Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I Think I Feel a Lil' Prayer Wheel Turning

Here're two video clips from CNN. In the first one, Don Lemon  (Keep your lemonade, I'll take the Lemon!) interviews a favorite of mine, Tim Wise, about the whole Confederacy month nonsense. The next clip, Tony Harris interveiws as tea pot leader who demonstrates their asininity. (That's the tea pots' stupidity not CNN.) After all, it's not the new healthcare bill mandates insurance companies to do what they were doing before the bill passed, ie raise premiums and co-payments.

Monday, April 12, 2010

I Knew Something Wasn't Right!: This Market Ain't Free

Maybe I'll comment more on this later, but reading this article makes things clear for me. Working class Republicans, or more specifically whites, have allowed themselves to be duped into voting against their own economic interests. I mean, come on! They're still planning tax-day protests against an administration and Congress that cut their taxes.

My only qualm is that Dean Baker says the healthcare bill that recently passed will eventually become unaffordable - though not because of government action. But the CBO estimates have the reform bill lowering the deficit over the next 10 years. So I'm confused about that. And, I guess I should also mention that I think he could've come up with a better example than "medical treatment on the world free market." But I definitely do agree with his point. So here goes Dean Baker ~ No1State:

Ending the Myth of ‘Market Fundamentalism’

Dean Baker
Dissent, Spring 2010

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