Hits and Misses: 4-28-09
...spanning the globe
From 'round the sphere...
Obama's health care logic
A post over at Heritage underscores just how crazy liberal notions of health care reform really are. On the one hand, the Obama administration is worried that enough people aren't trying to become doctors in this country...meaning we're headed for a doctor shortage as our population gets older. On the other hand, they continue to push a "reform" agenda that will lead to more government involvement and ultimately (either by law or by default) a "single payer" system (read: government control)...which puts the government in a position to reduce payments to health care providers. Meaning, less incentive to become a doctor in the first place. Brilliant!
Air Force One photo op
Some of the folks in the White House decided they didn't have nice enough photos of Air Force One, so they sent the 747 to New York City to circle mid-town Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty to get some good shots. In the process (of having a 747 buzz the city at about 1,000 feet) they scared the bejeezez out of the folks in downtown New York. (You can see video of people running for their lives here) Mayor Bloomberg (who wan't told about the pending photo-shoot) was quite ticked. Again, brilliant!
We love free markets!
In one of Rasmussen's latest polls, they found that support for a "free market economy" in the country is now at 77%...up 7 points since December. Which, given who's now in the White House and the flood of bailouts and anit-market activity coming from the government, you would have to take as a response by the public to what they see as over-reaching. The number of people who prefer a "government run economy" is down to 11%, from 15% a few months ago.
Another protest of Notre Dame
The former US Ambassador to the Vatican has announced she will not attend Notre Dame's commencement this year, in protest to the university's decision to have the Bamster deliver the keynote speech and give him an honorary degree. Chalk one up for standing on principle. It says something about the spine (or convictions) of Nortre Dame's leadership that they would have given such an invitation to the most pro-abortion President in history to begin with. Maybe the current firestorm they're going through will cause a little house-cleaning and soul searching.