Gov. Chris Christie is in Wisconsin campaigning for the notoriously anti-American Gov. Scott Walker, who is facing a recall election because of the disastrous union busting policies and stupid economic actions that undermine the average working family.
The recent news from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation that health insurers will have to send rebate checks totaling more than $1.3 billion to Americans this summer was especially gratifying to me. It more than justified my decision three years ago to clue members of Congress in on how insurance companies have systematically been devoting ever-increasing portions of our premium dollars to rewarding their shareholders and top executives.
What are the three demographic groups whose electoral impact is growing fastest? Hispanics, women, and young people. Who are Republicans pissing off the most? Latinos, women, and young people.
I am absolutely not interested in the outcome and results of the elections being held, as to the outcome of the one who may be the next presidential candidate. The elections being held are not in my area. Just imagine what it’s going to be next year, with the die-hard Republicans and die-hard Democrats.
Europe is in recession. Britain’s Office for National Statistics confirmed today (Wednesday) that in the first quarter of this year Britain’s economy shrank .2 percent, after having contracted .3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Out of work? Odds are you’re also out of luck as far as unemployment benefits go. With the national unemployment rate expected to remain above 8% until late next year, millions of workers are applying for unemployment benefits, but most do not qualify.
Bill O’Reilly, the tumescent personality of Fox News, said on his Friday show “Robert Reich is a communist who secretly adores Karl Marx.” (This came after Fox News’ Neil Cavoto called me a “sanctimonious twit” for suggesting the rich should pay more in taxes.)