Republicans View Health Care as a Privilege

Read Jonathan Chait's Health Care as a Privilege: What the GOP Won't Admit.

Chait observes that the Republican position is that

... punishments to the losers in the market system should include ... a denial of access to non-emergency medical treatment.... The maintenance of mass lack of access to medical care is their cause.

Romney Pioneered Outsourcing

The Washington Post's Tom Hamburger writes that during the period Romney was actively involved in running private equity company Bain Capital, the firm

... owned companies that were pioneers in the practice of shipping work from the United States to overseas call centers and factories making computer components.

Republican Sabotage of the US Economy

Michael Cohen writes in The Guardian (UK) that the Republican party:

is engaging in scorched-earth economic policies that are undercutting the economic recovery, possibly on purpose, and is forcing job-killing austerity measures on the states. And they have paid absolutely no political price for doing so. If anything, it won them control of the House in 2010, and has kept win Obama's approval ratings in the political danger zone.

Lies Republicans Tell You

The GOP might as well stand for "gathering of prevaricators." From the Romney campaign to John Boehner's boozy media appearances, Republican mantras reiterate memes that may be popular and focus-group tested, but bear little resemblance to the truth. Or as The American Prospect's Jamelle Bouie put it "The former Massachusetts governor has no use for honesty in his campaign."

    Republicans Propose Ending Medicare (Again)

    In a move inexplicable in an election year, on March 15 a group of four prominent Republicans announced a new plan to abolish Medicare.

    Abandoning promises not to end Medicare or make changes that would affect those at or near retirement age, the latest Republican proposal does both. Promoted by Tea Party favorite Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), and Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC), the proposal scraps Medicare in favor of a private plan that shifts trillions of dollars of health care costs to the elderly by 2014.


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