Tag Archives: Defense Spending

Same Agenda – Different Tactic

For nearly eighty years the Republican Party has fought Social Security.  For nearly fifty years they have fought Medicare and Medicaid.  Considering that I am in the sixth decade of my life, I anticipate that they will be fighting Obamacare … Continue reading

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Sequester Siesta

  Back in the summer of 2011 America was dealing with one of the many fiscal crises that the Tea Party/Republicans have manufactured in the 112th and 113th Congress.  The solution/punt formation included the creation of a Supercommittee that if … Continue reading

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If A Than B

Monday President Obama put forth the name of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense.  What interested me was why and what does that tell us.  Hagel, the former Republican Senator from Nebraska, had been rumored to be in line for … Continue reading

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Least We Forget

Today is the anniversary of one of the darkest days in American military history.  It is the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  America’s greatest generation, (thanks Dad), rose from those ashes and defeated the mightiest foe it … Continue reading

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What Cliff?

Friday President Obama held his first meeting with Congressional leaders to discuss what has come to be known as the fiscal cliff.  The word cliff implies some danger and doom.  If there is imminent danger it is certainly not for … Continue reading

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A Tribute To Barney Frank

If you were giving out lifetime achievement awards to progressives Barney Frank’s name would be high on the list.  Monday the Massachusetts House member announced he would not seek reelection ending a Congressional career of over thirty years that included … Continue reading

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Not So Super Committee

With Thursday’s announcement of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s picks the so-called Super Committee is complete.  As part of the debt ceiling deal each leader in Congress got to name three people from their caucus to a committee that is … Continue reading

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Fork In The Road

Some years ago baseball legend Lawrence “Yogi” Berra wrote a book entitled When You Come to a Fork in the Road Take It! with Dave Kaplan.  The Hall of Fame catcher is famous for his “Yogisms” – statements that leave … Continue reading

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If He Means What He Says

Monday Speaker John Boehner addressed The Economic Club of New York.  I listened to the entire speech and the Q&A session that followed.  What concerns me is how much was positioning and pandering, and how much did he really mean.  … Continue reading

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The Difference Is Clear

Wednesday afternoon in his speech on the defecit President Obama made the difference between Democrats and Republicans abundantly clear.  His plan had a goal of reducing the defecit by $4 trillion over the next 12 years and was based in … Continue reading

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