Shocker: Government shirks responsibility, again


"The deal approved today is truly a missed opportunity to do something big to reduce our long-term fiscal problems..." - from a statement released Tuesday, by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, co-chairs of a bipartisan deficit reduction committee If you don't stand broadly and shoulder the responsibilities of governing, there should be no surprise when… Continue reading Shocker: Government shirks responsibility, again

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Lack of Cliff deal links to lack of fortitude in Congress


"New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, and for decades and decades, the American people have watched the ball drop in Times Square. But this year, Mr. President, the American people are waiting for the ball to drop, but it’s not going to be a good drop." - Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid (D-NV), in a… Continue reading Lack of Cliff deal links to lack of fortitude in Congress

Saxby Chambliss’ red scare


Remember when the "red scare" was the fear of Communism creeping across the globe, where right wing politicians warned us that a commie could be hiding behind any tree, on the street where you live? There's a new red scare on the carefully media manicured political landscape, and again, it is coming from the extremists… Continue reading Saxby Chambliss’ red scare

Fiscal cliff compromise a wolf in elephant’s clothing


Here we go again. The Republicans are skipping down the path toward obstructionism, aiming to get away with doing the least by convincing us it is the most they can do. It isn't. They will give it another sham title like "Tax Reform." It won't be. They're saying it will increase significant revenue by being… Continue reading Fiscal cliff compromise a wolf in elephant’s clothing

For Obama, it’s really always been about unity


If there was ever a question about which commitment President Barack Obama has made in his life that will live beyond his presidency, it is his stubborn belief that a united America, without the distraction of division, can and will accomplish great things. Regardless of whether he is able to reach effective but difficult compromises… Continue reading For Obama, it’s really always been about unity

Bits and Pricks – 22 August, 2012


August 22, 2012 Today's Ticks & Pricks all take place under the 2012 Elections banner: Pete Souza, Official White House Photographer (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Akin and the GOP War on Women   Congress and the Fiscal Cliff   Osama Raid Book Surprises the White House The War on Women Whether Rep. Todd Akin's (R-MO) loose remarks… Continue reading Bits and Pricks – 22 August, 2012