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Dissent and Democracy

The State House was abuzz on Thursday past, what with the Legislature having to officially elect the Governor to serve this biennium, a homelessness vigil on the front steps at noon, and an inaugural speech interrupted by advocates and supporters of a universal health care plan that Governor Shumlin shelved in mid-December. 1,174 more words


Obama Care: A Very Convenient Pinata

Have you ever grabbed a stick and taken a swing at a pinata? They are the colorful, decorative containers of sweets that hang from ceilings at children’s parties. 793 more words

Affordable Care Act

Funny, I thought Obamacare was supposed to get people TO the doctor

From here:

The exploding price of health-insurance deductibles are forcing many middle-class Americans to avoid going to the doctor as if they didn’t have health insurance.

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D. Politics

Act 48 is the LAW, Gov'ner.

I am a member and volunteer for The Vermont Workers’ Center, which is leading the fight to enforce Act 48, the Vermont Law, passed in 2011, that says all residents of Vermont have the right to receive publicly financed, high quality medical care– in other words, Universal, or Single-Payer Health Care.  1,595 more words


Jail time for threatening to kill cops, no jail time for cop that killed Eric Garner

From here:

A Queens man overheard at a bank talking about killing cops vowed to unleash another attack on the NYPD before Christmas, adding that the next victim should be white — for maximum impact.

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D. Politics

He Said That? 12/18/14

From Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin:

I am not going to undermine the hope of achieving critically important health care reforms for this state by pushing prematurely for single payer when it is not the right time for Vermont.

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The Enemy is Us

By George P. Brockway, originally published March 13, 1995

HARDLY A DAY goes by without your being asked by a political party or a news organization or some other public-spirited body to name the three or five or 10 most urgent problems facing America today. 1,734 more words

The Dismal Science