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this pressed for our collectice memory: #NBCNews Health Secretary Defends Affordable Care Act: HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell


Just a thought: “Transparency…is a one way mirror: one side can see through, while from the other you looks at your reflection”

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this pressed for your right to know: Pelosi claims not to know ‘stupid voter’ ObamaCare architect she cited


Pelosi claims not to know ‘stupid voter’ ObamaCare architect she cited

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks to reporters, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

Nancy Pelosi claimed Thursday she didn’t know who ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber is, after several tapes surfaced showing him gloating about how the law was written to take advantage of the stupidity of the American voter.

Problem is, Gruber’s analysis of the law was cited extensively by her office back in 2009.

Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, tried to downplay Gruber’s role during a press conference on Thursday.

via Pelosi claims not to know ‘stupid voter’ ObamaCare architect she cited.

US Poverty at Record High_ Uninsured Hits 20-Year Peak from Democracy Now


US Poverty at Record High_ Uninsured Hits 20-Year Peak from Democracy Now

US Poverty at Record High_ Uninsured Hits 20-Year Peak from Democracy Now

High Unemployment Expected Through 2012, Reports Congressional Budget Office

 
 The Congressional Budget Office is predicting sluggish growth for the U.S. economy over the next year. Speaking before the congressional “super committee” on the deficit, CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf said the official unemployment rate will remain above nine percent through next year’s elections.

Douglas Elmendorf: “Incoming data and other developments since early July suggest that the economic recovery will continue but at a weaker pace than we had anticipated. With output growing at only a modest rate, CBO expects employment to expand very slowly, leaving the unemployment rate, as depicted by the dots in the figure, close to nine percent through the end of next year.”

Obama Touts Jobs Plan Ahead of Expected Call for Medicaid Cuts