An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 4 December 2009
So, Senator Whitehouse never saw such a thing, eh?
Well, sir, you might want to take a gander at these examples. Google is a wonderful tool. You might want to use it BEFORE you open your lying trap!
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has all but killed a proposal by senior House Democrats to levy a tax on nearly all Americans to pay for the Afghanistan war.
Pelosi, speaking at her weekly press briefing Thursday on Capitol Hill, said she was “not in support” of the war surtax idea – adding that when Obama requests more funding for the war in Afghanistan, then Democrats will decide how to pay for it.
I have NO problem with the Queen rejecting such a reckless idea. I DO have a problem with her stating that the “Democrats will decide how to pay for it”. There are are no others in Congress? There are only Dems? I was under the impression that there were still a few Republicans sitting up there in The Swamp as well. Shouldn’t this be a collaborative decision?
Don’t watch, or listen to, what USE to be newscasts of the former main stream media!
Yet again the Thursday network evening newscasts on NBC, ABC, and CBS failed to cover the ClimateGate scandal. However, ABC World News did manage to devote a two minute story to the release of singer Susan Boyle’s first album.
I think Susan Boyle has an amazing voice. However, I do NOT believe that is news. If there was any doubt about the complete loss of credibility of so called “news” presented by the alphabets, this should do it!
The Definition of Economic Insanity
In January 2008, the United States economy employed 138.1 million people and the unemployment rate stood at 4.9%. But the powers in Washington thought deficit spending could boost a slowing economy, so Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) passed and President George Bush signed a $168 billion economic stimulus bill made up of temporary tax cuts and increased mortgage grantees for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. By January 2009 that economic stimulus worked so well that the U.S. economy had lost 3.5 million jobs and the unemployment rate stood at 7.6%. Again the powers in Washington thought deficit spending was the answer, so Speaker Nancy Pelosi and newly minted President Barack Obama dialed up $787 billion in temporary tax cuts and permanent spending increases. Ten months later, the U.S. economy has now shed another 3.59 million jobs and the unemployment rate stand at 10%.