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Motivating Generation Y Political apathy has always been a problem among young voters, and maybe it’s just because I’m a young voter myself, but it seems like more of a problem today than it has ever been in the past. … Continue reading
On Sept. 12 the Missouri General Assembly overrode the veto on Senate Bill 749. The text of the bill can be found at this site. No employer, health plan provider, health plan sponsor, health care provider, or any other person … Continue reading
THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION…YOU BE THE JUDGE If the session’s top priority was indeed job creation, we fell short. There was work to be done, and we missed the mark in the substantive areas that will move Missouri forward: Job Creation, … Continue reading
Republican Myth No. 4: No matter how much the wealthy make, they shouldn’t pay more taxes; after all, they earned it.
Republican Myth No. 4: No matter how much the wealthy make, they shouldn’t pay more taxes; after all, they earned it. America has already tried lower taxes and less regulation on the rich. It was called the 19th century; and … Continue reading
Republican Lie No. 8: It is class warfare to tax the rich any more since almost 50 percent of Americans pay no income tax.
Why is it so many Americans do not pay income tax? It’s simple. Too many Americans are paid too little. Recent government statistics show an appalling 50 percent of American workers make less than $27,000 a year. How can they … Continue reading
Michele Bachmann blames the gas price increase on President Obama, and promises to lower gasoline prices to under $2 a gallon. Once again Republicans throw out promises they cannot fulfill. Here is the truth: Exxon Mobil’s CEO testified to Congress … Continue reading
In order for people to actually lose their doctor, the doctor would have to make fewer appointments during the day. So, the alarmist warning of poorer care and less access to your doctor is simply false. Under a single payer … Continue reading
Many on the Republican side are propagating the lie that government is the enemy. If so, we are on a path of self destruction because the government is us. Ask the good citizens of devastated Joplin or flooded northwestern Missouri: … Continue reading
We understand the need for doctors, drugs, and hospitals; but what do insurance companies do for healthcare? We are the only nation on earth that allows a profit on people getting sick. You may say they put pressure on hospitals, … Continue reading
The day after Republican Scott Brown was elected, he wrongly said, “There has not been one job created by the $700 billion Obama stimulus.” That is blatantly false. First of all, the Republicans seem not to even know what the … Continue reading