davidl on September 7th, 2011

Going green means going nowhere, from David Brooks, New York Times: New clean-energy sources could address environmental, economic and national security problems all at once. In his 2008 convention speech, Barack Obama promised to create five million green economy jobs. The U.S. Conference of Mayors estimated in April 2009 that green jobs could account for […]

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davidl on August 20th, 2011

Rumblings from the ‘Rats plantation, from Fareed Zakaria, Chicago Tribune: Democrats are finally up for a fight — with President Barack Obama. Having despaired that Obama gave in to the tea party on the debt deal, they now criticize him as too cautious in his proposals to boost American jobs. They’re right that Obama should […]

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davidl on August 11th, 2011

Dumbo  b/k/a Barack Obama gets WaPoed  from the left and the right, from the left Dana Milbank, Washington Post: It’s not exactly fair to blame Obama for the rout: Almost certainly, the markets ignored him. And that’s the problem: The most powerful man in the world seems strangely powerless, and irresolute, as larger forces bring […]

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davidl on February 23rd, 2011

Scott Walker for President, from George Will, Journal Sentinel: [Wisconsin Governor Scott] Walker’s calm comportment in this crisis is reminiscent of President Ronald Reagan’s during his 1981 stand against the illegal strike by air traffic controllers, and Margaret Thatcher’s in the1984 showdown with the miners’ union over whether unions or Parliament would govern Britain. Walker, […]

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davidl on January 30th, 2011

The coming battle, from Melissa Maynard, Stateline: Public sector unions have escaped a comparable decline in their ranks, with 36.2 percent of state and local employees still in unions. But an increasingly loud chorus of governors and state legislators may change that. Like Solis, their argument is tied to the need for more and better […]

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davidl on January 7th, 2011

Robert Reich comes up short, from Puffington Post: Public servants are convenient scapegoats. Republicans would rather deflect attention from corporate executive pay that continues to rise as corporate profits soar, even as corporations refuse to hire more workers. They don’t want stories about Wall Street bonuses, now higher than before taxpayers bailed out the Street. […]

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davidl on March 2nd, 2010

There even feed up with public employee unions in New Jersey, from the Star-Ledger, Peoples Republic of New Jersey: So it’s time to go nuclear. It’s time to rewrite the rules. It’s time for the showdown with [public employee] unions that has been brewing for years. Private sector unions were created to meet a valid […]

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Many of our so-called “public servants”, whose salaries are paid by our taxes, can’t be bother with paying their own!  This is outrageous!
http://www.kypost.com/content/middleblue2/story/Tax-Deadbeats-Abound/eiKzJ-UMwkSBNkbDX8_sPg.csp…

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Eric Florack on August 4th, 2009

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends… We’re so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside… it’s the most intense nightly read on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Read (Yeah, I know.. I happened to be playing some ELP, and the mood struck me.) This is the “Snow” Edition Why? Simple.. […]

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Eric Florack on April 14th, 2009

When the results are so dependably opposite oof the stated goals, does it really make sense to take tham at their word about what the goals are?

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Eric Florack on February 25th, 2009

OK, I know that by now a lot of you either saw or read though this speech of Obama’s, and so it’s old news. But I’ve seen nobody rip through this thing point by point. I can understand why… with my work and family schedule it took me most of a day to get this […]

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davidl on February 3rd, 2009

Unfortunately, new facts have come to light – involving his failure to pay substantial taxes that were owed and his sizable income from health-related companies while he worked in the private sector – that call into question his suitability for the job. We believe that Mr. Daschle ought to step aside and let the president […]

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davidl on January 25th, 2009

Barack Obama(BO) picks a fight he can not win, Byron York, National Review, quotes Rush Limbaugh: Obama was angry that Merrill Lynch used $1.2 million of TARP money to remodel an executive suite. Excuse me, but didn’t Merrill have to hire a decorator and contractor? Didn’t they have to buy the new furnishings? What’s the […]

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