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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

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Trump looks to stabilize health insurance market

In response to this article in the Austin American-Statesman:

I submitted this Letter-to-the Editor:

"Trump looks to stabilize health insurance market" is the headline (Austin American-Statesman A-2; 2/9/17).

So, the "health"--- read profits--- of the health insurance industry supersedes the human right of people to health care?

Left out of the discussion is the real solution to this health care mess which would eliminate the health insurance industry: National Public Health Care based on the public education model:

Publicly financed.

Publicly administered.

Publicly delivered.

It makes more sense to finance a network of publicly funded neighborhood and community health care centers across the country dispensing free health care for everyone instead of squandering the precious wealth of our Nation maintaining over 800 military bases dotting the globe protecting Wall Street's interests and wasting trillions of dollars on these dirty wars from which only the Wall Street merchants of death and destruction profit.

A National Public Health Care System would create some twelve-million good-paying jobs.