Behind the News with Doug Henwood, for March 3, 2012 - 10:00am
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Thank you for the well-pointed interview with Trudy Lieberman. I am still looking for a good study of Reagan's long term care plan which passed Congress, was signed by Reagan and repealed shortly after. Anybody figure out how this happened? All I can remember about the repeal is right-wing radio drum-beat that, in the midst of early AIDS panic, it would be gays who would milk the new entitlement. But this history if well-documented would give us an insight into what makes health reform--even Reagan's and Obama's modest efforts--such a fragile undertaking by the bourgeois politicians in the US.
Reading Thomas Frank's "Debt Be Not Proud" in the March 'Harper's' gets me wondering about 'liquidation'. He references effects of liquidation.
Is it worth it to look at how firmly we're in the grasp of capital, including the assist by their war machines - laws, treaties, police, armies - to keep us in service - us workers and all? I've just become, for the first time, seriously depressed over our possibility to make things right, just, easy, pleasant for us. I do Peace and Freedom Party, with it's platform and language that paves a way for us to struggle for that pleasant, secure life.
If you do talk about the article/its contents, maybe you can expand on the Mellon 'invulnerability' to liquidation because of his vast wealth. That should help explain liquidation - I mean, I get it - until the article starts citing what seem to be the inexplicably unthinking advocacy of it by Tea party,... by rightists of varying names. Paul I get; he'll say anything to rouse the carefully diseducated mass - well so do the others, but they don't say what Paul says - like withdraw U.S. warriors. And Paul paints selling off U.S. resources - I guess that's what liquidation is - as a benefit to the U.S. populace.
Do you have a suggestion for what to do about those house purchases - the mortgages that the barely employed people leapt upon - the 125% financing for inordinately highly priced property - from which they're now being extracted by all those new laws/regulations that continue to profit our Owners, who are getting paid insurance to cover their bad gambling debts, and who made huge profits by 'hedge'ing their bets?
Also, Monthly Review, I think I remember, has promoted Thomas Frank. I haven't read anything he's written that fits MR's overall approach. So, can you tell why they do?
Please, please continue to invite Trudy Lieberman onto the show, Doug. Her coverage of U.S. health care policies and trends is unparalleled, and too few people on the left read the Columbia Journalism Review.
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