Daily Archives: April 23, 2010

These guys are never going to get it together…

clipped from www.nytimes.com

Republicans Block Start of Debate on Financial Bill

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked an effort by Democrats to start debate on legislation to tighten regulation of the nation’s financial system, and the two sides traded bitter accusations about who was standing in the way of a bipartisan agreement.
The majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, asked Republicans to agree to begin debating the measure, which would impose a sweeping regulatory framework on Wall Street and big financial institutions. But the Republican leader, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, objected, saying Democrats were pre-empting negotiations to reach a deal.
In response, Mr. Reid said he would call the first procedural vote on Monday in an effort to stop the Republican filibuster. That vote could test Republican resolve to oppose the measure in an election year, amid public dismay over big Wall Street profits and bonuses even as unemployment remains high.
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If it’s Harry against Mitch, then maybe we have the substance for a TV comedy here. As to seeing this as the workings of government, it is hardly humorous and we would all be better served if the needs of the country came before the crap of parties.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Focus on Tea Partiers

There was a lot of Tea Party coverage this week…

Bruce Plante in the Tulsa World:

It’s that 100% that always pokes its head through.

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Nick Anderson in the Houston Chronical:

… and the blind shall lead the blind.

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Chan Lowe in the South Florida Sun Sentinel:

and their Medicare coverage….

I’m off to be John Case’s CoHost this morning…

In a little under an hour from the time I’m posting this I’ll be on the Winners and Losers program with John Case at WSHC FM (89.7 on our local dial).

If you are not a local, you can get the program at WSHC’s on-line site. Go to:
http://897wshc.org/listenlive.html and listen in.

I’ll be on until 9:30 AM. Hope you get to listen in.