Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Recent NH Votes
Recent Senate Votes
Military Construction/Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, FY2008 - Vote Passed (92-1, 7 Not Voting)
State/Foreign Operations Appropriations Act, FY 2008 - Vote Passed (81-12, 7 Not Voting)
College Cost Reduction Act of 2007 - Vote Agreed to (79-12, 9 Not Voting)
Recent House Votes
Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act - Vote Passed (333-75, 24 Not Voting)
College Cost Reduction Act of 2007 - Vote Passed (292-97, 43 Not Voting)
Monday, September 10, 2007
NH Health Care Barons mudsling Hodes and Shea-Porter
Nursing Home Industry Targets NH's Congressional Delegation
By Mark Bevis
oh and in case you missed this story..
Insurance Companies Kept $59 Million Due Medicare Consumers
Robert Pear reports for The New York Times, "Private insurance companies participating in Medicare have been allowed to keep tens of millions of dollars that should have gone to consumers, and the Bush administration did not properly audit the companies or try to recover money paid in error, Congressional investigators say in a new report."
Cutting out the middle merchant
Paul Krugman writes for The New York Times: "The absence of any gains for workers in the years since the 2003 tax cut is a pretty convincing refutation of trickle-down theory. So is the fact that the economy had a much more convincing boom after Bill Clinton raised taxes on top brackets. It turns out that when you cut taxes on the rich, the rich pay less taxes; when you raise taxes on the rich, they pay more taxes - end of story."