John Boehner: What are we doing here, Mr. McConnell? Mitch McConnell: Collecting for our friends, Mr. Boehner. Punk: Dealing in bovine by-products. Sacred Cows.
As to health care, I’m no big fan of the Affordable Care Act, it does way too little. Want to cut down the next biggest part of the deficit after the Bush tax cuts? (The stagnant economy.) Single-payer health care for all and raise Social Security payout to 50% of average wage from the 39% it is now. That would provide the security that would let our consumer-based economy start flourishing again. We’ll still need massive public investment in a green, sustainable economy, to undo the damge the “magic of the market” has wrought with speculation and bubbles.
April 12, 2017