feb 17: my budget "puts us on a path to pay for what we spend by the middle of the decade"
Dispute flares up over Obama's budget statements - International Business Times
friday: CBO: Obama Budget Doubles Debt : Roll Call
no wonder the chris van hollens and steve israels of this congress are so dubious, the john kerrys and dick durbins of this senate so demanding
no wonder, a new low: Just 31% Now Give Obama Positive Marks for the Economy - Rasmussen Reports™
what happened to barry's wtf, win-the-future campaign?
or was it just going nowhere?
2010's sotu was similary an exercise in amnesia---he floated a tax on banks, a funneling of 30B of recovered tarp into small business lending, a spending freeze, offshore exploration...
what happened to bowles and simpson, did he forget them too?
the senate hasn't
64 Senators Declare Obama AWOL On Deficit, Entitlementsn a sign of how frustrated members of both parties are with President Obama’s disengagement from the budget debate on Capitol Hill, a supermajority of 64 senators, including Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., have signed a letter urging the president to “to engage in a broader discussion about a comprehensive deficit reduction package.”
it's a sorry state where the effete filibusterers and chin strokers of the us senate, the world's most deliberative body, provide more leadership than their chickenhearted chief exec
can you deny it?
As to the first part, not cold just realistic. You probably have heard of living wills. Where people write they do not want extraordinary efforts to keep them alive. I am not saying that people should not live as long as g-d gives them. No one to my knowledge lives forever.
What was that again?Canadian patients who want to escape the delays in the public system are also barred from paying privately for healthcare services. In practical terms, Canadian patients are unable to buy quicker access or better care than the government health program provides. In this sense, Canadian patients on waiting lists are worse off than uninsured Americans, the latter of whom are at least legally allowed to use their own money or credit to buy healthcare.
The Trouble with Canadian Healthcare —
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.