The [Thursday] Papers
This is shaping up to be a very tough month for me in terms of time, energy and money for a variety of reasons so there's a lot I haven't gotten to and probably won't get to until January, including the mayoral campaign. And, of course, I have a lot to say about our president. All in due time. For now, though, isn't this kind of perfect?
And so far all health care reform and credit card reform have done is hurt us working folk. This guy is killing me.
I do take issue with CBS's claim that "economists largely agree [the tax deal] would help stimulate the economy."
Tax cuts are the least effective economic stimulant; spending is the most effective - particularly if that spending is on jobs and not, say, earmarks to the connected. But as Bob Somerby wrote the other day, we're all George W. Bush now. How different is the Obama administration from a third Bush term?
And as usual, Democrats have no one but themselves to blame.
This is who they are. They don't change.
After all, Joe Berrios is a Democrat. In fact, he's the head of the Cook County Democratic Party.
Michael Madigan is a Democrat. In fact, he's the head of the Illinois Democratic Party.
And Barack Obama is a Democrat. In fact, he's the president of the United States.
How they doin'?
Chiclets and Stripper Poles
Rahm Emanuel's Rose Garden Strategy
Do I like Republicans? No. But I'm not sure anyone has any illusions about them.
But that's just us.
Richard M. Daley
Meanwhile, it's bonus time on Wall Street.
The Cubs not only just gave a .196 hitter $10 million, but Obama cut his taxes too!
"Timothy Geithner says he regrets tax mistakes." Confirmed as Treasury Secretary. In a Democratic administration.
A Crown Affair
God 1, NU 0
Remembering Jimy Rogers
The Beachwood Tip Line: Pitchforks plus.
Posted on December 9, 2010
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