Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sequester/Austerity Formula for Second Dip...

The 'sequester' is a bill that was passed by the US House and Senate before the President could sign it.

The Republicans on Capital Hill won't understand that the President won re-election on increased revenue and moderate spending cuts. The Republicans are not going to get the cuts they want from the President, because those of us who recently re-elected him said plainly, "NO!"

The 'sequester' is a law that can be repealed the same way it was passed: a bill, to repeal the 'sequester,' is introduced and passed by both the US House and Senate, then sent to the White House for the President's signature.

Austerity, too many government spending cuts, is bringing all the countries of the Eurozone, 17 countries in Europe using the Euro as currency, down into the second dip of a double dip recession; the United Kingdom (not in the Eurozone) is going down for a third dip by doing extraordinary government spending cuts.

The Republicans in Washington, DC are willing to create a second dip into recession for the US economy, just so they can blame it on our President.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Doing the Tea Potty Tango!

The president has been criticized for a federal budget that is too reliant on increased revenue to reduce deficits.
The Republicans in congress are angry that the president will not list the spending they want to cut in his budget; they are apparently not willing to do it for themselves!
The president is being criticized for a federal budget too reliant on increased revenue…

Conservatives re-imagine an HHS report about Head Start’s impacts!

Administration for Children and Families U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), Report 2012-45

This HHS report has been misinterpreted to have documented that by third grade the benefit of having attended a Head Start program is negligible.

That selectively ignores that this report is only about 3 or 4 year olds in and out of Head Start programs through 3rd grade only.  Other studies, quite a few listed in the report (skip to the Executive Summary’s Final Thoughts), suggest that there is significant longer term benefit to having attended a Head Start program as a child.

You can get some really interesting results by editing based on one’s ideological biases!!!