Clinton, Obama And Health Care – A Deeper Look

Hillary’s Health Care: Wants universal plan; based on federal and free-market solutions and proposes an “individual mandate” requiring Americans to get insurance.

Obama’s Health Care: His plan would provide universal health care coverage through federal and free-market solutions; Mandate health care coverage for all […]

Cheney’s Oil Based Economics Takes No Prisoners

Cheney: No bailouts, no tax hikes…more oil

The vice president wields considerable power on economic policy. In a Fortune exclusive, the free-market fan weighs in on the credit crisis and his biggest fear. more

• Cheney’s brain trust

• Dick Cheney does the economy

Vice […]

Chiquita Banana funds terror according to lawsuit

Colombian families’ suit says Chiquita liable for torture, murder

NEW YORK (CNN) — A $7.86 billion lawsuit was filed Wednesday in New York on behalf of nearly 400 Colombian families who say Chiquita Brands International should be held responsible for the “torture and murder” of their loved ones.

 

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Global Shift In Wealth May Not Include America

Oil Price Rise Causes Global Shift in Wealth

Iran, Russia and Venezuela Feel the Benefits

High oil prices are fueling one of the biggest transfers of wealth in history. Oil consumers are paying $4 billion to $5 billion more for crude oil every day than […]

Barney Frank Pimping For Big Banks

h/t to McBlogger for a fine post on how Barney Frank has co supported bill that will make sure there isn’t anyone to keep the banks honest. And, take away the safety net that consumers have with mortgage brokers and keeping the market competitive.

Why is Barney Frank pimping for big banks?

This […]

Consumer Product Safety And Their Lobby Friends

With the ever growing list of products that will kill us or make us sick to the point of being hospitalized; it’s not shocking how these things happen. Once again the Bush administration exhibits their contempt for America. The Consumer Product Safety Commission the very agency that’s in charge of protect us, has […]

SCHIP Pros and Cons From Texans and My Opinion

SCHIP OPINIONS from Houston Chronicle:

This country owes more than $9 trillion. In one generation we have gone from the largest creditor nation to the largest debtor nation. … I am very sympathetic to children who do not have health insurance coverage. But I don’t believe nationalization is the answer. Our government has […]

Trial Lawyers Fight Preemptive Rules Against Accountability

Official Washington loves the word “stealth.”

At least that’s how the nation’s trial lawyers view the Bush administration’s increasing use of federal health and safety regulations in defense of manufacturers trying to fend off multimillion-dollar liability claims from consumers in state courts.

The fine print of a 2006 Food and Drug Administration rule […]