Tag Archives: federal budget

Of Some Money Matters

Timestamp: Sunday afternoon.

Considering my first real job was in banking perhaps I should be making a few comments on recent “money matters”. One (necessitating the timestamp) risks being incomplete by the time this is published and another, admittedly, is a stretch. In any event…

Continue reading Of Some Money Matters

Progressive Sweeping LXVIII

I planned on waiting a few more days before I did another clean up type article, but the plethora of material proved too tempting.

Continue reading Progressive Sweeping LXVIII

Another Bad Punt And More To Come

Unlike many of my readers I didn’t spend much time watching football this season, but I do have a fan’s understanding of the game. (Unlike most football fans I am willing to admit the limitations of my knowledge of the game.) For the most part a punt is the admission that your offense sputtered. In the NFL you accomplish a punt without the aid of the other team. The House Republicans haven’t even reached that level of competency.

Continue reading Another Bad Punt And More To Come

What’s Going On In Your House

Timestamp: Monday morning, Martin Luther King Day

As I pen this another possible government shutdown looms. The current House Speaker, Mike Johnson, is part of a leadership agreement on a budget (which is already months late – students try that in your school work. No don’t, I’m only being sarcastic!) The most radical of the House GOP members are floating the idea of firing Johnson, like they did Kevin McCarthy, for his agreeing to keep the government open. That agreement doesn’t look like it will get across the finish line and the most viable alternative I’ve heard kicked around is another continuing resolution (CR) with a two-pronged end date. Instead of working on getting the government funded a significant portion of the House GOP is either trying to impeach President Biden and/or a significant number of the members of his Cabinet all without cause or proof of impeachable offenses. In addition to that it appears at least two female GOP House members, (Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Nancy Mace of South Carolina), are obsessed with Hunter Biden’s genitalia. (Do you know how difficult it is to keep this PG sometimes?) Oh, and that isn’t even the primary catalyst for today’s rant.

Continue reading What’s Going On In Your House

Progressive Sweeping LIX

Before I head out the door, I figured I’d try and do some housekeeping. Here we go.

Continue reading Progressive Sweeping LIX