Within this post is Jimmy Dore & Thomas Frank’s 3 part interview series in which they discuss Bernie, Hillary, The Democrats, and a wide range of other topics.Continue reading →
Good morning friends! Off to a very late start so I’m going to throw up an open thread with the days news in the comments, then a couple stand alone posts on candidates.
Starting off with Our Revolution endorsed Randall Woodfin’s 99 Neighborhood strategy to become mayor of Birmingham. Election day is October 3rd so theres still some time… but not much. If you know anyone in the Birmingham area… pass on Woodfin’s info. Or if you’re bored sometime this evening, click the ‘volunteer’ link below and do some phone banking.
More news/video/etc In the comments, including:
*Kirsten Gillibrand Cites Bernie Sanders & Elizabeth Warren as Leaders of the Democratic Party” on YouTube
*Al Gore Warned Us About Stronger Hurricanes YEARS AGO”
*VINCENT FORT ANGERED DEMOCRATIC ELITES WHEN HE ENDORSED BERNIE SANDERS. CAN HE BE ATLANTA’S NEXT MAYOR?
*”No Is Not Enough: Naomi Klein on Bernie’s Medicare-for-All Bill & Future of Democratic Party
*Obamacare Repeal Zombie Rises AGAIN
*A conversation with Bernie Sanders about ‘Medicare for all’
& plenty more.
During a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) slammed the insurance giant Anthem for threatening to pull out of state Obamacare exchanges if they’re aren’t lavished with “bigger tax cuts and more giveaways.”
Warren highlighted the fact that Anthem pulled in $855 million in profits during the second quarter of 2017, more than half of which came from taxpayer-funded insurance programs like Medicare and Medicaid.
Despite their enormous profits, Warren said, “Anthem sent Congress a ransom note” demanding more taxpayer subsidies following the GOP’s failed attempt to strip healthcare from millions of Americans—an attempt Anthem endorsed.
“If you’re curious about why a majority of Americans support Medicare for All, here’s exhibit A,” Warren concluded.
More news/video’s in the comments.
A big thanks to Benny for the live coverage of Bernie’s MFA rollout. I do my best to not repeat what others have posted but I know in today’s case I’ll probably manage that multiple times so I apologize in advance! I’m going to make this a healthcare related only roundup and then will put together something for the rest of the days news a bit later.
Starting off with a new ad:
Reaction to the rollout and the rest of the news will be in the comments!
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Bernie rolled out his Medicare for All Plan today. TYT provides an excellent summation, embedded in the tweet below: TYT inside look of Bernie’s MFA launch today Inside @BernieSanders' Launch Of #MedicareForAll – @ryangrim reports pic.twitter.com/cTzqdGMztO — TYT Politics (@TYTPolitics) September 13, 2017
Good morning friends and a big thank you to those who keep us alive over the weekends! I will ever so slowly encourage you to post your own material as well as create posts that show how easy this can be done… but in the meantime today’s news roundup is in the comments. There is a lot of material to cover including:
*Lots of people (Booker, Whitehouse, etc) are piling onto Bernie’s single payer bill
*Sanders to head back to California
*It’s time to end the myth that black voters don’t like Bernie Sanders
*Water Protector/Pipeline news
*Draft Bernie Events & Videos
* the 39 Senate Democrats (and Angus King) Still Not Backing Medicare For All
*Progressive Candidate updates & more
So.. see you on the other side!
Update: The list is growing:
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) September 12, 2017
— Tammy Baldwin (@tammybaldwin) September 12, 2017
New York has a long history of producing progressives focused on delivering health-care to all. Teddy Roosevelt was the first presidential candidate to propose socialized healthcare. FDR was the first president to actually deliver any kind of federal socialized health-care with the EMIC program and Social Security. EMIC provided some maternity and early childhood care, Social Security provided grants to states to provide programs for public health and services to benefit the blind and disabled. Continuing in that long tradition, New York Democrats have stepped up to support John Conyers’ Medicare For All bill (HR 676). As of today, 15 out of … Continue reading →
Activist Shaun King, Our Revolution President Nina TUrner, Columbus activist Adrienne Hood and Yes We Can’s Jasmine Ayres and Erin Upchurch discuss police violence in Columbus, the future of the Democratic Part and the importance of participating in local politics.
Video on the flip side of the link below.Continue reading →
Off to a slow start today as my corporate-cubicle job prepares to go on lockdown due to Irma, but I’ll put all the news/video/etc in the comments and leave the main body of this post as a well-wish to all our east-cast readers/members. Do us all a favor and stay safe!
That having been said, Im off to the comments to add the news, see you there!
In this roundup:
*Sanders on Colbert & Chris Hayes’ Shows
*Thomas Franks Responds To Clintons Book
*Irma closes in on the US after devastating the tropics
*A Tale Of Two Cities: The Columbus Revolution
*Randall Woodfin’s Q&A
*Pipeline/Water Protector Updates & More
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) September 7, 2017
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is backing Bernie Sanders’ plan for single-payer health care, which also goes by the name “Medicare for All.”
“There is something fundamentally wrong when one of the richest and most powerful countries on the planet can’t make sure that a person can afford to see a doctor when they’re sick,” Warren wrote in an email to supporters on Thursday. “This isn’t any way to live.”
Warren said she is co-sponsoring Sanders’ Medicare for All bill, slated to be introduced later this month, and she asked supporters to sign a petition in support of the measure.
In her email to supporters, Warren praised the federal Affordable Care Act, noting that now insurance companies can’t deny people with pre-existing conditions and people can stay on their parents’ insurance until they’re 26 years old.
“But there’s so much more we could do right now to bring down the costs of quality health care for every American. We could start by ending health insurance company price gouging – ending high deductibles, surprise bills, and endless fights with insurance companies over coverage for critical medical procedures or out-of-pocket costs,” Warren wrote. “We could also cut the cost of prescription drugs by importing drugs from Canada, where the same prescription can sometimes cost far less than in the US.”
According to Warren, Medicare for All is “one way that we can give every single person in the country access to high quality health care.”
This past weekend, Peter Daou relaunched his site, Verrit, and after months of it being invisible (not to be confused with Indivisible), he got his biggest fan, former Democratic 2017 presidential candidate, Grandma The Baroness Clinton to endorse it. … Continue reading →
Labor activists, government reps decry Trump policies at Boardman rally today State lawmakers, local union representatives and leaders of national worker-rights movements decried President Donald J. Trump’s record on jobs and assailed corporate offshoring policies at a Labor Day weekend rally today at an abandoned call center. The Mahoning Valley was the sixth stop on a national Pick Up Tour that began in Indianapolis on Aug. 21 with a rally led by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. It took place at the site of the former Verizon call center on Boardman-Canfield Road, where 450 people once worked. “President Trump has been … Continue reading →
Good morning friends! In this post:
*Bernie Discusses Harvey, Healthcare & Immigration on CNN
*Nina Turner discussing refueling the Bernie Sanders revolution
*As a chemical plant burns, Texans remain in the dark about toxic threats.
*Bernie Sanders brings ‘political revolution’ to Aurora
*Water Protector and Indigenous Peoples News Updates
*#PayUpCorps Campaign Highlights All Nation Could Do If Corporations Paid Their Fair Share
& plenty more.
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Well the ‘inside/outside’ strategy seems to have picked up its first member of insider support:
Sen. Kamala Harris is the first Democrat to announce she’ll co-sponsor Sen. Bernie Sanders’ single-payer health care bill when it’s introduced in September.
The California freshman — seen as a rising star in the party and a 2020 presidential prospect — revealed her plans to back Sanders’ legislation at a town hall Wednesday night in Oakland.
“Here, I’ll break some news: I intend to co-sponsor the Medicare-for-all bill, because it’s just the right thing to do,” Harris said. She announced her support for Sanders’ single-payer plan at the end of her town hall and joked that “somebody should tell my staff.”
Her co-sponsorship is another sign that the Democratic Party is increasingly embracing a shift away from the private health insurance market and toward a government-run program. The issue is poised to become a major litmus test for its presidential candidates in 2020.
It comes just 20 months after the party’s last standard-bearer in a presidential election, Hillary Clinton, called Sanders’ single-payer proposal “a theoretical debate about some better idea that will never, ever come to pass.”
“This is about understanding, again, that health care should be a right, not a privilege. And it’s also about being smart,” Harris said. “It is so much better that people have meaningful access to affordable health care at every stage of life, from birth on. Because the alternative is that we as taxpayers otherwise are paying huge amounts of money for them to get their health care in an emergency room. So it’s not only about what is morally and ethically right, it also makes sense from a fiscal standpoint, or if you want to talk about it as a return on investment for taxpayers.”
Bernie gives thanks:
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) August 30, 2017