Archives for: January 2010
By Carole on Jan 31, 2010
Campaign Finance. Are there any two words that, when joined together, become a more mind-numbingly boring concept? Combine the half-truths, spin and partisan attacks of a campaign with an over-legislated, over-regulated form of economics and you're sure to discourage all but the most motivated (or caffeine addicted) reader from getting past the first sentence. Luckily the latest news on the issue can be explained succinctly and anyone who is not blinded by Obama Defense Derangement Syndrome will be able to quickly follow what has already happened and what should happen next.
By Carole on Jan 30, 2010
President Obama's latest desperate move to save his failing presidency is just as out of touch with the will of the American people as his idea of health care reform, cap & trade and non-stimulating stimulus bills. He and his Congressional cronies plan to force a series of votes that they believe will force Republicans to choose between Wall Street and Main Street.
By Carole on Jan 29, 2010
You know how it always seems to rain right after you wash your car? Well Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pennsylvania) seems to have parked his recently refurbished political career under an old oak tree full of well fed birds. After 44 years as an elected Republican, the five term senator switched parties in 2008 hoping to ride the Obama wave but finding himself being dragged under it instead.
By Carole on Jan 28, 2010
Somewhere in the middle of President Obama's 7,000-plus word ramble last night, wedged between the same old worthless promises and the obvious disdain for anyone (politician or average citizen) who dares to oppose him, he mentioned Iran three times. Twice while discussing his useless diplomatic efforts and offering another empty threat regarding that country's nuclear aspirations:
By Carole on Jan 27, 2010
Have you heard the one about the $787 billion stimulus bill that had to be passed to keep the unemployment rate below eight percent? Turns out the bill cost an additional $75 billion (for a total of $862 billion) mostly because unemployment benefits are costing more now that the unemployment rate is at ten percent. I really wish this was a joke but unfortunately, it's the bottom line in Tuesday's cost estimate of the Recovery Act by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. (source)