Nov 252010
 

According to the New York Times, Steny Hoyer (Democratic majority leader from Maryland) was quoted as having said: Today, Republicans blocked an extension of unemployment insurance for thousands of families who have lost jobs through no fault of their own. The measure required a two-thirds majority to pass in the U. S. House of Representatives […]

Nov 092010
 

We’re addicted to foreign oil. We’re addicted to oil from any source. We’re addicted to fossil fuels. When we break our addiction, we not only solve the energy problem, but we solve part of the deficit problem and part of the terrorism problem and part of the economy problem. It’s your inalienable right to drive […]

Nov 092010
 

There is nothing wrong with our education system. We remain the most innovative country in the world, and the most vibrant economy in the world. Others are gaining on us, it’s true. But this is mostly the happy result that the American Dream has escaped our borders and is now actively pursued by folks all […]

Nov 092010
 

We need livable wages, even wage incentives, for American factory, agricultural, and service workers. In order to make that possible in a global economy, we need to use taxes, tariffs, and currency policies as weapons against protectionist nations. We also need to recognize the economies of scale inherent in modern farming practices, and consider that […]

Nov 092010
 

We need to separate health care from health insurance. And we probably need to separate “preventative and general” health care from “catastrophic” health care. We have to do that with regulation, since it is the insurance companies who perpetrated the crime of packaging on us in the first place. And we need to reflect the […]