Michael Meeeropol http://wamc.org en Meeropol: Beware Cuts To Medicare Amid Current Crisis http://wamc.org/post/meeropol-beware-cuts-medicare-amid-current-crisis <p>If this commentary sounds like a broken record, it&rsquo;s because the folks who are out to gut Medicare &nbsp;--- the &ldquo;let&rsquo;s have a grand bargain and introduce more austerity&rdquo; crowd --- have returned with a vengeance.&nbsp;&nbsp; Because of the current stand-off between the President and House Republicans, the two leaders of the failed Simpson-Bowles Commission are back at it again.&nbsp;&nbsp; Over the summer, the White House has hosted dinners with Senate Republicans in hopes that a new grand bargain can be reached.&nbsp;&nbsp; Former Senator Alan Simpson and former Cli Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:18:45 +0000 Michael Meeropol 75397 at http://wamc.org Meeropol: Beware Cuts To Medicare Amid Current Crisis Michael Meeropol: Thoughts on the Paul Ryan Candidacy for Vice President http://wamc.org/post/michael-meeropol-thoughts-paul-ryan-candidacy-vice-president <p>Four years ago at this time, my commentary focused on the bizarre selection by Senator John McCain of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. &nbsp;I was horrified that McCain would pick such an unbelievably unqualified individual for that position, just to help increase his chances of winning. &nbsp;Everyone who has either read the book GAME CHANGE or seen the movie of the same name knows what a disaster that was.&nbsp; (Luckily for us, it was a disaster for the Republicans not the country.)&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 19:49:31 +0000 Michael Meeropol 47695 at http://wamc.org