Wanted: Skeptical Economists
According to the Associated Press, ‘only one outside economist contacted by Obama aides… voiced skepticism about the need for an economic stimulus.’ It turns out that that economist was Greg Mankiw (whose blog you ought to bookmark), and he advised President Bush — so his opinion is apparently of questionable value anyway. With that in mind, House Republican Leader John Boehner wants to hear from | Read More »
Big 3 Bailout Unlikely?
Blackhedd has given an excellent analysis of where the Big 3 bailout stands, and why Congressional leaders are having a hard time building support for quick action. It therefore should come as no surprise that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is now warning automakers that Congress will not act unless leaders reach a bipartisan agreement in the next few days: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer | Read More »
Boehner Seeks Re-Election as Republican Leader
Congressman John Boehner announced this morning that he will again seek the position of Republican Leader in the new Congress. Here is the text of his message to Republican colleagues: November 5, 2008 Dear House GOP Colleague, The 2008 election turned out to be every bit as tough for Republicans as we thought it could be. The American people have spoken. We respect their choice. | Read More »