Friday, January 15, 2010

The Chosen One promised us a transparent government. What he didn't mention is that all meetings related to transparency will be opague.

Joe Biden is having one of the those closed transparency meetings today.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

This health care thing might be less stringent than we thought. Back in November, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said women should stop getting mammograms every year--or, in other words, limit the health care options for women. As I predicted, this recommendation was put into the health care bill. That way, when the Feds take over the health care industry, they won't have to pay so much for mammograms.

I guess I wasn't alone in my objection to this breast screening limit. Womens groups, doctors, and mammogram machine makers (predictably) flooded Capitol Hill with calls, and the limit on the number of mammograms a woman may get under any government plan will be removed.

Yes, this is all politics as usual. But that's what happens when you politicize health care.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Hmm. Apparently, the Chosen One misspoke when he authorized $787 billion economic stimulus package that was almost all construction projects. Remember? He told us that repairing bridges and roads would put Americans back to work, and America's college graduates and laid off investment bankers would flock--FLOCK, I say--to these construction jobs. As I predicted back in March, it didn't happen.

According to an AP story:

Spend a lot or spend nothing at all, it didn't matter, the AP analysis showed: Local unemployment rates rose and fell regardless of how much stimulus money Washington poured out for transportation, raising questions about Obama's argument that more road money would address an "urgent need to accelerate job growth."

Bush tried the same ploy during his administration and we called him stupid. A Democrat does it and gets a Nobel Prize.