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Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The absolute wonderment that many of us progressives feel about the relatively-poor class of Republicans voting against their own best interests, is legend. But the answer to the conundrum is summed up well HERE and boils down to this explanation...
This about says it all...
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I hear all this, you know, “Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever.”—No!
There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody.
You built a factory out there—good for you! But I want to be clear.
You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for.
You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate.
You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for.
You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did.
Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea—God bless. Keep a big hunk of it.
But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
I find the study noted below to be both interesting and conflicting. As a long time union member, I support the right of workers to get what is coming to them - but perhaps over-inflated fees for doctors needs to be studied a bit more. You can read more on this HERE.
The study, being published Thursday in the journal Health Affairs, found that the incomes of primary care doctors and orthopedic surgeons were substantially higher in the United States than in other countries. Moreover, it said, the difference results mainly from higher fees, not from higher costs of the doctors' medical practice, a larger number or volume of services or higher medical school tuition.
Such higher fees are driving the higher spending on doctors' services, the study concluded.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Friday, September 09, 2011
New Wisconsin law requires you to have state ID to vote. But they can't charge you for it, because that would be an unconstitutional poll tax. So the ID is free. But only if you ask for it for free. If you don't, it's $28. State employee fired for trying to inform people of this state of affairs.