Overnite delivery and a belated Happy New Year
If I hear “at least you got the worst over early in the year” one more time…..well, suffice it to say, it won’t bode well for anyone saying it. Overnite delivery turned into a five day funfest. I made ATT track my router every single day until it was delivered. As I explained to customer service, since I had no way to track the delivery they would have to do it for me. So, by 7:00 PM yesterday it finally got to its designation and was installed. The good news, ATT waived the delivery fee. Of course there has to be other issues, linking everyone’s ‘stuff’ to the router, which took some time. I never realized until yesterday all the ‘stuff’ that is WI-FI in this house. Glad to be back to relative normalcy and peace and to be able to wish all of you a Happy New Year!……finally. I wish all of you the best in the New Year. I know there is a lot to overcome on occasion, but keep giving the best you have and it will turn around. Be patient, I have some catching up to do.
Let’s talk about ‘leverage’. Harry Reid was so ticked off about the concessions suggested to him by teh WON, he Threw Obama Fiscal Cliff Proposal Into Burning Fireplace, then sent a message to McConnell that their last offer stands. Enter Joey B., the leverage guy.
Perhaps the most important concession he wrangled from the administration, which Reid had been unwilling to make, was a two-month extension of the sequester, automatic cuts to defense spending and domestic programs that were supposed to be triggered Jan. 1. Reid wanted much more, worried that the two-month period will simply set up another colossal showdown that will also rope in the debt ceiling and funding for the government. “The deal itself is OK, but sets up Democrats for [a] worse fight and strengthens Republicans’ hand for what they really want: cuts,” said a Democratic source close to Reid. “Biden gave away the store on timeline. Two months and we’re back at this and in worse shape.”
Because they will have zero leverage to get what they want. The appropriations committee should hold up on everything, except the bills necessary to be paid, until the Progs in the Senate stop their obstructionist governing style, write a budget with some fiscal sanity in it and, grow up.
I feel so very badly for the people affected by the latest hurricane/perfect storm. The greedy in the Senate brought relief to a halt by loading up the emergency relief bill with pork. You won’t believe who was the biggest beneficiaries of the pork (Harry Reid was delighted) Hypocritical? You betcha! Forbes has the inside
Why, you might ask, would the Senate be packing billions of taxpayer dollars for these areas of the country that are nowhere near the devastation brought about by superstorm Sandy into a bill designed to bring relief to those suffering from the storm that ripped the northeastern part of the nation?
The answer can be found in a quick review of the states that are set to benefit from the Senate’s extra-special benevolence—states including Alabama, Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana.
What, you may ask, do these states far from New York and New Jersey have in common?
Each is not only a red state, but each of these states are represented by two Republican senators—with the exception of Louisiana with its one GOP senator.
And what happens when you buy off seven Republican senators with a package of goodies under the guise of storm relief supposedly meant to benefit two blue states?
You get yourself a filibuster proof piece of legislation.
Coincidence? Not at all. We know this because Harry Reid told us so in press conference held on December 20, a time when everyone’s attention was so glued to the fiscal cliff drama that any talk of any other bills was completely lost in the wind.
If you want a look at what 7 million of your tax dollars pays for when teh WONS are on paycayshun, US News has some great pics of their HA digs.
Each U.S. president has found his own way to unwind from the stresses of leading the free world, including Harry Truman, who once called the White House the “crown jewel of the federal penal system” because he felt so confined there. Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush both escaped to ranches out west. [ed note-their own homes]
But Obama prefers to spend the holidays at lavish rented estates in his former home state of Hawaii, where he plays golf, works out at the nearby Marine Corps base, and spends time with wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia on the beach.
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