From about $700 billion to $30 billion. I would be dancing in the streets, but I am skeptical. Is this funny Washington, DC math, again? One thing is sure – our government experts do not understand national economics. But then, did they ever?
“Everyone aimed at security: no one accepted responsibility”.
It is time we had a choice other than Democrats and Republicans. I like to see at least 2 more national parties.
Political inbreeding has made it difficult to distinguish the 2 parties. How many situations do you know where there are only 2 choices? OK, I grant you, there are only 2 sexes- but, that is nature, but not nurture. Comments?
This is wonderful. Finally, the brave people who the rushed to help those in need, without regard to their own safety, will get some help, when the Senate approves the same idea. People: Write your Senator to make it happen.
“Opposing the measure were 157 Republicans and three Democrats” Who are these people? Do they deserve to be reelected?
Didn’t we fight for Kandahar about 8 years ago? Useless spilling of American blood. “So far this year, 354 American soldiers have died in Afghanistan, more than the 317 who died in all of 2009”.These statistics should enrage all Americans.
Write your Congress to bring our “boys and girls” back with out any delay.
This article is by Jacob S. Hacker (a professor of political science at Yale) and Carl DeTorres (a graphic designer). It is worth your time (a few minutes, at most) to read it, and see if you want to fight the Republicans’ plan to “mess” with this Reform. Don’t let their latest ploy- Pledge to America -fool you. I plan to post other opinions, especially opposing views about this new law. As the famous journalist Walt Lippman wrote: “The truth emerges only from a collection of opinions”.
NOTE: The rich can bypass this posting without injury
I am not a “blind” supporter of any political party. Don’t listen to either major party. Frankly, I wish we had more options when it came to political parties. Just imagine- a country with just Coke or Pepsi, when it comes to soft drinks.
Vote selfish in November – what is economically good for me and my children. That means, you will have to spend about 15 minutes a day reading/listening to the news. Only an informed electorate can save America from the Democrats, Republicans, Tea Partyers. . .
The new health care law,with all its flaws and uncertainties, is likely the best damn thing that has happened to this country. No more insurance company denials of payment for: “”pre-existing conditions” “lying, when you did not tell me you had cat-scratch fever when you were 3”
What has the Republicans offered except obstructionism? If I have missed something, please let me know.
The national debt is about $13.5 T (trillion). This means each one of us (man, woman and child) should add about $45 K (thousand) to our other debts.
Enjoy your wars and shopping.
“. . . women . . . , the poll suggests . . may stay home this year. . . giving more of the decision-making to men by default. . . “:
Two thoughts came to mind as I read this: (1) For all these years, I thought women wanted to get out of the house. (2) Referring to people who would not exercise their authority, my mother’s favourite saying was: If you do not sit in your chair, a dog will. Got that ladies, about giving default authority to men.
Just think of pocket-book (“economy” for the educated types) issues. You may conclude that the Democratic party might be better. What sayeth, all you’all?
By way of full disclosure, I am a rationalist -for now it means a liberal independent with Democratic party leanings.