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Obama Disingenuous on Health Care Reform Bi-partisanship

Obama has repeated (ad ad nauseum) that he would be willing to meet Republicans in the middle on health care.  The GOP says to do that would mean starting over, which is something that the President will not do. So who is being more partisan?  The GOP is saying that it cannot support the huge spending and government take-over that ...

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4th Quarter GDP Number Misleading

The BEA published a revised report  on the U.S. G.D.P. for Q4 2009.  The revision was up .2 points from an already high 5.7%.  Taken at face value, 5.9% growth in the economy in a three month period sounds fantastic, but digging into the numbers and methodology aid in the understanding of why this is not as great as it ...

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Health Care Being Discussed by… Lawyers?

Obama’s health care summit at the Blair house was attended largely by lawyers.  Professional politicians brought up as guardians of the legal system.  I use the term professional loosely as these experts on the legislative process have not been able to deal with the inefficiencies of the government they help to shape.  Why do we believe they could fix a ...

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The Economic 800lb. Gorilla in the Room

Everyone is talking about tight credit, greedy capitalists, overpaid CEO’s and a real-estate market that’s starting to crash yet again as the reasons that the recovery may falter.  While four months ago I fully believed that a double-dip recession was guaranteed, the risk is still there and has as much to do with something no one is talking about: Americans ...

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Real World Unexpectedly Not Obama's Utopia

Our current President promised us “hope”, “change”,  and prosperity.  These are the usual promises of politicians, but these, most Americans believed.  The wars would  end, the Iranians would listen, the EU is a model to be replicated, global warming would cause heat and drought, foreclosures would cease, being tough on terror, and middle-class Americans would not see increasing taxes. There ...

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