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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...

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

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Friday, January 20, 2017

Why aren't we seeing demonstrations for real health care reform?

These demonstrations for Obamacare are being organized by Democratic Party hacks.
People do not want Obamacare.


People do want some of its benefits which are few--- two different things.


Like I said before, people would be foolish for not taking something they need. Just like they take poverty wage paying jobs--- not because they support poverty but because they have to work to live.



This really shows the dishonesty and corruption along with the complete disdain for democracy and an utter contempt for the people in confusing people taking what benefit they can get from Obamacare with people supporting Obamacare.


Even the apologists for Obamacare and the Democrats must be able to see that far more people are opposed to Obamacare than there are defenders of it... far more.


And make no mistake about this... most of the people opposed to Obamacare are for real progressive solutions to this health care mess--- they are either for single-payer universal health care or a National Public Health Care System.


I can see single-payer as a short term transition period of reforms to a National Public Health Care System.


There is no doubt that if we have a real democratic discussion on health care reform, most people in this country will be for a National Public Health Care System--- to this extent, even the supporters of single-payer have been quite dishonest in refusing to factually contrast single-payer and a National Public Health Care System simply because they know once a National Public Health Care System is honestly explained as being based on the same model as public education this is the solution most people will support.


So, one must ask: At what point does democracy prevail in this discussion?
And, at what point does honesty prevail?


We simply can not allow and tolerate a bunch of Dumb Donkeys who have promised "Medicare for All" for over 85 years without delivering to dominate this discussion, dialog and debate because we will end up with less than we have as Trump dismantles even Medicare and Medicaid along with Obamacare.