As usual, Bob says it all and says it well, leaving not much more to be said.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
April 15, 2010
April 9, 2010
“I could give a flying crap about the political process. We’re an entertainment company.”
– Glenn Beck
November 6, 2009
Just further evidence that if the teabaggers around our country screaming and hollering about out of control spending really cared about deficits they would be FOR passing health care reform.
In an open letter, some of the nations top economists write:
Successful health care reform is vital to the nation’s fiscal and economic future. The legislation the House will vote on in the coming days will guarantee security of coverage, limit the costs of care, create incentives for improved quality of care, and set us on the path towards sustainable economic growth. In short, the House health reform legislation takes the steps necessary to promote our economic health.
Specifically, the bill:
* Reduces the deficit by over $100 billion in the first 10 years, and continues to reduce the deficit in subsequent years, as judged by the Congressional Budget Office.
* Takes initial steps to “bend the cost curve,” and thus might lead to even larger cost savings than official estimates suggest.
* Covers nearly all American citizens and legal residents.
We urge House passage of the legislation, which provides a historic opportunity to realize the long-delayed goal of significant health care reform.
Dr. Henry J. Aaron, The Brookings Institution
Dr. Mike Chernew, Harvard University Medical School
Dr. David Cutler, Harvard University
Dr. Judy Feder, Georgetown University, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Dr. Dana Goldman, University of Southern California
Dr. Jonathan Gruber, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Len Nichols, The New America Foundation
Dr. Alice Rivlin, The Brookings Institution
Dr. Meredith Rosenthal, Harvard University School of Public Health
Dr. Jonathan Skinner, Dartmouth College
Dr. Katherine Swartz, Harvard University School of Public Health
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has already reported that the Democratic plan would reduce the Federal Deficit while the recently released G.O.P. plan would actually add to it.
Any conservatives or teabaggers who say that current Democratic proposals for health care reform would add to the deficit are either liars, misinformed or tragically confused.
November 6, 2009
Jon Stewart does a tone-perfect Glenn Beck send up. Since Glenn Beck’s existence serves no other useful purpose in this world, he might as well be good for comedy.What makes this segment so brilliant is how little the satire varies from its target. The “logic” of Stewart’s monologues and the fragility of the connections he makes are no more ridiculous than Beck’s and rely on the same false positives and flimsy associations as Beck’s own. A very enjoyable spoof of Beck’s inanity and insanity.
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November 6, 2009
This just makes me chuckle.
On top of displaying a lack of understanding of civics, taxes or even manners, tuns out Conservatives can’t count either.
After the 9/12 march on Washington, conservatives falsely claimed that over a million people attended, when in reality the closest thing to an official count — numbers given by the Washington DC Fire Department to ABCNews.com — placed the crowd at “approximately 60,000 to 70,000 people.” Though today’s anti-health care reform rally has been much more sparsely attended, that hasn’t stopped conservatives from inflating the numbers again. On G. Gordon Liddy’s radio show today, producer Franklin Raff, who was on the ground at the rally, told guest host Joseph Farah that the crowd is “just as big or bigger than” the 9/12 rally, which Raff estimated “at about a million.”
Capitol Hill police told NBC’s Luke Russert that the crowd was about 4,000.