The Wisconsin Lie Exposed – Taxpayers Actually Contribute Nothing To Public Employee Pensions: Forbes

Gov. Scott Walker says he wants state workers covered by collective bargaining agreements to “contribute more” to their pension and health insurance plans. Accepting Gov. Walker’ s assertions as fact, and failing to check, creates the impression that somehow the workers are getting something extra, a gift from taxpayers. They are not. Out of every […]

Guv cand Hawkins (G-NY): Need Letters to the Editor, Halloween

Today would be a good day to write a letter to the editor of your local paper(s). There is just enough time for election day for them to print them. This is one of the best ways to publicize Howie Hawkins and the Greens.If mail today or Monday, has a chance of being printed before […]

Vote for change. Vote Green Party. Vote Hawkins for NY Guv

from the Hawkins campaign: This November, vote for change. Vote Green Party. Howie Hawkins for Governor. The Democrat Party is not the answer. They’re the problem. Like the Republicans, they represent the corporations, the rich, the military industrial complex. 1. Just like private health insurance is the root cause of the failures of the American health care system. […]

From Cynthia McKinney: How Did We Get From There to Here? [Dying While Black]

I have seen such betrayal and lack of principle in the current “health care” debate, I had no intention of getting into it. In our Power to the People campaign, I wrote a platform that included policy recommendations to eliminate all disparities still extant in our society, including for health care. A single-payer system is so obviously needed, it should be too politically costly for our Democratic majority in the Congress and our Democratic White House to do anything else. I recommended an end to war. I advocated public ownership of the Federal Reserve. I even anticipated the skullduggery of the bailouts and recommended that if the “powers that be” were intent on forcing Congress to give these bailouts to institutions that conducted what I would call criminal behavior, then at a minimum, a credible person like David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller, should audit all corporations and institutions receiving such funds. I suggested that Senator Obama use the power of his Senatorial pen to amend the bailout legislation to this effect. It didn’t happen.

Floods in Australia. Insurer blames global warming for losses

In The Syndney Morning Herald, an article, “Thousands evacuate in Australia flood emergency” notes:

Car insurance problems. The answer: single-payer, universal health care

KW:It has been pointed out to me by people who study the healthcare issue and the insurance issue, that many of the high costs of car insurance could be addressed by the seemingly tangential issue of health care/health insurance. The reason that car insurance premiums are so high, is that if someone gets hurt in […]

Ralph Nader’s November 5th promotes Single-Payer healthcare

December 12, 2008 Thanks for signing up to find out more about November5! Several of us from the Nader for President 2008 campaign had decided to channel our efforts toward one big goal, but we lacked a major focus. Recently, results of a survey done by the campaign came back. Top issue? Adopt single payer […]

Victims of Global Warming Could Sue Oil and Power Companies

(excerpt from this repost at Common Dreams) Victims of Global Warming Could Sue Oil and Power Companies Published on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 by the Telegraph/UK by Urmee Khan Flood victims and those affected by extreme weather conditions could soon be able to sue oil and power companies they blame for global warming, according to […]

AARP Exclusion of Cynthia McKinney in Health Care Proposals

from If We Only Connect Pat Mcquade, a longtime nursing activist, presented materials from the AARP and Kaiser Permanente comparing the healthcare proposals put forth by the Republican and Democratic candidates for president.   The Democratic nominee’s position proposes “affordable and high-quality universal coverage through a mix of private and expanded public insurance”; the Republican stance […]

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