Saturday's Address from POTUS and Other News

Obama is on the road pushing the stimulus package – and here’s his Saturday message.  While I remain somewhat mystified and somewhat uncomfortable with the banking end of things … the stimulus package seems a no-brainer to me.  As Robert Kuttner writes:

As the recession deepens, if Obama does his job he will mobilize public opinion and isolate Republicans who would rather sink the economy than give a Democratic president legislative success. The current recovery bill is a good first step.

Let’s get this done, people!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqAcRb2nf0U

So why is Jeanne Shaheen on the list of Senators working to strip money out of the stimulus?  Write to her and ask … I will.  Here’s her contact information … and I see we’ll have to call – looks like she doesn’t have e-mail????  Wonder why she’s just about the only Senator without an e-mail address listed … very odd.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Democrat – New Hampshire
G55 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON DC 20510
DC Phone: 202-224-2841

I feel overall cranky and quick-to-anger when it comes to Shaheen.  I was psyched to see her elected, given the alternative … and psyched to see her become our senior senator (again, given the alternative).  But my level of trust was sorely shaken by her long ago veto – when she was Governor and NH repealed the Death Penalty and she did not let that stand.  I will never understand that – and always feels disappointed/slightly mistrustful.

So anyway, Jeanne – could you get your e-mail set up and let us contact you more easily?  That would be very democratic of you … thanks!

In the meantime, here’s a nice site for tracking Shaheen’s work in the Senate – from a Progressive perspective … and another

PS  UNC vs Duke in women’s b-ball tonight … BE THERE!

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