Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 8:36:50 PM by Kaslin
There is a great divide in American politics. It’s not between Democrats and Republicans. It’s between the president and Congress in Washington, on one side, and governors and legislators around the country on the other.
The record of the Washington politicians is summarized in the report that came out of the Congressional Budget Office last week. That nonpartisan scorekeeper announced that it projects the cumulative national debt to increase in the next decade by $9.8 trillion.
That unimaginable (and indigestible) sum is more than a trillion dollars higher than the Obama administration’s estimate. It means a lower future standard of living for Americans because of vastly increased debt.
As Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the senior Republican on the House Budget Committee, pointed out in his commentary on the CBO report, it projects the annual cost of interest on the debt to rise from $209 billion this year to $916 billion by 2020.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 8:39:49 PM · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 200+ viewsInvestors.com ^ | March 10, 2010 | THOMAS M. BOYDDuring the recent summit on health care reform, Republican leader John Boehner told President Obama that he and his colleagues believe the central funding mechanism underlying the president’s latest reform proposal — the individual mandate — is unconstitutional. This language would require every American to purchase a product — health insurance. It also has appeared in every serious proposal since ClintonCare in 1993, including the proposals now pending before Congress. If it eventually becomes law, it’s sure to be challenged before the ink on the president’s signature is dry.
By Al Benson Jr.
Years ago some conservative commentator made the statement that “the best way to read the newspaper is between the lines.” He was trying to say a couple things. One of them was that often what the media writers leave out is more important than what they tell us.
He was also saying that, if you know how the read the papers, when you see an article, you can often tell by the way it’s written what is actually being said–and you can often tell when the truth is being obfuscated. You can often tell when a certain “spin” is being put on the event in question.
I’ll use a recent AP article about Obama’s “health care” plan to illustrate this. Anyone who has followed national events recently has to have watched the Obama/Pelosi/Reid dog and pony show as this dynamic trio went through every political gyration possible to get this health care “reform” package passed into law. Despite the best laid plans and efforts of mice, socialists, and others, they haven’t been able to get it done when they wanted it done (Christmas Eve). They were going to give us all a nice little Marxist health care plan for our Christmas present (to them). Like Christmas dinner, the plan was a real turkey and it’s had lots of opposition, most of it from the American people who, thanks to Obama’s unceasing efforts, are finally beginning to recognize blatant socialism when they see it, much to Obama’s chagrin.
Tuesday, March 09, 2010 10:15:30 PM · by Jack Hydrazine · 36 replies · 1,862+ viewsDebbiesSchlussel.com ^ | 8MAR2010 | Debbie SchlusselLast summer, my friend was selected for the ‘pilot program’ for the U.S. Census and tells me the frightening story of how U.S. Census workers repeatedly harassed her because she refused to fill out the ten-page questionnaire (which asked detailed, intrusive questions about her insurance, her kids’ schooling, how it was paid for and how they were transported there, etc.).
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:55:50 PM · by jazusamo · 10 replies · 463+ viewsThe Washington Times ^ | March 10, 2010 | Joseph CurlThe Show Me State briefly became the No Show State on Wednesday as some prominent Missouri Democrats decided they’d rather be somewhere else when President Obama came to St. Louis to push his massive health care overhaul plan. Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, the all-but-certain Democratic nominee for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Christopher S. “Kit” Bond, was “already locked in” to meetings in Washington, D.C., on Wall Street financial reforms, said her spokesman Linden Zakula, who downplayed her absence for Mr. Obama’s visit.
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