I still remember listening to this song for the first time. Still just as great! (Thanks, Ron.) Ike and Tina Turner:
Just FYI, White House National Economic Council director Gene Sperling said today on his Reddit chat that the president really prefers the Chained CPI and that it’s not just an inducement to get the Republicans on board with the Grand Bargain.
This may sound obvious, since it’s been clear from before the inauguration that the administration wants to “reform” the so-called entitlements. But Sperling made it clear today that they believe in this on the merits.
Why, it’s almost as if they want to discourage people from telling us what our government is up to!
I am getting a real kick out of this, especially the “who, me?” reaction of Rep. Bob Brady, Philadelphia’s Democratic leader and the Patronage King.
Is Obama just trying to split off Republicans from their leadership so they’ll support his Grand Bargain? Inquiring minds want to know! And Elizabeth Warren isn’t going for it:
“‘Chained CPI’ is just a fancy way to say ‘cut benefits for seniors, the permanently disabled, and orphans,’” Sen. Elizabeth Warren told Salon. “Our Social Security system is critical to protecting middle-class families, and we cannot allow it to be dismantled inch by inch.”
This is kind of cool, because the studio system is really killing creativity. Notice how almost every movie is either a remake, or based on a comic book? This is one way to take chances.
There’s a bathroom on the right…
The guy who filmed the Romney 47% speech comes clean:
Daryl Hall, Bonnie Raitt and Billy Joel at FarmAid: