Tag: alarming rate

Senator Coburn – Same As It Ever Was

Yesterday, while on Face the Nation, Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma began whistling the same old tune. A new devastating tornado, must demand budget cuts before disaster relief. Senator Coburn has been a vigorous supporter of offsets for disaster relief funding. Senator Coburn is living that old Talking Heads tune which has the refrain – Same As It Ever Was. Senator Coburn is again whistling the same tune. I guess this is probably a good thing. At least he’s been consistent. He is treating his own state exactly the same as he treated other states when they needed disaster relief, although

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Like a bad penny – he’s back

Before there was Sarah Palin, there was Joe the Plumber. Joe had his 15 minutes of fame and then some. Now, he is running for Congress. From TPM: Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) declaring his intention to seek the congressional seat held by Rep. Marcy Kaptur in Ohio’s 9th district. I wrote this over 2 years ago about Joe the Plumber and I think it is still true today – Look, I don’t want Joe the plumber to be my president. I don’t want Sarah Palin to be my president or vice president. I want

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Home Equity Equals an Oxymoron

I wish this started with the Bush Adminstration, but it didn’t. This started in earnest during the Clinton Administration. Not only was everyone supposed to be able to own a home, those Americans who own homes were sitting on a “gold mine.” Almost instantly your home transformed from a long-term investment into your own private piggy bank which you can raid at any time for any reason. You remember the commercials. Home equity loans were as easy as signing your name. You could use them for anything, including vacations, buying a new boat or a new car, etc… While there should

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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