Tag: offsets

Senator Coburn – Same As It Ever Was

Yesterday, while on Face the Nation, Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma began whistling the same old tune. A new devastating tornado, must demand budget cuts before disaster relief. Senator Coburn has been a vigorous supporter of offsets for disaster relief funding. Senator Coburn is living that old Talking Heads tune which has the refrain – Same As It Ever Was. Senator Coburn is again whistling the same tune. I guess this is probably a good thing. At least he’s been consistent. He is treating his own state exactly the same as he treated other states when they needed disaster relief, although

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GOP: Let’s Get Tough

When the GOP took the House, they promised to focus on jobs and the American economy. Over the last year, they’ve taken a hard line on multiple issues. None of these issues were going to help the job market or the average American worker. Back in April the GOP was going to shut down the government by slashing hundreds of billions of dollars for domestic programs. That didn’t work so well. Then, in August, we had the debt ceiling debate where, once again, the GOP was prepared to shut down the government if they didn’t get what they wanted. There is

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70% of them are not worth a nickel

It was just four years ago when hundreds of thousands of other progressives, including myself, were pleading with America to restore democratic rule. That was all we needed. The Democrats in charge of this topsy-turvy world would turn right side up. Democrats, who wad railed against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, said they hated the war but had to vote for it. They convinced us that all we needed to do was change the man in charge. Vote George Bush out and Barack Obama in. Then, everything would be okay. Well, not so much. Unemployment is hovering at approximately 10%.

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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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