I know I’m late, but here’s some thoughts. I’m generally optimistic about Barack Obama. Two big reasons: He is a much better role model to young minorities than rappers and athletes. He understands technology and I think that’s good. There’s a lot of potential to use technology to improve government and I hope we see [...]
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I’m probably not going to have very much time in the next two weeks for political analysis, with school and work and everything (somebody has to contribute to GDP and pay taxes to pay for the bailout). The way I see it now, I think Obama will when the election. I hope I’m wrong, but [...]
Article from 1999 in the NY Times (emphasis mine). Fannie Mae, the nation’s biggest underwriter of home mortgages, has been under increasing pressure from the Clinton Administration to expand mortgage loans among low and moderate income people and felt pressure from stock holders to maintain its phenomenal growth in profits. It sucks because Fannie Mae [...]
Dave has a plan for the bailout. It’s almost an 8 minute audio clip, but very interesting. He’s saying we can change a law that lets these mortgages become marketable again…the “mark to market” law in Sorbanes Oxley, I believe. The government can insure these mortgages and that lets them become saleable again. It’d be [...]
Interesting discussion on Ask Metafilter on where Obama and Hillary really stand on healthcare. My favorite quote: Everyone has been largely correct so far. The reason why I like Obama’s plan is because I can envision it getting passed. Clinton’s plan has mandates. I grew up in Indiana. I know how that word translates to [...]
Another prediction proved true: most of the college students that where going for Ron Paul by placing stickers, posters, stencils, bumper stickers, etc. everywhere didn’t even get out to vote for him. Maybe I understand the whole “well he’s not going to win…” argument, but why not get out there and just put your vote [...]
Well, I’m kind of sad it looks like Huckabee won’t win the nomination, but I believe McCain will give Hillary a good fight. I’m almost embarrassed that Hillary won Oklahoma. Although this makes me think of an observation I made the other day. People can be as politically correct as they want, as enthusiastic as [...]