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Health insurance parasites are killing small business

Small-biz divided on health-care reform

Some small-business owners, however, support a public plan. David Borris, owner of Hel’s Kitchen Catering in Northbrook, Ill., told the House Ways and Means Committee April 22 that small businesses “already have enough bad choices – high-deductible, low-benefit plans that are barely worth the paper they’re written on.”

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At Least West Texas A&M Isn't Overpaying Karl Rove

Texas Tech University may be paying speakers' fees to Karl Rove and Karen Hughes for the commencement addresses this Friday and Saturday. I don't know, and I don't know how much those fees would be (I hope they'd be nonexistent, but we are talking about Texas Tech here). Now, if we happened to have any INTERPOL agents or Spanish police in Lubbock that day ...

But it looks like WT (aka West Texas A&M) isn't overpaying:

This will not cost WT too much cash.
They're basically paying for Roves trip from Austin to Canyon.
The next day he'll be speaking in Lubbock at the Texas Tech School of Law. Read below the fold...

The world's greatest newspaper (not!) turns to open union-busting and looting

After they helped to throw the 2000 and the 2004 elections to Bush by suppressing the news -- and I'm not even going to mention how Judy Miller helped kill hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Americans -- you'd think Izvestia's management would be ashamed enough to do the decent thing and off themselves -- or at least get out of the newspaper business so others could do the job they have so Read below the fold...

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Jane Harman, "warrior on behalf of our Constitution"

Truly, you cannot shame the shameless. Read below the fold...

Will Stirling Newberry please pick up the white courtesy phone?

What is the relation between information asymmetry and rents?

This story about pension funds makes me ask that question.

When it comes to disclosure, she said, she saw a continuation of the attitude that she found during her audit: Senior managers believe it is up to investors to ask rather than the duty of the agency to disclose.

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Listening to Dr Dean...

[an attempt at something resembling liveblogging]

7:59 pm [central time]:
There's only i person from my zip code. Gee, I wonder who that could be.

Ok, I'm tired of the Move On song already.... Read below the fold...

The banksters are running the country


And I'm sure they have only our best interests at heart. Read below the fold...

Reminder - MoveOn's Howard Dean healthcare briefing tonight at 9:00 ET

See hipparchia's post for details. I just submitted my question. My link speed/reliability won't allow me to listen, so if anyone wants to report, that would be great. Read below the fold...

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Politics and Media Headlines 5/4/09

Nation Ready To Be Lied To About Economy Again (The Onion)
'From now on, just tell me the bullshit I want to hear,' one Ohio resident said. 'Tell me my savings are safe, everybody has a job, and we're No. 1 again.'
Do I have to tell you it’s a satire? I get in trouble when I don’t. But then, I get in trouble a lot, anyway.—Caro

Jamiol’s World

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Plotting the urban window garden

When I first moved to my current digs, I dealt with my depression and the wealth of window space in the new place by planting found seeds. The second year I had this:

From Photo Library

AHIP's Ignagni shows us how not to do health care reform

AHIP's Campaign for an American "Solution" sent me a link to a transcript of a recent live web chat on health care reform with Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, and Karen Ignagni, president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans. Ignani's answers make a joke of Pollack's attempts to make common cause with these creeps.

Ignagni and the people selecting the questions make some classic moves:

When in doubt, don't answer the question:

MarinCA asks: Do your organizations support a public plan option? Why or why not? Read below the fold...

Single Payer Action sez AARP = Ain’t Arguing with the Ruling Powers

At Single Payer Action's web site, PNHP's Dr. David Himmelstein defends single-payer against the health-insurance-peddling AARP's anti-HR676 propaganda. Read it all for specific factual criticisms, or just enjoy the summing up:

AARP: In addition H.R. 676 has not gathered bipartisan support which is important to enacting and implementing any reform.

Dr. David Himmelstein: If freeing the slaves failed to attract bipartisan support would the AARP also oppose it?

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Why does Obama support science in stem cell research, and censor science in health care reform?


(And no, censor is not to strong a word.) Merton Bernstein, Professor of Law Emeritus at Washington University, writes: Read below the fold...

Massive takedown of for-profit "health" "care"

The health insurance parasites don't need to be "nudged" -- they need to be beaten down with a very large bat. Clark Newhall: Read below the fold...


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