Poll Shows Highest Level of Public Disapproval for Vouchers Ever

By: Tuesday August 27, 2013 10:43 am

A new PDK/Gallup Poll reveals bad news for the corporate education reform movement to privatize public education. According to the poll vouchers, previously considered a useful wedge weapon against public schools are more unpopular than ever. This week, the 45th annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools was released. Although it [...]

VP Debate: The Constrained Discussion on Social Insurance

By: Friday October 12, 2012 8:30 am

I think Dave Weigel highlights the right moment in last night’s Vice Presidential debate, on the subject of Medicare. Paul Ryan is most closely associated with that policy, and Biden was clearly briefed that Ryan would try to bamboozle his way through the question. So Biden cut off the ring and never let one lie [...]

Ryan Gets the Band Back Together for His Plan to End Medicare

By: Wednesday September 28, 2011 12:15 pm

Paul Ryan is desperately trying to resuscitate his failed plan to end Medicare by offering it as the replacement element in the long-sought “repeal and replace” strategy for the Affordable Care Act. “Giving patients and consumers control over healthcare resources would make all Americans less dependent on big business and big government for our health [...]

Republicans Abandon Winning 2010 Strategy with Medicare Privatization Plan

By: Monday April 4, 2011 10:43 am

As many on the blogosphere have been noting for months, the only policy item Republicans used to win election in November 2010 was an odd defense of Medicare. They accused Democrats who voted for the Affordable Care Act of cutting $523 billion in Medicare funding to “pay for Obama-care.” They positioned themselves as the defenders [...]

Ryan Budget Will Block Grant Medicaid, Voucherize Medicare

By: Sunday April 3, 2011 11:02 am

In a way, the continuing resolution on the 2011 budget is really a prelude. It has dominated headlines because of the immediacy, and the threat of a government shutdown if no deal is reached. That discussion is ongoing, and while agreement has been reached on a level of cuts, where the cuts fall, and particularly [...]

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