The horses are lining up in the gates. Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee (seriously he’s going to run again I think) Rick Santorum (this guy has nothing else to do), Jeb Bush, Rick Perry may make another run, and who knows who else, are all chomping at the bit. The 2016 nomination isn’t that far away. They can all taste it.
Goolsbee leaves the White House and then hedge funds pay premium dollars to hear him wax economic every Friday over the phone. Why? Because the hedge funds believe Goolsbee offers “insight” into economic moves coming from the White House.
That’s fewer than 1 in 300 Americans.
But the president is touting 7 million signups. What gives?
There’s a whole crew of billionaires lining up behind Hilary Clinton. The 1% is READY FOR HILLARY!
Let me say that I am a friend of Israel. I grew up with the children of Israeli air force pilots. In my home my father had a picture hanging in his office signed by some of his Israeli friends flying over a bombed out Iraqi nuclear facility. I grew up with the knowledge that the only place in the Middle East where the average Arab had any voice in government at all was in Israel.
But the Israeli lobby (and let’s be very clear about this, Israeli does NOT mean “Jewish” lobby) is too powerful in this country. Far too much of our foreign policy is dictated by a small group of very powerful people who believe that the USA must continue to funnel money to Israel no matter the cost. We wage wars to provide cover for Israel. Much of the Iraq war was about providing a buffer for Tel Aviv. Likewise the war we almost got involved in in Syria was also driven by Israeli interests. (Thankfully the American and British people rose up and made sure we stayed out of there.)
Par for the course. Another deadline moved – probably in violation of the law.
The White House got the American Medical Association to sign off on the ACA even though only 13% of its members supported Obamacare. Now it looks like doctors may be on the hook for uncovered medical care if a patient cancels medical coverage but sees the doctor within the 90 day grace period following cancellation.
This story has all sorts of racial overtones, and so I post it with caution and respect. Please save any racist comments for somewhere else. There are plenty of places to go.