Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy, the freshman Democrat from Columbus, says she is determined to find "Main Street" solutions to the economic problems plaguing her constituents - and will begin meeting with those affected by the downturn in an effort to find out first-hand what's going wrong for people.
Kilroy is keeping her promises to help her constituents.
> On the other hand, Republican Rep. John Boehner is acting like the spoiled brat that he is. Boehner, who'd rather be golfing, still doesn't seem to understand what is going on with the economy and jobs. Boehner has become a naysayer as far as endorsing any economic recovery package that President Obama has proposed. I think that Boehner would rather work to save his country club buddies than the regular average Americans. We have to remember that Boehner and his ilk are partly responsible for the mess we are in now. Boehner and his GOP had a love fest with George W. Bush. They gave him everything he wanted. They pushed for deregulation. Now we find ourselves in an economic hole that will be difficult to get out of anytime soon.
Update on Boehner *** A video of Congressional leaders meeting with President Obama shows Boehner drumming his hand and fingers on the top of the table (video appeared on TV--- MSNBC). What does this kind of body language indicate?
...Drumming or tapping the fingers can indicate frustration, for example when another person is speaking and the person wants to interrupt. It may also mean that the person drumming wants to leave....
Nice job, Boehner.
> President Obama is busy undoing the previous administration's anti-science stance:
The Guardian UK:
President Barack Obama today is to make the most contentious move of his young administration with an order overturning a ban on federal funds to foreign family planning organisations that either offer abortions or provide information or counselling about abortion.....
...It will allow US aid, usually through the US agency for international development, to flow to HIV/Aids clinics, birth-control providers and other organisations that advocate or provide counselling about abortion across the world. It is known as the "global gag rule" because it denies US taxpayer dollars to clinics that even mention abortion to women with unplanned pregnancies....
(The spelling is different over there in the UK.)
There are a lot of people who are thankful for this action.
And there is even more from President Obama........
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the way for the first trial to see if human embryonic stem cells can treat people safely, a company involved in the controversial research on Friday.
Geron Corp (GERN.O: Quote, Profile, Research), a California biotechnology company, said it plans a clinical trial to try to use the stem cells to regrow nerve tissue in patients with crushed, but not severed, spinal cords.....
Now if we can only catch up to the scientific research that has been done in other countries for the past eight years, we might be okay.