Archive for the 'Boehner' Category

Honest Graft, Dishonest Graft, Pelosi, Boehner, and the STOCK Act

By mw | Related entries in Boehner, Congress, Ethics, Pelosi, Stocks

In a recent feature story on 60 Minutes, Steve Kroft detailed how many in Congress use their privileged access to information on pending legislation, investigations and regulations to line their own pockets. Much of the piece was based on research of Hoover Institute fellow Peter Schweizer from his book “Throw Them All Out”. Among the surprising revelations in the book – Congress is exempt from prosecution for the same kind of insider trading that would send the rest of us to jail.

November 18th, 2011 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

SPOILER ALERT! How the debt ceiling “crisis” ends.

By mw | Related entries in Boehner, Budget, Debt, Deficit, Divided Government, Fiscal Responsibility, Obama

The compromise will include some formula for revenue increases, (probably in the form eliminating deductions while reducing rates), it will include cuts to the military, and it will include deep meaningful and substantial cuts in spending in the overall budget. And the compromise will be agreed on the brink of default to no one’s satisfaction. In the meantime, we have six weeks of Kabuki theater to enjoy while the eventual compromise is hammered out. Both tribes will have ample opportunity to point at the feckless hypocrisy of the other. Enjoy the show.

July 27th, 2011 | Permalink| 27 Comments »

Applied Relative Demonology as it pertains to the Speaker of the House in 2006, 2010 and 2014 mid-term elections.
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I see orange people.

By mw | Related entries in Boehner, House, Liberalism, Pelosi

The single most dramatic change in the complexion of our government emerging from the midterm election is the impending leadership change in the House of Representatives. Republican John Boehner will be replacing Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House. He will be seated next to Joe Biden behind President Obama for the State of the Union Address in early 2011. You may want to take some time now to adjust the tint and color intensity on your hi-def flat screen.

November 14th, 2010 | Permalink| 22 Comments »