The new governor of CT is proposing a sales tax on groceries. I like this idea better!
The Democratic establishment is so hell bent on maintaining control over the party and the corporate cash pipeline that they are actually discussing running a primary challenger against one of their most popular up and coming progressives. I still have no idea why progressives and the left distrust the Democratic Party…
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has infuriated colleagues by aligning with a progressive outside group that’s threatening to primary entrenched Democrats.
When the biggest cheerleader of the polices that led to the 2008 financial implosion says something is a bad idea, you should probably realize it’s actually a good idea.
Also bad ideas according to Alan Greenspan – regulating the banks and financial markets, holding Wall Street gamblers accountable, printing money to buy toxic assets, and allowing banks to take on ridiculous amounts of debt using bad assets as collateral
Raising the marginal tax rate on the richest Americans to 70 percent would be a “terrible idea,” former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan said.
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7 long years the Republicans have spoken of repealing and replacing the ACA. You’d think that would be enough time to research and understand American healthcare through and through, but alas no. These Republicans sat on their hands and did zero heavy lifting like the lazy, fear mongering, intellectual lightweights they are. Then when teacher (read: donors) says the project is due they cram at the last minute to hand in their homework. 7 years they had for this, mere weeks spent devising a plan. Then they tried to slam it through congress in a handful of days. Politicians like Lindsay Graham only work approximately 1/3rd of the year and these republicans have the nerve to refer to the working poor as the lazy moocher class. What the hell were they all doing? Republicans and their bankrupt ideology are absolute failures. #MedicareForAll
Now that it has fizzled out, the lead author of the health-care measure has an admission to make: He had no clue what he was doing.
What percentage of American Adults (able to vote) would believe that the idea that multi-national Corporations being able to spend unlimited amounts of money on getting Politicians elected, is NOT going to cause massive conflicts of interest?.
The idea of an Insurance mandate for Healthcare began under the Nixon Administration as a counter proposal to the Democrats and specifically Ted Kennedys proposal of Medicare For All, the current Affordable Care Act was originally a plan drafted by the Heritage Foundation that is a corporate-funded Think-Tank for the Republican Party, the ACA was supported by Republicans in the 1990s including Bob Dole and New Gingrich as a counter-proposal to what Bill Clinton was proposing which was also an insurance mandate, The ACA a thinly veiled subsidy to the private insurance industry (FIRE Sector) was always a right-wing idea, since the Democrats of today are ideologically where Richard Nixon was in 1970 and argueably even further to the right, it was the Democrats that got the Insurance mandate system passed, so at that point the Republicans were against it, essentially becuase a Democratic President passed it, according to all the Republican fog-horns its a “Socialist” bill which is utterly laughable.