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Saturday News Roundup

  News Roundup It is kind of creepy that a landing gear from the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center was found yesterday. One of the things that I find very interesting about our society is how myths continue to be perpetuated. One of my favorite myths is the notion that the United States government should balance its budget “because” it is just like your household budget. Absolute craziness. There are almost no similarities between the federal budget and our household budget. I know of no household able to set its own interest rates. I know of no household

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Mitt Romney is wrong on class size

A couple days ago Mitt Romney stated that they found in Massachusetts that class size does not matter. Really? I would love to see that study. I suspect it was terribly flawed. When you take a flawed study and try to make some conclusions, guess what? Those are going to be wrong also. It’s like that old economic saying – garbage in, garbage out. Let’s be clear, Mitt Romney went to a very prestigious prep school in Michigan. As far as I know, that prep school does not boast larger class sizes. As a matter fact, it boasts individual attention. It

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Here’s how we know Wall Street needs to be behind bars

Sometimes when I look at everyone involved in the mortgage scam I get a headache. Everyone at almost every stage of the process was trying to rip off the American consumer. We have the mortgage lender who was changing mortgage applications to get Americans who were not qualified for mortgages qualified. First lie. Then we have those same mortgage lenders telling Americans that they have fixed mortgages, when in fact they had highly adjustable interest rate mortgages. Lie #2. These lenders would then sell those mortgages to Wall Street. Wall Street would package the mortgages into securities which were sold to

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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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