Upgrading to some form of Universal health care is the only real solution IMO. It would also put us on a more level playing field with the other countries where employers are not burdened with providing health care coverage for their employees.
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Woodward's Obama's Wars - NYTimes.com
44 senate democrats voted FOR extending the bush/obama/clinton/boehner/mconnell tax cuts, only 14 voted againstThe majority of Democrats voted against the tax cuts and the majority of Republicans voted for the tax cuts
Senate passes package extending Bush tax cuts - politics - Capitol Hill - msnbc.com
in the house it was 165 to 112
Congress votes to extend Bush-era tax cuts until 2012
LOL!Al Gore's proposal
may 25: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/1...t-obama-budgetBravo, its about time we had leadership for some real deficit reduction!!!
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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.
It would be revealing if the polls included intensity information. My guess is that most people are pretty weak in their support of a balanced budget ("hmm, sure, that sounds like a good idea") but pretty rabid about deep cuts to Medicare and Social Security ("you'll pry my Medicare out of my cold, dead hands! (literally)).
i hope that if we learn nothing else from this debt crisis, we at least accept that outsourcing an employment sector without replacing it is a losing proposition.
a large part of the reason that there isn't enough tax revenue is that a lot of people who used to be working and making a good middle class living are no longer working / earning as much, and therefore are paying less or no taxes. so while outsourcing those jobs has led to goods with a lower retail price, that lower price is an illusion. once lost tax revenue and public financial support for displaced workers are factored in, paying more for consumer electronics starts to look like a much better deal.
"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams