Eric Florack on June 24th, 2011

Horseheads,NY– This is one of those places you wonder “How’d  they come up with that name?” Cooler and windy today, with Showers on and off. One more trip I think, then to the house. Gotta get the camper ready for Next weekend, and the truck ready for Alex’s ride-along with me next week. TAXES: The […]

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davidl on April 13th, 2011

Reich come up short,  from Robert Reich, Puffington Post: I hope the president decides he has to take a stand, and the sooner the better. Last December he caved in to Republican demands that the Bush tax cut be extended to wealthier Americans for two more years, at a cost of more than $60 billion. […]

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davidl on January 6th, 2011

Speaker Tablecloth’s Promise, Nancy Pelosi’s predictions were about as good as her fashion sense, to wit poor, from Fredrickburg.com: FAMOUS LAST WORDS: “After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: Pay as you go, no new deficit spending. Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, […]

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davidl on January 1st, 2011

An Obama Hate Machine, from David Corn, Politics Daily: The OHM [Obama Hate Machine] — led by a wide-ranging collection of conservative media outfits, right-wing bloggers, and GOP partisans — has already effectively undermined Obama’s presidency by propagating lies about his administration’s major accomplishments. It tarred Obama’s health care reform initiative by falsely claiming it […]

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davidl on November 20th, 2010

Dumbo’s Direction, from Eugene Robinson, RCP: For what it’s worth, my advice for Obama is to forget the Republicans.  Not literally, of course — the new House leadership is going to make itself hard to ignore. But ultimately, it’s the president who sets the agenda, and who ultimately is held accountable for America’s successes and […]

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DJ Durant on August 6th, 2010

The Labor Department reported this morning that nonfarm payrolls fell by 131,000 in the month of July.  Even more discouraging was that June’s revised payroll number was revised downward to a negative 221,000.  This is huge.  Initial jobless claims estimates released Thursday was 479,000, and was an increase from the previous week’s 460,000.  The two […]

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Eric Florack on March 19th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The Bitsblog Nightly Ramble DANGEROUS EXPANSION : The WSJ says the House Healthcare bill dangerously expands IRS power. Well, yes. Of course it does.  When we talk about expanding powers for the Federal government, how can we help but talk about […]

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davidl on March 7th, 2010

What ever happened to Separation of Church and State? The White House on Friday announced a “summit on entrepreneurship” to build economic ties with the Islamic world, part of President Barack Obama’s outreach to Muslims. The White House said it has invited participants from more than 40 countries over five continents for the April 26-27 […]

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