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Ambassador Taylor is doing an exquisite job with his statement. Speaking in clear English, using

direct and simple words. Even the most stupidest fuck should be able to understand.

Well today, Nov 7 is "national Warren hatchet job" day. Morning Joe has devoted anti Warren

segments for the entire program, starting with Steve Rattner. The WaPo and NYT feature anti Warren columns. The name calling of Warren’s M4A proposal by Scarborough this morning was very disturbing.

If they had any balls they would give her the same amount of time to talk in depth about her proposal.

So disturbing.

Is Sen Warren formidable? Does she have what it takes to win over voters.? Even moderates?

This 2015 article sheds light on how she approaches the work of the Senate.


Warren's real power lies in her outsized influence, not just for a freshman senator, but for virtually any elected official in Washington. Her pen may not have touched many pieces of legislation that made their way to Obama's desk since her election in 2012, but her fingerprints are all over them.

Warren would be a strong spokeswoman for the party in Congress or outside of it; she spurred creation of a federal agency—the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau— without the title of "senator" in front of her name. But allies say Warren's best tool is her seat at the committee table in the Senate. Through hearings on the Senate Banking Committee in particular, Warren's questioning and persistence has lead to rules changes at various federal agencies without needing to get legislation through a Republican-controlled Congress. Most notably, Warren successfully pushed the SEC to require banks to admit wrongdoing in negotiating many settlements.



The health care delivery systems is a mess because of Richard Nixon.

While written in 2017, this article is relevant more than ever.


In 1973, Nixon did a personal favor for his friend and campaign financier, Edgar Kaiser, then president and chairman of Kaiser-Permanente. Nixon signed into law, the Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973, in which medical insurance agencies, hospitals, clinics and even doctors, could begin functioning as for-profit business entities instead of the service organizations they were intended to be. And which insurance company got the first taste of federal subsidies to implement HMOA73 … *gasp* … why, it was Kaiser-Permanente! What are the odds? It’s all right here to read for yourself.

And to perfectly cement HMOA73 as the profiteering boondoggle that it actually was, the law Nixon mandated also included clauses that encouraged medical providers to not CURE afflictions, but to PROLONG them by only treating the symptoms. There’s no money to be made in CURING sickness. But the sky’s the limit when it comes to forcing people to endure repetitive doctor visits, endless (and often useless and redundant) tests, and … of course … let’s not forget the ever-increasing demand for American-made prescription drugs!

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