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CME, Rahm Emanuel and new bailouts?

This is from Newsalert. Very interesting. The new Dodd-Frank bill has an usual provision in it. Never before could a U.S. financial exchange get a bailout from the Fed. But, now thanks to Dodd-Frank : America’s largest futures exchange can get a direct line of credit from┬áthe Fed. Former CME board member Rahm Emanuel was... Read more »

I ain't paying

As politically correct it has become to “do something” about global warming, most voters don’t want to pay for it. As if it comes as a surprise. A new Rasmussen poll finds: Most U.S. voters think it is at least somewhat important for Congress to pass major energy legislation aimed at reducing global warming this... Read more »

Poll: Kill the Bill

A new Rasmussen poll finds that a majority of Americans still oppose the Democratic health bill–whatever it is now, if you can figure it out. The numbers have been fairly steady, but the intensity of the opposition (those who strong oppose) has grown. Forty-five percent now strongly oppose it while 27 percent strongly favor it.... Read more »
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Obama and other math idiots

Chicago-based Exelon Corp., the nation’s biggest nuclear power producer, warns that it will have to shut a nuclear power plant in New Jersey if the state forces it to install cooling towers at an estimated cost of $800 million. Environmental groups say the towers would only cost $200 million, and they have to be right... Read more »

Who's worse, government or private insurers?

The government is worse, hands down, according to a new Rasmussen poll. It’s national telephone survey finds that 51% fear the federal government most when it comes to such decisions. Thirty-nine percent (39%) fear private insurance companies more. These views are unchanged from early August when many congressmen went home to town hall meetings filled with... Read more »

Are the Dems really that clueless about health care?

WASHINGTON– The last time I heard Newt Gingrich predict that Republicanswould take over Congress was 16 years ago when he was pushing his “Contract with America.” I said he was crazy then, but he turned out to be right. Now, he’s predicting that Republicans this year will take over Congress again–the House and the Senate — and not... Read more »
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Why not 500 percent?

President Barack Obama has unveiled his idea of a “compromise” health bill, but what it does, according to the Wall Street Journal, is combine the worst of the bills that were past separately by the House and Senate. One of its worst features is designed to impress us with its compassion, when it, in fact,... Read more »

Bye, AARP

The American Association of Retired Persons announced today that it is supporting the Democratic House health care legislation The reason? According to the AARPBulletintoday Waiting for grandma’s health care bill to arrive  AARP Chief Executive A. Barry Rand said  the organization supports the House bill over other proposals because the measure does more to lower... Read more »
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