Saturday, June 30, 2012

Why the ObamaCare Ruling Stinks

Why the ObamaCare Ruling Stinks by DAVE LINDORFF

"The real losers in the latest Supreme Court decision, however, are the people of the United States. Not those who will be required to go out and buy some over-priced, minimal coverage, rip-off insurance plan offered by the private insurance industry, or to pay a “tax” to the IRS for not doing so, but everyone.

This is because the Affordable Health Care Act is not affordable. It does little or nothing to control health care costs, which are destined to continue to gobble up an ever increasing amount of the total US Gross Domestic Product as well as of corporate profits and families’ incomes.


There is a reason why the US has far and away the costliest medical system in the world, and yet still has some 50 million people who cannot get preventive care


But it is a pyrrhic victory, both for Obama, who will now have to explain why it is a good thing to tax poor people who can’t come up with the money to buy a crummy mandated health insurance plan, and for the public, who are going to end up having to pay through the nose for this new law."


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bill Moyers on PBS

Once again, Bill Moyers delivers an outstanding summations of some of America's greatest problems.

There are 2 interviews that are especially worth your time:

The Follies of Big Banks and Government

Peter Eldelman on fighting poverty

One issue they resolved for me because I didn't have good information on, but strongly suspected: that the European financial crisis is born of the American mortgage crisis. That's a big piece of truth for many people, I'm sure.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America

These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America by Ashley Lutz

This article describes one of most disturbing facts about life in America today. There are others, but this is probably on top.

Update: an article in today's The Nation website typifies the consequences of this disturbing fact.

How the Media Created the Muslim Monster Myth by Jack Shaheen

This is just one article of so many.


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tax Dollars At War

Tax Dollars At War

Based on a "Flashpoints" interview with Dennis Bernstein & Dave Lindorff. directed & animated by
Chris Fontaine