I was fascinated by these two side-by-side articles by Reuters News Service. The actually made it to page 3 and I doubt that Reuters wanted them to be printed beside one another.
Story one was about a poor company, LightSquared that developed a product that was going to provide a wireless broadband network all accross America. While that sounds great their “service” tended to interfere with all other GPS networks and satellites, even those used by our military. Still LightSquared fought the good fight and conviced the FCC to grant approval of the system. That’s when the firestorm started…actually no firestorm as you probably never heard of LightSquared (even though I included it in my top ten 2011 news stories – it was in No. 5). Stuff did happen as Congress (make that the Republicans) started getting involved and the FCC suddenly revoked their approval. The Reuters piece was all about the business and what their next step would be, perhaps bankruptcy! I thought this excerpt from the article was very interesting;
The "Justice Brothers" - Attorney General Eric Holder and Assistant Attorney General in the criminal division of the Justice Department Lanny Breuer.
If you listened to Obama’s State Of The Union Campaign Speech yesterday (I can’t listen to him anymore lest my head explodes) you’d think his administration is all about doing for the “main street” person, protecting the little guy, championing David versus Goliath. Unfortunately his words ring hollow when Obama’s actions tell a different tale. Imagine if, say the Obama Justice Department, chose to use “prosecutorial discretion” when going after law breakers. You expect that to some extent as law enforcement should spend their time on the most serious crimes and Obama has promised to go after big banks who screwed customers using illegal practices,
“We came, we saw, he died”
Secretary of State Hilary Clinton (Democrat)
I happened to catch some of Sean Hannity’s radio show this afternoon. He had as a guest long-time Democrat strategist and spokesman Lanny Davis. Sean had devilish intentions of busting the chops of Davis about President Obama’s poll numbers and suggesting that just about any Republican candidate could win in 2012. Davis differed on that and suggested that only Romney had the right stuff to challenge Obama (I have to admit to being leery about the Democrat’s consistent position, almost a longing, to have Romney be the Republican nominee).
Politicians like to create villains before raising taxes or using today’s nomenclature raising fees. Politicians do not raise taxes, they charge fees. Groups like the evil health insurance companies, big pharma, Wall Street, big oil, and big defense have all been in the sights of liberals/politicians/progressives.
You would hink that this headline from a Reuters story would offer some comfort to conservatives like me who are very concerned about the government’s take over of the American health care system, or as it is widely known, Obamacare.
The check is in the mail.
The article quoted Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell; “This will be on the floor for quite a long time.” Once again, that should be comforting. The article also said that McConnell would not elaborate on the time frame for the bill’s consideration. The Senate it seems is not rabble like the House; “There will be a lot of amendments over a lot of weeks. I mean, the Senate is not the House. You saw in the House three votes and it was over in one day.”