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...

http://peaceandsocialjustice.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-progressive-program-for-real-change.html


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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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

We don't need single-payer; we need a National Public Health Care System

Doctors are opposed to private, for-profit health insurance but these greedy doctors sure want to keep the profit in the system for themselves:


http://pnhp.org/blog/2016/06/27/bcbs-of-minnesota-dumps-broad-networks/


What we need is a National Public Health Care System--- public financing, public administration and public delivery... everyone in, nobody out; pre-natal to burial... general health care, eyes, ears, dental. A national network of health care centers in every community and neighborhood.


The cost would be a small fraction of what these dirty imperialist wars are costing us and over twelve-million people would be employed at good-paying jobs.


Put the doctors on the public payroll just like teachers and other public employees.


How do we get such a world-class system if the existing political political parties won't enact a National Public Health Care System?


We do what working people have always had to do when this rotten government refuses to provide for human needs--- we build a grassroots and rank-and-file movement and fight like hell for it... and we create a working class based political party that places peace and health care at the very top of its agenda.


Why should we waste our time and resources fighting for a single-payer system that is just going to keep a bunch of greedy doctors rich?


Socialized health care is the only way to go.


Single-payer is private delivery and mostly private administration with public financing.


Socialized health care operates just like public education--- public funding, public administration and public delivery.