Category healthcare

Immigration crisis–kids don’t count

We’re a week into the GOP derived immigrant/refugee children issue/maelstrom. Long story short, the US ICE (immigration cops) have been arresting families seeking asylum. and taking the children away from the families. Kids as young as a year have been separated and are now being incarcerated at mass facilities, with their parents unable to contact […]

The Healthcare Crisis, year 46

I have weird things that stick to my memory. It was 1972. I was a teenager in Indian Hills High School and my social studies teacher was talking about the latest article in the Scholastic Reader. It was kind of arcane for high school kids–health insurance, of all things. It was boring and wonky, but […]

Trump’s healthcare heist and HR 676

People here know that I had no great love of the Obamacare/ACA solution to the problem that we’re the only wealthy industrialized country without universal health coverage. And (as I predicted here), Obamacare/ACA was going to be extremely unpopular with voters. Hillary Clinton (mistakenly) ran on Obamacare as a boon to people, but unless you were […]

Live-feed from ‘How To Stop the Empire’

This being the first day of the Trump presidency, it seemed as auspicious a time as any to premiere my latest iteration of my one-man play HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB–THE PRESIDENT TRUMP EDITION. I was unable to book a gig today, January 20th, because, well, I have a sort […]

The economy Trump inherits

“For a three-year stretch from 1983 to 1985 during the heart of the Reagan boom, growth in the U.S. economy averaged over 5.5% per year. These two periods were unusually strong, but they show what the U.S. economy can do with the right policies. By contrast, growth in the U.S. from 2007 through 2013 averaged 1% per year. Growth in the first half of 2014 was worse, averaging just 0.95%.”

HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE –the Trump era reboot

We are now in the Trump era. Even if the folks attempting to tip over Trump by begging electors to vote against the state totals, we will never be able as a nation to escape what has been wrought on us by this election. And I suspect all attempts to reboot the election will fail. […]

Help Craig Spector

Last year I wrote a blog post based on a Facebook article by Craig Spector. He’s a working novelist and screenwriter at a fairly remunerative end of the income stream for said folks (He earns more than the median income of such folks, which is in the high four figure range). He was writing about his enrollment in […]