One of the reasons why Congress has been largely unable to make the American health care system more efficient and equitable is because of the stranglehold lobbyists for special interests have on the institution.
I give the Republicans on the super committee credit for offering a few hundred billion in tax cuts through ending some tax expenditures. That breaks the Norquist pledge and a bad day for Grover is a good day for America.
The fact that companies are paying no taxes when America's working families are still struggling to winter what Fed Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke continues to recognize as a failed or failing recovery is a prime example of what is exacerbating income inequality in America.
It's a terrible mistake to ask the Americans who were wounded most by deficit-causing behavior to carry so much of the cost of fixing it. And to propose cuts to Medicare and Medicaid simply to preserve low tax rates for the wealthy is nothing less than a moral obscenity.
The world's wealthiest country is thinking about doing the unthinkable: slashing funds to the section of Medicare that covers vital treatments like chemotherapy for American seniors. These potentially deadly cuts must be rejected.