Current Events

Sequestration Review – in case you’ve forgotten how we got here.

If the Super Committee failed to reach an agreement (which was pretty much a foregone conclusion), then a “sequester” would kick in, forcing automatic budget “cuts.” The automatic budget “cuts” were designed to be to some of the most basic functions of the Federal Government – ie. Defense spending, and to programs that had some of the most visibly painful consequences if cut.

Current Events, Just musing

Sequester is Worth 18 Points…and That’s About It

Sequester... Sequester... Government is going to cut some spending. And the word for it is... Sequester. Doesn't that sound great? Sequester. What? Government is going to cut spending? And you're telling me they're doing nothing to stop it? Say it with me: Sequester. How often do you hear that the government isn't going to spend… Continue reading Sequester is Worth 18 Points…and That’s About It

Current Events, Just musing

Closing the Dealership / Showroom Loophole

A recent forty-three car pile up on Interstate 75 in Detroit got me thinking. A sudden snowfall whipped up over the freeway on January 31st causing cars and trucks to slam into one another. More than a dozen people were hurt and three people were killed; two of which, where children. One was seven and… Continue reading Closing the Dealership / Showroom Loophole

Current Events, Just musing

The State of the Union

So I took a sabbatical from politics to concentrate on putting the final edit on my novel. I also joined a writer's group to spar short stories back and forth and see how creative we could get. And look what happened while I was away? Barack Obama is back in the White House. What the… Continue reading The State of the Union