Tag Archives: FY 2011

Resolved, Maybe

If you are a little confused about how the pending government shutdown was averted you have a lot of company.  In fact until sometime after 11 a.m. on Thursday morning funding to keep the government running through Tuesday October 4th … Continue reading

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My Two Dogs Are More Responsible

This may be the only time I will draw inspiration for the title of a posting from Jon Huntsman but I have to give credit to the man who is destined to be one of the asterisks of the 2012 … Continue reading

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Told You So

There are few times in my life that I wished I had been wrong but this is one of them.  I predicted that Congress would never come to an agreement on a budget for FY 2012 in time for the … Continue reading

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The Apes Were Smarter

Congress is back in session today after a five week break.  I wish I could say that I anticipated major legislation to put a dent into the unemployment numbers and get the economy moving faster toward a recovery.  Instead I … Continue reading

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The Party That Stole The Holidays

The debt ceiling has passed the House 269 -161.  The Senate is scheduled to vote on it at noon today and it is assumed to be a foregone conclusion that it will pass – now what?  Let’s look at what … Continue reading

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Defending The Term Economic Terrorist

I have been among those who have referred to the Republicans as economic terrorists.  Those are strong words that in some circles would be attacked as inaccurate or dismissed as hyperbole.  The unfortunate truth is that they are neither, in … Continue reading

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Playing The Fourteenth Card

In the last week or so there has been a plethora of discussion of Section 4 of the Fourteenth Amendment, some of it here.  I thought it was time to look at the implications of the Executive Branch invoking it. 

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The Best Budget Proposal You Didn’t Hear Of

The left spent several days praising President Obama’s budget speech mainly because in it he refused to destroy America and took a couple of shots at the piece of absurdity based on false assumptions Paul Ryan, (R, WI-1), and the … Continue reading

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The Banishment Of Jon Kyl

Republican Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl is the junior Senator from Arizona. He is an old man who has already announced his retirement, therefore I tried to avoid this day – but he has just gone too far. 

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The Obsession Is A Distraction

The thing that annoys me the most about the fights over FY 2011’s budget, raising the debt ceiling and FY 2012’s budget is the obsession over the number of dollars being cut from spending.  The number of dollars borders on … Continue reading

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