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Texas Senate Candidate Dwayne Stovall Hits Cornyn on Debt Ceiling Vote

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX),  already facing a difficult race in Texas, may have just signed his own retirement letter by becoming a pivotal vote to pass the debt ceiling increase Wednesday evening. In defiance of GOP promises to attach spending cuts to further debt ceiling increases, Cornyn sided with Senator Mitch McConnell to kill a… Continue reading Texas Senate Candidate Dwayne Stovall Hits Cornyn on Debt Ceiling Vote

Current Events, Just musing

Other Lessons From A Government Shutdown: A Plan to Take Back Our National Parks

It seems that the people’s enjoyment of our national parks and historic places has been the biggest - or at least the most visible - casualty of this shutdown debacle.  With nearly 80% of the federal government system deemed “essential,” and untouched, the arrangement leaves the President with few good options with which to demonstrate… Continue reading Other Lessons From A Government Shutdown: A Plan to Take Back Our National Parks

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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.