Almost every action the president has taken has deepened and lengthened the downturn. The private sector has retreated, frightened by his agenda and paralyzed by the uncertainty, lack of predictability, and outright hostility he has engendered.
The mobile web rewards increasing simplicity, and it doesn’t make sense, in the long run, to have multiple social networks, each with their own sign-ins and passwords, their own assemblies of non-collaborating address books, applications, and data, and multiple levels of interaction with other users.
The common shares will be sold by G.M.’s current shareholders, the largest of which is the federal government. It exchanged about $43 billion in aid to G.M. for a 61 percent interest in the automaker.
In the years before reliable polling, political prognosticators relied on a simple maxim to forecast elections: As goes Maine, so goes the nation. The saying didn’t arise because Maine was a swing state. Maine was in fact a solidly Republican state until the 1960s, with the Democrats only winning 13 of 219 Congressional races held between 1854 and 1960 and only a single Presidential race.
“I’d have thought that debate would’ve been put to rest once and for all by the financial crisis we’ve just experienced,” Obama said. “(N)o one would want to place bets with Social Security on Wall Street” (http://tinyurl.com/28mkgqs).