Category Archives: California Budget

I am Too Revolutionary to Care about Disability Rights

By Jacob Lesner-Buxton The California bay area has affinity groups for everything. If you have a problem, hold on, advocates from another community are ready to sweep in and help. Do you remember the Philippine Community for Gay Rights, United … Continue reading

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We’re Not Crazy, the System Is

Listen 28 min “Hey man, are you crazy?”   “Sister Friend, I think you need some counseling.”  “Are you off your medicine bro?”   Many of us hear those phrases everyday.   They’re said teasingly by friends or rudely shouted from a car waiting … Continue reading

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How to Tax California’s One Percent

 29 May 2012 By Lenny Goldberg, California Tax Reform Association, and Roy Ulrich, Goldman School of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley Jerry Brown’s most recent budget proposal takes a meat ax to vital programs, including Medi-Cal and in home support … Continue reading

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Budgets, Budgets and more Budgets

Listen (60 min Special)  Part One, Part Two IHSS Consumers Union Interview  (5:41) To contact the IHSS Consumers Union: call 562-435-4236 or email ihss.consumers.union@gmail.com< What’s in the Way of Winning the Budget Fight. Commentary by Jacob Lesner-Buxton (3:11) When the … Continue reading

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Disabled Musicians Ring in the New Year!

Listen (29 min) Today we ring in the new year with a program featuring some of the many musicians who live with disabilities.  More musicians and music videos. Staff Benda Bilili hales from Kinshasa, Congo.            … Continue reading

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The Next Generation

  Go here to listen. (29 min) The Next Generation of disability advocates and academics are coming to Pushing Limits this week.   Join us for frank talk about the dangers and benefits of technology, stories of prejudice and victory, … Continue reading

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My MediCaid Matters Rally, D.C. & S.F.

On September 21, activists led by ADAPT and 90 allied organizations rallied in support of Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) which is slated for deep cuts by the Super Committee on Budget Cuts– both Dems and Republicans.  Pushing Limits Producer, Marissa … Continue reading

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Attack on Medi-Cal and Medi-Care; Hope Rises for a Single-Payer Health Plan in California

If you don’t get involved, decisions about these live-saving programs will be made without you. LISTEN 29 min radio program   Republican Representatives Ryan and Toomey have each proposed plans to decimate Medi-Cal and Medi-Care, health insurance coverage for a … Continue reading

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How to Fix the California Budget Deficit Problems

How to Fix the California Budget Deficit Problems By Alan Derman January 21, 2011 It should be clear by now that California has an ongoing budget crisis. Education and vital social services have been cut over 20% (over) the last … Continue reading

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