Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Grijalva: Wrong Again on Spending

For months, Raul Grijalva has poo-pooed criticism of his party for massive partisan spending on the stimulus, saying:
"Bringing the troops home is necessary not just for the future of Iraq, but also for the people of the United States. We must stop the hemorrhaging of tax dollars that could go to meet our Nation's vital domestic needs."
Now statistics from the Congressional Budget Office tell the real story. While Dems have complained about the cost of the Iraq War and Bush administration spending, real figures show that military spending is but a trickle compared to Obama's "War on Americans." Furthermore, contrary to Grijalva's claim that spending under Bush increased, CBO figures show budget decreased up to the bank bailouts of '08 (including the "summer stimulus of '08 where every taxpayer received a check from the IRS). All that domestic spending in '08 (supported, and approved by the Democratic controlled Congress) amounts to a quarter of Democratic spending in '09 (and guess what, most of the banking bailouts were spent last year also). So with all this spending, shouldn't the economy be recovering? No, because spending by itself doesn't bring long-term impact on the economy; confidence does. The American business has no confidence in this Congress or this president. Bring Grijalva home:

How many times will this Congress waste time on an issue that a majority of Americans do not want?
Raul Grijalva

Saturday, August 28, 2010

If the Shoe Fits?

Don't Know about the rest of you, but I'm not a size 8:

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Mosque At Ground Zero by Any Other Name . . .

This from the Associated Press this week after repeated faux paux's by the President last week over the Mosque intended for downtown New York:
We should continue to avoid the phrase "ground zero mosque" or "mosque at ground zero" on all platforms. (We’ve very rarely used this wording, except in slugs, though we sometimes see other news sources using the term.) The site of the proposed Islamic center and mosque is not at ground zero, but two blocks away in a busy commercial area. We should continue to say it’s “near” ground zero, or two blocks away.

Like changing the "Stimulus Package," to "the Jobs Bill," changing the words, doesn't change the intent. A Mosque at Ground Zero, by any other name is still a Mosque at ground zero.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Media Critical of Obama Recovery...Finally

While you won't hear about it on the Today show or NBC Nightly News, business media is going after the Obama administration for its poor handling of the economy. Check it out:
The Wall Street Journal

Investors Business Daily


Now if people who don't know how to balance a checkbook would just listen.

Friday, August 6, 2010

If You Like Your Doctor....

Remember this one, repeated over and over and over again by Barak Obama? If
you like Your Doctor you can keep him, If you like your insurance....blah blah blah blah.

If You like your Insurance...you can keep it.
I received a letter this summer, actually a packet explaining my employer's new insurance. "We're making it better!" They exclaimed, "and it will be cheaper, too." Immediately after that line was one that explained how my copay for doctor's visits would go up and how prices for generic drugs would more than double. Okay, I thought, we'll just have to put more aside for copays and deductibles. but at least they have made every doctor a preferred provider....

If you like your doctor...you can keep them.
Yesterday the phone rang. It was my child's pediatrician asking for my new insurance information. After giving her the name and policy numbers, there was a long pause on the other end. "We don't accept that insurance," the snooty receptionist responded, "Do you still want to bring your child in?"
So now, after 12 years with the same pediatrician, who has treated my children since they were newborns, including circumcisions, stitches, ADHD treatments, and acne; who knows their names and problems and what stickers they lick to pick out, I have to start over.

And everyone will have the security and stability that's missing today.
I assume that by "everyone" the president includes me and my children. How stable and healthy is changing a child's pediatrician when they are eight because of changes that force employers and providers to limit care?

Today I am pissed.