Category Archives: Medicare

Podcast March 17, 2024

Trump In His Own Words And Actions. Now that Trump has sealed up the Republican nomination, we decided it was time to consider what he might do in a second term in the White House. (Remember, he has already been … Continue reading

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Podcast October 30, 2023

A Real Fright. On Halloween Eve, host Steve Williamson and contributor Gary LaMaster discuss the scariest development in Washington DC this year – the selection of MAGA Mike Johnson as the 56th Speaker of the US House of Representatives. In … Continue reading

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Podcast January 9, 2023

Holding Our Government Hostage. Host Steve Williamson reviews the midterm elections and tries to predict what will happen with the slim Republican majority in the US House of Representatives. He compares the situation to the brinksmanship faced by President Obama … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Care Act, Anti-Federalism, Arizona Politics, Banking And Finance, Budget Negotiations, Civil Society, Congressional Oversight, Conservative Paranoia, Conservatives and Reactionaries, Conspiracy Theories, Constitutional Issues, Corruption, Department of Justice, Domestic Extremism, Domestic Terrorism, Economic Policy, Elections, Ethics, Financial Crisis, Fiscal Policy, Government, Health Care Policy, Health Insurance, Immigration, International Relations, Justice System, Legal Issues, LIberals and Conservatives, Medicaid, Medicare, Monetary Policy, National Debt Ceiling, National Politics, Political Lies, Political Parties, Political Polarization, Scandal Mongering, Social Security, Taxation, U.S. Budget | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Podcast January 9, 2023

Singal Interview – Podcast December 12, 2022

Analyzing The 2022 Elections And Predicting 2024. Steve Williamson, Karen McClelland and Stephen Hanks welcome our favorite political prognosticator, Dan Singal, back to the show to discuss the midterm elections. As it turned out, his predictions were proven amazingly accurate. … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona Politics, Democratic Governance, Domestic Policy, Elections, Foreign Affairs, Government, Health Care, Immigration, Infrastructure Investment, Interviews, Jobs and Employment, Media Campaigns, Medicare, National Politics, Political Candidacy, Political History, Political Parties, Presidential Elections, Racism, Supreme Court, Voting | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Singal Interview – Podcast December 12, 2022

Singal Interview – Podcast August 15, 2022

Optimism For Democrats In Upcoming Elections. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome historian Dan Singal back to the show to give his views on the current state of politic affairs. Asked about Democrats’ prospects for the midterms, Singal, who has … Continue reading

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Miller Interview – Podcast August 8, 2022

Assessing The Cult Of Trump And Democratic Chances For The Midterms. Steve Williamson, Karen McClelland and Stephen Hanks welcome Tim Miller, former Republican strategist, and author of the best-selling book Why We Did It: A Travelogue from the Republican Road … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona Politics, Civil Society, Conservatives and Reactionaries, Domestic Extremism, Elections, Entitlements, Ethics, Government, Immigration, Interviews, LIberals and Conservatives, Marriage Equality, Medicare, Morality, National Politics, Philosophy, Political Action Committees, Political History, Political Lies, Political Parties, Political Polarization, Political Theory, Presidential Elections, Women's Rights | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Miller Interview – Podcast August 8, 2022

Richtman Interview – Podcast May 23, 2022

Privatization Of Social Security: The Bad Idea That Won’t Die. When President George W. Bush was re-elected in 2004, he claimed that he had earned political capital and he was going to use it to privatize Social Security. It was … Continue reading

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Podcast May 9, 2022

Keeping Perspective: Looking To The Past And To The Future. As Democratic Perspective celebrates 11 years of programming, Steve Williamson and Gary LaMaster, two of the show’s founders, offer a retrospective of the past 11 years. Steve explains how the … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona Politics, Campaign Finance, Civil Society, Community, Community Activism, Conservatives and Reactionaries, Criminal Justice Reform, Cultural Change, Dark Money, Democratic Governance, Disinformation, Economic Policy, Elections, Ethics, Founding Fathers, Funding, Government, Interviews, Journalism, Local Politics, Medicare, National Politics, Pandemic, Political Candidacy, Political Clubs, Political Contributions, Political Polarization, Privatization, Social Security | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Podcast May 9, 2022

Richtman Interview – Podcast September 27, 2021

Prioritizing Lives And Democracy Over The Filibuster. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome back Max Richtman, President of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, to discuss the pending Human Infrastructure bill which is at the heart of … Continue reading

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Richtman Interview – Podcast July 26, 2021

The Impact Of Biden’s Spending Plan On Medicare And Social Security. Democratic Perspective co-host Steve Williamson welcomes back frequent guest Max Richtman, President and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, to discuss the proposed $3.5 … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Budget Negotiations, Capitalism, Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy, Health Care Policy, Interviews, Medicaid, Medicare, National Politics, Pharmaceutical Pricing and Procurement, Pharmaceuticals, Public Health Policy, Social Security, U.S. Budget | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Richtman Interview – Podcast July 26, 2021