How’s the sequestration treating you? Most may ask, ‘What Sequestration?’. Alot of folks stopped paying attention to this sort of thing, due to fatigue, so it is understandable that they would not know. It’s a state of broad departmental budget cuts to government programs and services. We are gifted with this albatross because the last Congress could not pass a budget. The doomsday scenarios the White House and some Democrats warned against haven’t happened. Yet.
The country has not imploded yet, nor been invaded by a foreign entity.Personally, I haven’t been affected at all by sequestration, which I think is indicative of the experience of most Americans, because I am self sufficient, I have no special needs that require federal aid. Unless you need a service of any kind…..that you depend on to eat, take care of yourself and family, to educate children. You know, nothing of real importance to the media, or the average Senator and Congressperson. Like booking a flight home from Washington!
So, most of us were relieved that there was news of a compromise reached in Washington, that a bandage was slapped on to the mess our nation’s finances are in.
For most of the United States, 2012 has been a difficult and challenging year, replete with extreme weather phenomena, tragic losses of life, and one of the most polarizing elections of modern times, so I understand why the average American just wants to move on. We are weary. We’ve all had enough uncertainty, we need to be able to spend without worrying as much for awhile. Our economy depends on it.
The new legislation keeps the Bush era tax cuts for persons making less than $400,000 and couples making less that $450,000. It also makes permanent the fixes for the Alternative Minimum Tax and delays government spending cuts for two months. Continue reading →
The race for Joe Lieberman’s Senate seat was a big deal here in the Tri-State area! Linda’s ads during Good Morning America. Linda’s ads during the mid day news. Linda’s ads during our nightly news. We were so literally deluged with Linda McMahon campaign ads, we would have rather watched wresting! She probably lost not for siding with the union busting Republican Mitt Romney, but for really annoying us morning, noon, and night!
Let’s indulge in a little grave dancing, shall we? I found this neat little article on Mother Jones by Nick Baumann.
The sore Losers of Election 2012 are not taking it easy. Particularly the Republican ones. And some just never got the lessons in grade school about being poor winners and losers, that the rest of us enjoyed. Maybe they don’t teach sportsmanship to the folks who get to Capitol Hill either?
Congressman Allen West, the south Florida Republican who has made headlines nationally for his fiery Tea Party rhetoric, filed motions asking a judge to require elections officials to impound ballots and voting machines. 100% of precincts reported Democratic candidate Patrick Murphy as the victor. But West still refuses to concede. Continue reading →
This year marked the first election that I donated to campaigners from other states. I felt that strongly about getting more Progressives in House and Senate seats, here’s a thank you notes I received:
Last night was YOUR night. This victory is YOUR victory.
This was a campaign that broke records — raising money from more small donors than any Senate campaign in the history of the country. Knocking on more doors than any campaign in the history of Massachusetts. An amazing campaign. Continue reading →
I don’t care what anyone says, America loves a good O!
Or, at least I do. Watching this speech, I fell in love with my president all over again. I’ve posted President Barack Obama’s victory speech here, just in case you missed it last night just like I did. Enjoy!
Election day at last!!! Like a good little citizen, I went to my local polling place, waited in line, got my ballot, made my selection, and exercised my civic duty and precious right to vote. The whole process took less than twenty minutes to my surprise, perhaps due to the fact my district enjoyed a short ballot this year. I hope your experience was as pleasant! Now all that’s left to do is wait for the results, the continuation of the Obama administration, or a less clear path under Mitt Romney.
I really got a kick out of the people from other nations, whose curiosity about the way Americans vote, made me think about the whole process in a new way.
In the words of Vice President Joe Biden, election 2012 is shaping up to be a big f@#$ing deal!!! Even the creative types who work on popular animated television shows know this election is so very important!
In an effort to entertain and be informative I have found a digital video treat for you, kids. Enjoy this Pro-President Obama campaign ad, see what you think, and drop me a line, ok?