What Are Debt And Entitlements?

October 18, 2016

onservatives distort the English language. One of the more prominent examples is the word entitlement. According to the dictionary, an entitlement is something due to one by law or contract. In the case of Social Security and Medicare, they are benefits that are paid for by the FICA tax of 15.2%. Conservatives confuse the word […]

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Too Much Money

September 3, 2009

Can there be such a thing as too much money? Apparently. There can be situations where the amount becomes an embarrassment. That point of embarrassment may come when you are among the very top recipients of bribes from the healthcare industry. A little blush in the cheeks does not quell the desire for financial rewards, […]

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Stupid And Useless

September 2, 2009

I finally received a response from Bart Gordon, my Congressman. He totally ignored my request for a debate. Now I know why. I had challenged him before the August recess. As September has arrived, that means it took him a month to respond. It is obvious from his email that he would have had to […]

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Drip, Redux

August 13, 2009

A few of us are unfortunate enough to be able to remember the decade of the 1950s. I’ll refrain from naming names. But, I will if I have to. There was a major scare back in that strange, misbegotten decade. The “Bomb,” of course. No. Even scarier. The Communists had an even more devious plot […]

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Mourning For America

August 10, 2009

America is the greatest country in the world. I grew up hearing that and I used to believe it. I still hear people saying it. Is it true? What did people mean when they made that claim? What does it mean now? Are people now just saying it out of habit? What criteria are they […]

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At The Head Of The Table

August 6, 2009

Who’s in charge? Here is an article from the New York Times illuminating the real role that al-PhARMA is playing and how the administration is prostituting itself, unnecessarily. Be prepared to be sickened. Understanding what they are doing and how they are doing it spotlights just who is in control and why the final result […]

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Luke 16:13

August 4, 2009

No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. The Biblical citation is also found, excepting one word, in Matthew 6:24. Matthew substitutes man for servant. Since the subject is public servants, I lean toward […]

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The Wrong Way

July 28, 2009

Someone recently asked me what the objections to single-payer are from those opposed. I’m glad they didn’t specify that it had to be rational objections. That would leave me searching for another topic. My job was made somewhat easier by a column in the New York Times by Randy Cohen, former writer for David Letterman. […]

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July 15, 2009

Guess what the most important issue in Washington is. Healthcare reform? Wrong. I just saw a news bulletin. The House Democrats have produced HR II, their 1,018 page version of healthcare reform. Well, now, not exactly. So, what, exactly?

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Yes We Can Save

July 8, 2009

You’ve heard all the good news coming out of Washington. al-PhARMA has generously offered to cut their theft by $80 billion over the next 10 years. The health insurance industry is promising to reduce their greed by 1.5% for the next 10 years. HCA and other the poor hospital corporations (ignore all of those construction […]

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