For this weekend’s reading list, we have articles on protecting Vermont’s fledgling single payer health insurance system, how progressives can move politics, a debunking of conservative myths about “voter fraud,” how for-profit corporations are making a fortune detaining undocumented immigrants, and the differences in President Obama and Mitt Romney’s plans for the Bush tax cuts.
Can Vermonters Win Single Payer? – a report on how corporate interests are working to undermine support for Green Mountain Care, Vermont’s single payer health insurance system that was passed last year but will not take effect for five or six years. For our previous coverage of Green Mountain Care, see this post.
Progressive Action Can Move the Candidates – an essay arguing that progressive action both within and outside of the electoral system can and already has moved our politics on issues such as economic inequality and immigration
The Voter Fraud Myth Debunked – A good debunking of some of the most popular false stories about voter fraud being peddled by conservatives across the country.
Private Prisons Profit From Immigration Crackdown – a report on how privately owned prison companies now own nearly half of the cells that immigrant detainees are sent to, which means that the industry is profiting heavily off of the GOP’s misguided objection to immigration.
U.S. Taxpayers and the Bush Tax Cuts – details regarding how various groups would fare under the GOP plan versus Obama’s plan for dealing with the impending expiration of the Bush tax cuts.