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By Carole on Jun 30, 2012
In the aftermath of their Supreme Court victory, supporters of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) are lamenting over their inability to sell the law to the American people. According to a recent poll, only 34 percent approve of Obamacare while 48 percent disapprove and that was before the Supreme Court affirmed that it is one of the biggest tax increases in history.
By Carole on Nov 17, 2011
GOP presidential contender Rick Perry has challenged House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) to a public debate about his Overhaul Washington plan versus the congressional status quo. In a letter to the former Speaker of the House, Governor Perry writes, "I think it would be a tremendous service to the American people to see a public airing of these differences." He may be onto something.
By Carole on Oct 9, 2011
Some high profile Democrats are expressing support for the Occupy Wall Street protest and members of the mainstream media have been quick to compare it to the tea party movement. But when Republican members of Congress adopted the tea party cause, they were rewarded on the campaign trail and at the ballot box. Will the Wall Street Occupiers reward their congressional supporters with the same kind of hard work within the system?
By Carole on Jul 24, 2011
As the national conversation over our debt reaches an almost screeching crescendo, we here at TalkingSides.com are taking a break to offer a brief respite from the chaos with these snippets of lyrical verse:
Congressional leaders are dealing
To raise the borrowing ceiling
The left wants more debt
The right says not yet
First get the economy healing.
By Carole on Jun 6, 2011
The national unemployment rate is over 9 percent and over 45 percent of the unemployed (that's 6.2 million Americans) have been out of work for more than 6 months - a higher percentage than during the Great Depression. (source) But President Obama barely acknowledged these painful economic facts dismissing them with a single line in his latest campaign speech: "There are always going to be bumps on the road to recovery."