Posts Tagged ‘universal healthcare’

Opinion: Race and Anti-Government Rage – AOL News

April 1, 2010 Leave a comment

It wasn’t always this way. Whites once supported government spending, especially when we thought people like us would be the beneficiaries. Those who protest government health care didn’t object, for instance, when government-backed FHA loans helped 15 million white families afford housing from the 1940s to the 1960s, while blacks were essentially excluded. Indeed, by the early ’60s, nearly half of all mortgages received by white families were being written under this blatantly preferential government initiative. And whites didn’t mind when the government passed the Homestead Act in 1862, resulting in the distribution of over 240 million acres of essentially free land to white families.

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Al Franken Is No Joke. « PostBourgie

October 22, 2009 Leave a comment

Al Franken Is No Joke. « PostBourgie.

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The Racial Resentment Card

October 16, 2009 2 comments

(I knew we had a card)

Love in the depths of our disagreement

September 12, 2009 Leave a comment


Food for Thought: Low Life Expectancy in the United States: Is the Health Care System at Fault?

September 12, 2009 1 comment

Americans pay more for medical care than any other country and have one of the highest levels of income per capita of any country in the world. Despite its immense wealth and healthcare spending, the United States ranks 50th in life expectancy, worse than Jordan, South Korea, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In a Commonwealth Fund report, the U.S. ranks last among 19 countries according to the criteria of “Mortality amenable to medical care.” Read more…

No Drama Obama, Mr. Change

September 11, 2009 Leave a comment

I’m getting the biggest kick out of these nicknames… certainly they are several steps above “liar”

Obama knows that only a handful of Republicans will support him in this effort. But he pointed out — and adopted — good GOP ideas, such as medical malpractice reform and Sen. John McCain’s idea of setting up high-risk insurance pools for the uninsured. Was that for show? Partly, sure.

But this coup de grace wasn’t: “My door is always open” to new ideas, the president said. “But know this: I will not waste time with those who have made the calculation that it’s better politics to kill this plan than improve it. … And I will not accept the status quo as a solution.”

Mr. Change is back in town.

via Borger: Obama was tough and determined –

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Obama advises caution in what kids put on Facebook

September 8, 2009 2 comments

and other great advice…

Associated Press Writer

President Barack Obama went forward with a controversial speech to students nationwide Tuesday, preceding it by advising young people at a suburban Virginia school to “be careful what you post on Facebook.” “Whatever you do,” he told them, “it will be pulled up later in your life.”

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