Conversations about the nation’s budget should be about spending priorities and the resources necessary to accomplish them: the people, land, materials and time.

Here‘s Stephanie Kelton using a Twitter thread to unpack the relationship between Social Security, Medicare and payroll taxes. Along the way, she quotes Franklin Delano Roosevelt., Dec 13, 2018

Top Nancy Pelosi Aide Privately Tells Insurance Executives Not to Worry About Democrats Pushing “Medicare for All”
— Ryan Grim (@RyanGrim), Intercept @TheInterccept, Feb 5,2019

How much would universal health care really cost?
— Cory Doctorow (@doctorow), BoingBoing, Aug 21, 2018

Citations Needed • Episode 11: The Deficits Racket Part I — Single Payer Propaganda War
— Nima Shirazi (@wideasleepnima), Adam Johnson (@adamjohnsonNYC), Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton), Citations Needed Sept 27, 2017 (1:03:00)

Marshall Auerback and L. Randall Wray: America Needs Healthcare, Not Health Insurance
Marshall Auerback (@Mauerback), Randy Wray Naked Capitalism, April 1, 2012