16 Aug 2017

By all accounts, Barack Obama was (legislatively) doomed before he ever took office. And it wasn't just because the financial sector was in near ruins, the economy was near meltdown, and we were off fighting wars. It was because in the face of all this Obama was going to have to face most of these challenges without any help from the opposition party. We know this because of a meeting of great consequence held by GOP leadership ...

23 Apr 2011

One of the major arguments of the health care bill Obama and the democrats pushed through was how it was going to push healthcare costs down. I doubted this would materialize as much as they said it would (along with a lot of people) and surprise surprise... President Obama is already undercutting portions of the health care reforms that would work to cut costs.Bravo to Tim, at Tim's Cogitorium, for catching this: The Obama ad...

04 Feb 2011

It isn't clear to me at all why the Obama adminstration would stoop to lying about this. They already have the American people overwhelmingly for keeping the aspect of the health care bill that bans the denial of health care because of preexisting conditions, yet they chose to lie about it to, assumedly, drum up opposition to the effort by republicans to repeal the bill... which, of course, everyone knows has no chance at all of...

02 Feb 2011

Politicians say all kinds of things that are not intended to inform the American people. Misleading statements usually serve another purpose. A recent example is the following comment from Speaker John Boehner, referring to a rationale for passing legislation to repeal Obamacare: "This bill [Obamacare] is flawed and why shouldn't it be repealed? There is no reason not to repeal it. Well, that sounds about right, right? Or, is so...