Saturday, May 7, 2011

Boot Camp

This blog will be suspended for a few months.  I'm leaving for boot camp on Monday and will not have access till late summer.  Have a good summer and enjoy the fun...I'll probably be doing pushups!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Congress Returns for Debt Ceiling Fight

Next Monday the debt ceiling debate will kick off the return of the Congress - which has had about four weeks off to celebrate Easter.  The issue has been buried as this week has been spent in celebration over the death of Bin Laden.  However, it is expected that the temporary unity will quickly dissolve as Congressional leaders stall the inevitable yes vote on raising the ceiling in hope for as much concessions as possible.  Though we can wish for a real stand to be made at this juncture, there will probably be a minuscule reduction in projected spending and, of course, continued debt.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Obama's Re-Election not a Guarantee

With President Obama's successful defeat of Osama Bin Laden, many people believe that it may now be impossible to defeat the President in 2012.  This is not true.  Aside from his success on this front, he fails with respect to the economy.  CNN ran a poll today indicating that, even though his job performance rating has received a slight bump, his numbers on the economy and, more importantly, his handling of the deficit are down.  Unless he works to put forth a real program turn around the deficit, his political future is still an unknown.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Osama Bin Laden is finally DEAD

Americans can wake up Monday morning to face a new week and a new month knowing that the infamous terrorist who mocked and enraged us, who sought to destroy everything that we stand for, who murdered thousands of our fellows citizens, who cost us trillions to pursue is finally and forever GONE from the Earth.

As we move forward to further undo his terrible work, I hope we can do so with renewed cooperation and hope. Today is America's Day.