Obama’s WAR; GM and Chrysler cut 50000 jobs and beg for $22 billion; California near Collapse

President Barack Obama signed an order to send 17000 more US troops in Afghanistan -8000 Marines, 9000 Army troops -currently have 34000 US troops -history is repeating itself.think Bush www.msnbc.msn.com GOP tries to restore image of fiscal discipline -voted against Stimulus bill www.msnbc.msn.com General Motors and Chrysler LLC has requested an additional nearly billion in US government aid. -received .4 billion from the US Treasury -GM said is cutting 47000 jobs this year -cutting five additional US plants by 2012 -Chrysler, meanwhile, will reduce capacity by 100000 units and cut 3000 jobs www.cnbc.com SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) accused Robert Allen Stanford, the chief of the Stanford Financial Group, of conducting “a massive ongoing fraud” – accused of orchestrating an billion fraudulent investment program -this is why nobody trusts anybody? www.iht.com www.cnn.com Dow drops nearly 300 points -near a 10 year low. www.iht.com Speculation Alabama to get 52000 jobs through stimulus according to White House data www.bizjournals.com California, Almost Broke, Nears Brink -20000 jobs cut, no more money -CA is out of magic tricks www.nytimes.com Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman is running for Governor -she opposes raising taxes to balance California’s budget and would set a goal of creating 2 million new jobs by 2015 -shes a Republican (so we know that honor her word.) www.mercurynews.com Rodriguez provides additional details of steroid use -admits to three