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Monday, March 15, 2010

Daily Democratic Wire 3-15-2010

George Wenschhof

In case you missed them, some highlights from the Sunday morning "Talking Heads".


Today, President Obama is off to Ohio to continue the final push for health care reform -
he will speak at a senior center in suburban Cleveland. The Dayton daily News has more here.

The House may vote as early as Thursday on the Senate version for health care reform passed on Christmas eve. reconciliation of the bill would then follow.


Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) to release Senate proposal on finance reform -
the chair of the Senate Banking Committee will be releasing the long awaited bill without Republican support (no surprise here). The Washington Post has more here.

To appeal to Republicans, he placed the Consumer Protection Finance Agency proposed by the president and approved by the House under the Federal Reserve. Also, under the proposed bill, only banks with assets of 50 billion or more would fall under the Federal Reserve.

This is a desperately needed bill in light of the atrocities that transpired within the financial sector leading up to the financial collapse of 2009. However, it stops short of dealing with the number one problem and that is limiting the size of financial institutions. America should never be put in a position again where financial institutions are too big to fail.


Jon Stewart and The Daily Show continues to have fun with politics -
one of Stewart's best lines last week pertained to the Glen Beck show on Fox. After Beck had finished his one hour interview with former Representative Eric Massa, Beck proclaimed; speaking to his audience "I have just wasted an hour of your time". To which John Stewart replied later on The Daily Show; "Glen Beck has just coined the sign off phrase for the end of every one of his shows" - How True! Below are the highlights from the Daily Show last week.

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Recap - Week of 3/8/10
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Political HumorHealth Care Reform


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