Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Is congress helping?

  • According to a new report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services, the health bill passed by the Senate on Christmas Eve will increase national health spending by $222 billion over current law.
  • The latest CBS News poll shows that just 36% of Americans approve of President Obama's handling of health care, while 54% disapprove.
  • According to Rasmussen Reports, 58% of voters disapprove of the Obama administration's bailout of GM and Chrysler, and 56% disapprove of bailing-out banks and other financial institutions.
  • Twenty Democratic House members, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) along with related staff took a tax-payer funded trip to the failed Copenhagen Climate Summit, including the use of three military jets: two 737s and a Gulfstream Five.
  • Seeking to repair Venezuela's floundering economy, strongman Hugo Chavez threw his country into chaos by devaluing the Bolivar by half.


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