Has there ever been a more appropriate title? The words of the Sex Pistols are ringing true today. In the UK circa 50,000 students took to the streets in a riot to protest the governments announced plan to triple the cost of tuition fees of university. Now I know that compared to what we pay for university in America, the Brits pay very little (only 3,000 GBP or just under $5,000), but that is irrelevant. The fact that British education used to be free until 1997 & then went to 3,000 GBP was bad enough. I wonder what would happen here if we decided that education wasn’t something only for the rich, or if we were actually to lose our lethargy & demand that we shall not become indentured servants in exchange for a degree that is barely worth the paper it’s printed on. The current financial “aid” system is nothing more than a legalized version of loan sharking. Read the rest of this entry »
Bernanke Says Fed Won’t Raise Inflation Too High to Aid Growth! Printing Another $600 Billion! Is printing more money the Answer.
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Be heard By America want to know how you feel about President Obama Trip to India. Will this be a win win for both side? Will this help the global economic economy?What do you think? This is one top ten hottest topics on the net.
This has been bottled up inside me for months and I cannot believe that no one has questioned why the EPA (the same people who told Gov Jindal of LA) that he could not dig up sand to use as protection for the estuaries (the nurseries for many life forms that are necessary to sustain other life (including human) because these MORONS needed to “study” the environmental impact of doing so…..
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President Barack Obama is deploying his Cabinet across the nation in an effort to calm the public as Democrats head into midterm elections.
A weeklong push to highlight the stimulus program’s first year was beginning with a trip yesterday by Vice President Joe Biden to visit Michigan to tour a jobs training program and a solar factory that both received Recovery Act dollars. Biden is expected to urge Congress to pass a jobs bill to aid some of the 8.4M people who have lost their jobs.
Obama’s Democrat colleagues planned to support programs employing people under the $787B spending bill. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was touring a medical center in Georgia on Tuesday; Meanwhile, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was advocating stimulus projects in Virgina and Texas.
In all, senior administration officials are supposed to visit 35 communities before Friday to counter GOP claims the program has failed. Obama plans to surround himself in Washington today with people who are employed due to the plan, then move on to Colorado and Nevada.
Obama’s political team is convinced that the projects across the nation could help Democrats ward off encouraged Republicans and their efforts to reclaim majorities in Congress. Although voters have soured on the spending, individual components have bipartisan fans.
The tax cuts Democrats included in their bill have the backing of 70% of the public, according to a CNN poll in January. Another 80% support the infrastructure investments, such as the water projects Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson plans to promote in Ohio tomorrow.
Notwithstanding, 56% of the public opposes the basic plan, according to the poll.
Biden is expected to give Obama a report Wednesday assessing the stimulus’ effects.
Swearing to America that “this is only the beginning,” President Barack Obama announced over $8B in federal loan guarantees Tuesday for the construction of the first nuclear power plant in the nation in nearly thirty years.
Obama called this both essential and politically advantageous as he tries to put more charge into his energy agenda. Obama called for comprehensive energy law that assigns a cost to the pollution of fuels, giving utility companies more incentive to switch to nuclear power.
While most of Washington is still snowed in, the Senate is briefly in session.
In fact, Sens. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Chuck Grassley, R-IA, have released a draft for a bipartisan jobs bill.
The total cost is $85B and its long-term prospects, both with rank and file Republicans and later on with House liberals, are unclear. But it is bipartisan and aimed at stimulating job creation.
When President Obama appeared at the House GOP retreat recently, he singled out Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the raking Republican on the House Budget Committee, as a Republican with serious ideas, although he disagrees with many of them.
Ryan asked the president if he could support a proposal he’s worked on with Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisc., for a line item veto.
Their proposal would be constitutional, Ryan said, keeping the “power of the purse” with Congress but giving the president the tool to pull out pork from legislation.
“It’s not going to solve our entire fiscal problem, but it kind of goes at the culture of spending, and it embarrasses a lot of the pork out of the budget,” Ryan said. “If (Nebraska Democratic Sen.) Ben Nelson knew that the “Cornhusker Kickback” that he got for his state and only his state might have to be voted on independently later by his peers, he might not ask for it in the first place. And, so that’s kind of the chilling effect on a lot of the waste and a lot of the deal cutting that’s going on around here that we think our deal will achieve.”
After President Obama delivered his first State of the Union address, administration members broadcasted the president’s top priority: unemployment.
However, the administration is not ignoring health care despite the president’s failure to mention the restructuring until nearly halfway into his speech, Vice President Joe Biden told “Good Morning America (GMA)”.
“The beginning of the speech was to remind everybody not to blame, but to remind everybody what we had to do the first year,” Biden said. “We inherited an awful lot, and the president basically said, ‘Look, we had a lot to do and now that we got things stabilized, now is the time to focus on jobs.’”