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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Both right and left want Rahm Emanuel’s head

Rahm Emanuel: The wolves are circling (Reuters)President Barack Obama’s sharp-tongued, often profane, chief of staff is under fire — not only from Republicans but by increasingly uneasy Democrats.

Rahm Emanuel has long had a reputation for diarhearra of the mouth and published reports that he called the efforts by fellow Democrats who questioned compromises on the health care plan “fucking retarded” has brought rebukes and questions over whether or not the former political consultant and Illinois Congressman is an asset or liability to the President.

After Emanuel’s outburst, an angry Obama ordered his Chief of Staff to immediately call the executive director of the Special Olympics and apologize for using the word “retarded.”

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When in doubt, blame Bush

When Democrats run out of ideas (a problem that happens often) they turn to their standard political tactic: Blame former President George W. Bush. Record

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Obama’s new bank plan still won’t help public

Money to banksPresident Barack Obama’s new plan to give money to banks with the promise that banks will lend the money to small business looks good on paper.

But the odds are that the banks will keep the money and it won’t find it’s way to the public.

Like the original program that was supposed to increase lending, the plan doesn’t really force the banks to funnel the money to its customers.

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Senate race set in Illinois

Democratic Senate nominee Alexi Giannoulias (Reuters)An Illinois Democrat who won his party’s nomination on Tuesday to campaign for Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat struck a populist tone, attacking his Republican opponent as part of the Washington establishment.

Democratic state treasurer Alexi Giannoulias said the voter discontent that helped Republicans to a surprise victory in last month’s Senate race in Massachusetts would work against Representative Mark Kirk, who easily won the Republican primary.

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Homes: American dream becomes American nightmare

Home ownersship on the brinkNot that long ago, owning a home topped the list for the American Dream.

Now home ownership is the American Nightmare as more and more find they owe far more than their home is worth and the only way to recapture that dream is to walk away.

Some 4.9 million homeowners now live in homes with values below 75 percent of their mortgage value and that fiture is expected to rise to 5.1 million by June of this year.

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