In May, the Washington Post reported that the White House supported tracking site, Recovery.gov, was providing little useful information about where the money was going under the program. Moreover, the reporting requirements on public … [Read more...]
Health Care taking centerstage what about the economy?
It seems likely that if the Government both Federal and State can not respond to these basic needs, why are they so shocked and surprised by the skeptic approach many American's are voicing about Health care. Now don't take me the wrong way … [Read more...]
AIG a watershed or waterloo for President Obama time will tell
Yet neither he nor Treasury Secretary Tim Geitner nor President Obama have demanded nor required the dismissal of the leadership of this corporation that is likely to be the key to the financial meltdown. Instead it appears that the fear of … [Read more...]
John Kerry in Somerville: Stimulus funding means thousands of local jobs
Senator Kerry and Mayor Curtatone answered questions about the project at the end of the press conference (towards the end of the video above); afterwards, Senator Kerry spoke to reporters who asked him to give a capsule summary of the … [Read more...]
Immigration raids as defacto economic stimulus payments?
For each illegal immigrant warehoused [ooops I mean jailed] the federal government pays $90.00 a day. See: http://www.boston.com/news/loc... These payments added $33 million to the budget of Bristol County's Sheriff Hodgson: Bristol … [Read more...]
A solution in search of a problem
Watching CNN, here's John Boehner surrounded by the senior GOP house leadership, arguing against the stimulus package. They don't like the spending, they just want tax cuts. Interesting. Here's a list of a plethora of situations, and … [Read more...]
Analysis of State Transportation Requests For Economic Stimulus Bill
While the report only analyzed nineteen state requests because a majority of the wish-lists have not been made public, MASSPIRG sees a troubling development. Most states are seeking a majority of funding for highway expansions that run … [Read more...]
Which candidate will pick up THIS position – John Edwards called for “more state aid”
Here is the 1/29/08 PR: Edwards Calls On Congress To Help States Manage State Budget Deficits - Including Up To $375 Million For Missouri's Looming Budget Crisis Jan 29, 2008 2:26 PM Bush plan omits critical state aid from so-called … [Read more...]