MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

November 26, 2010

The Bush Tax-Cuts Were Not Good For Growth

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 11:31 am

David Englehardt shows rather convincingly that the years of the Bush tax cuts were the worst for economic growth since World War II.  One must question why anyone would argue that maintaining the cuts would be good for future growth.  We should have learned that lesson.

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/were-the-bush-tax-cuts-good-for-growth/

Will Vermont Be The Next Saskatchewan?

Filed under: Medicare — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 8:51 am

Vermont is moving with incredible speed toward instituting a single payer universal health care system  Details in the link.  If the states are the great “laboratories of democracy” where new ideas and programs are tried out before going national, this could be the beginning of something huge.  You might start eyeballing Green Mountain real estate.  Citizens and businesses will flock to Vermont if single payer becomes the law there.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/11/25/923327/-Vermont-moving-forward-with-Single-Payer!-Must-Read-(Update-1