Stimulus Plan  (Page 4)

I Can’t Keep Up With All The Failures

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 24, 2009 at 1:07pm 8/24/2009 at 1:07pm

I can’t keep up with all the ways in which this administration is failing. From the health care restructuring proposals gone sour, to the slippage in Iraq and Afghanistan,...

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RI Can’t Find Stimulus Money

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 14, 2009 at 8:16pm 8/14/2009 at 8:16pm

This is great. My home State of Rhode Island says it did not receive promised stimulus money for energy projects. The federal government says it sent the money weeks ago:

The U.S. Department of Energy says it sent about $22 million...

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It’s The Credibility, Stupid

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 10:28am 8/13/2009 at 10:28am

The political world looked bleak on April 29, 2009, just after Arlen Specter had announced that he was switching to the Democratic Party. The Democrats, understandably crowing, seemed to be unstoppable. The Democratic agenda to control the most minute aspects of our lives through health care restructuring, cap-and-trade, and other forms...

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The “I Will Not” Debate

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 4:42pm 8/11/2009 at 4:42pm

The notion of August being a time to debate the specifics of the Democratic and Obama health care restructuring plan is something of a misnomer, since there is no single plan. The illusion is being created of a true debate, but in fact we are debating a moving and ill-defined target....

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The Caricatures Of August

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 10, 2009 at 3:30pm 8/10/2009 at 3:30pm

What is it about this August. It seems that every caricature of Democratic incompetence, intolerance, snobbery, tax-and-spendiness, and manipulation is coming true right before our very eyes:

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Loss of Hope Is Good News?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 7, 2009 at 1:40pm 8/7/2009 at 1:40pm

The big economic news of the day is that the unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of one percent. The Obama administration is hailing this as the start of a turnaround and a sign that the stimulus spending is working, something of the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end.

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Which Contracts To Break?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 1:05pm 8/1/2009 at 1:05pm

The NY Times reports on whether the Treasury’s “Pay Czar” will try to break the contract Citigroup has with a Phibro commodities trader, under which the trader is owed $100 million. There apparently is no dispute that absent the Treasury lending Citigroup money, and the federal government claim to have a...

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Time for Talk Over – Press Conference at 9

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 9:08am 7/22/2009 at 9:08am

“The time for talk is over.” That sentence should be the new slogan of the Obama administration. Forget “Change We Can Believe In” or “Yes We Can.” Those were yesterday’s slogans, when Obama wanted but did not yet have power.

The time for talk was over when it came to the stimulus...

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Obama’s Health Care Fraud

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 15, 2009 at 9:02am 5/15/2009 at 9:02am

Obama knows that there is no way to pay for universal health care insurance coverage. He also knows that there is no way to borrow enough money for such coverage. The well is running dry on the national credit card.

The solution: Cut health care costs to pay for expanded coverage. Obama...

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Welcome to Economic Bizarro Land

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 5:03pm 5/14/2009 at 5:03pm
Critics, including me, of Obama’s economic plans have made the point that the unprecedented huge deficits necessary to pay for expanded health insurance coverage, college education guarantees, the present and future “stimulus” plans, infrastructure projects, budget expansion, financing and operational takeovers...
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Come Back Home, Arlen

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 8:13am 5/6/2009 at 8:13am

You’ve been a bad boy, Arlen Specter. After all we did for you; making you Chair of the Judiciary Committee when we had the majority, and minority leader of the committee when we were in the minority. Supporting you against Pat Toomey five years ago. Letting you wander where ever you...

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The Truth Is The First Victim Of Swine Flu

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 27, 2009 at 8:55am 4/27/2009 at 8:55am

The Nation has run a post, “GOP Know-Nothings Fought Pandemic Preparedness,” which seeks to blame the opponents of the Stimulus Plan for lack of preparedness for the swine flu outbreak. The post, like most big lies, has a kernel of truth, but twists reality for political purposes. And like most big...

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Feds Threatened BofA Executives To Complete Merrill Deal And Conceal Problems

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 8:37pm 4/23/2009 at 8:37pm

A letter from NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to (h/t Instapundit via Sec Law Prof Blog) reveals that then Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson intervened to prevent Bank of America from backing out of its deal to buy Merrill Lynch when BofA learned of enormous previously undisclosed loses.

Paulson threatened to...

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Ted Stevens Conviction Reversed, But What About The Election?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 7:57am 4/1/2009 at 7:57am

News is just breaking that Attorney General Eric Holder is withdrawing the indictment of former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens based on severe prosecutorial misconduct. The Politico reports, via NPR, that Holder will instruct deputies to withdraw the indictment against the Alaska Republican today, effectively voiding the conviction that cost Stevens...

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Will Someone Please Tell Tim Geithner To Read The Document

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 1:19pm 3/25/2009 at 1:19pm

It is amazing how this administration creates controversies because it expresses opinions without reading the documents on which the opinions are based. First, there was the AIG bonus controversy. The bonuses were authorized by the stimulus plan, which neither the administration nor Congress actually read before signing.

Now it is Secretary of...

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Yet Another Cheap Attack On Michele Bachmann

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 10:15am 3/25/2009 at 10:15am

Michele Bachmann, the conservative Republican Congressman from Minnesota, has gotten into the heads of the left-wing blogosphere. Yesterday was the completely phony attack on Bachmann’s “armed and dangerous” comment, in which her metaphor for outrage was twisted into a supposed call to arms.

Today brings another twisted attack. Numerous blogs, including Swampland, ...

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Obama Press Conference In A Nutshell: A Thirst For Power That Will Not Be Quenched

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 8:02pm 3/24/2009 at 8:02pm

I was going to live blog the Obama press conference. But as it started, I changed course because there is a bigger issue here which became obvious with Obama’s lecturing opening statement.

With each passing day, each television appearance, each mass e-mail, each door-to-door solicitation, and each news conference, it becomes more...

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