Monday, February 27, 2006

Random Thoughts

Digby

Note to the clueless DC insiders: the blogosphere is only "extreme" to the extent it is extremely impatient with people like you. We believe that your strategy of caution has failed and we are agitating for a more aggressive Democratic politics. After a partisan impeachment, a stolen election in 2000, an illegal war and an unprecedented executive power play we think this is a pretty serious situation. In fact, we see this as political civil war. You apparently think that is "extreme." We think it is common sense.

I want to see the right going apoplectic and the opponent ready to push the truth forward no matter how unpopular it might be.

Mr. Bush's overall job rating has fallen to 34 percent, down from 42 percent last month. Fifty-nine percent disapprove of the job the president is doing. For the first time in this poll, most Americans say the president does not care much about people like themselves. Fifty-one percent now think he doesn't care, compared to 47 percent last fall.

Oops, pretty unpopular, shouldn't be hard to win against this. Unless we buy into that little guilt trip about "civility".

Host Neil Cavuto opened the discussion by saying that Dean was "blasting drug company profits," Senate Democrats were "targeting big oil companies for windfall tax," and Clinton was "slamming Wal-Mart ... for its business practices." Cavuto then asked: "Now, by putting capitalism in their crosshairs, are the Democrats declaring war on America?"

Well the corporations obviously have their spokespeople. Are you saying that it's bad that someone else wants to hold them to account and see they don't exercise their power however they choose? Some how I don't relate that to "capitalism in the crosshairs".
I gotta say it pisses me off at times to think that corporations have more privledges and pluses than the citizen. For that you would think they would try to do things that would be patriotic. I guess it is not necessary for corporations to be patriotic too.

Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott told a gathering of the nation's governors Sunday that although the company plans to expand its health-benefits program to cover more workers and their families, the country's health-care crisis cannot be solved by Wal-Mart alone.
"The soaring cost of health care in America cannot be sustained over the long term by any business that offers health benefits to its employees. And every day that we do not work together to solve this challenge is a day our country becomes less competitive in the global economy," Scott said.


Now we know that this can't currently be handled by business alone. We need something different. Business leaders say as much. Ask GM. Now we need another plan. Health savings accounts are ok for those that would like to choose them and can afford them. It is not an answer to our problem. This is food for thought.
A solution to this problem should prove a benefit to the businesses and the people. I think that can be handled. We have plenty of models of good and bad out there. Let's take the best of everything and go forward. Ours is first in cost, by far. We can do better.

NBA. I haven't looked for a while but it is proof we are in Bizarro world. The Clippers are better than the Lakers! Denver is leading their division! My Rockets suck! No, its a "rebuilding" year.

6 Comments:

Blogger Dedanna said...

But then, should we honestly expect Wally World to bail us out? The people who contract out goods from other countries who hire child labor to do their dirty work? I don't think so.

Gave up on them as a corporation years ago, and think their current "plan to save the world" both are b.s.

11:06 PM, February 28, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

The point is even the richest companies in the world can't afford it. Must mean somethings wrong huh?

1:28 AM, March 01, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Any more, are we surprised when something's wrong?

10:39 PM, March 02, 2006  
Blogger The Donkey said...

If you think things are under control, you do not understand the situation.

1:16 AM, March 03, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

Excessive patriotisim and boisterious nationalism is detriment to this country precisely because it attempts to hide Americas sore thumbs.

4:42 PM, March 05, 2006  
Anonymous DC said...

Speaking of excessive patriotism and boisterous nationalism, Linda told me a teacher in CO just got into trouble for expressing HIS opinion by comparing some of the things Bu$h has done to the actions of Adolf Hitler. One of his students taped him and it was reported. So he got fired, then reinstated. Isn't it nice when we teach our children to turn informant just like in Orwell's "1984"?

5:43 PM, March 11, 2006  

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