Never Biden

The verdict for this episode is: coronavirus has shown why Biden is a terrible candidate. In this episode I discuss a number of the ways coronavirus has shown the weakness of Biden’s proposals and the failures of his record. https://media.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/content.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/Never_Bide.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 15:22 — 7.0MB) | Embedsubscribe to my podcast… Continue reading Never Biden

Coronavirus and the Economy

The verdict for this episode is: none of the plans proposed in Congress are good enough. In this episode, I discuss ways to get government assistance to those most needing it during the pandemic. Specifically, I address getting cash to people who really need it, health care for everyone, rent and mortgage relief, student loan… Continue reading Coronavirus and the Economy

My Lyft Drivers Reminded me why Bernie Must Win

Yesterday was a rainy day in the Portland area. Looking forward to attending a meeting with some fellow members of our local chapter of Democratic Socialists of America, I was distracted from thoughts of website accessibility (the topic we were going to discuss). I was thinking about how I was going to get to the… Continue reading My Lyft Drivers Reminded me why Bernie Must Win

People are Dying

The verdict for this episode is: mean tweets are not the story! In this episode, I use my own story of not having health insurance, being unable to pay for regular heat, and being on SNAP to show how the media’s focus on tweets demonstrates their elitist privilege. https://media.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/content.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/People_are_Dying.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Continue reading People are Dying

Reviewing Eugen V. Debs Speaks

Eugene Debs is the most famous American socialist. He ran for president several times around the beginning of the 20th century as a socialist. Around 1912, the Socialist Party had hundreds-of-thousands of members nationwide. Several mayors were elected under the Socialist Party banner and Debs got hundreds-of-thousands of votes during his runs for the presidency.… Continue reading Reviewing Eugen V. Debs Speaks

The Public Option for Health Insurance Will Fail

The verdict for this episode is: Medicare-for-all is the only option. In this episode, I demonstrate how the health care plans of Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg will fail the American public. https://media.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/content.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/public_option_fail.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:47 — 3.6MB) | Embedsubscribe to my podcast Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | TuneIn… Continue reading The Public Option for Health Insurance Will Fail

We can Afford Medicare For All

The verdict for this episode is: we don’t have universal health care because we choose not to have universal health care. In this episode, I discuss how the politicians and media owned by corporations lie about the cost of Medicare For All. https://media.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/content.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/We_can_afford.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:13 — 4.2MB) | Embedsubscribe… Continue reading We can Afford Medicare For All

Centrist Democrats are Repeating Obama’s Mistake

The verdict for this episode is: the public option for health care will not allow people to keep their private health insurance. In this episode, I discuss why claims that people would be able to keep their private health insurance if a public option was added allowing them to buy into Medicare are false. https://media.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/content.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/Newcentrist_lie_Recording.mp3Podcast:… Continue reading Centrist Democrats are Repeating Obama’s Mistake

The Dog Whistles of Reasonability and Sensibility

For those who don’t know, political dog whistles are things said that seemingly mean one thing but which are meant to communicate a hidden meaning to those who understand the language. In the Democratic primary, we are inundated with the political dog whistles of reasonability and sensibility. As you will see, the corporate-run media and… Continue reading The Dog Whistles of Reasonability and Sensibility

Thoughts on the October Democratic Debate

The October Democratic debate was interesting. It was different than the previous debates in several aspects. I don’t believe it will change the race much though. Warren will still be seen as on the rise. Biden will still be seen as falling. Sanders will be seen as having stabilized his campaign and still firmly in… Continue reading Thoughts on the October Democratic Debate