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Obama, Captain of the USS Titanic, Willing to Throw Older Women Out of the Lifeboats First By Raising Retirement Age

Raising the retirement age to a whopping 70 is more than a twinkle in the eyes of Obama and his Gucci-loafered-Austerian-Commission-sadists from both sides of the aisle. They are about to stick it once again to all of us, but particularly to struggling low-income older women in physical jobs!

It just keeps on getting uglier and uglier. Sharon Johnson in this article in womensenews spells out how exceptionally cruel it is to the plight of women. Read below the fold...

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Why Quantitative Easing Won't Work

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Today I was planning on a post about Quantitative Easing (QE), because it seemed to me that it would never work. However, today, Randy Wray beat me to it with another great post, this time at ND20, reviewing the whole situation in detail, placing it in political context, and explaining why it's very unlikely that it will allow the economy to recover much more than it has already. Here are some key quotes from Randy's piece. Read below the fold...

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Bobo and The Race To the Bottom

Annals of career "progressive" idiocy

Chris Bowers is worried about turnout:

[T]here really is a meaningful enthusiasm gap. ... [O]ur jobs would be a lot easier if we actually knew what was motivating unlikely voters.*

You know what I think?

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The peasants aren't paying enough!

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As Many Avoid IRS’s Grip, a Tax Debate Ensues

That’s the portion of American households that owe no income tax for 2009. The number is up from 38 percent in 2007, and it has become a popular talking point on cable television and talk radio. With Tax Day coming on Thursday, 47 percent has become shorthand for the notion that the wealthy face a much higher tax burden than they once did while growing numbers of Americans are effectively on the dole.

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Obama fan base to voters: La-La-La, I can't hear you

I don't mean to keep on picking on Booman, but here, and more succinctly here, he maintains that all is well in Obama land.

Michael Whitney has a run down of just how bad it looks for Dems as of now.

Quick review for those who have not gotten the memo: Dems lost the gubernatorial elections in Virginia and NJ. Dems just lost a Senate race in Massachusetts on the issue of health care deform. Voters don't like what Democrats are doing. Read below the fold...

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Michelle Rhee, queen of projection

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The Washington Teacher

In Fast Company's February magazine issue, Chancellor Rhee is quoted as saying that DC teachers were laid off because they hit children, had sex with children and missed 78 days of work. I am starting to get a 'brain cramp' from all of Rhee's variations of the truth about the real reason why DC teachers were laid off on November 2, 2009.

Obviously Rhee is just trying to distract from her own history as an accessory to child molestation. Read below the fold...

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Who is "Ellie Light"? She's not a sock puppet, she's a "cognitive infiltrater"

Obama has suspicious number of letter-writing fans named 'Ellie Light'

In recent weeks, Light has published virtually identical “Letters to the Editor” in support of President Barack Obama in more than a dozen newspapers.Every letter claimed a different residence for Light that happened to be in the newspaper’s circulation area.

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A very fat parasite

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Cigna CEO Retires With $73 Million Bonus

CIGNA insurance company’s chief executive officer and chairman of the board H. Edward Hanway’s Dec. 31, 2009 retirement comes with a $73 million dollar bonus. Hanaway retired from his posts after serving for ten years in those roles. His overall compensation in 2009 exceeded $12 million.

David M. Cordani, 43, CIGNA’s former president and chief operating officer, was named to succeed Hanway as chief executive officer effective January 1, 2010 after a transition period.

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Popcorn Deux - Electric Boogaloo!

Hamsher's "Gonna Shake that Primarez/Man Right Outta My Hair", "My Blog Traffic Es Mas Macho Que Sus" Edition:

"We’re witnessing a deeply emotional response to that kind of critique among those who support party or a personality first. Read below the fold...

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Concord Coalition: deficit phonies

The lingering Bush legacy: What to do about those tax cuts

"I think the easier course for both sides of the aisle to take is to extend at least most of the Bush tax cuts before you get to the end of 2010," said Diane Lim Rogers, the chief economist for the Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan budget watchdog group.

Easier for who?
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White House working to crush drug importation amendment

Huffington Post:

The White House, aided by Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), is working hard to crush an amendment being pushed by Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) to allow for the reimportation of pharmaceutical drugs from Canada, Senate sources tell the Huffington Post.

As a result, the Senate health care debate has come to a standstill: Carper has placed a "hold" on Dorgan's amendment and in response, Dorgan tells HuffPost, he'll object to any other amendments being considered before he gets a vote on his.

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No room at this High School for a debate on Single Payer

Cowles Seeks to Quash Single Payer High School Action

West Virginia State Delegate Daryl Cowles (R-Morgan County) says the debate over health care has no place in Berkeley Springs High School.

Cowles was reacting to an initiative launched this week by Single Payer Action.

Students at Berkeley Springs High School are wearing t-shirts to the school that read:

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On eve of climate talks, Denmark clamps down on carbon credit fraud that may have costs them billions

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Europe's flagship carbon trading scheme suffered a blow today as the Danish government was forced to rush an emergency law through parliament to clamp down on a virulent form of VAT fraud.

On the eve of the Copenhagen climate talks, which will attract world attention to emissions trading schemes, police and tax investigators across Europe are believed to be investigating hundreds of millions of euros worth of fraud involving carbon quotas originating in Denmark.

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