It is certainly a noble objective to want to save lives and prevent sickness, but unfortunately it conflicts with an even more noble objective of corporate America - namely making profits.
Making major cuts in military spending could not only make a major dent in the national debt, but would also save many lives and put our country on the road to a new international policy of cooperation and mutual problem solving.
Now that the far-right Joe Miller is out of the picture in Alaskan politics, the left has to pull together to push legislation toward supporting policies that stop the GOP agenda.
Obama announced his proposal for a two year wage freeze for all non-military government workers. The proposal is a terrible idea. It's bad for the economy and feeds into racist, anti-worker stereotypes of the "lazy" public worker.
The Republicans are fond of saying that small business creates 70 percent of all jobs. They don't tell you that small business is also responsible for 70 percent of all layoffs. That's the nature of small business. They start up and go out of business all the time.
Republican senatorial candidate Joe Miller of Alaska has stirred up controversy recently. He is the Tea Party favorite, Palin backed, and it's no surprise that he believes everything the federal government provides is negative.
Sometimes we can learn lessons from our adversaries, and here's one we need to heed.
When asked what time it was, Yogi Berra responded, "You mean, right now?" For those who are involved in politics, the question is "What's the political time of day, like right now?"
By 1816, Thomas Jefferson was warning that our new government would have to "crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations."