GOP to Dismantle ‘Great Society’

Getting rid of social services has been the right's goal for nearly five decades, and now they have a blueprint to achieve their goals.

Ryan’s budget proposal is all the more amazing. Not only does it incorporate repeal of the Affordable Care Act, but it also dramatically slashes Medicaid and obliterates Medicare by transforming it into a scrawnily funded voucher program. Notwithstanding hopes that free-market competition between insurers will bring down healthcare costs (something that has never worked before in the US) under Paul Ryan’s plan, the inevitable outcome is that even fewer ... Full Story »

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Kenneth L Salzman, PhD
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by Kenneth L Salzman, PhD - Apr. 23, 2011

This is a position paper, and does not attempt to suggest otherwise. As such, it lays out the position cleanly without rhetoric or character assassination. The factual statements made are accurate, if not particularly documented. It is a call for progressive action... but it WAS written for The Progressive Populist, after all, which should not impeach its credibility any more than should something published out of the Heritage Foundation.

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by Randy Morrow - Apr. 22, 2011

Notwithstanding hopes that free-market competition between insurers will bring down healthcare costs (something that has never worked before in the US) under Paul Ryan’s ... More »

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by Roland F. Hirsch - Apr. 23, 2011

This blog post has minimal journalistic content or merit,. It states the Democratic Party talking points against the Republicans. The author makes no effort to provide factual information, or to explain what the Democrats are doing to ObamaCare. The Democrats in Congress after all voted to remove one of the major components, the "1099" requirement. And now they are raising concerns about the IPAB, another major element. The author is unaware of more than 1000 waivers of Obamacare already issued, including one for the entire state of Maine. The author's ignorance extends to corporate tax rates, where the U.S. is in fact the highest in the OECD see link).

To demonstrate how ignorant the author is, the House Budget Committee report was nothing new to informed Americans, since Rep. Ryan had been making the case in documents dating to 2008. It was no "bombshell", it represented a continuation of the arguments made by Ryan and many others (including Obama's own deficit commission!) about the dangerous upward curve of deficits.

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