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Myth – Government can’t create jobs

I think it is funny and sad that conservatives will continue to believe nonsense even when they know it is … well, nonsense. One of their favorite pieces of circular logic is that the government simply can’t create jobs. All jobs (real jobs) are created by the private sector. Government jobs aren’t real because the money comes from taxes, which comes from us, the taxpayer. See? Yeah, I don’t understand it either. It seems to me that if you are working for the IRS or the State Department, you have a job. You are spending your salary and you are contributing

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The Errington Thompson Show 1-2-10

He’s back! The Errington Thompson Show was snowed in two weeks ago and MIA last week, but this week’s show brings back the progressive radio fun with New Year’s resolutions, the Blackwater travesty, healthcare and more. Errington’s guest is Mark Karlin from buzzflash.com. Among the highlights of their review of 2009 is a thoughtful discussion about the healthcare legislation and why it is going the way it is. Of course everybody’s favorite Filibusterer-in-the-Mud, Mr. Joe Lieberman, figures into the mix, as does Nebraska’s Ben Nelson. Both of these guys represent states that are pretty well saturated by the insurance industry (Mutual

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Blackwater may be in some deep trouble (Updated with video)

Jeremy Scahill of The Nation has been on the Blackwater story for the last three or four years and has written the definitive work on Blackwater. He is currently breaking the story which suggests that Blackwater chief, Erik Prince, was responsible for smuggling weapons into Iraq. This is illegal. Weapons smuggling was also discussed in his book. Now, the allegation of murder has raised its ugly head. Watch the video: Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy From the Nation: The former employee, identified in the court documents as “John Doe #2,” is a former member

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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