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Couple of Polls

American people seem to want something different from what the GOP is pushing. From Capital Gains and Games: A June 9 Washington Post/ABC News poll found that 61 percent of people believe higher taxes will be necessary to reduce the deficit. A June 7 Pew poll found strong support for tax increases to reduce the deficit; 67 percent of people favor raising the wage cap for Social Security taxes, 66 percent raising income tax rates on those making more than $250,000, and 62 percent favor limiting tax deductions for large corporations. A plurality of people would also limit the mortgage interest deduction. A May 26 Lake Research poll of

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155 passengers survive crash into Hudson

Some are calling the survival of 155 passengers a miracle. Maybe. I think that a well-trained pilot with a well-trained crew flying a well-designed airplane should be able to safely land a damaged plane. This is why we train. We train for emergencies. I’m glad that everyone is safe. More from NYT: All 150 passengers and 5 crew members aboard a US Airways flight bound for Charlotte, N.C., escaped safely minutes after the plane took off from LaGuardia Airport and then plunged into the icy Hudson River. Moments after the pilot of the plane, a twin jet Airbus A320 bound for Charlotte,

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Bloomberg not running, Nader running

I’m sorry. I couldn’t even blog on Ralph Nader. He’s a good man with good ideas but he has no chance of being elected. None. I think that Mike Gravel has more of a chance than Ralph Nader. For Progressives that have feared an independent getting into the race, stop whining. Focus on the task at hand. Focus on nominating someone who will unify the country. Focus on someone who shares our values. Focus. In other news, Michael Bloomberg with his Billion dollar portfolio, has decided not to run for president. Bloomberg is an interesting guy. He was a democrat then

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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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