Republicans in Wisconsin said having extra hours and weekend hours would create an unfair advantage.
Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend), had the balls to say:
"Every city on election day has voting from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The idea that some communities should have weekend or night voting is obviously unfair."
I am a staunch Republican, a self-proclaimed Fox News addict, and I didn’t vote for the President. And I’m here to tell you that Obamacare works. I’m living proof.
I’m a chemotherapy patient, and was previously paying $428 a month for my health coverage. I was not thrilled when it was cancelled.
Then I submitted an application at HealthCare.gov. I looked at my options. And I signed up for a plan for $62 a month.
It’s the best health care I have ever had.
So right now, here’s what I want to tell anyone who still needs health insurance, or knows someone who does:
Sign up. Follow the instructions on the website. Apply, and look at your options. You still have time, and take it from me: This is something you want to do.
I wrote a letter to President Obama this past February to tell him about my experience with the Health Insurance Marketplace. I hoped he’d read it, and he did.
I may not be a supporter of the President. But now, I get mad when I see Obamacare dragged through the mud on television.
And even though I regularly tune in to conservative pundits, I’d like to tell them they’re getting it wrong. Obamacare works.
So one more time: If you still need health insurance, you have just three days to get it. Do what I did. Go to HealthCare.gov, submit an application, and pick a plan that works for you.
It just might change your life.
MARK BEARDEN, North Carolina resident and self-proclaimed member of the GOP, in an email sent from the White House. (via inothernews)
Let’s add an update to this #ThrowbackThursday: public workers, private sector workers, those who have a union and those who don’t, service workers, retired, unemployed, part-time, full-time, interns, students…we’re all stronger when we stand together.
“When the whales at SeaWorld were played a sound recording of a group of whales made at sea, they all stopped moving in their tanks. Then one of them, Corky, began shaking violently. The tape was playing sounds of her family. “I have no idea if this creature shares any feelings that we know as humans, but her reaction reminded me of the times I heard messages from my own family when I was a hostage in Lebanon. I would feel great relief at knowing they were well, but also much sorrow and a sharpened longing to be reunited with them. “What is clear is that Corky could recognize her family’s sounds after years of separation…Knowing only this much I believe it is pointless and cruel to keep these animals apart for commercial reasons - to exploit them for commercial entertainment.” -John McCarthy, journalist
Hobby Lobby doesn’t want to cover its employees’ birth control on company insurance plans. In fact, they’re so outraged about women having access to birth control that they’ve taken the issue all the way to the Supreme Court.
I cannot believe that we live in a world where we would even consider letting some big corporation deny the women who work for it access to the basic medical tests, treatments or prescriptions that they need based on vague moral objections.
But here’s the scary thing: With the judges we’ve got on the Supreme Court, Hobby Lobby might actually win.
"Three well-respected legal scholars examined almost 20,000 Supreme Court cases from the last 65 years. They found that the five conservative justices currently sitting on the Supreme Court are in the top 10 most pro-corporate justices in more than half a century."
Elizabeth Warren, everyone. I can’t wait for someone who is as awesome as Senator Warren to run here in California, so we can get rid of the reprehensible corporatist Dianne Feinstein.
Nicholas Kristof finds five wasteful welfare programs: “welfare subsidies for private planes…, welfare subsidies for yachts…, welfare subsidies for hedge funds and private equity…, welfare subsidies for America’s biggest banks … & large welfare subsidies for American corporations from cities, counties and states.”
These are the real welfare queens of America.
A friend from college and a friend from grad school both made the same point about my homicide insurance post this afternoon … and they’re right. Everyone who wants to own a gun should have to buy insurance.
Should it be prohibitively expensive? For some guns and for some people, yes.
Insurance: It’s all about personal responsibility.