Constitutional Contempt

Constitutional Contempt
By Walter E. Williams
At Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Oct. 29th press conference, a reporter asked, “Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?” Speaker Pelosi responded, “Are you serious? Are you serious?” The reporter said, “Yes, yes, I am.” Not responding further, Pelosi shook her head and took a question from another reporter. Speaker Pelosi’s constitutional contempt, perhaps ignorance, is representative of the majority of members of both the House and the Senate.

Obama’s Economy: Job Losses Rising Faster than Dow
By Dan Gainor
As the Dow Jones Industrial Average rises — up around 29 percent since January — so does unemployment — up 34 percent since Obama took office. Now, as unemployment threatens to go higher still and jeopardize Democrats’ mid-term election prospects, the question is what craziness will President Obama and the desperate Democrats try to pass to buy off the voters in 2010? And how will Americans afford it?

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