A note on populism and civility

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For more than 30 years I’ve been an active consumer advocate for health care reform. My message has been the same over the years. We are on an unsustainable path that is increasingly hurting ordinary Americans. The solutions are available but we lack the leadership to implement them. Over my career I’ve helped more than […]

The most powerful speech of the 21st century

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George W. Bush delivered this speech on Oct. 19, 2017 at the at the “Spirit of Liberty: At Home, In The World” event hosted by the George W. Bush Institute in New York City. It is simply the best speech from a national leader that I’ve heard in my adult lifetime. He addresses how to […]

The ultimate cost of opposing corruption

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In the spring of 2016 the world learned about the “Panama Papers”, more than a million leaked documents from powerful law firm Mossack Fonseca that showed money laundering and corruption of hundreds of the wealthiest families in the world. The leak report titled “The Revolution Will Be Digitised” exposed the ways that financial corruption is […]

Eight reasons why we must keep the estate tax

Posted 3 CommentsPosted in News and Politics, Taxes

Update 10/9/2017: It now appears certain that Republicans will abandon their effort to repeal the estate tax due to public accumulated public resistance. It is important for the United States to keep the estate tax in place for a wide range of public policy, social equity and financial reasons. I have long promoted the basic […]

Shocking Legislative Scam Proposed by Senators; Endorsed by President

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance, News and Politics

Is is shocking and horrifying to read that 48 United States Republican Senators and the president of the United States have pledged their vote to a secret proposed legislative scam known as the ‘Graham-Cassidy bill’ that: They have not seen or read Is not available in written form for public review Can only be passed […]

NJ flood news dominates my web traffic

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A review of my web site traffic for the past month indicates that the four heaviest traffic days featured new posts describing the effects of flooding at the Delaware Bay in New Jersey. These accounted for more web site visits than any other topic. A month ago I reported that state and country sources independently confirmed […]

Single payer health care on the rise

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We see fresh indications that public and legislative support for a single payer health care system are on the rise. Bernie Sanders is one of a growing number in Congress who support the HR 676 “Medicare for All” bill this week. A long list of Democratic Congressional representatives co-sponsored the House bill. The president even took time […]

Downe Township government said to disband; my web sites removed

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Just to clarify: This post does not represent the position of any government office. The content of the (.com) web sites removed was my own; the municipal web site with a (.org) domain showing photos of Money Island Marina is not affiliated with me or our businesses. Information is based on independent conversations with a […]