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Afghanistan? Why not Mexico?

Step 1: "We admitted we were powerless over insurance companies, that health reform had become unmanageable"

Superb step-by-step from Ellen of the Tenth on how the Dems sent health care reform down the crapper. Go read.

My creation

Thanks, "progressives"! Read more about Step 1: "We admitted we were powerless over insurance companies, that health reform had become unmanageable"

So, Democrats, how's EFCA coming?

At EdWize, 2009-11-30, the state of play:

If workers keep their mouths shut, their noses clean and stop busting chops and bucking their bosses, they will, if management sees fit, be paid fairly so that, provided they are not ingrates or spendthrifts, they will do just fine being one paycheck ahead of eviction and the need to forage through dumpsters to find sustenance for their sick kid who is medically unattended because his parent’s employer is no believer in investing in cost-ineffective luxuries like health insurance.

In memoriam Tanta

I got nuthin

I'm looking at the news, and I can't find anything new.

I'm going to clean the kitchen. Readers? Read more about I got nuthin

About those "Cadillac" health plans...

go read Allegre. From the intro at the top:

This is pure bullshit, and one of many reasons why this bill needs to be torpedoed. I pay about $1k/month for my older employees, which means the "reformers" would hammer me for treating my employees well. One of the major reasons our firm is successful is we have loyal, dedicated employees, who are treated well, and with respect. They reciprocate with amazing productivity and quality of work. And Congress wants to punish this dynamic?

No true Yorkshireman...

Quote of the day from Donna Brazile

Donna Brazile discovers the unterbussen. She writes:

Sometime between my celebrating Barack Obama’s inauguration and traveling through 33 states this year, listening to folks discuss their frustrations with the pace of progress, it dawned on me: It’s about jobs.

"It's the economy, stupid!"

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A year into the depression and the administration is still tinkering with foreclosure policy. And jobs policy.

What a farce. But good news!

They're going to have a White House summit on unemployment real soon! Followed by a "listening tour"!*

And this is nothing like FDR's relentless experimentation. This is getting their attention after a year of suffering because the polls turned sour. Read more about A year into the depression and the administration is still tinkering with foreclosure policy. And jobs policy.

Everybody wants to be a star....

Yves: The Fed seems to believe its own PR

Common household remedies request

I have a ton -- well, two large Chock-Full-'O-Nuts cans-full of coffee grounds. Would I be better off dumping them right on the garden, or should I dump them in the quasi-compost heap that seems to be developing from Halloween pumpkins and dead leaves?

My sense is right on the garden, and get it started rotting right away.... Read more about Common household remedies request

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