Obama Is Not Progressive
Posted in 2012, Afghanistan, Economy, Elections, Health Care, Iraq, National Issues, Uncategorized, War August 7th, 2011 by admin

Originally written for the Progressive Democrats of Hawaii Blog, July 17, 2011

Thinking or hoping otherwise will not make this statement any less true. Barack Obama is not progressive. For my part, I never believed he was and one only need look at his time in office thus far for evidence.

Let’s start with health care, if only because the issue is at, or near, the top of my priority list. While it’s true there are some good things in the Affordable Health Care Act, like extending to 26 the age under which parents can choose to continue to cover their children, or eliminating the ability of insurance companies to deny coverage because of a preexisting condition, there’s no denying that when it’s all said and done, it is little more than a massive handout to health insurance companies.

While on the campaign trail, Obama said he’d prefer a single-payer-type system of health care if he had his choice, but when the debate on health care reform was in full swing in 2009, he denied making any such statement. And while there was some lip service from the White House paid to a “public option” to compete with private insurance, no such option was remotely considered seriously, despite polls which consistently showed a majority of Americans supported such an option. (more…)

Hello world!
Posted in Uncategorized May 24th, 2010 by admin

This is the famous wordpress default post, which means I’ve had to reinstall my blog in a new database. As the previous post suggests, my blog crashed a little while ago and I’ve just recently created the new database. Grr….

I’ve managed to salvage most everything, but some of the settings and other various items that used to be here will have to be added over the next few weeks. Until then, check back, as I’ll try to have a brand new post up in the next couple of days.

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