The Daily Grind
8:13 AM, Sep 7, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
"They talk about me like a dog." (To be fair, Bo's gotten better press than anyone in Washington for two years, so maybe he didn't mean it in a bad way.)
Sweet, more stimulus: "What happens when over a hundred billion dollars in borrowed cash gets plunged into infrastructure spending and it fails to kick-start the economy? According to this administration, spend another $50 billion on the same failed policy."
There should be a betting market in how many of these (high-speed rail) projects actually end up being finished within, say, the next thirty years.
Detroit losing its mojo, only third on a list of worst places to live in America.
WaPo's 2010 interactive maps. (It's cooler than it sounds.)
Old teachers vs. young teachers: "But the young teacher knows this inverted pyramid of tax-takers versus tax-makers cannot be sustained. Unless radical restructuring is undertaken soon, the collapse of the Golden State's public sector will be epic, and the promise of a long and productive professional life followed by a comfortable if not extravagant retirement will disappear, replaced by the harsh reality that the retired teachers and non-classroom personnel will have gotten theirs and that the present is very much being sacrificed to the excess of the past."
Heh: "At least five of the 34 House Democrats who voted against their party’s health care reform bill are highlighting their “no” votes in ads back home. By contrast, party officials in Washington can’t identify a single House member who’s running an ad boasting of a 'yes' vote — despite the fact that 219 House Democrats voted in favor of final passage in March."
Peter Orszag, former Obama budget guy: How 'bout we extend the Bush tax cuts, huh?