President Barack Obama signed the SCHIP bill today, which extends health coverage to 4 million uninsured children. Obama called it “a first step toward fulfilling a campaign pledge to provide insurance for all Americans.” “As I think everybody here will agree, this is only the first step,” Obama said of … Continue reading
Dick… Steve Benen explains. And Larisa chimes in.
As readers here know I moved from Los Angeles to Maine a few months ago. The adjustment to winter has been enjoyable at times and trying at other. We had decent snow storm yesterday with a lot of winds and drifting snow, so before spending an hour or two shoveling … Continue reading
As Pamela’s post below predicted, President Obama made a detailed statement today. Unlike any effort made previously, the President outlines some of his new package and make a direct effort to limit executive pay, perks and golden parachutes. He says, “We’re taking the air out of golden parachutes.” It is … Continue reading
Last night I was watching Senator Claire McCaskill on MSNBC’s Hardball, talking about her legislation that proposed a pay limit “to all companies that receive Treasury money.” McCaskill told Chris Matthews that she felt the proposed legislation would get support from the Obama Administration. My reaction to that was that … Continue reading