News that doesn't receive the necessary attention.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Proof of Obama failure abundant before election: mice, sewage

  • 6/27/08, The Boston Globe: By Binyamin Appelbaum Globe Staff / June 27, 2008

CHICAGO - "The squat brick buildings of Grove Parc Plaza, in a dense neighborhood that Barack Obama represented

  • for eight years as a state senator,

hold 504 apartments subsidized by the federal government for people who can't afford to live anywhere else.

  • But it's not safe to live here.

About 99 of the units are vacant, many rendered uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage.

Battered mailboxes hang open.

In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale - a score so bad the

Grove Parc has become a symbol for some in Chicago of the broader failures of giving public subsidies to private companies to build and manage affordable housing -

As a state senator, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee coauthored an Illinois law creating a new pool of tax credits for developers. As a US senator, he pressed for increased federal subsidies. And as a presidential candidate, he has campaigned on a promise to create an Affordable Housing Trust Fund that could give developers an estimated $500 million a year.

But a Globe review found that thousands of apartments across Chicago that had been built with local, state, and federal subsidies -

"Grim Proving Ground for Obama's Housing Policy," via

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Trial Lawyers Lobby $6 million in debt-Obama keeps feeding them terrorists to defend as US citizens so no worry

9/28/09: "The trial lawyers lobby has been awash in debt and bleeding members - just as it embarks on a national campaign to block any clampdown on medical malpractice lawsuits as part of President Obama's health care overhaul.
  • The American Association for Justice, the most prominent group representing plaintiffs' attorneys, has seen
  • a shake-up in its executive suite and has struggled to deal with what appears to be a mounting
  • budget shortfall. To help it fight congressional efforts to make it harder for patients to sue doctors and lawyers,
  • it recently sent out an extra solicitation to its members, asking them to fork over money for a lobbying campaign.

The most striking evidence of its financial woes is a

  • swift decline in income, which resulted in a more than $6.2 million deficit in its operating budget for the fiscal year ending July 31, 2008, the most recent year for which data are available.

The biggest hit to its books was in membership dues, which dropped from $28.6 million in 2005 to $19.2 million in 2008, according to the annual AAJ financial report for that fiscal year filed with the Internal Revenue Service.

  • "That is our number-one priority: to strengthen our membership," said Joey Diaz, a member of the AAJ executive committee, speaking by phone from his law office in Madison, Miss. "We have a number of people working on membership and we have reversed that [downward] trend and are starting to move forward again."...

AAJ asked members for extra money to pay for the lobbying campaign in a solicitation last week." Washington Times, via, 9/28/09, "Trial Lawyers Lobby Sinks $6.2 million in debt"

  • (Any Obama appearance to reign in medical malpractice suits will be just that).

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Silent Majority no more-September 12, 2009 march against government waste

Top photo from Vodkapundit, bottom photo from Capitalist Coffee. All due to
the complete failure of elected republicans going back to George Bush the first.


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