Go and Do Likewise

I practice Jesuit (that is Ignatian) spirituality and at its core is the Greatest Commandment. It dominates my life and specifically here, my politics.

Healthcare is a Responsibility 

Luke 10:29-37 (NABre) The Parable of the Good Samaritan. But because he wished to justify himself, he said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man fell victim to robbers as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho. They stripped and beat him and went off leaving him half-dead. A priest happened …

A Chicken in Every Pot

How Will the Debt Limit “Game of Chicken” End?: “The Republican strategy seems to be to ram their Medicare abolition plan into law within the next two months – Treasury says the ‘drop-dead’ date for raising the debt limit is August 2 – before people learn what they are really doing to Medicare.” (Via Capital …

When You’re Last Year’s News

You’re the Boss: A System That Encourages Small Businesses Not to Hire Older Workers: “I have good reason to suspect that my costs and the costs of all of my employees are going to go up if I hire an older worker… Our current system hides these costs, and I’m sure that this is a …

Entitlement Hypocrisy

Entitlement Hypocrisy: “Apparently, though, Dr. Harris has never needed to purchase insurance, at least until now. He wasn’t aware that COBRA allows him to purchase insurance for himself and his family so that they won’t be without insurance until the new policy kicks in. Because of that, he apparently went ballistic when he found out …

Why Friends Dont Let Friends Vote Republican, Ever

Why Friends Don’t Let Friends Vote Republican, Ever: “ Ezra Klein watches newly-elected Republican House member Andrew Harris (R-MD) demonstrate why he should immediately resign his post and let himself be replaced by somebody who is more intelligent: GOP legislator frets over 28 days without insurance — but what about 30 million he’d leave uninsured?: …

Morally Impoverished Economics?

One must wonder whether physicians, nurses and other workers toiling day and night in health care — let alone the medics and helicopter pilots who risk their lives to help the wounded — see their work and its product quite as Mr. Limbaugh casts it. One further wonders whether families with a cancer-stricken member are …

Democrat stands ground after ‘die quickly’ health care remark – CNN.com

Democrat stands ground after ‘die quickly’ health care remark – CNN.com: “Citing a Harvard University study released this month that said 44,000 Americans die each year because they have no health insurance, Grayson called on Democrats and Republicans ‘to do our jobs for the sake of those dying people and their families.’ ‘I apologize to …

MSNBC’s Ratigan battles McCaughey – Ben Smith – POLITICO.com

MSNBC’s Ratigan battles McCaughey – Ben Smith – POLITICO.com: Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy (Via Politico.com.) McCaughey gets her rear end handed to her. This is what happens when someone demands an actual answer to a question. Technorati Tags: healthcare reform

On Liars

Twenty-six Lies About H.R. 3200 | FactCheck.org: “A few readers alerted us to the fact that a state representative in North Carolina, Rep. Curtis Blackwood, published a version of the e-mail in a newsletter to constituents, telling them that while going through e-mail, he came across ‘some interesting information on the Democrats’ big health care bill, …