The mysteries of government processes have often confused those not privileged to work within these well-developed structures. Now this is all about to change. A secret file, discovered by when it was left on train last week, outlines the five paradigms by which all governments are run. Read more
The House of Representatives just passed the Health-Care bill 219 – 212. Now, I’m waiting to hear if the latest ReThug and RePub nonsense stops it (The voice vote on the motion to recommit just failed). I did live long enough to see it – again. I’d have given long odds against that happening during the rest of my lifetime, too. Read more
BUT, for those of you who've just written me off as a "socialist," please bear with me for a few paragraphs before you...pull the plug.
Obama, Health Care and ME
By Taylor Jones
My view on health care reform will outrage many: I support a single-payer system. There, I said it.
BUT, for those of you who've just written me off as a "socialist," please bear with me for a few paragraphs before you...pull the plug. Or call me a LIAR!
At this point in the debate, I don't care WHAT kind of single-payer system we devise. It could be public...or PRIVATE. We could copy the British national health care system, or we could all pay premiums to a single, private, mega-insurance monopoly. Read more
What do those pesky Democrats think they’re up to? Whether they’re trying to make health care more affordable, taxing the rich (for that matter, taxing at all) or, dare I say, trying to regulate the financial sector, they have to be stopped. Where is the America I know and love? This is government intrusion at its finest. How dare they attack our rights? How dare they attack the beloved free market? Aren’t they aware of the infallibility and fairness of the always self-correcting and always honest machinations of the free market? Who do they think they are to impede progress? Read more
Congressional Budget Office releases projections today showing that federal budget deficits to be larger than projected.
Stay the Course
By Michael Ettlinger | March 20, 2009
The projections released today by the Congressional Budget Office, which says federal budget deficits through 2019 are likely to be larger than projected by the Obama administration, are mixed news. If the CBO projections prove to be accurate, then the government will be offering greater economic stimulus in the short run to an economy sorely in need of a substantial jolt to bring it back. The challenges in the long run, however, will be greater. Read more
If President Obama got really desperate and called you up and said, "Mr. Rove, give me some advice
Catching Up With Karl Rove -- Interview
Interviewed by Bill Steigerwald Read more
Following inauguration last Tuesday, the new president hit the ground running with a long list of challenges to address.
Week One: A Strong Start for the President
Following inauguration last Tuesday, the new president hit the ground running with a long list of challenges to address. While most of the focus has been on his first 100 days, his first week provided a glimpse into where his priorities lie, largely in line with his agenda during the campaign. "This moment of peril must be turned to one of progress," President Obama explained one week after taking office. His most immediate major challenge being global economic problems, his weekly radio address expressed his feelings on the subject. "We begin this year and this Administration in the midst of an unprecedented crisis that calls or unprecedented action." Read more