kept up the dystopian, mendacious , Granny-killing rush to ram through their behind-closed-doors "Let's Just Help People We Don't Care About Die Quickly To Get More Tax Cuts Bill" - stubbornly insisting $880 billion of cuts...
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The Overlooked Trumpcare Threat: A Medicare Time Bomb
Just over two years ago, Donald Trump gave a speech announcing his run for the presidency. In that speech, he promised that he would not cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid. That promise became a centerpiece of his campaign. It was a key way for Trump to differentiate himself, as a matter of...
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If the "shameful" Trumpcare bill is enacted, writes Riech, "McConnell and Trump – as well as every Republican senator who signs on – will bear the burden of hundreds of thousands of deaths that could have been avoided, were they not so determined to make rich Americans even richer." (Photo: @mjkuhns/Twitpic) Views
Trumpcare Truth: A Gift to the 1% and a Kick to the Sick and Poor
The Senate’s bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act is not a healthcare bill. It’s a tax cut for the wealthiest Americans, paid for by a dramatic reduction in healthcare funding for approximately 23 million poor, disabled, and working middle class Americans. America’s wealthiest taxpayers (earning...
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Kansas' Tax Cuts Are a Spectacular Failure. Meanwhile, in California
Republican legislators in Kansas did the unthinkable this month: They voted to raise income taxes, ending a painful five-year experiment with an extreme anti-tax agenda introduced by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback . The Republican-held Legislature had to override a veto by the governor to pass the...
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Ire for Democrat Who Pulled Plug on California's Single-Payer Bill
Advocates of the single-payer healthcare proposal which has been steadily advancing through the California legislature were voicing outrage and disappointment on Saturday after Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat, announced he was pulling the bill from further consideration this year. "If...
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Not Even Our National Monuments Are Safe in Trump’s America
In the fall of 2002, I spent nearly two weeks backpacking in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. Fifteen years later, that experience continues to have a lasting impact on me. Words simply cannot describe the beauty of the red rock sculpted by creeks running through the...
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