Another Obama Lie Exposed: He Was Briefed On Healthcare.gov Problems In March 2013

I’m sure you’re completely shocked to learn the President lied on yet another aspect of this debacle. You know, I think the only thing Barack Obama could do now that would be surprising is to tell the truth. Once. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, who has portrayed himself as surprised by technical problems with the government’s new health care website, was briefed last spring on a detailed consultant’s report that warned of system failure, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Tuesday. Carney Read more […]

If Illinois Had Trillions More Dollars And More American Loyalty, It Could Be The Pentagon

Reuters is running a long multi-part special on the Pentagon. From Newser’s brief summary: A Reuters investigation looks deep inside one of the biggest and most complex works of military fiction of all time: the Pentagon’s books. Defense Department sources say it is routine to use phony numbers—”plugs”—to make the numbers of defense agencies match those from the Treasury in the face of missing and incorrect numbers. Reuters found that accountants with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Read more […]

Reuters Anti-Tea-Party Meme: “Politics Hurting The Economy”

From the “correlation = causation” department: Orders for a wide range of U.S.-made capital goods plummeted in September and consumer sentiment weakened sharply in October, signs that a budget battle in Washington has held back the economy. New orders of non-military capital goods other than aircraft, an indicator of business spending plans, fell 1.1 percent last month, the Commerce Department said on Friday. That could be a sign businesses were shutting their wallets as the fiscal debate Read more […]

Reuters Proves That Lunatics Run Planet

How could I disagree with this headline? “Analysis: Washington becomes the biggest risk to the U.S. economy.” Because it isn’t actually an analysis of Washington’s toxic destruction of the world economy; it is an attack on anyone who might do anything to try to fix it. Consensus may be hard to find in Washington these days, but many corporate executives and economists seem to agree on one point: the biggest risk to the world’s largest economy may be its own elected representatives. Down-to-the-wire Read more […]