Watered Down Jobs Bill...Bait & Switch?

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The House passed a watered down $102 billion jobs bill on May 28 that dropped a proposal to extend eligibility for the federal COBRA subsidy through the end of the year. The result is that only workers who lost their jobs before June 1 get the COBRA health care subsidy -- a 65 percent subsidy of health care premiums for up to 15 months. But those laid off after June 1 aren't eligible. Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA says, "Such a loss of health coverage flies in the face of the recently enacted health reform legislation that is intended to expand health coverage to tens of millions of people." Talk about bait and switch.

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Look, ethanol is an economic and transformative opportunity staring the progressive community right in the face.

According to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, replacing gasoline with ethanol would create as many as 3 million jobs and about 300-700 billion dollars in economic activity annually.

Conservative mid-west farmers have done it on their own without much public support.

Why can't we do it better, using grass and waste?

What kind of fools are we?

Poor Richard

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"Green Revolution 2.0"

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The whole thing is a million times worse than bate and switch. This health care bill is written to provide subsidized health care to people living at 200% of the poverty level. That is the food stamp threshhold. They will extend assistance that you must pay quite a bit for , but substantially less than, full coverage costs. In agreement , you can't own anything. Impoverished people living 200% of the poverty level by definition own nothing of value. Everyone else will be paying out the a$$ as usual and the poor will get low quality "welfare" po folk coverage.

I heard this. Health care will cost between $100 and $250 a month per person for the poor. $500 deductable. The state will pay the remaining 2/3 of all medical costs after that. That's it. and yes it's not affordable for poor folk. This is the new program available in Washington state that just came up. They won't even need to wait till 2014 for this program because no one can do it now and later I guess they have to figure something out. They'll start by relieving middleclass folk of every little scrap of land or property they own. That's what they've done to poor folk for years and years.

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