At noon on January 20, 2017 Donald Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States. On noon of January 20, 2018 the federal government of the United States was shut down in large part due to his incompetence. I’ve seen this show before. Let’s explore. Continue reading Two S-shows
It is Tuesday morning as I write this article. At the stroke of midnight Friday the federal government becomes a pumpkin without a continuing resolution to fund it. After a congressional “short punt” in December even another doesn’t look very promising at this point. The problem is today’s Republican Party whose three pillars are reinforced by President Trump and his administration. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Three Pillars Reinforced
Over last weekend we kept hearing of a much vaunted Tuesday meeting President Trump was going to have with the four Congressional leaders. On Tuesday morning he tweeted that the meeting was going to be a waste of time because Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi were such bad people. To steal a line from former Senator Barbara Boxer, it is like she invited you to dinner and a few hours before told the world that you were a serial killer. You might not attend the dinner party. Schumer and Pelosi sent their “regrets” on Tuesday morning. There is more here than meets the eye. Let’s explore. Continue reading Incompetence To Be Proven?
Congress is getting back in town today after another long vacation. It seems as time goes on each Congress is less productive than its predecessor. The cynical (sometimes including me) often wonder if they are actually capable of productivity. We will discover the answer to that this month. Let’s explore. Continue reading Work Ahead?
Today seems to be one of those rare days when the crystal ball is not overcast – let’s just hope it is accurate. Congress comes back in September and it has two things it must get done: fund the government via either a budget (which isn’t going to happen) or a continuing resolution (CR) and raise the debt ceiling. I have a prediction on both as well as a simple solution to one of the nation’s raging debates. Let’s explore. Continue reading Bullshutdown