Topic: Paul Ryan

The Truth About Medicare

If Grandpa or Grandma in Florida are worried that Obamacare threatens Medicare, here’s your short answer: You have paid into Medicare for years and rely upon it.  When you need it, it will be there.  Obama has not cut anything from Medicare.  There are NO CUTS TO MEDICARE BENEFITS.  Obama stopped the government from OVERPAYING for Medicare Advantage.  Now, America’s seniors won’t keep subsidizing private insurance marketing, profits and administration.  Those savings help pay for better health care for everyone, including you.  Anyone who … Read More

Live Long and Prosper

Let’s start with the most basic proposition: Government is run by the people for the benefit of the people; private insurance companies exist to make a profit for investors.  Why else would we need a law to make insurance companies cover children with pre-existing conditions?  Why else would we need a law to make them cover check-ups and preventative care?  Why else would we need a law to keep your insurance company from dropping you if you get sick?  The private insurance system … Read More

We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby! Don’t Let Them Push Us Back.

Are these Republicans for real?  Just as we women are proving our mettle in combat and in the boardroom, we have to fight for our right to …contraception?  As women earn more degrees at every level of education than men, we have to fight to prove that we have the intelligence to make our own health decisions?  They’ve got to be kidding! The Republican Party’s War on Women is real.  Here are some of the facts: Contraception.  Under Obamacare, all health care plans except those … Read More

Vice President Paul Ryan? It’s On!

We can’t believe it either.  Mitt Romney actually chose Paul Ryan as his running mate — Paul Ryan, the most conservative VP running mate ever selected. This means two things: 1. Mitt Romney is running scared.  He would never have taken such a huge risk on a far-right, unpopular VP had he felt like he was cruising to the White House. 2. We absolutely cannot allow Mitt Romney to win.  As bad as a President Romney would be, you can be … Read More

Poking and Prodding Healthcare

Moving beyond the politics of healthcare (fear not: this is a brief detour), I want to highlight an excellent talk on healthcare reform given by wunderkind and former Director of OMB Peter Orszag at the LSE.

Lawyers and Weiners and Bears, Oh My!

Not much going on in the political world this week, save for hitting a double-dip housing recession, failing to pass a bill without which the economy will crumble, and oh ya, Sarah Palin rode a bus! But here are some things to distract you from your hump day blues: Maybe Anthony Weiner is rethinking whether it’s such a good idea to run for Mayor anymore. And since he’s already taken some positions that automatically make me not want to support him for … Read More

Is the GOP doomed in 2012?

This is the kind of shallow question that I typically hate. But, over the last few days, I’ve begun to wonder whether the GOP field has much of a shot at defeating President Obama.