“There is a penalty to be paid from what the beatniks, and it morphed into the hippies you say, what do you call the 110 million with the sexually transmitted illness – it is the revenge of the hippies! Sex, drugs and rock ’n roll have come back to haunt us in a bad way.” Does this make any sense? Of course not! Welcome to CPAC 2015!
In their latest attempt to rid the nation of the President’s 2014 immigration executive actions, House Republicans have linked the continued funding of Homeland Security to the defunding of the latest immigration reform. The two parties were clearly not trading heart-shaped candies with loving inscriptions this past Valentine’s Day weekend.
While President Obama advocated for net neutrality this week, the Republican Party seemingly worked overtime to prove this meme may be accurate.
Watching the Republicans deflect blame to the Democrats for last week’s government shutdown is like listening to Leatherface claim to be a humanitarian.
On August 21st, Syrian President Bashar Hafez al-Assad’s regime allegedly launched a chemical weapon attack in the suburbs of Damascus, resulting in the deaths of nearly 1,500 civilians according to U.S. Intelligence.
History seems to be repeating itself in Washington, whether it is the debt ceiling, the fiscal cliff or now, the subject of sequestration. I am predicting another last minute (poor) deal or extension to avoid drastic spending cuts from going into effect, but the real question is: why does this keep happening?
Last week, the nation watched as the President gave his first State of the Union Address of his second term.
Regular readers will know that I was a strong supporter of the President’s fully funded American Jobs Act. I could not have been more pleased to hear the bill return to the spotlight during last Tuesday’s address.
“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.
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.
There hasn’t been a bigger dick-measuring contest in Washington since the raising of the debt ceiling last year when it comes to the fiscal cliff.
The start of 2013 will see an end of the Bush tax cuts for all incomes, a lapse in the AMT patch and the beginning of spending cuts under the Budget Control Act of 2011, a combination that many believe could put the nation back into a recession unless action is taken now.