If this guy can get it, anyone can

Peter Orszag says we should cut government spending and that is significant. You see, Orszag is the former Deputy Director of Economic Policy at the Brookings Institution — they are the folks who said the solution to the Fannie Mae/Freddic Mac is a total government takeover (seriously) — and is currently Nancy Pelosi and Harry…

Robert Novak speaks

Austin Texas is blogger central this weekend as it plays host to Netroots Nation and Americans for Prosperity (that’s the left and right, respectively). Keynote speaker Robert Novak is not optimistic about Republican chances in Congress and says Obama is currently 12 electoral votes ahead of McCain. “Why in the world is this race so…

One good way to show we’re serious

A New York town council is blazing a trail toward fiscal sanity by eliminating opulent health insurance benefits for part-time elected officials and government workers. “The new policy applies to any part-time worker who was elected or appointed after Jan. 1 of this year. The three board members elected in November declined the town’s medical…

Mike Cherry’s new nickname

I don’t normally read USA Today because they usually cover state stories from 30,000 feet, missing most if not all details. Such was the case when they flew over Kentucky’s official inaction on pension reform. The first tip-off that they didn’t bother to look at the $27 billion (and growing) unfunded fringe benefits liability for…