Kick the can down the road

It is becoming increasingly difficult to approach anything happening in Washington (or Austin for that matter) with reason or common sense. Before I dive into what was happening there, I should go into some detail as to what was happening at home. Obviously, I won’t give absolute specifics, but my wife works for one of […]

Republicans Stupidly Take US Economy to the Brink: Fitch Responds

As we all know, the Republicans have been holding the US economy hostage for 2 weeks in a futile and unwise effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a fool’s errand from the start.  Once they finally realized that their effort was folly, they’ve been trying to extract some kind of concession so they can […]

The Republican Rainbow

Thanks, Republicans, for giving us such a beautiful rainbow. You are doing a marvelous job. I don’t think the DNC could have asked for better support in jumping over purple and going to blue in many districts in the future. You have shown your true colors, and none of them are red, white or blue. […]

Posturing, Paychecks and Pink Slips

As I read through the Opinion section of the Army Times this past weekend, I was struck by the comments that soldiers were making regarding the sequester and never-ending game Congress plays with our troops. (They aren’t happy.) Actually I’ve been struck by a lot of things lately; I’m just more struck by the actions and […]

Profiles In Stupid

So who are the people that are driving us toward default and who do they represent? Start with Steve King of Iowa, who said threats of default are “false demagoguery.” Friday’s New York Times ran a piece on the people who live in King’s Fourth Congressional District in Iowa. “When I reached Brent Geels, co-owner […]

Another Day Older and Closer to Default

Tick, tick, tick. Every day the shutdown drags on and every day we edge just a little bit closer to default on the debt. A week ago I would have given the chances of default at about 20%. Today I would say the odds are 50-50, and growing more likely by the day. Why? Reading […]

All They Want for Christmas is President Romney

Osama bin Boehner released his list of demands yesterday–what he wants in exchange for freeing the debt ceiling hostage. The list includes: A one year delay in implementation of the ACA. An overhaul of the tax code. (Read more tax cuts for the top 1%). Construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. More offshore oil and […]