Monthly Archives: June 2012

Dewey Beats Truman, again –Wrong predictions on health care






DEWEY BEATS TRUMAN, AGAIN! 2012 wrong predictions on health care “Surely, as there are mountebanks for the natural body, so are there mountebanks for the politic body; men that undertake great cures, and perhaps have been lucky, in two or three experiments, but want the grounds of science, and therefore cannot hold out. . . So Read More

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Affordable Care Act largely upheld by Supreme Court






The Supreme Court ruling just out, upholds the health care law in most important provisions. The so-called individual mandate is upheld, deemed constitutional as a tax, Chief Justice Roberts joining the majority on the ‘left’ of the high court. Also reported: the Medicaid provisions remain in. From C-Span 3, images of a largely negative but Read More

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Medicare for all






Medicare for all –Or at least for more. As this writer has noted more than once, the way to get young and healthy people into general coverage is to expand Medicare to cover everyone up to age 26. Why not? What would be the argument against? –This is the cohort least liable to the ills Read More

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Imaginary flap over Marco Rubio






Imaginary flap over Marco Rubio The VP flap yesterday over Marco Rubio’s not being ‘vetted’ as Mitt Romney’s pick for the second spot on the Republican ticket was pretty weird, even for television. I’m all for imagination, the play of color and the zodiac of human wit and all that, but there’s supposed to be Read More

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Why GOPers don’t talk about campaign debt






Why Republicans don’t talk about campaign debt For a while there, back in August 2011, the CEO of Starbucks floated an idea of boycotting campaign contributions to all incumbents. Within days, more than a hundred CEOs of large companies had joined/signed on to the idea. We have heard little about it since, undoubtedly for a Read More

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Sad, pathetic jobs






Just got a call from someone who has not been taught manners. When telephoning someone, especially someone you don’t know, the general guideline is that the caller identifies himself first, then asks for the person being called. This was an unsolicited call from some company. What company? Still don’t know. [Name offered, possibly not his Read More

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Trump, birtherism and the GOP race 2012: The more things don’t change, part 3






The more things don’t change, part 3 2012 from primary to election   The dynamic that shaped the Republican primaries is now shaping the Republican campaign for the White House: Future nominee Mitt Romney is continuing the Rick Santorum strategy of going for the leftovers.   As we know, the GOP primary season from summer Read More

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