Posts Tagged ‘Biden’
They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words. The looks on the faces of the two guys on either side are priceless.
What would you write as the caption?
Watch this… it’s all you need.
Since I wrote the Case for Paul Ryan post, I have whipped myself into a blind frenzy that Romney really must pick Paul Ryan and hoping that he will pick Paul Ryan.
I don’t know whether Romney will pick Ryan, but it really makes a ton of sense from both a policy standpoint and a political standpoint.
First, let’s think about the long-term reasons to pick Ryan. The most pressing issue facing our country is the out of control spending and ever increasing debt – coupled with the entitlement disaster as more and more baby boomers retire.
When Obama talks about voters facing a big choice in November, he is right. But he has punted on the big choices, never taking serious the looming fiscal crisis. This the guy who promised he would cut the deficit in half in his first term and yet pushed an $800 billion stimulus bill and what will turn out to be a nearly $2 trillion health care bill. This, among other things, has led to our national debt going from $10 trillion when Obama took office to $15.9 trillion today.
The remedy? Paul Ryan. He thinks big. He has vision. He has real answers to the problems.
And guess what? What makes Paul Ryan the right pick from a policy standpoint is exactly what makes him the right pick politically. In tough economic times, with government spending off the charts, a health care law that injects bureaucrats in between doctors and their patients, and systemic corruption within the administration and their cronies on Wall Street and green energy, the cure is the simple plan Paul Ryan has laid out. Simplify the tax code, reduce spending and provide choice in Medicare.
Paul Ryan for Vice President is Joe Biden’s worst nightmare and America’s dream come true.
The headline of this post is obviously a play on the words “swine flu”. Get it? I don’t know that it’s relevant, but as my previous posts suggest, I think this is much ado about nothing… or at least I hope it’s much ado about nothing.
The Saturday Arizona Republic ran a story headlined “Medical Experts Cast Doubt On Actual Peril Of Swine Flu” Huh, that sounds familiar.
More than a month into the swine-flu outbreak that has now affected 15 countries, medical experts are wondering aloud whether the contagious disease will ever become the pandemic that everyone fears.
With at least 141 infections now confirmed in 19 states, the H1N1 virus continues to spread via person-to-person transmission.
The overwhelming majority of new cases, however, have been mild and haven’t required hospitalization. Only one death, that of a Mexican toddler, has occurred on U.S. soil. There have been 16 confirmed deaths in Mexico.
As the disease migrates farther from its Mexican origins, where it’s confirmed to have sickened 397 people and possibly many more, it hasn’t yet packed the fatal punch that the world is bracing for.
Reuters has a story that lays out potential scenarios, but the scary scenarios aren’t playing out.
Field investigators at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it appears the new H1N1 virus outbreak may be more widespread and milder in Mexico than it first appeared.
So far the swine flu virus has behaved like seasonal flu as it has spread to 14 countries, carried mostly by travelers from Mexico.
The World Health Organization says it cannot be stopped, but has no immediate plans to declare a pandemic — a global outbreak of a new and serious disease.
Here is the line in the article that really caught my eye: Even with vaccines, drugs and better public education, ordinary seasonal flu kills between 250,000 and 500,000 people every year.
Holy cow! Up to 500,000 people a year! Now those are real, and scary, numbers. I think I should be more worried about the ordinary flu my kids get at school. Why hasn’t Obama issued a health warning for the ordinary flu? Why hasn’t Biden suggested that we never ride public transportation? (I sense a new campaign theme against light rail projects: It may be your last ride.)
My point is that we do a good job worrying about things that are pretty unlikely to kill us in comparison to more common ways of dying. It may be that we all have an “exotic” death wish.