MUST WATCH: Woman Tearful Explains To John McCain What Republican Policies Are Doing to Real Americans

This is exactly why Democrats can not join Republicans in their crusade to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid... It's heartless. WATCH this then add your name to our campaign to expand Social Security not cut it Add your name here.

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Make sure to stick around for the fascinating debate by the Up panelists and continue the conversation in the comments. 

Read Comments (0)

Categories: Healthcare Social Security

5 Facts on Obama's BRAIN Intiative

Today President Obama unveiled the BRAIN initiative. The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is "the next great American project." The White House describes the brain project as "a bold new research effort to revolutionize our understanding of the human mind and advance the president's vision for creating jobs and building a thriving middle class by investing in research and development."

Here's Five Facts on BRAIN:

1. It is designed to map the inner workings of the brain, seeking answers to challenges such as epilepsy, autism, and Alzheimer's disease. 

2. Job creation - the project would lead to developing technologies at the intersections of nanoscience, imaging, engineering, informatics, and other rapidly emerging fields of science and engineering - all opening new innovative careers for American students.

3. Three government agencies are uniting to lead the project: The National Institutes of Health, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the National Science Foundation.

4. All of this for just $100 million - miniscule by government spending standards (after all, the comparable, Human Genome Project was three BILLION).

5. Fact: It's about time. "As humans we can identify galaxies light-years away, study particles smaller than an atom but we still haven’t unlocked the mystery of the three pounds of matter than sits between our ears."

For more, WATCH HERE:

DFA applauds innovative efforts for progress. After all, as President Obama said: "We are a nation of dreamers and risktakers." What do you think of the BRAIN initiative? And what dream projects would you like to see the government invest in?

Read Comments (4)

Categories: Healthcare Education

Paul Ryan Gets Delusional

Fox News' Chris Wallace calls Rep. Paul Ryan out for writing a budget assuming Obamacare will be repealed. 

Wallace: Are you saying that as part of your budget you would repeal — you assume the repeal of Obamacare?

Ryan: Yes.

Wallace: Well that’s not going to happen.

You know things are rough when Fox News disagrees with a Tea Party Sweetheart and potential 2016 presidential candidate. It's troubling that Ryan would put such effort forth into the budget that assumes the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will be repealed-- after all the act has failed to be repealed over 30 times not to mention being authorized by a Supreme Court ruling. Ryan's nonsensical ideology will leave Congress in worse fix to come up with a real responsible budget for the American people.

What do you think of Paul Ryan's proposal? What would you like to see from the Democratic budget?  Let us know in the comments.

Read Comments (0)

Categories: Healthcare Budget and Taxes

Stay informed -- like DFA on Facebook. ×