In what is shaping up to be a year of setbacks for the Republican Party's far right, last Friday's budget deal can only be seen as yet another defeat. Senator Ted Cruz labeled the deal “a slap in the face to conservatives.” … [Read more...]
Conservative Media Attacks Help for Elderly, Disabled & Working Poor
The Cato Institute, funded by a who's who of right-wing billionaires, big-money polluters, and corporations looking to preserve tax loopholes, is once again attacking assistance for the elderly, disabled & working poor. Here's how … [Read more...]
October 16th Talking Points For President Obama
As an avid observer of national politics I’ll be honest and admit that President Obama’s last debate performance was nothing short of abysmal. What I find particularly frustrating about Barack Obama in general, and in his performance in the … [Read more...]
Ai-Jen Poo, National Domestic Worker Leader and Time 100 Honoree, Will Speak at the Boston Care Congress on June 16th
Ai-Jen Poo, a gifted community organizer recently honored by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, will speak at the Greater Boston Care Congress on June 16th. The Congress will launch the Massachusetts … [Read more...]
Do we really want managed care for the disabled?
(Cross-posted from the COFAR blog) Hang Lee struggled to get his words out in testifying yesterday morning before a packed public hearing in Boston on a proposal by the Patrick administration to introduce managed care into the delivery … [Read more...]
No More Turkey, Mass Seniors Want Security
Dressed in full Thanksgiving regalia and chanting “No more turkey – we want security!” nearly fifty local seniors gathered in front of the offices of Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown today to protest anticipated cuts to Medicare, … [Read more...]
3000+ New England Seniors Rally in Boston to Say STOP the Cuts
The Wang Theater in downtown Boston was packed Wednesday, as seniors and community members came together to voice their strong opposition to proposed cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. The historic rally and march came as the … [Read more...]
On Speaking To Power, Or, When Sanity’s Gone, There’s Always Satire
So everybody’s hearing the news, right? There is a tentative debt ceiling deal, and this Administration and Congressional Democrats seem to have won everything they wanted: Republicans get to have multiple “we don’t approve” votes before … [Read more...]
On Running Your Own Government, Or, Why Pay The Military?
I have not been talking about the insanity around the debt ceiling and debt and deficit and the efforts of Republicans to drive us all off the cliff, but I am today – and I’m going to do it by allowing you to grab ahold of this problem and … [Read more...]
On My Last Weekend, Or, Wanna Save A Few Trillion On Health Care?
So I disappeared for a full week, right in the middle of what should have been a busy writing schedule, and I have to claim some “personal days” to cover the time we missed here at the blog – but it won’t be time entirely … [Read more...]