Archives for: June 2011
By Carole on Jun 30, 2011
During MSNBC's Morning Joe program this morning, political analyst Mark Halperin was asked his opinion of President Barack Obama's criticism of Republicans during yesterday's news conference. Mr. Halperin's response earned him an indefinite suspension from the network and prompted abject apologies from both MSNBC and the analyst himself. But exactly what did Mr. Halperin do wrong?
By Carole on Jun 29, 2011
In his press conference today President Barack Obama did what we'd expect more from a terrorist than the leader of the free world. He threatened that if we don't give him more money, the nation's food supply may be compromised. His exact words when answering a question about negotiations to raise the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling: "If we choose to keep those tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires...then that means we've got to cut some kids off from getting a college scholarship. That means we've got to stop funding certain grants for medical research. That means that food safety may be compromised. That means that Medicare has to bear a greater part of the burden."
By Carole on Jun 28, 2011
In the midst of critical negotiations over the nation's debt, President Barack Obama has traveled to Iowa today. The White House insists the trip is about the economy and not politics despite the fact that Iowa is the current political hot spot. But regardless of whether he's there to campaign for re-election or get in a few sound bytes on his phantom recovery before the next unemployment numbers hobble in, he's a busy man with lots to do. Here's a potential time saver: turn those closed door debt negotiations that aren't getting any results into a fast moving game show that would determine a winner in just 30 minutes right there on national TV:
By Carole on Jun 26, 2011
Referring to the "real debate about where to invest and where to cut," President Barack Obama said in his weekly radio address that "we can’t simply cut our way to prosperity." Two problems: he's still talking about out of control government spending as an investment and no one believes we can "cut our way to prosperity". The fact is we need to cut our way to sanity before we can even think about being a prosperous nation again.
By Carole on Jun 25, 2011
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says we must raise the nation's debt ceiling or risk an economic catastrophe. President Obama and most Congressional Democrats agree. Many private sector financial experts insist the debt ceiling should not be raised until major spending cuts are made. Most Congressional Republicans agree with that. For the tiebreaker, let's go to the American people. But a new poll did just that and the results show they don't seem to be taking the issue all that seriously.