July 17, 2012
“This is how the world works. All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him.” ~Raoul Duke
Paul Abrams is excited about free money showing up in his mailbox. He told us all about it in this Huffington Post editorial:
I Pledge My Health Insurance Refund to President Obama’s Re-Election. Will You Join Me?
Some of his reasoning seems arbitrary to me. For example:
You see, under our new healthcare insurance system, the insurers have to spend at least 80 percent of the premiums they collect from us on actual healthcare. Before, they would just pocket it, and provide for executive bonuses, yachts, private jets, memberships to country clubs — all of which are wonderful, it is fine for them and others to enjoy them, but not with my healthcare dollars, thank you very much.
Why is it fine for them and others to enjoy these luxuries, but not with his healthcare dollars? What about his health care dollars so different in substance for his standard issue Federal Reserve notes that the government must dictate special rules as to how they may be allocated within businesses? Read the rest of this entry »
December 19, 2010
LEAKED EMAIL: Fox boss caught slanting news reporting | Media Matters for America
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At the height of the health care reform debate last fall, Bill Sammon, Fox News’ controversial Washington managing editor, sent a memo directing his network’s journalists not to use the phrase “public option.”
Instead, Sammon wrote, Fox’s reporters should use “government option” and similar phrases — wording that a top Republican pollster had recommended in order to turn public opinion against the Democrats’ reform efforts.
“Caught slanting”, eh? Why is Media Matters so uncomfortable with the word “government”? It seems to describe the policy accurately. Then again, if you want to be consistent, you’ll have to use the phrase elsewhere, as in “government library” and “government swimming pool”, which is still accurate, really.
NationalJournal.com – Federal Judge Rules Against Health Care Law – Monday, December 13, 2010
We’ve had a few cases rule in favor. This will be an interesting legal battle.
Banning Big Wall Street Bonuses Favored by 70% of Americans – Bloomberg
Stopping bailouts was not a poll option. The free market was not a poll option.
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