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Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...

What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.

"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

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Let's talk...

Friday, November 15, 2013

Why are people surprised Obamacare isn't providing them with health care?

Obamacare was never intended to provide people with health care.

I have read the more than 2,000 pages of the "Affordable Care Act." Anyone who has taken the time to read and understand what the "Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is knows that the intent of the Act is to bolster the profits of the health insurance industry, the pharmaceutical industry, the hospitals and nursing homes while enabling doctors to get richer quicker.

And single-payer universal health care has had its day, too; the American people want no part of Obamacare or single-payer.

The American people want the real McCoy--- a National Public Health Care System.

If all options are explained to people and they have a chance to consider all options, most people will choose a socialized National Public Health Care System every time which would be run just like public education.

In fact, it is cheaper to provide people free primary health care through neighborhood and community health care centers than what public education costs.

And the real kicker is that we could create a national public health care system for far less than these dirty wars are costing us while getting 12 million to 15 million new jobs, which would go a long way towards putting America back to work.

Scarp Obamacare and bring forward a National Public Health Care system--- publicly financed, publicly administered and publicly delivered just like public education.

The Indian Health Service is socialized health care--- and it works great when properly funded.

The VA is a socialized health care service--- and, it, too, works great when properly funded--- although it would work a lot better and be far less expensive if these wars were brought to an end.

Obamacare should become known to everyone as the "Health Insurance and Pharmaceutical Industry Bailout and Profit Maximization Act of 2010." Like the insurance companies--- Obamacare needs to go.

We need a new working class based progressive people's party to replace all these members of Congress; then we will get the kind of health care much of the world already enjoys.