Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Senator Obama on faith

I'm not sure his fellow Democrats are really willing to back up these words, but they are the right words nonetheless.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Oh and yes to disclose

For those who read: I worked for Medicare from Aug. 2004 until March 2006.

Disclosing only a little

Gene Sperling offers some money-saving, I mean, money-spending tips. On the Medicare front, he says:

Drug-bill costs and health care: When it became clear, belatedly, that the projected costs of the prescription drug bill had ballooned to $100 billion a year, shouldn't that have provoked questions about what even a small fraction of that money could have done if used elsewhere? For $5 billion we could create a system of refundable health insurance tax credits for small businesses, reducing health insurance costs for 13.3 million Americans. With an additional $15 billion a year, we could offer health insurance to nearly all of the 9 million American children who lack it.

What he doesn't tell you, of course, is that his own party's alternative to the Medicare drug bill would have cost significantly more than what President Bush signed.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Amazing story of the day

I wonder if I roll like Thomas Ravenel rolls.

Eight years later, Democrats hope for a repeat in SC

But unless they have a new devil to sell their souls to like they did in 1998, Gov. Sanford's unimpressive win in Tuesday's GOP Primary should give them little encouragement.