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  • Mike

    Here it comes:..Health Care Reform

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    After waiting patiently for over five years, I am ready for the citizens to throw up our hands and say “Enough” lets come together and figure out a way to reform the rising cost of health care.  These costs are ...

  • Mike

    Obama to order troops withdrawn from Iraq by Aug 2010

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to order that all U.S. combat troops be withdrawn from Iraq by August 2010, administration officials said Tuesday, ending the war that defined his upstart presidential campaign three months later than he had ...

  • Mike

    The GOP is on a campaign of negativity

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    It was so refreshing to hear California’s Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger talk about abandoning the ideological battles and come together to solve this crisis.  This republican governor backed up his rhetoric by refusing to sign Grover Norquist’s “no tax pledge.” ...

  • Mike

    Did Obama pay for Hamas-affiliated terrorists to emigrate to the United States?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    While I was fact checking some unsubstantiated posts about the bailout,stimulus package and all the other falsehoods ,I ran across a right-wing blog that was debunked by factcheck.org..Here is the cut & paste This claim is false. The president's memorandum ...

  • Mike

    The GOP says the stimulus package won't work....So will their states take the money?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Only four of the 22 republican governors were in support of the stimulus bill that just passed.  It will be interesting to see how many of them will accept the  monies to repair their own  state’s infrastructure, extend unemployment benefits, ...

  • Mike

    We can't move past the culture war

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I did a lot of TiVoing this week-end of  the Sunday talk shows ,CSPAN,6o Minutes and the two hour housing crisis documentary titled “House of Cards” on CNBC ;so I could try and make some sense of how we got into ...

  • Mike

    Canada might have the answer

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The best thing about a routine doctor visit is the long wait. I use this time to catch up on my reading. I came across an interesting Newsweek article by Fareed Zakaria titled “Worthwhile Canadian Initiative.” With the risk of ...

  • Mike

    Confidence on steroids

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I really thought the president was fully confident in giving his first national press conference last night.  I have been waiting for a coherent press conference for eight years, so I was delighted with President Obama’s speech last night.  I ...

  • Mike

    Stimulus package fatigue?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I just read a Gallup poll that showed 67% of Americans  backing the Obama Administration stimulus package and only 31% approved of the GOP plan.  I seriously doubt the 67% read the 778 pages and 148,000 words of this $827 billion ...

  • Mike

    A little more moderation please

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I know moderation sounds like an oxymoron coming from me but it when it comes to the stimulus package all I am hearing are exaggerations and fantasy island wish lists coming from both major parties.  The only sensible thing to ...