Posts Tagged ‘government’

This information appeared first here at TechCrunch, but I thought it was worth passing along.  Cool stuff.

You can check the new website here and browse the blog, see President Obama’s weekly web address, and read up on White House approaches to important issues.  

If the government can adapt their technologies to attempt and communicate better with the people of this country…I’m thinking there is a lesson here.

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My friend Ryan sent me an email yesterday with some thoughts on the financial crisis.  With permission, I’m posting a portion here.  I took the time to read through the Crockett article which he provided, which is a fascinating snapshot from history.  Here are some of Ryan’s thoughts:

Read your blog regarding the bailout. Below is a link to a story I read while in grad school about Davy Crockett and how his attitude changed with regard to what the Constitution allows congress to do. I think it is applicable to these times. You’ll find that the conclusion drawn is very Ron Paul-ian, and although I think Dr. Paul is certifiably insane when it comes to some things, I agree with him when it comes to how our country’s government spends OUR money. I think you’ll like it. 
I think it was a congressman from Oklahoma yesterday (who is/was a medical doctor) that the bailout bill was like having a cancer patient develop pneumonia due to the cancer and treating the pneumonia even though it is a symptom and not the cause.

This is fuel for discussion.  Thoughts?

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