Archives for: July 2010
By Carole on Jul 30, 2010
Yes, Medicare is quickly running out of money and Obamacare is causing drastic cuts, but evidently there's enough cash to hire celebrity spokesman Andy Griffith and produce a new television ad aimed at bamboozling seniors into thinking "good things are coming."
By Carole on Jul 29, 2010
Is no Congress at all better than the one we'll have between Election Day and the swearing in of the winners? According to a resolution offered today by Republican Study Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Georgia), the answer is most definitely yes. The resolution calls on Congress not to hold a so-called lame duck session to pass unpopular legislation such as card check, cap & trade, tax increases and more deficit spending bills.
By Carole on Jul 28, 2010
Between his gabfest with the ladies of The View, multiple political fundraisers and vacations followed rapidly by other vacations; it's tough to figure out how President Barack Obama found the time to star in yet another infomercial. But he did. This one is for his new Healthcare.gov website.
By Carole on Jul 27, 2010
Evidently backroom deals are such second nature for Representative Charlie Rangel (D-New York) that cutting one seemed like a reasonable way to deal with the ethics charges against him. According to people close to the investigation against the embattled Congressman, Mr. Rangel's attorneys met with Democratic ethics committee staff this week in an attempt to avoid Thursday's scheduled public ethics trial. (source) While no one will publicly state whether Representative Rangel himself or Ethics Committee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-California) were present at the meeting, it's clear that none of the Republicans on the committee were in attendance. Since at least one Republican on that non-partisan committee must agree to any settlement, holding meetings without them won't help Mr. Rangel's cause.
By Carole on Jul 26, 2010
This week President Barack Obama will make an appearance on the ABC daytime talk show The View. White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said of the upcoming presidential performance, "Given the difficulty of reaching people in this hyperactive media environment, we look for opportunities to reach people in environments that are not traditional forums for political newsmakers. That's why we have been willing to have the president on Leno, Letterman and ESPN." (source) In other words, it's easier for Mr. Obama to keep pushing his failed policies and unaffordable ideas to people who get their "news" from Hollywood celebrities.