Advice to new Democratic congressmen: spend half your time fundraising; days are 9 to 10 hours long.
Eight Chicago hospitals turn away ambulances. We’re becoming more and more like Canada.
Robert Reich: there is no need to reform entitlements.
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Reich is an idiot.
That’s crazy talk! I can only assume Reich smoked too much doobage back when he was attending Dartmouth.
Former (socialist) Labor Secretary, Robert Reich harkens, back to the Good Ole’ Days when marginal tax rates were 70%, unions were systematically destroying the U.S. manufacturing base, and the economy was enduring a period of slow-growth stagnation. Back then the average family shared one crappy car and raised three to four kids in a cracker-box house. Society back then was characterized by equality. That is, life was equally sucky for all — with the exception of a few wealthy elites who were very small in number.
Back then the poor who received generous welfare. The rich were polite enough to be few in numbers, merely rich instead of super-rich and discrete. The middle-class was huge – with sucky incomes varying little among working class and white collar jobs (all that varied were the working conditions).
I remember that time but I have no desire to relive it like Reich.
There is no need to listen to Robert Reich.
“”This season is a reminder of how serious flu can be,” said Dr. Julie Morita of the Chicago Department of Public Health. The most recent reports from Chicago labs that test for influenza showed 17 percent of specimens tested positive. Last year by this time, fewer than 1 percent of the tests were positive”
Quite alarming! Perhaps this will serve as a lesson for those who didn’t get vaccinated on time to do so? Let’s hope so.
In a 10-hour day:
- four hours “call time”
- one hour “strategic outreach”
- one hour for recharge
- three to four hours for the “actual work”
And we wonder why not much gets done? The role of money in elections needs to be re-examined…
Reich lists Medicare’s administrative costs as 3%.. This is an outright lie. Administrative costs per patient are higher than private insurers, and also don’t include the cost of collecting premiums (or taxes in the case of Medicare).
“Social Security won’t contribute to future budget deficits. By law, it can only spend money from the Social Security trust fund.”
- Which is on track to run out of money. So…
I’m intrigued to see more on that PowerPoint Presentation.
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