James Pethokoukis

More on the dangerous dollar …

July 24, 2009

It is the last part of this bit from Brad DeLong that really caught my attention (bold is mine):

Healthcare reform has to pass because … because … well, it just has to is all!

July 24, 2009

Ezra Klein does his gosh-darned best to help restore momentum to healthcare reform, which he is sure people will love to bits if only it passes:

GOP healthcare alternative? It’s pretty flawed, too

July 24, 2009

Ugh. So House GOPers have put out their alternative to ObamaCare. It’s really more of a statement of principles with a few numbers. Yes, it is  a good idea to level the playing field between those who get their insurance through their employers and those who buy it on their own. But this is the part that put me back on me heels:

Is Obama playing politics with the dollar?

July 24, 2009

A weak dollar is not always a bad thing. Stocks are up 43 percent from their March lows while the greenback is off 11 percent against major currencies. Scott Grannis explains the correlation:

Poll: Obamanomics has too much spending, too much government

July 24, 2009

Notice particularly the the stats for independents …

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Public doesn’t like direction of ObamaCare

July 24, 2009

Why is Obama suddenly talking a lot more about healthcare costs? (And maybe he should do something more akin to a PowerPoint presentation when talking about this stuff. Remember those old Ross Perot presidential campaign commercials where he used charts?) Maybe because of this (from the WSJ):