But former Republican House speaker Newt Gingrich said Obama and the Democrats will regret their decision to push for comprehensive reform. Calling the bill "the most radical social experiment . . . in modern times," Gingrich said: "They will have destroyed their party much as Lyndon Johnson shattered the Democratic Party for 40 years" with the enactment of civil rights legislation in the 1960s.
Do you think the Democratic party regrets enacting Civil Rights legislation?
Activists staged "competing rallies" outside of Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy's (D-OH) district office yesterday, in a noisy, often confrontational attempt to influence the undecided congresswoman's vote. At one point, a man with a sign saying he has Parkinson's disease and needs help sat down in front of the reform opponents. Several protesters mocked the man, calling him a "communist," with one derisively "throwing money at him." "If you're looking for a handout you're in the wrong end of town," another man said.
To close a deficit that he asserted was approaching $11 billion, Governor Christie called for the layoffs of 1,300 state workers, closings of state psychiatric institutions, an $820 million cut in aid to public schools, and nearly a half-billion dollars less in aid to towns and cities. He also suspended until May 2011 a popular property-tax rebate program, breaking one of his own campaign promises.
The budget would probably mean higher property taxes for most homeowners, at least in the short term, as local governments try to make up for the diminished state financing. But the governor is also proposing constitutional amendments and legislation to cap property taxes and spending at the local, county and school-district level.
But don't worry. The Fighting Democrats still control the state congress, right?
Democrats greeted this with dismay, while vowing to work closely with the governor on the budget
This article has Kuwaiti scientists predicting peak oil by 2014. It's a Yahoo news article sourced from "LiveScience". First time i've seen an acknowledgment that peak oil is even a reality outside of lefty fringe websites.