Don't petition the White House, Use Change.org

Don’t petition the White House, Use Change.org

Nov 18, 2012 Aaron Krager No Comments
Secessionists. I first want to say thank you for finally learning something from history. The last time so many desired to rid themselves of a tyrannical president they declared war on the Union. Thus, your use of a peaceful means through petitions on the White House’s site is commendable. Furthermore, each state now finds themselves represented by a petition and signatures from people possibly wanting to secede from the United States. Texas leads the way with more than 100,000 people asking the White House to address the issue. This is the same state governed by Rick Perry who drummed up his base of supporters with calls for seceding prior to his Republican bid for President. The irony seemed lost on him. Governor Perry is obviously not a viable option to lead the cause. He hardly put up a fight against a weak group seeking his party’s nomination. I also question...
The Country Moved to the Left Last Night

The Country Moved to the Left Last Night

The whole campaign season did not just depend upon the presidential race that finally came to an end last night. Yes, the country voted clearly to give Barack Obama another four years in the White House. He received more than 50 percent of the vote and won handily in the electoral college. Yet, it is what happened down the ballot that shows the nation’s move toward progressive values. It appears that Democrats will pick up a couple seats in the lower chamber but the real change happened on the senatorial level. Voters said no way to Republicans Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock after they attempted to scapegoat women and downplay the trauma of rape and sexual abuse. Furthermore, women won in Massachusetts, North Dakota, Hawaii, and Wisconsin for their first terms. All four of them will be more progressive legislators than their predecessors. In Wisconsin Tammy Baldwin will be the...
Republicans, Rape, Life, and Control of Women

Republicans, Rape, Life, and Control of Women

Oct 24, 2012 Aaron Krager No Comments
During last night’s Indiana Senate debate the Republican candidate, Richard Mourdock, did more than stick his foot in his mouth. I believe life begins at conception. The only exception I have for to have an abortion is in the case of the life of the mother. I struggled with myself for a long time but I came to realize life is that gift from God, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape. It is something that God intended to happen. Mourdock joined a club made exclusively of Republicans but a club that seems to be growing as the November election nears. Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh made a reprehensible comment about exceptions for the life of the mother following his debate. “There is no such exception. With modern technology and science, you can’t find one instance.” Complete crap as this woman explains. Of course who can forget Missouri...

Repealing health reform means PROFITS!

Jan 20, 2011 Aaron Krager No Comments

For-profit health insurance companies care about one thing and one thing only. Their profit. They do not care about providing health care coverage to people. They care about providing insurance to healthy people in order to make the most amount of profit possible.

Do you understand that? I hope that we can comprehend that notion. Even if you do, let’s ask the question of one’s understanding of health care. Is access a right or a privilege? If you believe it is a privilege then we have another reason for you not to continue reading this site. A person’s health is paramount to their own life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. You cannot be in full pursuit of happiness if you are unhealthy. You cannot exercise your liberty if you are sick. You cannot be living your life to it’s potential if you are ill. Equal access and fairness within health insurance is key to living out the American dream in the way Thomas Jefferson imagined it.

The Republican House leadership held a vote yesterday to repeal the recent health care reform bill. Along partisan lines the repeal passed the House and would end the progress towards full access of health insurance. In 2014 the bill would make us the last of 33 developed nations to have a form of universal health insurance.

As Thom Hartmann notes in his book “Rebooting the American Dream”

between 1999 and 2009, health insurance premiums rose 131 percent, a much faster rate of increase than general inflation (28 percent) or workers’ earnings (38 percent.)

Profits. The Republican leadership merely wants health insurance companies to continue with business as usual: to sell health insurance to healthy people and pass along the costs of covering the sick to tax payers. That is the bottom line.

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