House Republicans back away on Medicare overhaul | Reuters: "House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp said his panel will not advance a Republican proposal to privatize Medicare for future retirees because it stands no chance of getting passed by the Democratic-led Senate. But Camp said the powerful tax-writing committee will act on any compromise reached on a deficit reduction plan."
The GOP has said nothing since to indicate that it is running away from the suicidal vote it took to privatize Medicare.
All it did was admit what was obvious from the start. It would never get passed by the Senate. Give the GOP clear sailing and it will gladly privatize Medicare. Which is why we need to increase the Democratic majority in the Senate and regain it in the House.
The Alito-enabled Super PACs will be out to lie their way to a victory in November. Only the symphony of voices the Web can create can stop them.
Abba's way is the human rights way. Tolerance, democracy and helpfulness are its active core values and Abba's way brooks no idolatry, including the idolatry of power and force and bullying. We will the values that make us act. They are more than the product of reason.
In our time as, we move toward more openness, there is more bullying and abuse. Our task is to stand with those who are attacked and resist, protest, protect and legislate.
When last we met Paul Ryan, he was proposing a plan which would net him millions because of property he owns and drilling rights. His latest effort simply ups the ante on the contest to destroy the country. Can his plan do it quicker that George W. Bush did? The answer is yes if enacted. Romney has bought it hook line and sinker. But we are learning to exempt Romney from truth tests. We did that with Reagan, remember? The difference is Romney is vastly weaker and less anchored than Reagan was. He will be the tool of the Right, the emptiest suit ever to tread the Oval Office. All the more reason to have done with both Ryan and Romney..