Tag Archives: Medicare

Media ‘Extremes’ on Healthcare: Universal Coverage or Taking Healthcare From Millions

“Americans distrust any ambitious change in the realm of medical care,” says the Chicago Tribune‘s Steve Chapman (9/15/17)–ignoring the polls that show majority support for single-payer. MICHAEL CORCORAN  FAIR  September 20, 2017 For many years, corporate media have largely ignored a single-payer system as a possible solution to the United States healthcare crises (FAIR.org, 3/6/09). This silent […]

Trump: Behind your back and in your backyard

Here are just a few of the Trump administration actions that have come into my email box in the last few days.  Click the titles to read more and take action. The Wilderness Society: The Trump Administration is Stealing YOUR Land The Nation: The Department of Justice Is Overseeing the Resegregation of American Schools CMD: Ambitious Effort […]

Naomi Klein | How to Resist Trump’s Shock Doctrine (Video)

One thing I’ve learned over two decades of reporting from dozens of crises around the world: these tactics can be resisted.

Wm. Rivers Pitt: Killing a Nation With Euphemisms: TPP-Eats-Medicare Edition

Pitt: First, the very existence of the TAA bill means these people in DC know the trade bill will be a job-destroyer in the US. Otherwise they wouldn’t bother, period.

Second, $700 million per year isn’t nearly enough to help all those who will have to hit the bricks once their jobs go away, so $450 million is basically a bad joke.

Dave Lindorff: Americans Want Improved Social Security and Medicare and Less Military Spending

A recent poll, for instance, by Public Policy Polling, released on Nov. 20, found that voters, by an “overwhelming margin,” support expanded Social Security benefits, not cuts in the 77-year-old New Deal program. Dave Lindorff  Thursday 21 November 2013  NationofChange.org While I cannot claim to be an expert on the retirement systems of other nations, it […]

G. Ross Stephens: The Business of America is War . . . and War is Big Business

“We know more about killing than we know about living.”  — General Omar Bradley, 1948 Written by G. Ross Stephens   Saturday, 02 November 2013  RSN.com ‘Engine’ Charlie Wilson, former CEO of General Motors and member of President Eisenhower’s cabinet, said, “The business of America is business.” Fast forward to the present and he might say, ‘The business […]

Nygaard Notes> Media in an Unjust World, Parts I & II

This Week: Media in an Unjust World  Number 517 November 19, 2012  “Quote” of the Week: “Sweeping Cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security”  Bonus “Quote” of the Week: “The New Normal for Our Youth.”  The Voter Empowerment Act: Now in the Senate  Nygaard Notes Methodology  Media and the Just World Theory  Blaming the Victims  Dehumanizing […]

Two by Robert Reich> True Patriotism and Memorial Day Thoughts

True Patriotism MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012      robertreich.org True patriotism isn’t cheap. It’s about taking on a fair share of the burdens of keeping America going. Those who earn tens of millions of dollars a year but pay less than 14 percent of their incomes in taxes, and argue the rich should pay even […]

Robert Reich> The Fable of the Century

The Fable of the Century April 5, 2012   Robert Reich.org Imagine a country in which the very richest people get all the economic gains. They eventually accumulate so much of the nation’s total income and wealth that the middle class no longer has the purchasing power to keep the economy going full speed. Most […]

Pedal Story> Anne Winkler Morey> Interview with San Francisco health care activist

WAMM members Anne Winkler-Morey and her husband David are making 420 day bike adventure with social and historical commentary.  Their stories are documented on Facebook on Pedal Story.  From San Francisco, Anne took a break to go to the east coast.  (David came to Minneapolis, where we heard him talk about their trip!)  They are back on their […]

We Need a “Rout” of Wolves to Evict the ‘Stench’ of Skunks Occupying Washington

We Need a “Rout” of Wolves to Evict the ‘Stench’ of Skunks Occupying Washington Dave Lindorff   Sunday 4 December 2011  Nation of Change Clearly, on the evidence of these two measures working their way through Congress now, we have a federal government that has run amok, that is responding not to the people but […]

Economist Robert Reich blasts GOP’s ‘seven biggest economic lies’

Economist blasts GOP’s ‘seven biggest economic lies’ By Business Insider  via Raw Story Wednesday, October 12, 2011 By Robert Reich The President’s Jobs Bill doesn’t have a chance in Congress — and the Occupiers on Wall Street and elsewhere can’t become a national movement for a more equitable society – unless more Americans know the […]

Stealing from Social Security Is NOT a Debt Solution — Why Do the Media Promote This Dangerous Myth? | Media | AlterNet

The Guardian / By Dean Baker   July 11, 2011  |  From Alternet.com Stealing from Social Security Is NOT a Debt Solution — Why Do the Media Promote This Dangerous Myth? Pursuing a plan to kill social security, politicians are relying on a credulous public and compliant media to ramp up debt panic. The conventional wisdom […]

Senator Tester: End Outdated Military Spending, Not Medicare

End Outdated Military Spending, Not Medicare By Senator Jon Tester, Reader Supported News 22 May 11  Today, the same politicians in the House of Representatives who claimed that tax cuts for the wealthy would “pay for themselves” are insisting we take them seriously as they try to balance the budget. Their plan? To end Medicare […]