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  • Now they tell us: NYT says Health Care Bill "attacks wealth inequality" to end "age of Reagan"

    03/24/2010 10:25:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1,079+ views
    washington examiner ^ | 3/24/10 | Mark Hemingway
    If you thought the health care bill was just about, well, health care, guess again! It's about income redistribution as much as anything: For all the political and economic uncertainties about health reform, at least one thing seems clear: The bill that President Obama signed on Tuesday is the federal government’s biggest attack on economic inequality since inequality began rising more than three decades ago. Over most of that period, government policy and market forces have been moving in the same direction, both increasing inequality. The pretax incomes of the wealthy have soared since the late 1970s, while their tax...
  • Daylight-saving time: It's back

    03/13/2010 7:59:04 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 87 replies · 1,437+ views
    hosted ^ | Mar 13
    Most Americans trade an hour's sleep this weekend for more evening sunshine to enjoy after work. Officially the change to daylight saving time occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday, local time, though most folks set their clocks and watches ahead an hour before going to bed on Saturday
  • VIDEO: Pelosi: Senate Parliamentarian Ruling ‘Not Very Troubling’

    03/12/2010 12:12:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 816+ views
    breitbart ^ | 3/12/10 | cspan
    VIDEO: Pelosi: Senate Parliamentarian Ruling ‘Not Very Troubling’ Pelosi's remarks on the Parlimentarian.
  • Thune: GOP preparing to slow or block health bill in Senate debate

    03/03/2010 10:08:00 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 968+ views
    thehill.com ^ | March 3, 2010 | Michael O'Brien
    Republicans are preparing to raise points of order and other roadblocks to the healthcare bill, a member of the Senate GOP leadership said Tuesday evening. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the fourth-ranking Senate Republican who serves as chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, said the GOP is prepared for a number of scenarios in which they would seek to slow down or halt passage of healthcare legislation once it comes back before the Senate. "I still think it creates a lot of problems when it comes back to the Senate because there will be lots of points of order that will...
  • Obama to Say Democrats Will Use Reconciliation to Pass Senate Health Care Reform Fix

    03/02/2010 3:40:50 PM PST · by truthandlife · 171 replies · 6,119+ views
    ABC News ^ | 3/2/10 | Jake Taper
    White House officials tell ABC News that in his remarks tomorrow President Obama will indicate a willingness to work with Republicans on some issue to get a health care reform bill passed but will say that if it is necessary, Democrats will use the controversial reconciliation rules requiring only 51 Senate votes to pass the "fix" to the Senate bill. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been awaiting the president’s remarks direction on how health care reform will proceed. In his remarks, scheduled to be at the White House, the president will paint a picture of what he will say will...