Today, the House of Representatives is set to vote on repealing health care reform legislation passed last year. Republican leadership has successfully framed this as ‘job killing’ and yet another program that adds to the federal deficit.
This flies in the face of facts. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office found that implementing health care [...]
It’s only Day 1 and already so many rhetorical gems abound!
We often lament how politicians with agendas that hurt rather than help most people winning the messaging game. They are often better at simplicity and emotionality, two important elements to using language to engage and move audiences. While they may be hollow, false [...]
Much media attention is being paid to solving national, state and local budget crises. The public’s outrage is being deliberately focused on cutting public employees’ jobs and “unsustainable” pension benefits.
While government budgets are important policy issues, the furor is distracting us from the real target of Tea Party-inspired budget-cutters – namely, eliminating the [...]
“For over 40 years, millions of Americans have enjoyed the benefits of a public health insurance plan – it’s called Medicare, and it works.” [...]