There is so much going on right now and we've been watching and writing up as much as we can.
I want to point to two posts.
The first, Take Action, is the actual text of the bill being proposed before Congress and it's outrageous. It gives executive power with no further ability from Congress to intercede. This bill must be stopped.
The second post, What the Hell Just Happened? gives a very concise overview of the recent bail out timeline, with graphs, specifics but yet explains so a layperson can follow what the hell is going on here.
This has been shock and awe, 2.0 folks and they are moving so quickly and hence the public cannot digest what they are really doing with their money!
(EP is a new community blog site, like myDD but devoted to all things econ. If money is involved, we're interested in looking at it. We have a lot of people who post on DK, myDD and the Netroots sites writing on EP, simply working to get more focus on the real stuff. Follow the money is our motto!)
Great Post, with lots of details on the coming financial conditions.
Folks I hope all appreciate someone taking the time to research out this information to point to some seriously bad news.
I gotta point to midtowng (gjohnsit)'s blog, Obama isn't going to save you. No, this is not an Obama bash blog post. The title is pointing to a series of economic reports, focus on financials that imply really scary trouble coming at us.
I'm pretty much of the theory of the dribble upon economy, where we continue this slide into decay but not some sort of major Economic Armageddon scenario. This post and reading the links which are his references, scared the shit out of me.
I'm glad to see this because it isn't the person who is running that I thought was why everyone blogged but the fact they wanted real policy change that is in favor of working America, in the national interest and for the people.
Another commentary on this overall process over on The Economic Populist and how policy and agenda is being drown like a dead cat.
For all of you who actually research out policy, votes, legislation, the money behind legislation and so on, The Economic Populist is a community blog but a deep analysis, fact based blog. We write about the statistical details, facts on trade, economics, labor,subprime, CPI, inflation and so on, which currently are nowhere to be found on most major blogs.
Conventional wisdom has it that Barack Obama's primary victories are based on his ability to increase turnout.
A look at what happens when voter turnout increases in the primaries proves that this notion is wrong. In fact, Obama has had his greatest primary (and caucus) victories when turnouts have been low.
Obama received 66% of the primary vote in Georgia when 22.7% of all registered voters in the state voted in the Democratic primary. In Virginia, Obama received 64% of the primary vote when 21.1% of all registered voters in the state voted in the Democratic primary. In Mississippi, Obama received 61% of the primary vote when 24.4% of all registered voters in the state voted in the Democratic primary.
Hillary Clinton received 67% of the primary vote in West Virginia when 30.1% of all registered voters in the state voted in the Democratic primary. In Pennsylvania, Clinton received 55% of the vote when 27.7% of all registered voters in the state voted in the Democratic primary. In Ohio, Clinton received 54% of the primary vote when 30.5% of all registered voters in the state voted in the primary.
There are exceptions (such as Arkansas, Tennessee, and Rhode Island), but Clinton, and not Obama, tends to win in the states where turnouts are higher. The relationship is strong enough that Democratic primary turnout can be predicted using Clinton's share of the vote.
I'd say that's another argument in favor of Clinton and truly went against what I thought was the case.
about not intimidating voters, about making sure everyone has a voice, free of influence, upon which to cast their vote? As I recall, something about a campaign not using other resources, such as taxpayer funded universities to fuel their campaign?
So, which rules are you referring to, the ones that now favor Obama?