Monday, February 11, 2008

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Not sure exactly how to feel about this, undoubtedly controversial, but exceedingly interesting none the less.





I was super thrilled to find this beautiful collection of drawings done by children, interpreting photographs. I dedicate this portion to Rob.




Bryan Bird is a Cardstacker
. Do you know any cardstackers?

ALICE RIVLIN ON THE NEXT PRESIDENT'S REAL ECONOMIC CHALLENGE

FOUND ON THIS WEBSITE

ALICE SAYS:


"Well, tonight`s commentator says that President Bush is heading in the
wrong direction with his plans to cut taxes to spur the economy.

Here`s Alice Rivlin, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and former
Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve.

ALICE RIVLIN, COMMENTARY: The biggest problem with President Bush`s budget
is not what he proposes for next year, it is what we will face in 10 years
if his proposals are enacted. The actual deficit for next year will likely
be closer to $400 billion than the $300 billion he estimates, but that
doesn't`t scare me. We need deficits for a couple of years to get the
economy moving again.

The President`s domestic spending proposals are stingy, but innovative.
Offering states more control over Headstart, Medicaid and some housing
programs is probably a good idea, although the timing is terrible. What
the states need most urgently is not more responsibilities, but a slug of
money from the federal government to help them deal with their own budget
deficits without raising taxes or decimating programs for low income
people.

The President`s huge tax cuts go mostly to high income people, but that`s
not their main problem. We cannot afford any permanent tax cut right now.
We are gearing up for war. We have 41 million people without health
insurance. We have a huge generation about to claim Social Security and
Medicare. We have a mounting federal debt that requires paying more
interest.

Cutting taxes is crazy. This is a reckless budget that will lead to
agonizing choices and higher taxes in the future. Let`s hope Congress will
prove more realistic and responsible than the President.

I`m Alice Rivlin."


From The February 11th Nightly Business Report