Monthly Archives: August 2009

From Harper’s Index – September 2009 Percentage change since 2002 in average premiums paid to large US health-insurance companies: +87% Percentage change in the profits of the top ten insurance companies: +428% Chances that an American bankrupted by medical bills has health insurance: 7 in 10 Just sayin…

Senator John McCain kicked out a healthcare reform protester from his Townhall meeting today. The anger being thrown at the health care debat baffles me. From my observations, the people protesting the loudest against the public/government option are the ones without health care. Talk about fighting against your own best interest!!  What I don’t understand… Read Article →

Buckingham Research has upgraded Ford’s stock to “Strong Buy” based on increased production and reduced debt ratios. Ford is the auto manufacturer leading the charge out of the recession.

Part of the point of the Cash for Clunkers program is that it would help the ailing automakers and thus their employees. Yesterday, General Motors announced that it would be bringing 1,350 laid off employees back to work, 1,050 of them located at the Lordstown Assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio. Lordstown Assembly produces the Chevy… Read Article →

“Keep the government out of my medicare” – protester holding a sign at a townhall meeting.

That’s what the right wingers might as well be saying. First they were against the public option for healthcare insurance. When the Whitehouse made it known that they were open to debate, the Private Insurance Co-Op idea was created. The Republican are against that also even though it addresses their two (claimed) biggest concerns, cost… Read Article →

I don’t generally like or support Barney Frank, but god the man is funny. I wish he would go to EVERY townhall and stand up to the deathers like this! He gives us this weeks “Answered with a Question”

Forgive me, I’m still catching up on my reading. This one jumped out at me:  The Wall Street Journal reports U.S. Consumers Reduce Debt for Fifth Month in a Row That headline taken in a vacuum should be good news right? Well… sorta. It was consumer debt that both drove the economy for the last… Read Article →

I just got back from a week long vacation in Germany. I stayed with friends in Cologne and visited a few of the surrounding cites. On Friday, we rented a BMW 320i and made our own tour of castles south of Cologne.  My autobahn top speed was 210kph or 130mph. The thing I will miss… Read Article →

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