Tag: underpinning

Yep, they are poor just not poor enough

Yep, you’re poor, but we don’t care. The rules of austerity mean if you are poor you are on your own. Am I my brother’s keeper? Heck no. My brother needs to get two or three jobs in spite of the fact there are three or four applicants for each job. My brother needs to work harder. Dog eat dog. Welcome to the rules of austerity. From AP: In South Carolina, a yearly income of $16,900 is too much for Medicaid for a family of three. In Florida, $11,000 a year is too much. In Mississippi, $8,200 a year is too

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Finally, a tax cut Republicans hate

Nobody has accused the Republican Party of being the “tax-and-spend” party, at least since Saint Ronald of Reaganworld rode off into the sunset. The GOP mantra for at least the past 25 years has been “Hear no taxes; see no taxes; raise no taxes,” and the vaguely ideological underpinning for the party’s objection has been codified into law—political canon law. The eleventh commandment for the party of self-aggrandizement used to be, “Thou shalt speak no ill of another Republican”; but since Grover Norquist came on the scene, it has been, “Thou shalt not raise taxes…ever…on anyone…for any reason.” Grover Norquist is

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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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