Category Archives: Health Care Reform

Obama: recent blog posts about his role in the deficit crisis

Taibbi: The Debt Ceiling Deal—Democrats take a dive from AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth by Gaius Publius This is just starting to make the rounds, and it should. It presents the other frame to the “poor Obama is … Continue reading

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The myth of Obama’s “blunders” and “weakness”

The myth of Obama’s “blunders” and “weakness” from Glenn Greenwald by Glenn Greenwald With the details of the pending debt deal now emerging (and for a very good explanation of the key terms, see this post by former Biden economic adviser Jared Bernstein), a … Continue reading

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Krugman: Tax Cut Memories

Krugman’s column below raises questions about Obama’s political foresight. There are a number of convoluted ways to put a favorable spin on what Obama said, mostly along the lines that this is a sophisticated political maneuver to expose Republican intransigence, … Continue reading

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Conservative Origins of Obamacare

Conservative Origins of Obamacare from Paul Krugman by By PAUL KRUGMAN Here’s a useful resource for tracking the history of the ideas embodied in the Affordable Care Act. The essence of Obamacare, as of Romneycare, is a three-legged stool of regulation and subsidies: community rating … Continue reading

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In the Belly of the Beast: 7/22/11: The Norway massacre and the nexus of Islamophobia and right-wing Zionism

Debtmageddon from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall If Democrats and Republicans don’t make a deal to raise the debt ceiling, our whole way of life could come to an end! Weisbrot and Epitropoulos on Greece from Dollars & Sense Blog by Chris Sturr Even the … Continue reading

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Why Medicare Is the Solution — Not the Problem

Why Medicare Is the Solution — Not the Problem from Robert Reich 8 people liked this Not only is Social Security on the chopping block in order to respond to Republican extortion. So is Medicare. But Medicare isn’t the nation’s budgetary … Continue reading

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In the Belly of the Beast: 7/16/11: Wash Post: “Top lawmakers target ‘grand bargain’ for debt plan”

Wash Post: “Top lawmakers target ‘grand bargain’ for debt plan” from AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth by Gaius Publius <Editorial Comment> So clearly Obama is cutting social security and Medicare because “he wants to”, not because the republicons are making him. … Continue reading

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Wash Post: “Top lawmakers target ‘grand bargain’ for debt plan”

Wash Post: “Top lawmakers target ‘grand bargain’ for debt plan” <Editorial Comment> So clearly Obama is cutting social security and Medicare because “he wants to”, not because the republicons are making him. So just like Clinton, Obama is doing bad … Continue reading

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In the Belly of the Beast: 7/15/11: Larry Summers in 2009: Obama will launch “a plan to reform Social Security and Medicare”

Dem vs. GOP Budget Smackdown! from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall 1 person liked this Economic catastrophe looms as the two parties lock in an epic ideological clash. INDEX (full text of stories follow Democracy Now headlines) “POLITICS” Larry Summers in 2009: … Continue reading

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Larry Summers in 2009: Obama will launch “a plan to reform Social Security and Medicare”

Larry Summers in 2009: Obama will launch “a plan to reform Social Security and Medicare” from AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth by Gaius Publius Credit A Tiny Revolution for this great find. Larry Summers profiled and quoted in a January 2009 (hmm, what … Continue reading

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