Tuesday, April 27, 2010

More cruising the web

The Republican Study Committee has quite a list of what we've discovered in the ObamaCare bill since it's been passed.

President Obama would like to paint the GOP as simply blocking Dodd's bill because they nefariously want to support Wall Street and object to reform. But actually, the GOP are quite willing to pass a financial reform bill. The Democrats just haven't been willing to work with them. Even the Federal Reserve is critical of the proposed bill.

It's going to be hard for the Democrats to craft a law that gets around the Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case. Not only do they have to get around that whole Freedom of Speech deal, but they have to write a bill that doesn't hurt Democratic supporters such as unions, civil rights organizations and progressive 501(c)4 advocacy groups.

The New York Times points to a whole range of businesses far from Wall Street that are growing increasingly concerned that Dodd's bill will also affect how they do business. Given the history of surprises we're already finding in the health care bill, do you trust the Democrats to write a massive new bill that doesn't have unintended consequences?

California's laws allowing candidates
to choose how they want to be described on the ballot may favor Tom Campbell who has chosen to be described as an "Economist/Business Educator" rather than as the five-term California congressman and his service as Governor Schwarzenegger's state finance director.