- In the late 70s I took a position of Executive Director
at an urban tribal health center. There were a ton of problems, if not
more. This health program was extremely important because it was the first
funded under the Indian Self determination Act, PL 93-638.
- With all the politics involved a traditional model of
governance was established and the clinic continues to serve today. It
also has been a model other tribes have used to develop improved health
- One day I came to work only to find a poster tacked to
my office door; it was Wonder Woman.
- I don't usually like to write too much about politics
or economics, but from time to time issues do arise that seem to have a
close relationship to health.
- In the past few days one or three have come to my attention
that touch on issues related to health and to things that have been important
to me for a very long time.
- I don't like war. And more of what I don't like about
it is the damage it does to not only our military, but other those serving
in other countries, and to innocents.
- Currently we are spending an obscene amount of money
on war that is really getting us nothing, and moving us nowhere.
- Here you can learn for yourself - http://costofwar.com/
- This is a project of http://www.nationalpriorities.org/
- Learning about what members of Congress vote for who
gives them how much money can be found here - http://www.opensecrets.org/
- Open Secrets becomes very useful when looking at how
the health reform bill came to pass, as it were, especially if you watched
a recent Frontline program evaluating it.
- Lawrence H. Summers was sworn in as the 71st Secretary
of the Treasury in July 1999 after serving as Under Secretary for International
Affairs and Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. From 1991 to 1993 he served
as Chief Economist of the World Bank.
- During his first stint in the Clinton administration
he basically stopped progressive regulations that would have prevented
the most recent problems with 'bubbles' and the Wall Street Bailout.
- A very astute and erudite woman, Brooksley Born, tried
to stop the derivatives mess when Summers was first at the Treasury Department.
- He dismissed her to some dark basement of ineffective
impact because she wanted strong regulations to halt the derivative nightmare
of that time.
- Subsequently, Summers again took aim at Born again -
- Another mention of this situation is recorded in a recent
program on Bill Moyers Journal - http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/04162010/profile2.html
- This is not unlike the work of Catherine Austin Fitts
who questioned many concerns when she was at HUD.
- As usual, the fast printing of money and the recent sell
outs to the banksters comes close to the sell out to Big Insurance and
- Much of this could certainly have been avoided it male
egos weren't so entrenched and fragile.
- Now we're about to get it again in the proverbial shorts
because the real change we need in banking reform is just another watered
down deal for citizens and another government handout to Wall Street. http://www.campaignmoney.org/blog/2010/04/13/sen-mcconnell-takes-financia
- And we still have Summers, Geithner, and Bernanke. No
- Should we start panhandling for spare change?
- Or, do we need more 'women of steel'?
- Copyright©2010 Gayle Eversole, DHom, PhD, MH, NP,
ND. All rights reserved.