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Saturday, September 14, 2019

The Hill | Published on Sep 13, 2019

SNAP POLL: Yang, Warren, Sanders, in lead after debate.


Krystal Marie Ball is an American journalist, politician, and news talk anchor on The Hill's news program Rising with the Hill's Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti. She is also a businesswoman and certified public accountant. read more


Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Jimmy Dore Show | Published on Sep 12, 2019 read more


"Bernie" Sanders, the Brooklyn-Vermont "democratic socialist" who takes the debate stage Thursday night as one of the three leading candidates to become the Democratic Party's presidential nominee.

Sanders is at a disadvantage. He's not the Establishment Favorite - that would be Joe Biden - and he's not the Surging Insurgent, Elizabeth Warren.

He is, instead, The Exact Same Guy He Was Last Time - a fiery leftist who has a substantial, if not primary-majority-size, base of committed supporters who believe in his ambitious plans to bring justice to a "rigged" society by sticking it to the damn fat cats.

A Sanders presidency would, guaranteed, involve an attempt to raise taxes on top earners in order to institute single-payer universal health coverage and make college free. read more


The Real News Network | Published on Sep 12, 2019

We had a conversation with Sen. Sanders' Press Secretary Briahna Joy Gray on the right-wing talking points used by mainstream media to discredit Sen. Sanders and the falsehoods about socialism perpetuated by the GOP. read more


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"This is what America needs again, a return to Republicans being like Democrats, when Democrats actually stood for working and middle-class Americans."

And you think that that's gonna happen by playing to the coasts and ignoring states with more moderate Dems? Seriously?

And don't bother posting polls showing this or that unless there's state by state information that's solid.

#12 | POSTED BY JPW

Here's an example of Republicans trying to be like Democrats when Democrats were actual leaders in American politics ...

Republican Party Platform of 1956
www.presidency.ucsb.edu

We are proud of and shall continue our far-reaching and sound advances in matters of basic human need -- expansion of social security -- broadened coverage in unemployment insurance -- improved housing"and better health protection for all our people.

We are determined that our government remain warmly responsive to the urgent social and economic problems of our people.


Click on the link and you'll even see Republicans BRAGGING about ...

- How the GOP strengthened social security -- SS is prominently mentioned 6 times
- How Republicans willingly worked with Labor -- mentioned 5 times
- How Republicans supported unions and collective bargaining -- mentioned 4 times

It's these issues that make up the overwhelmingly majority of working and middle-class voters that ... oh, I don't know ... win elections.

You're the one who is out of touch.

Jesus H dude. If you're this checked out and off in la la land, just stop espousing political opinions.

Everything Steele said was spot on. If it makes you feel better, look away from the screen and play the video super slow or super fast so you can't tell it's him.

I honestly never thought that somebody would be so resistant to the obvious reality that one has to play by EC rules to win the WH.

It's almost as if you want to lose just to feel that rush of maintaining a righteous cause. "But but but we won the popular vote!" *stamps feet*

#11 | POSTED BY JPW

Steele brags about being a Republican for 41 years, which coincides with the rise of corporate power and the diminished power of working and middle-class representation in both America's politics and in Congress -- no wonder Michael Steele hates people like Bernie Sanders.

You're the one who is out of touch.

Maybe you should talk to people who work for a living in areas of the country that were deindustrialized by policies that overwhelmingly favored corporate and big business interests at the expense of ordinary working Americans ...

All of course championed by Republicans like Michael Steel and "central Democrats" that you obviously think are really swell.

The above video shows a convergence of people like Michael Steele and Bill Maher advocating for the same thing, which is the economic status quo despite their own self-identified labels of "conservative" and "liberal" -- this is what class warfare looks like with ever mentioning the words "class warfare", and it's sickening to watch.

At least there's people like Krystal Ball who'll do their best to shovel crap against the tide.

CEOs are worker.

You get that, right?

#27 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

Here you go, from post # 16 ...

Forbes: Top U.S. "Non-Profit" Hospitals & CEOs Are Racking Up Huge Profits

www.forbes.com

... the top paid "special advisor" and former CEO at Memorial Hermann* in Houston, Texas made $18.6 million. In St. Louis, Missouri, the chief at Ascension Health* made $13.6 million; the CEO at the Kaiser Foundation* in Oakland, California made $10.7 million; and $10.6 million went to the top paid executive of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in Chicago, Illinois.

When summing the last four years of pay (2014-2017), each of these highly compensated executives - who made more than $10 million in 2017 alone - earned an extraordinary amount of compensation: Ascension CEO ($59.1 million); Kaiser CEO ($29.8 million); Banner CEO ($29.6 million); Advocate Health CEO, based in Downers Grove, Illinois ($27.8 million); Memorial Hermann Special Advisor/CEO ($27.3 million); and Northwestern Memorial COO ($15.3 million).

As you can see Kaiser is mentioned prominently in the above link of "non-profit hospitals".
These "non-profit hospitals" should not be paying the CEOs zillions of dollars, they should be taking all that money and reinvesting into their communities to help increase healthcare access and to help integrate their healthcare operations with local social support systems -- per the tenants of the healthcare discipline 'Population Health Management'.


You understand that healthcare CEOs are raking in millions of dollars, and that's just the healthcare CEOs from "non-profit" hospitals.

Do you know the difference between a CEO and a worker?

That's what it says on the 2018 link as well, the one were Warren received the $15,059 that Jimmy Dore circled in the video and that you referred to as "corporate donations from Kaiser Health":

This table lists candidates receiving money from this organization in 2017-2018. The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organizations' PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. Organization totals may include subsidiaries and affiliates.

#23 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

Bernie's individual donors come from employees who are workers, I pointed this out in post #16.

If you don't believe me, Kaiser Health News recently tried to slam Bernie for taking $200 donations from TWO healthcare employees "who could be considered executives" ...

KHN: Sanders Calls On Candidates To Reject Donations From Health Industry: You Can't Change A Corrupt System By Taking Its Money'
khn.org

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) invited his fellow presidential candidates to join him in refusing to accept contributions over $200 from political action committees, lobbyists and executives of health insurance and drug companies.

But an ABC News review of FEC records identified at least three contributions of more than $200 from two individual donors who could be considered executives at companies in those fields.


Two individual employees who "can be considered executive". Wow, Bernie has really gone corporate -- hilarious ~

No doubt that Warren's campaign receives donations from individual healthcare workers, but Bernie practically gets ALL his campaign funding from individual workers and in this case, individual healthcare workers.

And, those donations Warren is taking from Kaiser are from donors representing the Kaiser corporation, plain and simple.

If you don't believe what I'm saying, Warren is already in bed with the Medical Device Industry ...

Elizabeth Warren Goes to Bat for Medical Device Industry

time.com

Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic star who just last week unveiled a bill targeting the profits of large drug makers, doesn't sound like much of a populist when it comes to another group of big health care corporations, the medical device manufacturers, many of which happen to be headquartered in the Senator's home state of Massachusetts.

Warren's coziness with those companies is now earning her criticism within her party, with one former Democratic Senate staffer describing some of her positions as "repulsive."


Yhe devil is always in the details -- and Jimmy Dore is spot on.

Kaiser Health is a non-profit and damn good at their job.

#14 | POSTED BY TOR

Forbes: Top U.S. "Non-Profit" Hospitals & CEOs Are Racking Up Huge Profits

www.forbes.com

... the top paid "special advisor" and former CEO at Memorial Hermann* in Houston, Texas made $18.6 million. In St. Louis, Missouri, the chief at Ascension Health* made $13.6 million; the CEO at the Kaiser Foundation* in Oakland, California made $10.7 million; and $10.6 million went to the top paid executive of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in Chicago, Illinois.

When summing the last four years of pay (2014-2017), each of these highly compensated executives - who made more than $10 million in 2017 alone - earned an extraordinary amount of compensation: Ascension CEO ($59.1 million); Kaiser CEO ($29.8 million); Banner CEO ($29.6 million); Advocate Health CEO, based in Downers Grove, Illinois ($27.8 million); Memorial Hermann Special Advisor/CEO ($27.3 million); and Northwestern Memorial COO ($15.3 million).


As you can see Kaiser is mentioned prominently in the above link of "non-profit hospitals".

These "non-profit hospitals" should not be paying the CEOs zillions of dollars, they should be taking all that money and reinvesting into their communities to help increase healthcare access and to help integrate their healthcare operations with local social support systems -- per the tenants of the healthcare discipline 'Population Health Management'.

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