One day until government shutdown. The one week continuing resolution expires tomorrow, and there is still no signed FY 2011 budget on the table, could be an interesting turn of events, with the new numbers that are arising, that it isn't 38.5 Billion in spending cuts, but just over 350 Million.
As usual, instead of taking the leading role, our “Campainger-in Chief”, waited to see what the reactions of the American people were going to be before exposing his latest flip, or are we on flop, too confusing to keep up because it seems to be happening daily.
Is he leading our country or running for re-election. Is he serious about our financial crisis, or just playing the manipulation of words game to make us think we are hearing what we want to hear.
I didn't hear what I wanted to hear.....
One of the Presidents answers is to raise taxes on the wealthy. I will agree that some of the loopholes in the tax code do indeed need to be removed, but raising taxes on the top 1%, who spend 33% (I think) of non discretionary dollars in our economy is not very red, white, and blue. I hate to tell the POTUS, that it is these people that are creating jobs, and putting money into the economy to try to make it grow, they are the ones investing in America to attempt to get the economy back in the black, instead of wallowing in the red that our oversized government seems to want to keep it in.
About as unred, unwhite, and unblue as it gets. You obviously know nothing about children with disabilities, or children in general. Children need 24 hour care, whether they have a disability or not. Parents of children with disabilities are a resilient bunch, and their kids come first, whether it comes from the parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, friends, cousins, teachers, or the government, don't try to say that these kids are not going to get what they need. I will use one of Sarah Palin's famous quotes “Momma Grizzlies” when it comes to their kids. Don't use kid's with disabilities as a crutch on your campaign trail, tick off a bunch of parents with kid's that have disabilities and you elude that they are not cared for by them, and you think you have to worry about the Tea Party Movement. read more »
April 12, 2011, Tax Freedom Day. This is supposed to be the first day in our calendar year that our nation as a whole has earned enough money to fund its annual tax burden. But, there is always a but, it is only based on this calendar years taxes, and does not calculate into its consideration our national federal budget deficit. So, from my view from the Ridge, this acclaimed day, really means, that Americans have done their part to achieve their responsibilities, but those in Washington, DC have not.
If there is anyone out there that can give me the date of when a “true” Tax Freedom Day will be achieved this year, taking the federal deficit into consideration, it will be appreciated. It makes me wonder and intrigued, who works harder to get the job done, the American people, or those that we thought we had wisely cast our votes for in Congress and the White House.
Patriot's Day will be celebrated this year on April 18, 2011. Many probably don't know or celebrate this day, because it is a civic holiday, celebrated in Maine and Massachusetts, to remind us of the first battles of the American Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775. It is now celebrated on the third Monday in April since 1969.
State Houses are closed, but Federal building remain open. The Boston Marathon is run, it is customary (if Mother Nature is in the mood) for Opening Day for our revered Red Sox. There are re-enactments, to take pride, and make sure we never forget the sacrifices made on our behalf , to value our Freedom and Liberties, that these brave individuals bestowed upon us.
Maybe I am feeling a little nostalgic, but ask that on this coming Monday, that each and every Patriot, take a moment, to thank those that came before us, and realize that they have provided us with the tools necessary to once again lead America in the right direction. read more »