Friday, January 15, 2010

Get Your Dunkin Friday

January sucks. It is a new year. You get back to work, realize not much is different and you can't get back into the flow of working at the office. It is cold out. Really fuggin cold out and your commute is longer, busier and full of slips on the icy sidewalk. January sucks. But you know what doesn't? Football. Beer. Lady. And friends. So you suck it up till May when you get that glimpse of sun through the Midwestern skies. Tonight I am going bowling with the lady and some good friends. Something about chucking a ball down a lane that gets me psyched. I love it. Happy Friday homies!

Here are your highlights:

A year ago the Obama administration predicted unemployment would drop to 6% by 2011, now that it isn't even close, anybody want to do something about?

After tough negotiations, Cadillac Compromise

Paddy K weighs in on the United States vs. Europe debate

The WaPo is a joke now letting Karl Rove "give" advice to the Dems...I will leave you with this meaty little tidbit from David Axelrod:

The day the Bush administration took over from President Bill Clinton in 2001, America enjoyed a $236 billion budget surplus -- with a projected 10-year surplus of $5.6 trillion. When the Bush administration left office, it handed President Obama a $1.3 trillion deficit -- and projected shortfalls of $8 trillion for the next decade. During eight years in office, the Bush administration passed two major tax cuts skewed to the wealthiest Americans, enacted a costly Medicare prescription-drug benefit and waged two wars, without paying for any of it.

To put the breathtaking scope of this irresponsibility in perspective, the Bush administration's swing from surpluses to deficits added more debt in its eight years than all the previous administrations in the history of our republic combined. And its spending spree is the unwelcome gift that keeps on giving: Going forward, these unpaid-for policies will continue to add trillions to our deficit.

This fiscal irresponsibility -- and a laissez-faire attitude toward the excesses of the financial industry -- helped create the conditions for the deepest economic catastrophe since the Great Depression.


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