Posts Tagged ‘Social Security and Medicare’

March 10th, 2023 - 9:32 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Nikki Haley insults working poor

Nikki Haley, who wants to be president, believes if you’re a single working mother juggling parenting with two or three low-wage jobs and need Medicaid and food stamps to make ends meet, you’re a lazy couch potato. Haley wants to slash funding for those programs, which also help seniors [...]

February 8th, 2023 - 1:34 am § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Normal or crazy? You decide

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Sanders, Trump’s former White House press secretary. was chosen (for complex reasons) to deliver the GOP rebuttal to Biden’s state of the union speech on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Here’s part of what she said (courtesy of Raw Story here): “In the radical [...]

January 19th, 2023 - 4:03 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Republicans worry about debt only when they have an agenda

Republicans are using the debt ceiling to leverage cuts to Social Security and Medicare. Those programs are self-funded with payroll taxes, add nothing to deficits or debt, and cutting benefits won’t reduce the deficit or avoid debt. Republicans hope gullible voters won’t notice those de[...]

October 18th, 2022 - 1:45 pm § in Economics, Politics, Republicans

If the GOP wins House control, here’s their economic plan

According to Raw Story, they’ll “make cuts to Social Security and Medicare. McCarthy also announced that there won’t be any support for funding to help Ukraine fight off the Russian invasion. He has also stated that the GOP intends to fight to raise the debt ceiling, which would sh[...]

November 30th, 2019 - 2:08 pm § in Misc.

M$ All .. an incisive debate on Politico!

 Today, health care is the largest employer in over 55 percent of U.S. congressional districts ― a political reach the defense industry must envy. Read the full debate! [...]

January 31st, 2019 - 9:58 am § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges


“Medicare for All” is a slogan, not a policy. If there is any real lesson to come from the Trump Presidency, the lesson may be the dangers of trying to base policy on a campaign slogan.  In 20 years, politicians will use the slogan “Remember the Wall” to accuse their competi[...]

January 25th, 2017 - 8:39 pm § in Politics

What is patriotism?

Patriotism is loyalty to a country, not a leader, party, or ideology. Which raises the questions, what is a country, and why have one? Rebecca Gordon, who teaches philosophy at the University of San Francisco, writing in Mother Jones, explores these questions here. Her article is worth reading. &nbs[...]