Obama requests resignation of GM’s boss, CEO Wagoner resigns

Is the head of the UAW next?Just wondering... … [Read more...]

Year in review: Top ten stories of 2008

As in year's past, I have enjoyed reviewing the posts from the year and coming up with the top ten stories.1. Cancelation of the American Psychiatric Association symposium - Amidst threat of protests, the APA pressed to halt a scheduled symposium dedicated to sexual identity therapy and religious affiliation. Whipped up by a factually inaccurate article in the Gay City News, gay activists persuaded the APA leadership to pressure symposium organizers to pull the program. Gay City News later … [Read more...]

Auto Unions get the memo

United Auto Workers got the memo. Better do something.I wonder what the concessions will be. CNN Money says the CEOs go to DC today and UAW is getting together tomorrow.Why would the auto CEOs go to DC with new business plans but without knowing what the Unions might do? Is Congress going to be a labor mediator?Oh, the deals that will be done. … [Read more...]

Managed Bankruptcy: Better than a bailout?

Mitt Romney thinks so.Loan or not, the long term issues must be confronted. Romney's ideas seem reasonable. … [Read more...]

Auto makers bailout – Open Forum

Apparently, no one likes my suggestion to sell Obama gear to bail out the (Sorta) Big Three automakers, so Congress is debating giving billions to them.This week, Congress will consider whether to cough up billions of dollars to bail out the troubled companies.There are loud advocates with strong arguments on both sides.Proponents of a bailout say that the industry is a victim of the global financial crisis. Wall Street has been bailed out, so why not Detroit?They say millions of … [Read more...]

Obama's new chief of staff Rahm Emanuel on Freddie Mac board during scandal

Well, (some of) the media remembered how to investigate. RE: Rahm Emanuel's time on the Freddie Mac board, ABC reports:President-elect Barack Obama's newly appointed chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, served on the board of directors of the federal mortgage firm Freddie Mac at a time when scandal was brewing at the troubled agency and the board failed to spot "red flags," according to government reports reviewed by ABCNews.com.President-elect Barack Obama's newly appointed chief of staff, … [Read more...]

Debate reactions: Open Forum

I think Joe Wurzelbacher (the Ohio plumber) and Bob Schieffer did well.The questions were more helpful to voters in making decisions. I think the candidates made the differences a bit clearer. If you want a more centralized federal government and social liberal, vote for Obama. If you want spending discipline and social conservatism, vote for McCain.Bring it...NOTE TO READERS: For some reason I cannot figure out, your comments are not being posted. I cannot get to the spam queue … [Read more...]

Ohio plumber Joe Wurzelbacher talks about his dialogue with Obama and spreading the wealth

UPDATE: Joe Wurzelbacher held a news conference this morning at his Holland, Ohio home. Holland is about 8 miles from Toledo.In a prior post, I referenced a conversation between a plumber and Obama on a campaign stop in Toledo Ohio. The questioner's name was Joe Wurzelbacher and he has gotten a bit of attention surrounding the YouTube video. An advocacy group Family Security Matters secured an interview with Mr. Wurzelbacher and I think it is worth the read. Mr. Wurzelbacher seems thoughtful … [Read more...]


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