Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cruising the Web

Peter Suderman explains why we should be allowing states the freedom to innovate with their Medicaid payments. As it is, Medicaid is eating up state budgets and reform is absolutely necessary. It makes sense to block grant federal money and let states experiment to find the best reform that works in their states.

If you didn't get to watch Jeopardy last night, be sure to tune in tonight to see the battle between the two greatest Jeopardy champs, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, going up against Watson, the computer IBM engineers have designed to compete against humans on Jeopardy. It's a tough competition and Watson makes it even more fun by displaying the choices that it was running through before coming up with its answer. It's rather like watching the insta-poll meters during a political debate. However, never fear. There are some things no computer can master when it comes to competing against humans.

Doug Ross has a couple of striking charts
so you can clearly visualize what Obama has wrought on our budget and how little he is proposing to address the problem.

Meanwhile, the Washington Post scolds Obama for ducking and using gimmicks to address fiscal reality.