Stewart Acuff

Aug 28

Staffing levels at heart of debate

This is an Op-Ed from a Santa Fe nurse. It is a true and real explanation of what workers go through, workers who are just trying to do the right thing for others. By Diane

Aug 21

The Stakes in November

Uwe Reinhardt, an economist at Princeton, has just written a great article comparing governors and state legislatures who have turned billions of dollars in Medicaid assistance and expansion to private sector CEOs and boards

Aug 12

Make Deadbeat Corporations Pay!

Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman and other economists have been looking at a particularly ugly and cynical and UNPATRIOTIC corporate practice to avoid paying any American taxes. These are American corporations which make

Mar 24

Cuffed, goin’ to jail in Georgia

Watching old friends, real friends, soul friends Cuffed, goin’ to jail in Georgia For fighting for healthcare for the poor Just trying to get the politicians to take The Medicaid offered to the state and it’s poor Poor folks

Dec 12

Colin Powell Endorses Single Payer Healthcare

One of America’s war heroes, General Colin Powell, has just endorsed single payer healthcare. “I don’t see why we can’t do what Europe is doing, what Canada is doing, what Korea is doing, what all

Oct 11

Once Again Workers are Forgotten Collateral Damage

I had the great pleasure of being with President Susan King of the Oregon Nurses Association and President Steve Rooney of the National Federation of Nurses when I spoke to the Convention of the

Oct 8

The Real Enemy is Plutocracy

On Oct 1st, the first day of sign up for Obamacare, millions of Americans signed up or at least attempted to sign up. I’ve heard reports of 2 million in New York state, 4

Oct 7

Welcome to the Colony

Right-wing politicians in service To plutocrats who would buy or steal Everything we made or built or bought With our debt or savings Those plutocratic right-wingers plot The demise of the American experiment And the destruction of democracy Or at least

Oct 4

Telling the Truth About the Dysfunction of Congress

This week has shown the whole country that our Congress is completely dysfunctional. Some blame the hardening of ideologies and that is certainly true. Some blame Tom DeLay style Congressional district gerrymandering and that

Oct 3

The Republicans Begin to Crack

Late on Oct 2nd, word leaked that during a Senate Republican caucus, Ted Cruz was blasted by his colleagues. Congressman Nunes of California (Republican) who was on CNN said there are 200 Republicans in the

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