Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) returns to discuss his "Medicare You Can Buy Into Act", which cost him re-election in 2010....this single-payer plan already exists, and is far more efficient than for-profit insurance.
In this excerpt, Grayson describes his proposal, and how it cost him his job in 2010.
--Senate Dems craft plan to cancel automatic "sequester" cuts, with higher taxes for rich, shale oil tax and cuts to defense and farm subsidies
--Hagel filibuster shows that Harry Reid blew it on filibuster reform
--Sen. Rand Paul says he'll put hold on Brennan's CIA nomination over drone and killing programs: right move for right reason
--corporate media coverage of the manhunt and immolation of ex-LA cop Chris Dorner is raising appropriate questions about the use of incendiary tear gas that caused the fire in the cabin where the fugitive was trapped
--two undocumented US residents risk deportation to advocate for immigration reform
--PBC notes that new gun regulations won't reduce drug-related killings as long as the War-on-some-drugs continues
--glut of capital produces mergers, not new jobs
--near San Francisco, Alameda County Sheriff wants surveillance drone, but public opposition appears to have stalled the effort