Masters Of War

Come you masters of war You that build all the guns You that build the death planes You that build all the bombs You that hide behind walls You that hide behind desks I just want you to know I can see through your masks. You that never done nothin' But build to destroy You play with my world Like it's your little toy You put a gun in my hand And you hide from my eyes And you turn and run farther When the fast bullets fly. Like Judas of old You lie and deceive A world war can be won You want me to believe But I see through your eyes And I see through your brain Like I see through the water That runs down my drain. You fasten all the triggers For the others to fire Then you set back and watch When the death count gets higher You hide in your mansion' As young people's blood Flows out of their bodies And is buried in the mud. You've thrown the worst fear That can ever be hurled Fear to bring children Into the world For threatening my baby Unborn and unnamed You ain't worth the blood That runs in your veins. How much do I know To talk out of turn You might say that I'm young You might say I'm unlearned But there's one thing I know Though I'm younger than you That even Jesus would never Forgive what you do. Let me ask you one question Is your money that good Will it buy you forgiveness Do you think that it could I think you will find When your death takes its toll All the money you made Will never buy back your soul. And I hope that you die And your death'll come soon I will follow your casket In the pale afternoon And I'll watch while you're lowered Down to your deathbed And I'll stand over your grave 'Til I'm sure that you're dead.------- Bob Dylan 1963

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Hillary Clinton Declares War on Single-Payer Health Care

Hillary Clinton Declares War on Single-Payer Health Care

Clinton has received more money from the pharmaceutical industry than any other candidate from either party in the 2016 election cycle.

Clinton's statements on single-payer include some myths that have long been perpetuated by the right.

Other "developed" nations spend about half as much on health care as the US and cover everyone.

How to respond to a critique that claims Sanders wants to dismantle Medicare? His plan - and just about every other single-payer bill (HR 676) he co-sponsored in the House of Representatives for years - does the exact opposite. Sanders' plan expands Medicare to cover everyone. Medicare is effectively a single-payer system for people over 65. Because it doesn't have to deal with countless private insurers, it has only 3.6 percent in administrative waste,compared to private insurance, which has about 31 percent in administrative waste. Canadian health care, incidentally, has less than 2 percent administrative waste.

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