naked cap: The American Healthcare System Shows Why We Can’t Trust Free Market Spin Doctors.

Because the biggest savings associated with single-payer come from reduced payments to service providers, the switch would require American doctors and administrators to work for significantly less than they currently earn. But how painful would those sacrifices be?

Many I know went into healthcare to help people, not necessarily to feather their nests. If the overall emphasis changes from the current model, would not the former make for better healthcare? I constantly hear physicians complaining about how things are currently, the lack of time to diagnose patients properly, the excessive electronic records documentation to collect insurance billings, etc.  It points strongly (to me) that they'd like to simply do their jobs and return to their domiciles at the end of a workday with feelings of accomplishment.

TG's Political Wire: Paul Ryan's Party Is Over.

They said Trump was 'over', multiple times, going way back. I think a more historical view than the current reactionary one (that attracts clicks), is a better way to view all this.

Or am I the only one imagining some sanctimonious Presidential run by Ryan, offering to 'restore the soul of the Republican Party'? Those dewy eyes, appealing to red-state voters ... ? The lonely widows chucking their retirement leavings at him, much as men do at strip clubs?

naked cap: 5 Ways Liberals and Progressives Shame the Poor Without Even Realizing It.

This often takes the form of checkout shaming, in which consumers are asked to contribute a dollar to charity they might not be able to afford.

You realize, these huge firms claim this as a tax deduction (as I understand it). I loudly proclaim I give to the charity of my choice directly. You should, too. One should always choose charities deliberately, with forethought.

naked cap: Millennials Are Waiting For The End Of Capitalism.

According to the National Institute on Retirement Security, some 66 percent of Americans between the ages of 21 and 32 have nothing saved for retirement.

When I see skilled work-for-hire gigs on Craiglist offering to 'generously pay' $3.00/hour less than the $18.00 hourly rate I worked at as a temp in 1985, when king-cab Toyota pickups were $7995 ... is it ANY WONDER? Working America needs to wake up and smell the Scrooge.