Thursday, October 17, 2013


"We won, we got mandatory income verification, before benefits allocation!"

On this side of the fence, that 'win' the GOP is now touting cost the billions in economic losses.  Markets like steady governments that operate effectively, mail out checks on time, and so on.  This Congress, elected through gerrymandering and disproportionate re-districting, has been a wall of inaction.  They voted in scores to repeal something they knew the President agree to, and now they took us to the last minutes of an actual default, all for a hurdle for government relief??

I honestly believe Senator McConnell's, "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."

I believe because they did get that, they have decided to just do nothing, and be an absolute hindrance to any progress whatsoever.  Some have used the term 'Do Nothing Congress,' but I think they have moved toward destructive ends, with malice and intent to hinder.  Why, what is the goal here?  Anything I offered here would be pure speculation, so I won't delve.

But I do have question and accusations.  What is the goal of those who think government is not the solution, but to make sure that government CAN'T be or act otherwise!?  If a program needs $10 billion, and you fund it at $3 billion, should anyone be surprised that the program doesn't deliver as promised!?

What if half our government wasn't bent on its incapacitation?

Imagine what we could achieve...

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Re-Open Affordable Care Act Negotiations

"We want to negotiate, but Democrats refuse."

As a progressive liberal, I wanted Universal Health Care, a single-payer system everyone gets covered, period.  I believe heath care, or rather 'the right to life,' should be a right, and not just a privilege for the super rich.  We didn't get Universal coverage.  In lou of that, I wanted a strong public option, and this too we gave up in concessions.

NOW, conservatives are wanting to negotiate, with our government at a stand still?  So, let's put Universal Health Care back up?  Or how about fully funded municipal co-ops, wherein county hospitals offer coverage with federal financial backing in emergency or catastrophic situations.  Let's do something, anything!  If they don't like this version, let's sincerely improve it!

I say we 'give up this private health care mandate,' and instead demand Universal Health Care, then 'settle' for a strong public option.

If republicans really want to negotiate, I say let's go for it!  Let's start making demands of our own, and let's begin by offering up the private insurance mandate.  How was that a liberal idea anyway!?