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Corruption With A Growl

Excerpted from Jacob Riis’ autobiography, The Making of an American, ©1901: You bring up the people slowly to a reform programme, particularly when it costs money. They will pay for corruption with a growl, but seem to think that virtue ought always to be had for nothing. It makes the politicians’ game easy. They steal …

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Sha la la la la la

The Evil Party™’s plan will allow insurance companies to charge seniors quintuple what everyone else pays, whereas under the Slightly Less Evil Party™’s plan they would only be charged triple. Either way, I’m seeing zero incentive to save money for retirement.  Under the auspice’s of either plan you’re likely to die deeply in debt, probably …

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Double D

One problem we’ve had lately is with what I call “Digital Doctors,” both human and veterinary. They want to run a battery of tests, then base their diagnosis solely on the numbers, charts, and graphs they see on the screen. I’m not saying testing and diagnostics aren’t important. I’m saying they should pay more attention …

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*bang*

Steve Scalise pushed through a “health care” bill that will strip coverage from millions of people, resulting in the deaths and suffering of– at a minimum– thousands. They will die one at a time, surrounded by family or alone. They will live lives of poverty, crushed by overwhelming debt. They will linger in pain, even …

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Compassion

Actor/author Wil Wheaton went through a recent health scare with his wife that required multiple trips to the emergency room.  This is the part of his story that resonated with me, because I realized that in all of the times I’ve been to the hospital with my Mona, we’ve never heard these words: “That isn’t …

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Second Verse, Same as the First

From CBS News: Roughly half of all U.S. families have no money set aside for retirement, Federal Reserve data show. Not a cent. But even that alarming savings deficit doesn’t fully capture the emerging socioeconomic crisis facing what is, after all, a rapidly graying nation. That’s because even Americans who work diligently to prepare for …

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