"The individual mandate exceeds Congress's enumerated commerce power and is unconstitutional. This economic mandate represents a wholly novel and potentially unbounded assertion of congressional authority: the ability to compel Americans to purchase an expensive health insurance product they have elected not to buy, and to make them re-purchase that insurance product every month for their entire lives."
Check out this video captured by a local on the scene at last night's water/gas main break at Crittenden and Eastern Pkwy via Reddit.
Local news for Aug. 12, 2011
"(Her) devotion was evident from her active roles in the NAACP, the Louisville Urban League, as well as organizations she led, including those which empowered African Americans to exercise their most fundamental freedom at a time when it was unpopular and even dangerous to do so."
"My main criteria for selecting members was to identify serious, constructive senators who are interested in achieving a result that helps to get our nation's fiscal house in order. That means reforming entitlement programs that are the biggest drivers of our debt, and reforming the tax code in a way that makes us more competitive and leads to more American jobs. The goal is to achieve a result that convinces Americans and the world that we're committed as a nation to prosperity for all our citizens."
Local news for Aug. 10, 2011
Citizens will take to the streets Wednesday in Louisville, Lexington, and Jeffersonville, Indiana to tell Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, and Representatives John Yarmuth, Ben Chandler, Todd Young that what America needs now is jobs, not cuts.
"While Democrats would like to lay blame on the Tea Party for the current economic failure, it is their President who has failed in leadership, failed to lower unemployment, failed to rescue our economy, failed to prevent a downgrade of our debt, and failed to control spending."
Local news for Aug. 8, 2011
The worst thing about the collapsing stock market is that stock prices are leading indicators of economic performance. Employment is a lagging indicator. That means we're likely in for more trouble, and lots of it.
Mitch McConnell lied yesterday. Rand Paul lied today. It has gotten to the point of being their modus operandi. Christina Romer may have been right the other day on Bill Mahr's show.
"Secretary Geithner assured everyone that raising the debt ceiling without a plan to balance the budget would not result in a downgrade to our debt. He was clearly wrong."