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With smoking rates leveling off in the U.S. and much of Europe, multi-national cigarette makers are focusing their lobbying efforts and political work on developing nations and emerging markets. ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 09:49 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Who is Grover Norquist? Grover G. Norquist, a native of Massachusetts, has been one of most effective issues management ...
by jamess
Comment Count 51 comments on Sat Jul 02, 2011 at 09:43 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
cross-posted from Sum of Change Just hopped off the conference call with Richard Trumka from the AFL-CIO. This morning, the AFL-CIO leadership ...
by SumOfChange
Comment Count 24 comments on Thu Mar 18, 2010 at 01:49 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
The excise tax, the issue that essentially forced the sidecar reconciliation, is back as an issue as ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 222 comments on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 05:00 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
No public option, no deal. I will NOT be forced to buy private insurance from the crooked cartels. I will NOT allow my wages to be forced into padding some millionaire CEO's ...
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 1532 comments on Tue Feb 23, 2010 at 07:38 PM PST with 621 Recommends
Yesterday Ezra had a post on the public option that struck an odd chord : For all that,
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 169 comments on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 11:10 AM PST with 0 Recommends
The White House is still pushing an excise tax on high value insurance policies as a funding mechanism for healthcare ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 116 comments on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 02:18 PM PST with 0 Recommends
Here's a very important article in the New York Times that needs to be read to understand why the excise tax is a hugely ...
by slinkerwink
Comment Count 430 comments on Tue Feb 16, 2010 at 11:00 AM PST with 116 Recommends
We had a very frank conversation with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on The Young Turks . We talked about whether it makes sense to ...
by Cenk Uygur
Comment Count 466 comments on Sat Jan 30, 2010 at 09:19 AM PST with 213 Recommends
The American people are in favor of the Public Option. They support long overdue reforms of the healthcare system to increase competition, implement much needed regulation, increase system ...
by Norm in Chicago
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 01:50 PM PST with 2 Recommends
House Democrats don't get caught up. Think this through. Don't get caught in the Senate Democratic trick bag.
by icebergslim
Comment Count 104 comments on Mon Jan 25, 2010 at 10:43 PM PST with 30 Recommends
I want to put to a wider audience a question that came up last week during the excise tax debate. It’s a question I feel cuts to the heart of the debate, and one that this site does not have ...
by Norm in Chicago
Comment Count 107 comments on Tue Jan 19, 2010 at 10:59 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Over the last few decades the US has pushed hard for the creation of international trade bodies such as the WTO. the WTO's function is eliminating trade barriers, barriers that, for example, ...
by Andiamo
Comment Count 31 comments on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 03:38 PM PST with 4 Recommends
The Context: Millions Losing Employer Provided Health Benefits, Jobs, as Small Businesses Reel from Premium Hikes "As health insurance companies raise rates to drive off customers with ...
by Andiamo
Comment Count 175 comments on Sun Jan 17, 2010 at 07:45 AM PST with 6 Recommends
I think we all need to see what could happen when our leaders volunteer all of our money to guarantee the "gambling debts" of the power elite. Disaster. And it could derail all healthcare and ...
by Andiamo
Comment Count 21 comments on Sat Jan 16, 2010 at 07:00 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Change is good when the way things are isn't working and the new direction is an improvement upon the old. That is true at the individual level as well as society; being open to internal change, an ...
by washunate
Comment Count 30 comments on Sat Jan 16, 2010 at 03:24 PM PST with 10 Recommends
The New York Times has the nitty-gritty details of the deal reached between the White House and labor unions:
by slinkerwink
Comment Count 183 comments on Fri Jan 15, 2010 at 12:18 PM PST with 57 Recommends
I has a bit of insomnia last night, and for some reason my thoughts drifted to the excise tax. I worried a bit about how something that is already framed as a tax on health care benefits would be a ...
by VirginiaDem
Comment Count 23 comments on Fri Jan 15, 2010 at 08:06 AM PST with 1 Recommend
All is not well in the state of Massachusetts, site of the pilot program for national healthcare mandate experimentation. In the last year, SMALL BUSINESS premium hikes have risen 20-45% ...
by Andiamo
Comment Count 38 comments on Fri Jan 15, 2010 at 07:47 AM PST with 12 Recommends
A deal has been reached between Union leaders and the White House about the excise tax. While there is a diary out about this, it was breaking and lacked some of the details now leaking out - so ...
by nandssmith
Comment Count 104 comments on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 07:45 PM PST with 27 Recommends