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The Don’s Values

“Don’t tell me your value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” That quote comes from Joe Biden. I have used it several times in the past in my writing because it is so true. The Trump administration is about to officially send its budget request to Capitol Hill. Keep Amtrak Joe’s words of profound wisdom in mind as we explore together. Continue reading The Don’s Values

Something (Kinda) Nice To Say

Monday morning I awoke to the news that a deal had been struck to keep the government funded through the end of its fiscal year (September). That was a pleasant surprise since just last Friday the best Washington could do was a one week kick the can deal. The package, (which still needs to pass both chambers and gets the President’s signature), appears to be a rare example of cooperation between both Parties and among the House and Senate leadership along with the White House. That actually sounds like a functioning federal government which was worth interrupting my regularly scheduled posting. In the blogging world that is the equivalent of a stop the presses moment. Let’s explore. Continue reading Something (Kinda) Nice To Say

1, 2, 3 But Not So Easy

It is difficult to make the call but I’ll go out on a limb and say the American Health Care Act (ACHA) was the biggest American political story of last week. I like pinning the tail on the donkey and we all know a synonym for donkey that starts with the letter “A” is very appropriate when you consider the most popular nickname for the bill is Trumpcare. Today I want to concentrate on the CBO’s (Congressional Budget Office) report and the Republican reaction to it. Let’s explore. Continue reading 1, 2, 3 But Not So Easy

Huge Dilemma Or Another Distraction

The Republicans wheeled out their long awaited repeal and replace health care plan last week. As expected it certainly didn’t live up to their rhetoric. Is there another aspect at play? Let’s explore. Continue reading Huge Dilemma Or Another Distraction

Business Decision Or Economic Domestic Terrorism?

On Tuesday Aetna Insurance announced that in 2017 it would not participate in the health care exchanges in 11 of the 15 states that it had in 2016. At first glance it was perceived as a big blow to Obamacare. It was certainly portrayed as such and as evidence of the unraveling of Obamacare in the right wing echo chamber. Things are not always what they appear to be on the surface. This situation demands a deeper dive. Let’s do it together. Continue reading Business Decision Or Economic Domestic Terrorism?