Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Kabul terror attack’s message to DC, the Greek financial crisis and the U.S., a Balanced Budget Amendment proposal and a victory for Obamacare


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The latest Gallup poll finds overwhelming support for President Obama’s announced draw down of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. But that poll was taken before Tuesday’s horrific series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Kabul.
Talk Radio News Service correspondent Ken Bazinet, in an interview for News Talk Online on the Paltalk News Network, says the attacks sent messages to two presidents: Afghanistan’s Karzai, telling him that, once your friends the Americans are gone, we’re going to come and get you. And to Obama. Telling him, you can leave, but it won’t be without pain. Someting, Bazinet notes, the president acknowledged during his Wednesday’s news conference.
The Greek financial crisis, Bazinet reports, has some parallels  to that in the United States. While the kind of anarchy and Parliament enveloping tear gassing of demonstrators of Athens is not expected outside Washington’s Capitol Hill, the United States has to tighten its spending belt as well. But Wednesday’s announcement by some GOP senators that they will introduce a Balanced Budget Amendment was termed by our correspondent a “sideshow.”
Finally, the challenge to the mandatory  health insurance provision of Obamacare was defeated in an Ohio federal district court Wednesday – but that’s an issue that likely will ultimately be  resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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