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Whistleblower: America's Hidden Health Nightmare
Paul Harris, The Observer: "Wendell Potter can remember exactly when he took the first steps on his journey to becoming a whistleblower and turning against one of the most powerful industries in America. It was July 2007 and Potter, a senior executive at giant US healthcare firm Cigna, was visiting relatives in the poverty-ridden mountain districts of northeast Tennessee. He saw an advert in a local paper for a touring free medical clinic at a fairground just across the state border in Wise County, Virginia."
Waxman: Talks "Back From the Brink"
Patrick O'Connor and Glenn Thrush, The Politico: "Late Friday, Democrats stepped back from the precipice of intra-party war – and back to the health care bargaining table – hours after a bitter verbal spat between top Blue Dog Democrats and Henry Waxman, the liberal chairman of House Energy and Commerce Committee."
Rich Have Highest Wealth, Lowest Taxes Since 1929
David Sirota, Coloradaoan.com: "Here's a truism: The wealthiest 1 percent have never had it so good. According to government figures, 1 percenters' share of America's total income is the highest it's been since 1929, and their tax rates are the lowest they've faced in two decades."
The Great Tax Con Job
Thom Hartmann, OpEdNews.com: "A very small niche of America's uber-wealthy have pulled off what may well be the biggest con job in the history of our republic, and they did it in a startlingly brief 30 or so years. True, they spent over three billion dollars to make it happen, but the reward to them was in the hundreds of billions - and will continue to be."
Kucinich Wins Amendment to Increase Access to Early Education Programs for All
Minimum Wage, Health Care, And April Greer
[Duchess Note: Many thanks to Linda in TX in sharing some of the above interesting and informative articles. Please feel free in sharing them with others.]