We Need Tax Reform, But Not the GOP Version

So, no that the current GOP has been skunked on their bid to take away your healthcare, they are about to turn their attention to their other pet issue; taxes. More specifically, they plan to cut them. Seriously. At a time when the so-called “president” is saber-rattling with North Korea

The Health Insurance Follies: Fight Graham-Cassidy NOW!

There are currently two competing healthcare bills in Congress. They represent both extremes of the healthcare financing debate, which is what this is all about, after all. Both are ill-conceived, but for very different reasons. The first one is Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All single-payer bill. That is ill-conceived because the timing

Why Churches Should Pay Taxes

Last night, Lord Donny posted the following Tweet: Churches in Texas should be entitled to reimbursement from FEMA Relief Funds for helping victims of Hurricane Harvey (just like others). — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2017 As you can probably imagine, the responses from his closest followers was overwhelmingly

No, Pundits, This “Presidency” is Over. Period.

For all intents and purposes, the Lord Donny “presidency” is over. The only thing left to do is the formality of getting rid of him bodily. He began the week by making a policy speech on Afghanistan that was notable only because Lord Donny showed that he was able to

The Press Conference That Should Spell Donny’s Doom

If you watched any of Trump’s press conference yesterday, you learned two things. You learned why his people don’t normally allow him to hold press conferences – he really sucks at it – and you also learned that Donald J. Trump is within a hair’s breadth of just plain quitting.

Don’t Let Up! The Fight Goes On!

I am getting a sense that a lot of progressives and others are looking for the finish line on healthcare. They’re looking for a time when we no longer have to fight to keep health care reform. Every time the Republican assholes in Congress fail to pass a bill, a

Proof GOP Can’t Govern; Red States Just Suck!

As I have pointed out repeatedly, the difference between the Democratic and Republican Parties has never been more stark. The Democratic ideology is about helping as many people as possible, whereas the Republican ideology is all about low taxes and not spending money on anything, except tax cuts. One of

Why Republicans Can’t Govern

Imagine, if you will, that a major political party had adopted an ideological construct that was built on the following concepts; Government can’t do anything right; Every dime the federal government spends is essentially wasted; It is impossible for government to create jobs; It is impossible for government to create