Monday, March 20, 2017

Richard D. Wolff - What are Capitalism & Socialism? What differentiates ...

The viewpoint of the U.S. major Marxist economist. 

Resistance to Tyranny

On Tyranny : Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
Timothy Snyder.  2017.

How do we resist the rise of tyranny ? the rise of  fascism ?1.     Do Not Obey in Advance.2.     Defend institutions.
For more, read the book.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Wealthy Would Get Billions in Tax Cuts Under Obamacare Repeal Plan - The New York Times

Wealthy Would Get Billions in Tax Cuts Under Obamacare Repeal Plan - The New York Times

Republican health care

Congressional Republicans introduced Trumpcare, their plan to gut the Affordable Care Act and begin destroying Medicare and Medicaid less than a week ago. And the more we learn, the worse it gets.

One of the major advantages of the Affordable Care Act is that it addresses income and wealthy inequality by taxing the rich to provide health insurance to tens of millions of low- and middle-income individuals―seniors, people with disabilities, and the poor (including older adults who are not yet Medicare eligible).

Trumpcare is part of a war on seniors which threatens the health care of tens of millions of people through $370 billion in cuts to Medicaid and severely weakening Medicare―robbing the trust fund of $346 billion.

Email your Representative now and tell them to reject Trumpcare―anti-healthcare legislation that steals health insurance from seniors, people with disabilities and working families in order to give a massive tax break to the wealthy.

Donald Trump has promised to take on the drug companies and protect Medicare. But Trumpcare breaks both of those promises.

As part of the $465 billion in tax breaks for the wealthy and health care companies, Trumpcare gives the pharmaceutical industry a $25 billion handout.

Instead of protecting Medicare for current and future generations, Trumpcare cuts the Medicare trust fund by $346 billion.

Trumpcare is nothing more than a huge tax cut for the wealthy on the backs of seniors, people with disabilities and low- and middle-income families.

Write your member of Congress today and tell them to reject Trumpcare.

Approximately 70 percent of Americans ages 65 and older will need long-term care at some point during their life. Long-term care is not covered by Medicare; it’s covered by Medicaid. Trumpcare’s $370 billion in cuts to Medicaid will negatively impact the 10 million seniors who currently qualify for joint Medicare and Medicaid coverage by forcing them and their families to pay out of pocket for the unaffordable costs of long-term care.

Together we must protect the healthcare and the economic security of millions of seniors, people with disabilities, and low- and middle-income families.

Thank you for all that you do.

Michael Phelan
Social Security Works

Friday, March 10, 2017

Current Employment Rate

BTW. Current employment rates at present are the results of economic policies of the Obama Administration.  The rates do not yet reflect the efforts of the Trump Administration.