I'd like to believe that any system of belief that proposes that the citizens of a democratic/representative country is the source of its problems is a system of beliefs flailing at toward at its end.
Some health insurance premiums.What else? How about John Burton piling on.... could dry up Monday. Newly laid-off workers wouldn't get federal help with
Road and transit bills could go unpaid, Medicare payments to doctors would stay high and rural satellite reception could be affected...
This could also occur....
"More than 200,000 people here in California stand to lose their unemployment benefits when they need them most," said John Burton , the chairman of the California Democratic Party .
Among the provisions set to expire are the flood insurance program, Small Business Administration loans, a change in Medicare payments to doctors, some transportation funding and, most prominently, help for the unemployed.
My, as though any of that is likely. But,according to the article, it appears the world may end because Bunning had the audacity to ask that a bill be paid for and not add to the deficit. Mind you, Bunning does not have any fundamental issue with the bill. He only wants it to be paid for. That is why he stopped it.
Anyone laid off after March 1 no longer would be able to get federal help to pay health insurance premiums; the program now pays 65 percent of the cost for certain workers.
Rural television watchers could be affected because the bill would extend the copyright used by satellite television companies.
Last year, he cursed at reporters during a telephone press call and refused to release the results of an internal political poll. The results are "none of your g--d--- business," he said.
That same year, he said U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , who was being treated for pancreatic cancer, would be dead by year's end. He apologized for the statement.
During the 2004 campaign, Bunning said that , then a state senator and now Kentucky's lieutenant governor, looked
"like one of Saddam Hussein's sons." Mongiardo is an Italian-American. Bunning later apologized for the statement.
Apparently, Salon.com doesn’t think that anger and outrage are normal reactions for a human being to have in response to being falsely smeared and branded a racist.I would be pissed as well.
Democrats plan to begin rhetorical, and perhaps legislative, steps toward the Democrats-only, or reconciliation, process early next week, the strategists said.
In the end.....we found no major deficiencies with the
Camry’s ability to defuse an unintended-acceleration situation.
...the government is calling the shots on every major decision at GM, including which plants to expand and which to close.Also according to the Detroit News...
Fehrnstrom added, "There's ample evidence that the government is calling the shots at GM, from the Obama administration orchestrating the selection of a new CEO to Rep. Barney Frank pressuring GM to keep open a facility slated for closure. The real issue is that government ought to get out of the auto business and distribute its shares to taxpayers."Of course there are those within Government Motors and the Obama Administration who disagree. White Hose spokesman Matt Lehrich claims...
We don't, nor have we ever, run the day-to-day operations of GM. Decisions and management are handled by the company alone.
We are free to make the business decisions to restore GM to profitability.
In the case of the Chevy Cobalt there were 1,157 complaints about steering issues before the
recallinvestigation was started, while the Toyota Corolla had registered just 84 complaints before that investigation was announced. Even more telling was the fact that NHTSA took an average of 262 days to conclude an investigation before launching a recall, but the range was curiously wide – from just 10 days to a full six years, according to the Edmunds.com report.
Starting over on health care,
knows his chances aren't looking much more promising. A year after he called for a far-reaching overhaul, Obama unveiled his most detailed plan yet on Monday. Realistically, he's just hoping to win a big enough slice to silence the talk of a failing presidency.
...the materials that were released this morning do not provide sufficient detail on all of the provisions. Therefore, CBO cannot provide a cost estimate for the proposal without additional detail, and, even if such detail were provided, analyzing the proposal would be a time-consuming process that could not be completed this week.A vapor bill. I guess theatrics help with the sales pitch.
Republican Scott Brown joined four other Republicans, 55 Democrats and two independents to overcome a procedural hurdle that sets up a final vote later this week.
The Obama plan calls for giving the federal government authority to block insurers from making premium-rate increases. A new Health Insurance Rate Authority would lay out what it viewed as reasonable rate increases, and those considered unjustified could be blocked.Yea, that's what we need---cost controls. They worked so well in the 70's. Yea.
Internal Toyota documents derided the Obama administration and Democratic Congress as “activist” and “not industry friendly," a revelation that comes days before the giant automaker's top executives testify on Capitol Hill amid a giant recall.
The US media are uncompetitive and will remain so until they do their job and report the news we choose.
It’s been called the “biggest scientific scandal in history.” It has everything to earn Pulitzer consideration: lies and misconduct in high places, political implications, even massive financial transactions that may or may not be legitimate or even legal. It’s big news … as long as you read the Telegraph, the Guardian, the London Times, or even major Indian papers.
“do not consider ourselves a Christian nation, or a Muslim nation, but rather, a nation of citizens who are, uh, bound by a set of values.”
The question everyone should be asking, as one bailout recipient after another posts massive profits - Goldman reported $13.4 billion in profits last year, after paying out that $16.2 billion in bonuses and compensation - is this: In an economy as horrible as ours, with every factory town between New York and Los Angeles looking like those
hollowed-out ghost ships we see on History Channel documentaries like Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes, where in the hell did Wall Street's eye-popping profits come from, exactly? Did Goldman go from bailout city to $13.4 billion in the black because ... its "performance" was just that awesome? A year and a half after they were minutes away from bankruptcy, how are these assholes not only back on their feet again, but hauling in bonuses at the same rate they were during the bubble?"
There are also horizontal lines stretching across the course. Those exist to provide depth perception to the racers. Ever stepped into a snowbank that was a lot deeper than it looked? Now try going downhill at 90 mph and doing the same thing.The blue lines that are horizontal painted on the snow are intended to give depth perception. That means it enhances the 3D effect of reality for the skiers and they can more easily prepare for an upcoming turn or jump. Also and likely more importantly to some is the effect of depth imparted by the lines on TV viewers.
"I have nightmares that I'm going to wake up and everyone's driving a Prius and living in a condo and we're all getting health insurance,"He continues...
"It reminds me of Europe -- everyone driving a Smart car and living a condo and that's not the American dream."Of course, comments like this stand out against the single political note that has been played incessantly since the sixties from our 'creative' rock world. Like children on a playground who have identified a child impaired by too much individuality, the corrective lashing has started in the press.
Wow. That is a scary thought. Every American saving gas, living modestly and not going deeply into debt if they become seriously ill. Gives us the shivers.Black Voices... chooses condensation, arrogance and a little rolling around in their pond of smugness by attacking his self deprecating comments and in effect calling him stupid. Playground.
Here's a parting thought that the "cowboy crusader" made which sums it up for me: "I probably shouldn't be talking about politics, when I think about it. I'm not that educated."
President Barack Obama vigorously defended his $787 billion stimulus on Wednesday, insisting it rescued Americans from the worst of the economic calamity and ripping Republican critics who called it a waste.And according to our President...
"Our work is far from over but we have rescued this economy from the worst of this crisis,"The above is an example of our revisionist in chief at work...
Oil giants BP PLC and ConocoPhillips and heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. said Tuesday they won't renew their membership in the three-year-old U.S. Climate Action Partnership, a broad business-environmental coalition that had been instrumental in building support in Washington for capping emissions of greenhouse gases.Lets see how long it takes the world's governments to follow the lead of more nimble corporations.
Exxon now has 23.3 billion oil-equivalent-barrels of reserves comprised of about half liquids and half gas. It's the largest amount in the company's history.
Amazingly, Exxon, who has been accused in the past of being too conservative in terms of exploration and development, has been finding more oil than it produces for each of the last 16 years, to the dismay of peak oil proponents.
This weekend top global warming expert Professor Phil Jones admitted that global warming was a fraud.
* Data for vital ‘hockey stick graph’ has gone missing
* There has been no global warming since 1995
* Warming periods have happened before – but NOT due to man-made changes
Jones admitted this weekend that there has been no significant global warming in the last 15 years.But, that didn’t stop these fraudsters from bilking the EU and US for £800,000 ($1,253,624.84) annually for the last 20 years.
...American liberals, to a degree far surpassing conservatives, appear committed to the proposition that their views are correct, self-evident, and based on fact and reason, while conservative positions are not just wrong but illegitimate, ideological and unworthy of serious consideration.
Guns made and kept in Utah would be exempt from federal regulations under a measure passed by the Utah Legislature.
Audi's "Green Police" (available on YouTube) depicts an America where citizens are arrested -- roughly -- for even minor environmental infractions. A man at the supermarket asks for a plastic shopping bag and has his head slammed against the counter as he's cuffed by a Green Police officer. "You picked the wrong day to mess with the ecosystem, plastic boy," quips the cop. When officers find a battery in the wrong suburban garbage bin, one big cop yells, "Battery! Let's go! Take the house!"
Colorado, the swingiest of swing states, is going heavily Republican as a repudiation of Obamunism.
This just a couple years after going heavily Democratic as a repudiation of Bushism.
If the two major parties are paying attention, they should be aware that the huge, moderate/independent swing vote hates two things: 1) religious/social conservatives imposing their morals on others; and 2) tax, spend, and borrow leftists mortgaging our country’s future.
It’s a jump ball. So far, the Republicans are reaching for it. They are burying social issues and focusing 100% on the fiscal disaster. Democrats, not so much. They are doubling down on burying our children in debt.
The story Backdoor taxes to hithas been withdrawn. A replacement story will run later in the week.
NEW YORK (Reuters.com) --The Obama administration's plan to cut more than $1 trillion from the deficit over the next decade relies heavily on so-called backdoor tax increases that will result in a bigger tax bill for middle-class families. In the 2010 budget tabled by President Barack Obama on Monday, the White House wants to let billions of dollars in tax breaks expire by the end of the year -- effectively a tax hike by stealth.
Although President Barack Obama's push for a health care overhaul has stalled, consevative lawmakers in more than two-thirds of the states are forging ahead with constitutional amendments to ban government health insurance.