Congress is still asking the wrong healthcare question

from Ned Hickson

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                                                             Saturday, March 11, 2017

By Ned Hickson/Siuslaw News

While watching coverage of the debate over healthcare in our nation’s capitol, I couldn’t help but be struck by the irony of knowing that the same people haggling over what health coverage Americans should have access to are the same people who have complete coverage paid for by taxpayer dollars.

It’s no wonder that the real question that members of Congress should be asking has yet to be raised: Why is healthcare so expensive to begin with?

At $3 trillion a year, the cost of healthcare in the U.S. is nearly twice as much as any other developed country. In fact, according to Consumer Reports, if that $3 trillion healthcare sector was…

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What Does the Establishment Pay Right Wing Media to Tell You to Hate Your Government?

Art by Rob Goldstein
Fox News: 1% News 99& Fear and Smear

There is an Establishment.

The last thing this Establishment wants is for you to feel empowered by our
Democracy to shape your government and it’s future.

It wants you to think that Capitalism and Democracy are the same thing;.

It doesn’t want you to have a visceral sense of your right to  your share of this
nation’s wealth.

Why do you have a right to a share of the wealth of your country?

Because you are a citizen of the United States of America.

 

Art by Rob Goldstein
We’ve earned our share.


The Establishment wants you to feel isolated, alienated and afraid.

It wants you to hate yourself and your neighbors and nothing pleases
it more than watching citizens gun each other down over nothing.

Mass shootings are a method of control.

So, how much does it pay to broadcast the Establishment’s daily message of
lies, disinformation, racist slurs,  character assassinations, capitalist dogma,
and fear?

Here is a short list of prominent right-wing (establishment) pundits and experts.

Rupert Murdoch
Net Worth: $11.4 Billion

Rush Limbaugh
Net Worth: $470 Million

 Glenn Beck ($90 million)  a Year
Right-wing political TV personality Glenn Beck earned $90 million this year.  His income stems from the network he started after leaving Fox News, The Blaze.

Matt Drudge
Net worth: $90 Million

Sean Hannity
Net Worth: $80 Million

Bill O’Reilly
Net Worth: $70 Million

Steve Bannon
Net Worth $41.0 million (Not fully verified)

Roger Ailes
Net Worth $25 Million

Megyn Kelly
Net Worth: $15 Million

Lou Dobbs
Net Worth: $10 Million

Ann Coulter
Net worth: $8.5 Million

Charles Krauthammer
Net Worth $8 MIllion

Newt Gingrich
Net Worth $7 Million

Mike Huckabee
Net Worth $5 Million

Michelle Malkin
Net Worth $3 Million

 

Art by Rob Goldstein
Image found on Twitter

 


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Sit In

It’s not about Islamic Terrorism or Guns. It’s about arrogant and greedy American born men and women who place us all in harms way for personal gain.

Suburban Hobo

It took an old man from Georgia
whose skull was cracked
by the cudgel of prejudice
on “Bloody Sunday,” 1965,
to force the speaker down
even if he would not hear

The speaker called the sit in
a “publicity stunt,”
debasing the act with
a catchall phrase

We are not blind,
Mr. Speaker.
We are not deaf.
You will not silence
the will of the just,
the pure-hearted.
We see through
your icy smile

You have blood
on your hands

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