Healthcare…….

Folks….I just got thru watching the Healthcare forums given by President Obama and Arlen Spector today…….WHEW!…….There are a lot of people who feel that Obama’s program will be the downfall of the nation. While Obama’s session was respectful and tame (could it be the local police and the Secret Service?),  Arlen’s was ‘rock and roll’…..he had  several local and Capitol Police Officers calmly standing by…but people got HOT!…….They are mad and scared……but you know what…..Obama and Spector both promise that they will only vote for a program that pays for itself……and I am going out a limb here, and will say that a bit of the anger is that people who didn’t vote for the President, are still  REAL UPSET that he won, and don’t really trust him…………

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The dump 'Ole Joe' in 2012 chorus has started early……….

Here is the first of many articles that will purpose that Obama drop Joe Biden for Hillary Clinton on his ticket, in 2012. The idea is ridiculous, since Obama seems to be very happy with his Vice President, and Ole Joe seems to be playing a good, strong role in the new administration. Further more, Hillary seems to be doing a really decent job over at State, with Obama’s blessing………leave it alone people…it’s only been like 205 days… all right?

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For the 'Blue Dogs" and Healthcare …this summer is about Grass Roots………

Rep Barron Hill (D, Ind) went home for his summer vacation, from the nations capital, and ever since, he has been dealing with grassroots opposition, and support for President Obama’s Healthcare Program………No matter  what, I believe that we have to get a hold on costs, and that more people need to be able to get access to healthcare. And don’t talk to me about Socialism…cause don’t we have Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, Food Stamps and other Social programs that the government operates?

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Burris, Corzine and Schumer………..

Well they are all democrats…..but that’s were it ends……..Roland Burris (D , IL) is thinking about changing his mind and running for re-election…..Jon Corzine, the New Jersey Governor is asking …….why won’t Christie answer his Freedom of Information requests on Christie’s actions and dealings as US Attorney in New Jersey?………and Chuck Schumer is on a roll……….Gillibrand, Sotomayor, Democratic senators elected, and the confirmation of the new US Attorney for the Southern District…….

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Hillary does Africa……..

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the middle of a 12 day trip through Africa. She is stopping in some places that hasn’t seen an American senior official in a long, long time. Good for her. Hillary, as usual, does a very thorough job when she starts something, and she is doing a good one as America’s foreign affairs secretary………..

Note: in quite a few places she stops in the Chinese have set up shop already…………..

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Republicans for 2012………

Over at Politico…they did today the first of many early pieces on the 2012 Presidential Race……..the democrats will run Obama for his second term (he’s only been President for few more than 200 day so far! ) but the list for the Republicans is very  long indeed, right now………

Romney, Gingrich, Huckabee and Palin round out my first tier…..the second tier would consist of ……Cantor, Thune and  DeMint…bringing up the rear would be Jindal,Barbour and, well yes, Pawlenty……..it is reported that these people  have spent over $12 million already ( and brought in about $30 million )………..it never ends……

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Healthcare reform IS good for the economy……..

These days a lot of Republicans are arguing that they are scared that Obama is tinkering with Healthcare…….that Healthcare reform will cost too much money…….well, the way I rememeber it….For the last ten years the country, and Congress in particular, has been too scared to mess with Healthcare, even though EVERYONE knows that the costs in that field are eating into more, and more, of the entire United States budget……I give props to President Obama for going at something that Congress and the Republicans (and most Democrats also ) have been running away from . Working to craft a program that gives more American’s medical coverage, and that begins to control costs.

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AIG and Breakstone both post profits……..

AIG, the ailing insurance giant that you and me bailed out, along with Warren Buffets’ Breakstone Corp have posted profits, folks……..with the market coming back, expect more of this…..just one thing…..We all expect the government to make its money and interest back from the AIG’s and banks that got loans………

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The future of the Unites States, Afthaganistan and Pakistain……

In the coming weeks the President, Congress, and this country are going to have a public discussion about Afghanistan, and Pakistan (AFTPAK)……the US General running the war campaign there is going to spell out what he needs to carry on the war. The request he is going to hand up  by September 24 is going to include Troops, hardware and money (lots of it)…….this is because the battle with the Taliban is being carried out in a country with no infrastructure……a country (‘right out of the old testament’ )….now some in congress are objecting to the obvious fact that the United States in going to have to fight an enemy AND BUILD AFTGANISTAN INTO A 21ST CENTURY COUNTRY…….and will probably take a lot of time (a decade? ) and patience…….cause AFTPAK is gonna make Iraq look like child’s play if the president gets the ‘go ahead’……..

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The US increases its presence in Columbia…….

The United States Air Force was kicked out of  Ecuador recently……The US has therefore scrambled to increased its presence in Columbia, from at least one base, to several…….including three air force bases, and additional two army, and naval bases, each……..it should be noted that the US provides $5 Billion in foreign aid to the country every year……to say the least…..the increased US military numbers does not sit well with a lot of South American countries…..who have several leftist leaders and bad memories of US military visits to the continent……..

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Burris, Corzine and Schumer………..

Well they are all Democrats…..but that’s where it ends……..Roland Burris (D , IL) is thinking about changing his mind and running for re-election…..Jon Corzine, the New Jersey Governor is asking …….why won’t Christie answer his Freedom of Information requests on Christie’s actions and dealings as US Attorney in New Jersey?………and Chuck Schumer is on a roll……….Gillibrand, Sotomayor, Democratic senators elected while he did the recruiting………

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Maloney will not run for the US Senate…….

Making a smart choice, Carolyn Maloney has taken herself out of the race for the US Senate from New York ( doing exactly the same thing as Carolyn McCarthy, in staying in a safe House seat ). She leaves Kristen Gillibrand, the rookie Senator, with clear sailing for the democratic nomination, and the seat for the full six years. Senior Senator Schumer has to be happy. He has gotten his way, and is done laboring behind the last New York junior senator,  Hillary Clinton, who stole almost all of his thunder for the past few years……..The voters of New York City will not really be happy……but what the heck?

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Not a bad Friday for America and the President…..

Right now the market is up over 150 points and is just shy of 9,500……the unemployment figures, though high, have declined by 75,000, and the ‘Clunkers’ money will keep flowing……Not a bad Friday for America, and the President, not at all………

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More on Bloomberg and those discretionary funds……

The New York times did this piece on the matter today…..it seems that the Mayor’s office indicated that a City Councilman asked for the funds …..which the councilman has denied……..hum?………

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Good day on the home front……

Right now the market is up over 150 points and is just shy of 9,500……the unemployment figures, though high, have declinded by 75,000 and the ‘Clunkers’ money will keep flowing…….not a bad Friday, not at all!………

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Sotomayor is confirmed…….

In a vote today in the United States Senate……that body, ‘advised and consented’, to the appointment of the 55 year female, from the Bronx, to ascend to the United States Supreme Court as its first Hispanic, and its third female Justice…… the final vote was 68 in favor, 31 against, with Sen. Kennedy not present for the vote …….

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