The truth is some (many) people just want someone to make decisions for them. I am unsure if it is a genetic disposition or whether it is socialization or whether it is both. All I know is some people do not want to control their own lives.
I remember sitting in my car in college listening to Howard Stern on the radio before class sometime in 2000. Howard and his crew were talking about the stock market which was roaring. The Tech Bubble was in full effect. The sky was the limit. If you werent in the market you were losing out. It was a similar vibe to the Housing Bubble which would emerge only a few years later.
I didnt need to see the ridiculousness of this past week to know that the GOP cant be trusted to reduce spending. But the current Pentagon budget battle certainly illustrates the point.
Were supposed to have free markets in this country. We definitely shouldnt have government executives and corporate executives cuddling up with one another. Were not France.
Boehner has a pretty tough job. He is a Republican stuck in the 20th century trying to lead a caucus which is very much of the 21st Century.
The leadership within both major parties view the populists within their ranks as annoyances. Jeb Bush and his crowd and Hillary Clinton and her crowd have a similar disdain for the people who want actual change come 2016.
Biden is the quintessential political Cheshire cat. (The Washington DC subspecies.) The guy can smile through anything. Probably a good thing to be able to do if one is Vice President Biden.
What isnt there to love about Obamacare?
Left-fascism is the version of fascism which is generally associated with the so called Left which is exhibited in many nodes of American culture but particularly at some universities. Many people know it as political correctness but it goes much deeper than just that.
I think at times he can be very funny. I think he is absolutely smart. But he has spent far far too long in the crony media echo chamber.
Strange things happen occasionally. Frogs rain from the sky, ships disappear without a trace in the Bermuda Triangle, rivers flow backward, a union president pens a good article...
One of my personal pet peeves as they say is when the suburban DC congresspeople start telling the US taxpayers that the federal workers which populate their districts need more money.
I certainly hope not. Williams lied and he should be fired. There are no 2 ways about it. There is no defense of what he did. There is no misremembering going on here. The NBC anchor is very clearly a liar.
If the Koch Brothers really wanted to get even richer theyd be calling for larger government not a smaller one. Big government, absolutely, indisputably works for the already rich and connected.
So the Kochs are going to spend a billion (on think tanks, etc) in the next election. You know what? I dont care.
There is a reason why my grandmother, a good New York City Irish catholic despised the man. She thought Roosevelt was a hairs breadth short of being a dictator.
Where I live they are building houses again. The neighborhood beside me should have been built 5 years ago and finally the bulldozers are in motion again. But dont call it a recovery.
We the People beat back SOPA and we beat back 2 prior versions of CISPA. But as we predicted the government has returned with another version of the bill.
Word coming down the anecdotal (and now non-anecdotal) grapevine is that Obamacare is a developing nightmare.
I grew up with football. I like football. I still watch college football. But the NFL long ago lost its shine for me.
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