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Democrats living in the Republican Midwest

    Ep. 1 Medicare for All Y'all/Ben Sasse the Ass

    Ep. 1 Medicare for All Y'all/Ben Sasse the Ass

    For our inaugural episode of Midwest Misfits, we discuss healthcare and head off on many tangents surrounding this complicated and divisive topic. From Obamacare problems to pharma drama, Healthcare is the hot button issue for the 2020 election. Let's talk about what we know and learn some lessons about the things we don't.



    We are also exploring the candidates looking to unseat Nebraska's, Senator Ben Sasse. For more on the Democratic candidates check out their websites listed below.



     





    * Angie Phillips

    * Alisha Shelton: https://sheltonforsenate.com/

    * Chris Janicek: http://www.janicekforsenate2020.com/



     

    Music for this episode is Chill Wave by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3498-chill-wave/ License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

     

    • 59 min
    Ep 2. Government Spending Spree/Don the Con

    Ep 2. Government Spending Spree/Don the Con

    Today we are talking about the out of control and ever-growing debt. What happened to the republicans and their grand claims of fiscal responsibility. Should we be surprised when the government is currently being run by a man who operates his businesses solely on acquiring debt?







    We also explore the race for Nebraska's District 2, which could possibly swing blue and unseat Don Bacon. It has happened before. For more on the candidates running in the primary, check out these links below:







    * Ann Ashford https://annashford2020.com/* Kara Eastman https://www.eastmanforcongress.com/* Gladys Harrison https://gladys4congress.com/







    Music for this episode is called Chill Wave, composed by Kevin MacLeod:







    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3498-chill-wave/License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 42 min
    Sexy. Sumptuous. Social Security.

    Sexy. Sumptuous. Social Security.

    Today we are talking about social security. We admit, not the sexiest of topics, but something we should all pay attention to. Where does the money go and why is it running out?







    As discussions go, we also tangentially talk about planning for the future. Can you depend on social security to be then when you retire, probably not?







    For more on social security and the Social Security Administration visit:







    * https://ssa.gov* https://www.usa.gov/about-social-security







    Music for this episode is Chill Wave by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3498-chill-wave/ License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 44 min
    Voter Suppression: Let Us Count the Ways

    Voter Suppression: Let Us Count the Ways

    The upcoming 2020 election has huge consequences and everyone needs to get out their ad do their civic duty, but what if you can't find your polling place, or found out that it has moved across town and you don't' drive. Maybe your state requires a photo I.D. or you can't afford to miss work? Unfortunately, these are the realities voters face across the U.S. Voter suppression comes in many forms. Be educated and fight for your right to vote.







    Chill Wave by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3498-chill-wave/License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 44 min
    M-m-m-my-Corona

    M-m-m-my-Corona

    I am sure you have all had one of those days. The effects of the Coronavirus are felt from coast to coast. No one is immune...literally. Today on the pod we are chatting about Covid-19, how it makes us feel and how we are getting by. We also go off on a couple of tangents, as friends do. Join us for a casual chat about what is on everyone's mind...Corona. You may want to pour a glass of wine!







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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ann Ashford for Congress

    Ann Ashford for Congress

    Today's bonus pod features Ann Ashford, Dem candidate for Congress NE CD-2. Ann is an attorney and has many years of experience in the healthcare industry. We talk about the HOT topic of healthcare. We also chat about her campaign and what she hopes to do for Nebraska if she wins.







    For more about Ann and her campaign, check out her websites AnnAshford2020.com. Also, follow her on social media @annforcongress







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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

Lbllr ,

Informative on a local and national level

So thankful someone is talking about the issues important to the Midwest. Local politics are just as important as national and everyone should look the be more informed.

nolson617 ,

Yes

This pod needed to happen.

LindseyMNS ,

Information!!

Do you want to be ignorant or educated? If you choose the latter, please subscribe. Right, left or somewhere in the middle....we all need to be more knowledgeable.
*review based off Episode 1

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