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Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 01:55 PM PST

CBO: The Stimulus Worked

by DragonPup

Just in time for Thanksgiving, the nonpartisan CBO has released its report on how effective The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been for the nation.

TL;dr It worked

Some details from the report below the jump

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Fri May 14, 2010 at 07:15 AM PDT

Oil Spill Liability: 118 minutes

by DragonPup

Like many other people here, I was disheartened, but not surprised that Lisa Murkowski (R-BP) is blocking S.3305 which would raise the liability limit from a mere $75 million to a more appropriate $10 billion. Now personally, I sometimes have trouble comprehending numbers when they get that huge, so I thought I'd help myself by breaking it down mathematically.

According to their filings, BP made $8,200,000,000 in profits in Q1 2010.

That's a pretty big number, let's see if we can break it down.

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Some friends of mine have put together a web ad attacking the 30 Republican senators who voted against the Franken Amendment that sought to protect a women's right to take an employer to court if sexually assaulted. Please pass this video around and digg it! Let's make sure everyone knows who those Senators are really fighting for.

Script below the jump for those without sound.

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