Archive for the 'House' Category

Pelosi: No To Health Care Co-Ops

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Health Care, House, Pelosi, Republicans, Senate

House Dems are bound and determined to make a public option their first priority, and I can understand why. This has been a long time coming and they’re convinced that only the federal government can compete with private industry. But what she’s missing is the idea that Kent Conrad brought up…which is the public option […]

June 12th, 2009 | Permalink| 23 Comments »

Pelosi Vulnerable to a Coup?

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Democrats, House, Pelosi

Has the controversy surrounding Nancy Pelosi’s statements on torture made the Speaker vulnerable to a coup? John Feehery of Politico thinks so. Feehery compares Pelosi to Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott, two former leaders in congress whose declining popularity intersected with controversial statements and resulted in political ouster. Pelosi is already a toxic name for […]

May 18th, 2009 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

House Passes Measure to Tax Bonuses

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Bailouts, House

Given all the press the AIG bonuses have garnered, you’d think our only economic problem was a few nearsighted/greedy execs at one insurance firm. Today, the House took AIG backlash to the next level by passing a bill which would levy heavy taxes on such bonuses. Specifically: The bill would levy a 90 percent tax […]

March 19th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

“Stimulus plan” still needs more stimulus

By John Burke | Related entries in Economic recovery, Fiscal stimulus, House, Obama, Senate

I strongly support a massive fiscal stimulus to restore an atmosphere of confidence, avert a continued, severe downward spiral, and give the economy a big enough jolt to jump start a recovery. But the $819 billion plan (really a $1.2 trillion plan including interest on the debt) adopted by the House of Representatives yesterday isn’t it. A […]

January 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »