• unemployment figures also don't include the millions on welfare. with that included the rate would be much higher.

    November 22, 2009 at 9:01 p.m.

  • The closer you look, the worse it gets. The CBO did NOT provide an estimate of outlays from the Senate bill, because the bill did not exist at the time. The fradulent estimates were of "concepts" furnished the CBO by the Senate (Harry Reid) that may or (more probably) may not be reflective of the actual language of the 2,000+ page bill. If you also take into consideration the fact that the supposed "savings" attributed to the "concepts" are based on ten years of revenue balanced against three years of expenditures, the fraud assumes epic dimensions. The CBO noted this in a most damning comment attached to the estimates.

    It would appear that some things never change, such as Mark Twain's observation that "There is no distinctly native American criminal class -- except Congress." Victore had it exactly right, this is about power and politicians realize that the more the people must look to government for anything and everything, the more power the government has over the people. God help us all.

    November 22, 2009 at 12:01 p.m.

  • Alton,

    All I can tell you is we’ve done nothing more than elected a bunch of thieves and liars. Proclaimed to be public servants to whom they’re not.
    The government by, of, and for the people has been turned on its head. It is now a government by the government, of the government and for the government, the people be damned. Both parties are guilty as hell for allowing this country to spiral into some kind of a banana republic. Its all about greed and power, this president has made it very clear.

    November 22, 2009 at 11:24 a.m.