MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

March 7, 2011

The Boomers Are Coming

Filed under: economics, Medicare — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:52 am

Dave Lindorf’s article suggests that if social security was the third rail of American politics in the past, the arrival of the baby boomers at 65 is going to up the voltage considerably.  And what we’ve seen in Madison of public employees demanding their rights will become even more heavily populated as boomers demonstrate for not just a social security system defended from the banksters, but a system greatly improved and including expanded Medicare coverage for boomers’ children and grandchildren.  Look out for that walker!

http://www.truth-out.org/madison-a-foretaste-things-come-next-big-occupation-could-be-boomers-taking-over-capitol-building682

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October 16, 2010

Tell The Catfood Commission What You Think

The President’s Deficit Commission (popularly known as the Catfood Commission)  has been hearing from organizations and experts since April.  Now, as they begin their deliberations, they need to hear from all of us:

1.  Don’t extend the tax breaks for the wealthiest households.  These tax cuts were the largest contributor to the deficits that accumulated between 2001 and 2007.  Not extending them will save $1 trillion over the next 10 years,

2.  Cut Pentagon spending substantially.  This is the “25% solution.”  Use the recommendations of the Sustainable Defense Task Force to bring Pentagon spending in line with what our nation actually needs and can afford.

3.  Invest in programs that create jobs, assist those hardest hit by the recession, and take care of our elders – on whose shoulders we stand – and children – who will create our future.

Do not try to the cut the deficit by cutting social security and medicare.

Tell your neighbors how you feel, and tell the Commission.  E-mail them at commission@fc.eop.gov.

September 22, 2010

Medicaid Ranks Swell As Jobs Disappear

Filed under: 25% solution, economics, Medicare — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:41 am

Requests for help from Medicaid have grown 56% in the last ten years as more and more families and seniors reach out for help.  It makes a good case for the 25% solution – funding our communities by cutting military spending – and Medicare For All – a health system free of the profit motive.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10264/1089031-28.stm?utm_source=PA2010.com+First+Read+Opt-In+List&utm_campaign=359dca4b68-The+First+Read+9%2F22&utm_medium=email

September 19, 2010

1,450,000 Uninsured Children In Pennsylvania

Filed under: Medicare, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:02 am

The number of people without health insurance is growing rapidly nationwide, with one of the largest increases in Pennsylvania.  Thousands of people die every year because of missing healthcare or go bankrupt and lose their homes because they try to pay medical bills.

http://beavercountyblue.org/2010/09/18/4-3-million-more-uninsured-in-2009-medicare-for-all-is-the-fair-affordable-healthy-solution/