Joe Mathews: We don’t believe Trump is legitimate, but we respect Republicans and Trump voters. To make this sell, California Democrats should hold their noses and deploy the words of California president—and “great communicator”—Ronald Reagan as weapons against the current president.
Bobbi Murray: When California first established EITC two years ago, he says, there was no state funding for outreach to inform those eligible that there was money on the table.
Robert Reich: The 400 highest-income taxpayers (with incomes averaging more than $300 million each) will each receive an average annual tax cut of about $7 million.
Jaime O’Neill: My wife, the mother of our children, my life’s partner and companion is even more precious to me than those people I’ve already lost. The treatments she faces, even if efficacious, make me feel weak in the arms as I imagine them, and think of her.
Eric C. Bauman: We cannot miss the historic opportunity this moment presents us: enacting single-payer healthcare into law in California. Let’s take that step and make California a “healthcare sanctuary” state!
Bill Raden: St. John’s alone has enrolled over 18,000 previously uninsured Angelinos, nearly all of them black or Latino, and more than doubled its insured-patient base.
Arlene R. H. Pincus and Richard E. Pincus: Does America’s solution lie in creating two countries, one decidedly more conservative than the other, that can nevertheless live side by side harmoniously?
RJ Eskow: Their betrayal crushed one of the few remaining rays of hope for the millions of Americans whose health and financial security are endangered by the new Republican Congress.
Wim Laven: This week the process of killing countless Americans is beginning, and it is happening because humanity and political gain are not always in concert.
Robert Reich: Republicans can’t come up with a replacement. Revoking the tax increases in Obamacare – a key part of the repeal – would make it impossible to finance these subsidies.
Peter Dreier: After six years of demonizing Obamacare and demanding its repeal, the Republicans still haven’t figured out how to do it without inflicting huge political damage on themselves, because so many people in GOP districts and states now rely on Obamacare.
Charles D. Hayes: If the GOP were to replace the ACA with something better, that would be great, but we know it’s not going to happen.
Lauren Steiner: I am skeptical about the party’s ability to change and am part of a new campaign started by former campaign staffers and super volunteers to recruit Bernie to start a new people’s party.