Monday, May 31, 2010

A Plan for Funding Universal Heathcare

US Health Care, Universal Stratified Health Care, USHC

Average and well off individuals do not like long waits for healthcare. Care is stratified according to the Group and the Yearly Fee.
Group A, $1 million, Group AB hospitals, Group A doctors, no delays
Group B $100 thousand, Group AB hospitals, Group AB doctors, short delays
Group C $10 thousand, Group CD hospitals, Group C doctors, short delays
Group D $1 thousand, Group CD hospitals, Group CD doctors, medium delays, generic meds
Group E $100, Group E hospitals, Group E doctors, longer delays, generic meds
Group F, no coverage

People pay in advance according to the group that they sign-up for. People who don't pay on time are dropped a group level.
Not that many Group AB hospitals. Mostly CD hospitals. Many Group E small hospitals which are adequately funded.
Group E doctors are new doctors and they get 25% off their college loans every year they work at a Group E hospital (4 years and their loan is paid off) or 10% off if they work at Group CD hospitals. Higher the doctors group rating, higher the pay. An actuary could calculate all of the details.
If needed, could offer Group A+, $5 million, highest priority, unlimited Group A care.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Wall Street and Neo-cons are Pirates

In order to understand what Wall Street and Neo-cons did to our economy and the world, it is easiest to realize that they are essentially modern-day pirates in tailored suits.

Pirates are greedy. No amount of wealth is enough. For many, rich is making $1 million a year, which is equivalent to a $500/hr job. But Wall Street views rich as a billionaire, which is obscenely greedy, because $1 billion is like having a job which pays $500,000/hr. A billionaire could spend $20 million every year, for 50 years, and still have money left.

Pirates make plans to profit off of any weakness or opportunity. Wall Street lobbyists push deregulation and weak enforcement in order to create weaknesses, which Wall Street exploits as opportunities to rake in tens of millions or billions.

Pirates rake in more money than they can ever use, so they bury it on islands hidden with treasure maps. Modern pirates rake in more money than they can ever use, so they bury it in numbered Swiss bank accounts hidden with secret passwords.

Pirates are running Wall Street and our government, which means the rest of us are the peasants. When pirates pillage a town and steal the money, the peasants are the ones who pay w/ more taxes, get less services, and feel greater pain. That is the story of 2000 to now.... at least until the peasants decide to fight the pirates and battle the greedy.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Corporations are like (human controlled) robots

Saying that "a corporation is like a person" is like saying "a robot is like a person". Just like a corporation can have people actually running it; a robot can have people actually running it. Corporations are like robots created to make/sell something and produce profits. Corporation are "born, live and die" the same as a robot is "born/created, lives/operational, and dies/decommissioned". When a robot is treated like a person, that is when we should treat a corporation like a person... another words, never.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Supreme Court Begins Class Warfare

The recent Supreme Court decision, allowing unlimited corporate spending towards political races, opens a new front in the attack on democracy. That new front is class warfare, pitting the rich (corporations) against the poor (masses).

If rich is over $1 million a year, then middle-class would be between $1 million to $500 thousand, and poor would be the bottom half, which is less than $500 thousand a year. Poor can be subdivided into the comfortable poor making $50,000 - $500,000 a year and the uncomfortable poor making less than $50,000. Since 99% of the public makes less than $500,000 a year, you will understand my use of the term, masses. It is propaganda to say we have a large middle class, because it is only 1% of the public who make between $1 million to $500 thousand a year. If rich is what what the top get, that would be multi-million dollars a year, further increasing the divide between the masses.

Since corporations commonly make over $1 million a year, they would be classified as rich. In this way, the Supreme Court ruling is allowing the rich to have more say, a louder voice, in the political debate. It is hypocrisy and an injustice to infer that the rich can donate an unlimited amount while ignoring that the poor struggle to pay their bills.

Freedom isn't Free, as long as the rich have a bigger voice in politics and government. The Supreme Court fired the first shot in the Class War. If not opposed and corrected, it will be a shot into the heart of the Constitution.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Small-Minded Masses

Recently watched Bill Moyers Journal with guest Thomas Frank (Wall Street Journal). Here's a summary: Will Rogers once said, "The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office." But as Democrats face what many believe will be a tough mid-term election, historian Thomas Frank argues that it might just be the other way around for incumbent Democrats. The Republican Party, which lost Congress and the White House in the last four years, may be poised for a comeback. A comeback Frank believes is only possible because Americans have forgotten what their country looked like under conservative rule, "That's the disease of our time...that sort of instant forgetting."

Started thinking about how the public has forgotten about the major disasters that occurred under neo-con rule under Bush/Cheney. Because the masses are so small-minded, they forget about what happened from 2000 - 2008, so propagandist can replace memories with false memories. That is why neo-con propaganda is so damn effective... the masses are so damned small-minded. That is why the southern conservatives are such a force to reckon with; small minds that are easily manipulated. Even Massachusetts has forgotten who caused the recent U.S. disasters. Small-minded people have difficulty thinking for themselves, so the propagandist tell them what to think.

The above explains why money is such a factor in politics.... the media is such a powerful way to influence what people think. Many intelligent liberals don't understand how small-minded the masses are, because they think humans are basically intelligent. The reality is, the masses have brains like shot glasses. Neo-cons understand how little humans comprehend, so they simply use (corporate) billions to "manufacture consent" via media propaganda. That is why Obama is the first president since Kennedy, who shows his intelligence and still got elected. The public has been trained to be suspicious of (northern) intellectuals. Small-minded people's brains just cannot hold big thoughts.
This explains why the public doesn't stay outraged with all of the corporate criminals and the ideological Republicons. All it takes is a year or two, and the small-minded masses forget. Hitler realized this, which is why the Nazis gambled on death camps. If Germany would have won the war, Germans would simply forget about any crimes. Turkey, by continuing to deny the Armenian holocaust, is gambling that the world will forget. The world has basically forgotten about slavery and the genocide of Native Americans. The small-minded masses simply cannot remember that many things.

Neo-cons want the masses to have small minds, so that they can continue to "manufacture consent". The flaw to the neo-con plan is that corporations do not act for the good of the country or world. Consequently, resources are diminishing, pollution is increasing, and many countries (i.e. China) are going to overtake us because they are thinking more intelligently and keeping the longterm in mind.