I admit it. I watch Bill O. I think that he tries, tries I say, to be the fairest of all of the opinion guys on the cable shows. Beck and Hannity are right-wing with Hannity clearly in the bag for Republicans and the politicians in the party. Olbermann and Madow are so far to the Left that you can see ’em on the horizon if ya look Right.
One of the most powerful hammers Obama used during the health care debate was the cost of care in America. And he hammered hard; so hard that people were so stunned that failed to think it through. Spending more may actually be a sign that we are BETTER off than any other nation in the world.
As if we needed another example that weather patterns are climate change is subject to, shocker, nature, we have this report:
Iceland’s Laki volcano erupted in 1783, freeing gases that turned into smog. The smog floated across the Jet Stream, changing weather patterns.
The winter of 1784 was also one of the longest and coldest on record in North America. New England reported a record stretch of below-zero temperatures and New Jersey reported record snow accumulation. The Mississippi River also reportedly froze in New Orleans.
Thank gawd! To finally see the two agencies almost single-handedly responsible for the financial crisis of the last 2 years on the ropes almost makes up for last night’s horror show. Almost.
“It’s clear that Fannie and Freddie, as they currently exist, should be put out of existence, which means the important question is what combination of entities public and private will replace them,” said Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.
Posted in Economics, Economy, Politics: National
Tagged Abuse of Power, Bailout, Barney Frank, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Leftist, Recession, Recovery Plan, Stimulus
Mr. Stupak fought a long and valiant battle. Or so he would like you to believe. For the duration of the debate over this bill he has maintained that he could not support any language that did not restrict federal dollars for abortion. In the end, he supported language that did not restrict federal dollars on abortion.