I am SOOOOooo Ticked Off
So I read the latest, on Republican “compromises.” I haven’t noticed the sky falling since The Sequester took effect, although I am told it must have been a catastrophe. Sec. State Kerry announced $250 million in aid to Egypt , since. The US Navy bought another four “littoral ships” for almost $1.4 billion ($1,378,350,912, to be precise, because we can price a ship down to | Read More »
Embrace the Cliff!
Congress: All y’all voted and passed it last year, and President Obama signed it. Please go home, enjoy the holidays, and do nothing. You’re good at that. Social Security is safe: they made a $59.3 billion profit as of September 30, the end of the Federal Fiscal Year. Grandma will keep getting her payments. although she’ll lose some on dividends and interest from all she’s | Read More »
On Taxes, Unemployment, and Give-Aways
It sounds like there’s going to be some bi-partisan compromise. But in exchange for keeping lower taxes on “the rich,” Congress will extend unemployment benefits (again), use the Tax Code as Welfare, and throw in a few other sweeteners. I’m sure today’s Congress wants to extend tax breaks for “the rich.” Aside from many small family businesses that get taxed as if they were individuals, | Read More »
Continuing Resolutions for Dummies (ie, Congress)
It may be too much for Congress (still Democrat) to pass a budget, or the dozen Appropriations bills that they failed to complete by the Due Date of October 1. No wonder many have been fired. Unable to perform their jobs, Congress will undoubtedly attempt to pass yet another Omnibus Resolution to keep the Government going. So far, a Continuing Resolution keeps us going, as | Read More »
Spend ‘Til You Drop!
The AP wrote an article on how we’re going to keep track of “stimulus” spending: And how, exactly, are states supposed to track and report all this spending when there’s no money in the law for tracking or auditing? Gee … I thought State Treasurers or Comptrollers and Federal Contract Administrators, COTRs, and Agency heads were already charged with tracking responsibilities. As a Federal contractor | Read More »