July 11, 2020

Obama Wants Banks to Make Risky Home Loans

Via Washington Post: The Obama administration is engaged in a broad push to make more home loans available to people with weaker credit, an effort that officials say will help power the economic recovery but that skeptics say could open the door to the risky lending that caused the housing crash in the first place. […]

Panetta Wants Military Paycuts

Via CNN: Just days before he leaves office, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is recommending military pay be limited, effectively decreasing troop salary next year. Panetta will recommend to Congress that military salaries be limited to a one percent increase in 2014. The Pentagon has calculated that the 2014 Employment Cost Index (ECI) from the Labor […]

Obama Wants a War

Conservatives seem to be nonplussed about President Obama sending Treasury Secretary Geithner to Capitol Hill without a proposal for a grand bargain on entitlements.  But why?  Worrying about debt and default and entitlements is for the responsible people.  Responsibility is for the people who believe in the “responsible self,” the notion developed a couple of […]

Karzai Wants Soliders Who Burned Korans Punished

Via Washington Post: . . .However, Karzai, while pushing for the punishment of those responsible for Koran burning, has called on his countrymen to not resort to violence because he said the insurgents and their foreign backers would manipulate their protests. “Now is the time to return to calm and not let the enemies of […]

EU Wants More From Greece

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Wiesel Wants Answers from Mitt

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 2.14.12 @ 4:41PM Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel is demanding answers from Mitt Romney over the Church of Latter Day Saints’ practice of baptizing deceased Jews. Wiesel learned that his name (along with that of his father and maternal grandfather) had been […]

On Second Thought, Obama Now Wants Super PAC Help

Via CBS News: President Barack Obama’s campaign is asking top fundraisers to support a Democratic-leaning outside group that is backing the president’s re-election bid, reversing Obama’s opposition to “super” political action committees, which can spend unlimited amounts of cash to influence elections. Obama’s campaign urged wealthy fundraisers in a Monday night conference call to support […]

Nancy Pelosi Wants to Retire

Via NY Post: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi would retire from Congress but doesn’t want to let down her adoring fans and generous supporters, her daughter said yesterday. “She would retire right now if the donors she has didn’t want her to stay so badly,” Alexandra Pelosi told biggovernment.breitbart.com. “They know she wants to leave, […]

Obama Wants Fairness More than Jobs

Surely Obama has noticed that his stimulus policies have not created jobs.  The assumption by his economic advisors that spending a trillion dollars automatically creates 2.5 million jobs has not worked out for him — or us.  Unemployment and poverty are at record levels and the federal government is insolvent.  Thanks to Obama’s belief in […]