This blog used to be about debt. Now it's about a few more things. But really, it all comes back to debt. Trust me.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

100 Hours = World of Stagecraft

Is it me or does this feel like a political convention? You know, when you know the outcome in advance but watch anyway?

It is hardly breaking news that the dems passed the minimum wage bill today. Generally a good thing, but like everything else, it's not that simple. Small businesses may cut back hours, people may suddenly make too much money to qualify for government assistance. But okay. On principle, people shouldn't make 2.50 an hour in the richest country in the world. It ain't right. And that's the soundbyte the dems get today.

And Pelosi's second choice for the number 2, Steny Hoyer, is sounding a lot like a politician close to Naked Debt's heart (one that only lied about "sexy time," not geopolitics, national intelligence and orwellian invasions of our so-called privacy).

"You should not be relegated to poverty if you work hard and play by the rules."

Yawn. Amen. Yawn.

Sorry. No suspense just yet.

But as you watch the President upstage this week's forgone legislative conclusions, keep this in mind:

The Dems won't cut off funding for the surge. How will they fund our interest rate cuts? They'll let the Senate deliver the bad news, of course. But let's hope they surprise us.

Behold: your patent pending Naked Debt 100 hours checklist!

Tuesday, January 9 - Implement the 9/11 Commission Recommendations

Wednesday, January 10 - Increase the Minimum Wage

Thursday, January 11 - Expand Stem Cell Research

Friday, January 12 - Allow Negotiation for Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Wednesday, January 17 - Cut Interest Rates on Student Loans

Thursday, January 18 - End Subsidies for Big Oil and Invest in Renewable Energy


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