The Hard Way

After a week of no comments, the NRA finally released a statement regarding the horrific Sandy Hook shooting and their solution to prevent such a tragedy from happening again. They also revealed empathy is not a virtue among their organization’s leaders.

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The Cutting Edge

“Where are the President’s spending cuts?” asked House Speaker John Boehner on the House floor Tuesday in response to the President’s plan to handle the fiscal cliff.  Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele further explained House Speaker Boehner’s questioning:  “As the Speaker said today, we’re still waiting for the White House to identify what spending cuts the President is willing to make as part of the ‘balanced approach’ he promised to the American people.  The longer the White House slow-walks this process, the closer our economy gets to the fiscal cliff.”  That sounds serious.  It’s a good thing the proposed cuts were explained in detail… last February.

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My Right Foot

Before originally moving to the West coast, I worked for years as a Vocational Instructor to people with disabilities.  To this day it has been one of the most rewarding professional experiences I have ever had.  One of my first jobs upon arriving in California was as a Community Advocate for people with disabilities.  So, you can imagine my reaction at the news that the Senate Republicans blocked the ratification of a U.N. treaty regarding the rights of the disabled.

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