Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday's trackings

This isn't good news:
"A monthly poll showed consumers' confidence took a surprisingly sharp fall in February amid rising job worries. The decline ends three straight months of improvement and raises concerns about the economic recovery."

Meanwhile, the Obama administration has submitted a new health reform plan and I think a lot of folks still see the Obama people as oh, so smart. But if they are, why do they do things like this?
"Democrats and labor unions didn’t rush to embrace the plan, either, though by Monday night, Democrats were sounding more receptive to it, despite the lack of a public health insurance option. Congressional Democratic aides also complained of being left in the dark by the White House, asking for a preview of the bill Friday, only to be denied by White House aides, according to multiple sources."

Stiffing members of your own party doesn't seem like the start of a great plan to pass a bill.

And in any case, a new Rasmussen poll suggests public opinion hasn't changed much on the Obama/Democrat plan--in the latest findings, 41% favor the plan, but 56% oppose.

Dallas 91, Indiana 82: the Mavericks of course recently pulled off a huge trade, getting impact players Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood from the Washington Wizards. And now they've won 4 games in a row. So far the trade looks good. In this particular game, the Mavs were a bit sloppy. Still, key stats: Haywood had 20 rebounds. And Dallas held Indy to 36% shooting from the field.