H.R. 2575, entitled the Save American Workers Act of 2015 because its writer apparently has a lot of damn nerve, would "fix" the Affordable Care Act by changing the threshold for defining a full-time worker in America from 30 hours to 40 hours. Again, I am stunned that anyone would dare call this "saving American workers," since it ensures that corporations will be able to get more work out of their full-time workers without having to provide health insurance. And the CBO agrees, estimating H.R. 2575 would kick one million workers off their health insurance, but we don't need the CEO to see that. Jesus Mary and Joseph you can't just put words like "jobs" and "children" and "saving American workers" on any pile of dung and expect people to call it meatloaf. With 208 co-sponsors, the bill will almost certainly get a vote fairly shortly, so you can call your House Rep, using the tools in the upper left-hand corner of this page. And you can also call House Majority Leader Eric Cantor who deserves to lose his next House election to a shrub (no, seriously, that's his new last name) at 202-225-2815 and tell him you're on to his rubbish. If he wants this bill to pass so badly, he can pay the price for it.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell the FCC and/or the Justice Department to prevent the Comcast/Time Warner merger, which would give Comcast a near-monopoly over cable services nationally and put it in every major national media market, then Demand Progress, Free Press, and Daily Kos still help you do that. The merger's defenders tell us that only when Comcast stands alone among cable providers will it be able to lower prices, offer better choices, fix infrastructure, and create jobs. How many times must I tell these pimps! Only competition will force Comcast to do any of these things, and this merger lessens competition. Like we're the stupidest people on Earth or something! I'm also tired of folks saying that Comcast isn't really competing with Time Warner but with services like Verizon and Dish, as if Comcast doesn't already have many times the customers as either of these two services. Oh, one more thing: if Comcast becomes this powerful, and the FCC still refuses to enforce strong net neutrality rules, then too many Americans will be stuck consuming whatever Comcast wants them to. In America, the land of freedom, that's intolerable.