Julie Driscoll: Sure, can’t get any more dignified than having the state pay a daycare provider more money to care for someone’s children than it would cost a parent to stay home, simply to prevent slacker mommies on the public dole.
Miles Blue: Republican Representative Paul Ryan’s response to the President’s State of the Union speech was remarkably disingenuous – he charged the President with wanting to maintain the “status quo.” Who is kidding whom? Paul Ryan’s own “Road Map for America’s Future” does nothing more than give the country to the major corporations, to the rich, and to Wall Street.
Tragedy in Tucson Arizona Congressional Representative Gabrielle Giffords has been shot. She was shot in the head as she was addressing constituents at a Tucson, Arizona stripmall. Congresswoman Giffords was immediately taken to a nearby hospital and is listed in critical condition. The Arizona representative was attending an event at a local stripmall in Arizona [...]
Sharon Kyle: The Right dominates AM talk radio and Fox but progressives dominate alternative media and we can be a force to be reconned with when we use the media to get out our message.
Single Payer is by far the best path, actually the only path. The pitch and claim for the Public Option is “Keeping the insurance companies honest.” Really? If I break the law I get prosecuted, fined, and jailed, that simple – do the crime – pay the time or the fine. That should keep them honest. Congress passes laws, and if they violate those or cheat they are out of the game.
According to PNHP, this would save more than $400 billion per year, enough to provide comprehensive, high-quality coverage for all Americans.