AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
these people, in contrast, matter
Update: List of Dem Senators Who Don't Support the Public Option | CarlBentham's Blog
anthony i-wanna-waiver weiner on the pleasant prospect of somehow exempting the apple:
"a lot of people who got waivers were people who are our friends"
Anthony Weiner: Waiver might work for New York - Kate Nocera - POLITICO.com
that's not quite what the top champion of the public option in pelosi's place said...
i wonder why
“These temporary waivers are necessary to help ensure that the waiters, dishwashers, maids, home health aides, and other hardworking people can keep the health coverage they have, while we transition to 2014, when they will have access to affordable coverage in a competitive marketplace,” Larsen told The Hill in an email."
"Hilarie Aitken, co-owner of Flex-Plan Services, Inc., which filed the waiver applications on behalf of dozens of businesses, said that’s simply not the case.
“It had nothing to do with Nancy Pelosi,” Aitken told The Hill, “and it's really unfortunate that this has turned into such a political story.
“I usually vote Republican,” Aitken added, “and I'm a little bit ashamed at where the Republicans have taken this.”