Entries from Pat Cleary.com tagged with 'Obama'

Robbing Peter...

In Obama's speech today, he laid out a big long wish list, ostensibly some tax cuts for business -- $100 billion here, $50 billion there. Pretty soon, as Ev Dirksen famously said, it'll add up to real money. But the...

Congress, Sending Jobs Overseas

Here's this from the President's remarks in Ohio today: "We see a future where we invest in American innovation and American ingenuity; where we export more goods so we create more jobs here at home; where we make it easier...

How to pay for the campaign promises? Tax the oil companies, of course

As the sight of the electoral gallows focuses the mind of Obama and the Dems, they will continue their frenetic spending - or try to - but now aimed at business. Right. But the big question on all of this...

Who on earth could vote against Kagan? Ask Obama

As Elena Kagan is confirmed as the fourth woman to serve on the court (the greatest President, a Republican, nominated the first), Obama has been fond of condemning Republicans -- and even Democrats - who are posed to vote against...

When the Government Runs a Business, Part II

WSJ: Chevrolet to Price Volt From $41,000 Way to price price it - wasn't it supposed to be affordable? The only people who can afford it today won't be able to afford it once the tax increases kick in. Brilliant...

'The Obama Infatuation'

Bob Samuelson nails it again in an op-ed in today's Washington Post under the above title. He cites a Pew Research Center Study on the topic -- which of course, received scant coverage. Here's the opening paragraph: "The Obama infatuation...

This Doesn't Seem Fair....

The WaPo in its lead editorial today correctly (albeit gently) scolds the Obama Administration for a little uneven-handedness in dealing with the various Chrysler creditors during the Chapter 11 process. "President Obama may call them 'speculators,'" goes their sub-head, "but...

Obama 'Re-Shaping' the Court?

It's funny to watch these memes develop, especially among the mindless press that often just follows like sheep. Case in point, today's coverage of Supreme Court Justice Souter's apparent retirement. Says the New York Times: "The departure will open the...

From the President, A Foreign Concept

In announcing his plan for GM and Chrysler on Monday, President Obama -- talking about the auto industry -- said, “Year after year, decade after decade, we’ve seen problems papered over and tough choices kicked down the road, even as...

For the UAW, Obama Spares the Rod

Here's this from the New York Times story today: "Although some observers of the auto industry have attributed Detroit’s troubles in part to generous wages and health benefits for assembly line workers, the president made no mention of those factors....

Does This Look Like Sacrifice to You?

The headline in this UPI piece - heralded over on the WSJ site, too -- says, "Obama: Sacrifice needed for auto industry." It is by now old news that part of that sacrifice means GM CEO Rick Wagoner is resigning....

Joe Biden: From Punchline to Statesman (Sort of) in the Hands of the New York Times

Here's a must-read for any student of creative writing or obit writer tasked with turning a late-night comedian's punch line into a statesman. The New York Times has done it today in their front page profile of the hapless Joe...

AIG: Look Who Got Paid Before the Bonuses Were Handed Out

Reading about all this AIG stuff is enough to give you the shpilkes. One has to wonder, who on earth is protecting these folks? Who are their political allies? With the help of an internet search engine called Google (apparently...

Teachers' Union to DC: Your Child Left Behind

Death must be near, as I find myself agreeing with WaPo editorials. Can the rapture be far away? Today is a rare one in that the Post actually nailed it on two separate editorials. I posted on one (on H1B)...

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