Archive for the 'Good Decisions' Category

Treasury Sells AIG Stake. Makes $22.7B Profit From $182B Bailout.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bailouts, Good Decisions, Money

So much for moral hazard… 9:39AM EST December 11. 2012 – WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department said Tuesday that it has sold all its remaining shares of American International Group (AIG), moving to wrap up the government’s biggest bailout of the 2008 financial crisis. Treasury said it received $32.50 per share for its […]

December 11th, 2012 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Elections have consequences – #1 in a series – The F-35 alternate engine

By mw | Related entries in Bipartisan, Budget, Fiscal Responsibility, Good Decisions, I Told You So, tea party

Last week, in the Republican controlled House of Representatives, with Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner supporting the continued funding of the unneeded engine, it was finally defeated. Credit to President Obama, Defense Secretary Robert Gates for reaching out to Republican legislators and the new crop of Tea Party supported freshman Republican representatives who stood up to their own leadership.

February 18th, 2011 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

The Practice Of Rescission Is No Longer

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Good Decisions, Health Care, health care reform

Do know that without the health care legislation…this wouldn’t have happened. From Politico: “While many health plans already abide by the standards outlined in the new law, our community is committed to implementing the new standards in May 2010 to ensure that individuals and families will have greater peace of mind when purchasing coverage on […]

April 29th, 2010 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Prefab Participation

By Jacob | Related entries in Change, Culture, General Politics, Good Decisions, Partisan Hacks, Partisan Nonsense

Whilst walking the dog this rainy evening, I happened upon an illuminated, inflatable lawn ornament of the Halloween variety. These decorations are an easy, relatively inexpensive way to acknowledge the holiday. They require little or no thought beyond which one to buy and where to buy it. The set-up is easy, so is the clean […]

October 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

No Mre Txting N Drvng?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Good Decisions, Law, Technology

After the release of a study that showed somebody is 23 times more likely to get into an accident, Dems in Congress are working on legislation that would make it illegal across the country. From the AP: WASHINGTON — States would be required to ban driving while texting or face the loss of highway funds […]

July 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Obama Challenges Agencies To Cut $100M From Budgets

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Fiscal Responsibility, Good Decisions, Money

I’ve already seen many scoff at Obama’s pledge to go line by line through the budget, but aren’t those the same people who are calling for less government spending? It would be heartening to see the following moves applauded instead of ridiculed, especially since all we hear from the right wing these days is how […]

April 20th, 2009 | Permalink| 28 Comments »

Obama To Lift Family Travel Ban To Cuba

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Cuba, Good Decisions

Republican Dick Lugar proposed normalizing relations a few days ago, and now we’re seeing some movement. And even though Obama has said that he’s opposed to normalization, I can’t help but think this is a first step towards that. Let’s hope. From Wash Post: WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to lift longstanding U.S. restrictions […]

April 4th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

TSA Responds To Ron Paul Supporter Cash Incident

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, DHS, Good Decisions, Money, Ron Paul

Just found a comment left by the Transportation Security Administration in the post I wrote yesterday about that situation in St. Louis where a Ron Paul supporter was held and questioned because he had $4,700 in cash on him (which is roughly represented in the picture above). From Evolution of Security: At approximately 6:50 p.m. […]

April 3rd, 2009 | Permalink| 23 Comments »

Obamas Funding White House Renovations Themselves?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Good Decisions, Money

If nothing else it’s a welcome example of personal wealth responsibility and not wasting tax payer’s money on seemingly frivolous things. From NY Mag: New presidents are allotted $100,000 to overhaul the White House residence and the Oval Office, and the Obamas hired Hollywood decorator Michael S. Smith (known, per his site, for mixing “Old […]

March 30th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Obama to Change Government Contracting Procedures

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, Good Decisions

Here’s some change we can believe in: President Barack Obama plans to change how government contracts are awarded and who can earn them, a move his aides say would save taxpayers about $40 billion a year by making the process more competitive. Obama is to sign a presidential memo Wednesday that changes government contracting procedures, […]

March 4th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »