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The Kentucky 2010 Senate race just got even crazier.
The seat that is up for election is the one that Jim Bunning currently holds. He is in his second term, and is planning on running for a third in 2010. However, the Kentucky Senate President, David Williams, said he would be interested in running and met with some national committee that helps potential candidates. Jim Bunning then announced that, if Williams ran against him, he would sue, since he had leant money to a few state Senate races a few years ago. Apparently Williams had agreed to repay Bunning by holding a fundraiser for him during the 2010 election season. This brought up massive questions about how Bunning was using his money and if it was legal. He also made the “I will sue” statement within only a few days of saying Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg was going to die within the next nine months.
The new stimulus package making isn’t perfect.Â It’s not really even good.Â Education funding ought to be the backbone of any stimulus package lest the next generation will use the nice new roads to drive to the unemployment office.Â (I stole this quote from a fantastic op-ed by Thomas Friedman).Â Instead the new stimulus package focuses on tax-cuts which are known by every economist to be ineffective at stimulating the economy.Â Despite two consecutive overwhelming Democratic victories, this bill chock full of bad Republican ideas.Â I sympathize with Nathaniel’s anger.Â (more…)
Last week Governor Gladiator (Granholm) announced the creation of nearly 7,500 jobs in the State of Michigan and billions of dollars that are going to be invested in these new jobs.
Also, last week President Bush bypassed the Southern Resistance (Senators Corker, McConnell, and Shelby) and created his own auto industry bailout. Funny thing was, the bailout turned out to be almost exactly like what the Senate would have passed two weeks ago. This will aid the industry in these next couple of months and hopefully usher a new era of strength in the American auto industry. You have to give it up to the UAW, the Big Three, Democrats, and President Bush (gasp) for working together and seeing the need to stand with the American worker.
One more thing on the Southern Resistance – (more…)