Monthly Archives: October 2013

When Veterans Get Food Stamps Cut, It’s Time to Prioritize Our Budget

Spending our tax dollars is one of congress’ most important functions, prioritizing what and which programs is as important as how much to spend and therein lies the conflict between different ideologies. We have the Republican Party split into two factions, but both still share a disdain for government aid, intervention and regulatory powers when […]

What Obama Really Meant When He Said ‘If You Like Your Plan, You Can Keep It’

It is so bizarre to be in Massachusetts, where we have been living with “Romneycare” since 2006, the first cousin of Obamacare, and see how poorly it is rolling out in the states that have republican governors, unlike us in MA who had The Republican Governor give us Obamacare’s predecessor, can anyone see the irony […]

Elizabeth Warren Destroys Financial Crisis Myth

If I were a conservative journalist, politician or pundit; I would do my homwork before going up against Senator Warren on any matter concerning, banking, credit and/or bankruptcy. Not only does she speak with passion, she speaks with clarity, references and source material. What I love about her style is that there is a clear […]

Here’s How GOP Obamacare Hypocrisy Backfires

I am sure that many progressives’ must be so tired of trying to defend the Affordable Care Act against the conservative attacks. I know that I am; I truly wanted a single payer option where we would be universally covered under Medicare for all, taking profit out of the health care equation and subsequently decreasing […]

The Democrat’s Version of Health Insurance Would Have Been Cheaper, Simpler, and More Popular (So Why Did We Enact the Republican Version and Why Are They So Upset?)

Should we simply cease and desist trying to understand the logic behind the republican opposition to the Affordable Care Act, because it simply doesn’t compute or should we continue onwards to get to the heart of their philosophical problem so that we are better prepared to counter argue and persuade? Am I being naive? I […]

Ted Cruz In Iowa Claims Shutdown Was Worth It

I disagree with Ted Cruz’s assessment over the perceived “success” of the government shutdown and gambling with our credit sovereignty. His actions made me think that part of his goal was to show the American people that contrary to what we liberals think, government doesn’t have any positive impact on our lives. I think that […]

Obama Education Speech Stresses Investments Ahead Of Budget Conference

Unfortunately I think that the republican platform for education is to allow the parents to decide where to send their children and thus in the end undermine our public education system by providing vouchers to charter schools, siphoning those taxpayer dollars away from the public school and slowly starving them into distressed centers of academia. […]

Mitch McConnell Wins Praise In Unlikely Corners Back Home

I find it ironic that the state of Kentucky is experiencing relatively smooth sailing in enrolling its residents in Obamacare, primarily due to its governor’s early embrace of the law by proactively setting up the healthcare exchanges and accepting Medicaid expansion, despite having two staunch anti-Affordable Care Act senators, McConnell and Rand Paul. I have […]

Obamacare Not The First New Program To Have Launch Problems

Unfortunately the IT was outsourced as so many of our government work is nowadays. That is something that I would reverse if I were in charge, outsourcing to the private sector ends up costing us more money and it isn’t as competitive a process as it should be. I would have kept it in house, […]

Inside The Meeting Where Obama And Reid Vowed Not To Be ‘Taken In By These Crazy People’

I am so proud of President Obama and Harry Reid for coming together to clearly articulate to the Republican Party that there are certain things that will not be negotiated and one of them is the concept of our government honoring its financial commitments. Rereading my sentence, I have to admit that it is a […]