Tag Archives: Super Committee

2016 Republicans: Rob Portman

When evaluating Presidential contenders there are always three questions to be answered: Will they run? Can they win? And what about the Veep slot?  Today we look at Ohio Senator Rob Portman and he has already answered the first two … Continue reading

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Until Next Time

Very late Wednesday evening when the House finally approved a bill ending the government shutdown and averting breaching the debt ceiling I was not elated; relieved would have been a more accurate description of my feelings.  That we were at … Continue reading

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The Return Of Economic Terrorism

The vocal minority within the House Republican caucus is at it again.  They have a few friends in the Senate in the persons of people like Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah but the threat is much … Continue reading

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War On Educational Opportunities

I have repeatedly stated that one of the three pillars supporting the current Republican Party is the promotion of ignorance.  That is simply a more eloquent way of saying a war on public education.  You see the current version of … 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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The Cost Of Delay

The 112th Congress will go down in history as one of the least productive.  If you measure productivity by the number of bills that became legislation it is the least productive since we started keeping records.  Harry Truman famously ran … 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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Requiem Of The Not So Super Committee

Late Monday afternoon the Supercommittee announced it had failed to the surprise of almost no one who had been following it and the events that brought it into being.  Its genesis was the debt ceiling increase deal.  The Tea Party … Continue reading

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The 9-2 Solution

There is an idiom of apparently untraceable English origin that says, “You can’t see the forest for the trees.”  Perhaps that best describes the 112th Congress’ actions, or more accurately lack thereof, on the economy.  A look at the numbers … Continue reading

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Consider The Source

Today is another day that an adage guides my thoughts.  Today it is, “Consider the source.”  Mid week all of Washington was abuzz because Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania had put a plan on the Supercommittee’s table that called for … Continue reading

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