Monthly Archives: July 2011

Debt Limit Fight: “Your boss can be the hero or the goat. Their choice.”

Well, it’s official. Boehner’s plan didn’t come up for a vote yesterday because he couldn’t get the necessary votes.  The hows and whys are not important. (Although they are delicious.)  What matters is that with five days left before everything … Continue reading

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Time to put the squeeze on OR-O2!

Okay.  Here’s the plan. Boehner’s plan is dead on arrival.  Reid’s plan won’t pass the House.  Obama has ruled out the 14th Amendment option. The only way out is that we have to pass a clean debt bill. And I … Continue reading

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Down to the wire…

So.  Let’s review… Boehner pitches his plan that’s dead on arrival.  Reid’s plan not going get passed in the House. We are six days away from everything going tits up and the only thing that may walk us through this … Continue reading

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My reaction to Obama’s debt limit speech tonight.

Right. I get it. We’re supposed to call our Congress Critters and ask them to support a balanced approached to the debt limit, using both cuts and enhanced revenue. I get that.  Hell I applaud that!  Scare the crap out … Continue reading

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Murdoch, Wisconsin and the Debt Limit: “There is always hope. Only because it’s the one thing that no one has figured out how to kill yet.”.

I’m not gonna lie to you, Marge. This has been a rough couple of weeks for me. And it’s not over yet. Watching the Debt Limit negotiations play out has been like being trapped in a car on the train … Continue reading

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Debt Limit, Social Security and two theories.

Okay, for what it’s worth, I have two theories on why Obama is suddenly putting Social Security and medicare on the table.  One optimistic, one…not so much. THE NOT SO MUCH: Obama sees himself as the post-partisan President and he … Continue reading

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