The difference between healthcare and health insurance explained (mostly for Republicans and Trump’s acolytes)

People like GA Republican Rep “Buddy” Carter and the rest of the GOP are either misleading Americans or out-and-out lying to them. They either don’t know the difference or are intentionally obfuscating the difference between healthcare and health insurance *choices* by either unwittingly or knowingly talking about them as if they are one and the … More The difference between healthcare and health insurance explained (mostly for Republicans and Trump’s acolytes)

Weld and Johnson deserve each other, and libertarians deserve them both

Bill Weld tries to defend his ticket-topper and their candidacy in this interview on  The Takeaway. He didn’t do either any favors. The takeaways for me are….   1) The tired, old lie that Democrats will “spend and borrow us into the poorhouse and hollow out the economy” when the facts are that Democrats have been … More Weld and Johnson deserve each other, and libertarians deserve them both

What Costco has to teach the 99-percenters who think they’re Republicans

It’s not complicated. Every retailer, restaurant, and corporation in America can do what Costco is doing, but they don’t. Why is that? I think it’s because the people who own and run these businesses refuse to look beyond next quarter’s financial statements. Their thought processes, their vision, and their values don’t include ways to share … More What Costco has to teach the 99-percenters who think they’re Republicans

The Dirty Little Secret of #Libertarians? They’re Really #Corporatists.

First, the obvious. Not all libertarians are alike. The same, of course, is true for conservatives and liberals. That said, I’ve had my fill of libertarians acting like they are the only ones who believe in a free society. That’s total bullshit, of course. I don’t know anyone who likes “state oppression,” do you? The debate … More The Dirty Little Secret of #Libertarians? They’re Really #Corporatists.

Main Street: Your recovery will come from the left, not the right. #GetMoneyOut #NeverForget915

The American public got played (again) for chumps back in 1999 when we weren’t in the streets protesting Slick Willy’s signature of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. It wasn’t the first time. It undoubtedly won’t be the last time, either, unless we’re willing stand up once and for all time against the failed ideology of conservatism. So, … More Main Street: Your recovery will come from the left, not the right. #GetMoneyOut #NeverForget915