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 »
Heresy: The moral case for higher taxes
A partial solution for “The Fiscal Cliff” would be for ALL Congresscritters to jump over it. by way of apologizing for their incompetence. A few got replaced, but too many came back … Congress is far better at assuring their re-election than doing anything for the people they purport to represent. These guys (and a few gals) take more vacations than any citizen, haven’t passed | Read More »
Congress, please take a year’s vacation
With all due respect, the Stupor Committee has failed to come up with any compromise and you, Congress, have failed to do your job. The Constitution requires of you to complete appropriations each year by the October 1 deadline YOU (and your weak-kneed predecessors) imposed, after extending it from July 1! I find it a political farce that 535 Senators and Representatives of The People | 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 »
Democrats and Republicans: Dump Daschle!
Maybe I don’t have to remind Republicans, but a special shout out to my Senators: Mr Cornyn and Ms Hutchison, if you can do it under the rules, please place Mr. Daschle in your back pocket and sit on his nomination! To the Democrats: please remember all the kind words Mr Daschle had for you as Minority and Majority leader. Do you really want to | Read More »