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A Study in Hypocrisy

I nearly choked on my cereal one morning a couple of weeks ago while listening to the news. Governor Walker was being interviewed regarding the recall, and he was bemoaning the amount of “outside money” being brought in by the unions to “beat him” in the election. This “outside money” would apparently tip the scales…

Birth Control Debate

The birth control debate, whether or not the “pill” should be provided as a covered medication by insurance companies, has opened that tired old can of worms regarding sex and sexuality. It has also shown that leaders in our country remain “paternal” in their attitudes towards women and their care. No elected official would tell…

Medicare – Myth vs. Truth

There are so many claims going around about Social Security, along with the fact that it gets conflated with Medicare, a totally separate program, that it is hard to tell the truth from the lies. The truth is that Social Security is one of the most successful government social programs to be enacted. Since its…

Catching Recall Fever!

The Wisconsin recall of Governor Walker and his Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch is full speed ahead. While we are busy collecting signatures and trying to count them, (the signatures are coming in faster than we can count) we are also fending off some of our angrier Republican Wisconsinites. This has energized us and caused us to…

Peering Through The Smoke

Image via Wikipedia As the Affordable Care Act continues to progress, in a somewhat lumbering yet steady manner, the individual mandate included in the bill continues to come under attack. While insurance companies and some candidates are busy claiming that this mandate would be burdensome, and increase the cost of coverage, in reality they are using…

Your Guide To Corporate Freeloaders

I will have to credit Senator Bernie Sanders for pulling the names and numbers together for me, so that writing about corporate freeloaders is so easy. The next few paragraphs will not only amaze and confuse you, but it will make you angry as well. While our Republican colleagues continue their “drumbeat repetition” of not taxing the…