Dick Cheney needs to be happy that he has gotten away with his time in the Bush II presidency relatively unscathed. Aside from being called a “war criminal” at CPAC 2011, the man has never been publicly confronted for his actions as vice president.
One would think that the reality of the mess he and his friends created in Iraq and on the home front would humble the man. But I guess not. The neocon dream was worth the lives lost, the freedoms curtailed, the debt incurred, the Constitution trampled. Mr. Cheney sleeps easy.
But what is Boehner going to say? As he explains in the interview, he was briefed on what was going on. He’s not going to come out and say something he officially approved of was unconstitutional. That puts his job in jeopardy, at the very least.
The AP thing got their ears perked. Now with the recent NSA revelations even the Grey Lady, bastion of liberal statism, The New York Times, says the president has gone too far. It’s pretty hard for a liberal president to lose The Times but Obama seems to have done it, for at least this moment in time.
Maybe there’s a silver lining to Obamacare if more doctors follow the lead of this fellow in Maine. I pray that they do.
Dr. Michael Ciampi is able to charge half of what he used to charge for his services now that the red tape and general pain of dealing with deeply regulated insurance companies has been eliminated. He figures that the hassle is only going to get worse with Obamacare, so he has decided to go another route.
First of all, end the Fed. Just had to say that. End it tomorrow. It is the source of the modern boom and bust cycle, extended the Great Depression, inflated the tech and housing bubbles, and has extended the Great Recession. (Some of its crimes.) Now “Mr. let’s end Glass-Steagall and blow up the world with derivatives” is unofficially throwing his hat in the ring for Fed Chairman. People of the world rejoice, a new dawn is breaking!