Some just can’t admit Obama plans starting to work

03.24.2009

Predictably this country can not come to a common decision on whether Obama is doing the right thing these days. He gets credit only from the left when things go well like yesterday’s 7% market rally and news that house sales were up 5.1%.
While most of  the headlines are positive if you look to the [...]

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Obama keeping promises better than expected

03.23.2009

@dmooney9 Politifact tracked 513 promises Obama made during the primaries, and yesterday took a look at his top 10.
Here is a summary of their scorecard: Of the 10 promises, 1 has been fully kept, 1 has been kept via compromise, 5 are in the works and 3 have had no action taken on them. I [...]

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Congressman Reichert clarifies position on bailout bonuses

03.23.2009

Last week I took Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) to task for voting for the bill that would tax the excessive AIG bonus at 90%.
The bill he voted for will also tax as a bonus the retention packages that severed bank employees get after they complete transition periods helping the new bank that acquired theuir employer. [...]

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The Party that cried “Socialism”

03.23.2009

@HankMehle Republicans are crying “Socialism!” again. This time, it’s because of limited oversight of executive pay in financial companies that would fail were it not for the support of the federal government. As I write this, Fox News is telling me the government wants to “tell companies how much money they can make”. The TCOT [...]

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Health Care Reform: Where can both sides agree?

03.22.2009

@Karoli Why is it that when discussing the need for health care reform, it seems to boil down to a simplistic formula on both sides of the debate? Over and over again, I hear the same tired arguments; namely, that any sort of reformation of our health care system will lead to socialism and the [...]

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Enough with the AIG feeding frenzy…

03.22.2009

@Karoli  I don’t really have time or the brain cells at 1:00 AM to write about the latest AIG feeding frenzy, but I do feel compelled to put something out there to counter the Boston.com article suggesting that the taxpayers are now funding outrageous pension benefits.
Let’s be clear: Non-qualified benefits are subject to forfeiture, are [...]

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I’m a Special Needs Dad and I’m Offended

03.22.2009

@rblinne No, it’s not about Obama’s tasteless joke about the Special Olympics on the Tonight Show. It’s something much deeper than a slip of a tongue in a self-deprecating joke. It’s cynical hypocrisy of the basest kind. I’m the one Republican in the Bipart Report. Why have I changed my mind and am a supporter [...]

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Congressmen Reichert and McDermot exposed in AIG Bonus bill

03.21.2009

@dmooney9 Congressman Dave Reichert voted for the AIG Bonus clawback bill knowing full well that constituents from WaMu would be severely affected and has stated he hopes the bill gets rewritten before becoming law. That is politics at its finest.

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GOP Myths exploited by Conservatives

03.20.2009

@dmooney9  There are few issues the Left and Right can agree on. But there are issues that media and politicians have created on order to drive us further apart. In this column I’d like to address some of them and hopefully find common ground. 
If you agree or disagree please add your feedback on twitter [...]

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Obama “almost” screwed up on veterans medical

03.20.2009

@dmooney I might be liberal and I might be against the premise under which the war in Iraq was started and I want to see us out of Iraq but I am a loud proponent of taking care of our returning military veterans who have been injured fighting for a cause they believe in. You [...]

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