Friday, July 29, 2011

Debt Ceiling Part Deux

House can't pass the bill put out by the speaker. Republicans are split on this and making the bill even more conservative won't help its passage through senate.

What is your take on the whole debt debacle? Should the House relent? Give some leeway?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

State of the Economy

I've got some stats on the state of the economy, just the data, not the commentary, that I'll be posting up over the next week. Housing data and bankruptcy stats.....let's just say it's not as great as it could be.... (yea I know that's pretty vague).

Friday, July 15, 2011

Debt Ceiling Caving

I'm going to say two things that are pretty opposite of good ol fashion conservative ideology.

America is in a crisis. We borrow way too much money in order to keep the public sector working (that's only one part of the overall problem.)

Because we love to borrow (remember when your grandparents had an aversion to borrowing money on whim?) we're facing a dilemma between stopping the borrowing (or at least curbing the borrowing), or status quo.

Status quo is really going to leave us poor. Us as a country, not the rich 1% but the average Jills like me.

republicans refuse to budge on their status quo suggestions. I agree with them that raising corporate taxes may not be the best way to go, but then again, doesn't everyone have to participate in righting this economy?

Democrats don't want to give up their programs.... (yes i know that's too simple.)

My simple thoughts are as follows: military, taxation.

Or wealthiest are getting wealthier, why not increase their taxes significantly (obviously I'm not rich.)

Or military eats 50% or so of our tax revenues, can we scale back SOMEWHERE?

The answer is yes to both regardless of what you may feel.

Are those the only places to cut? No. Can we afford to cut significantly ? Yes.

SOMETHING has to give in a big way and I prefer it to be fewer wars overseas than kicking even more Americans at home onto the street.

Just my thoughts, let's bite the bullet and make some huge changes that will impact generations to come in a good way.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hahn Bumps Huey

It was tight but Democrats reigned supreme over Republicans in the Democratic 36th congressional district runoff. About 76K came out to vote and about 55% went to Hahn. It was close......