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Thanks, Joe!

This article was written well ahead of publishing in order for the author to honor a personal commitment

Today is Thanksgiving Day in America. In reality the day is taken up with too much eating and watching football but its intent is to give thanks for all the good we have. While I, like most Americans, have a lot to be thankful for I want to center on one thing – Joe Biden. What a difference a year makes. America is so much better off this year than it was last Thanksgiving under then-President Donald Trump!

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Expanding On Monday’s Article

I don’t know what will or will not happen to the second part of the infrastructure package but at this point what we already have is a big deal (a “BFD”, if you prefer) and I want to spend another day talking about it.

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Don’t Let Them Take Credit

As it turns out my selection for the biggest American political story of last week may indeed have been a bit premature. Very late Friday night the House passed a $ trillion+ infrastructure package that the Senate had previously passed and the President is certain to sign into law (if he hasn’t already by the time you read this). It was sausage making at its best (or should I say worst?). The real issue is that it may (hopefully) still be an incomplete story. Today I want to focus on one of my political pet peeves – the hypocrisy of many elected officials.

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Silly, Silly, Sly

Today I want to discuss the debt ceiling. I promise it won’t be as nerdy as it sounds. However, there is part of it that will make you feel like you took a trip to the butcher shop and are watching the sausage being made. Today’s title is a basic outline of the article. (The first silly may actually be a kind choice of words.)

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Relative Utility

The unresolved issue that garnered the most DC press last week was the infrastructure bill package which is still in limbo as of this writing. It consists of two legislative bills; one a traditional infrastructure package which appears to have bipartisan support (at least in the Senate) and a larger “fix much of what is deficient in America while preparing it for the future bill”. I am of the school of thought that we should be concentrating on the content of the second bill and not its price tag. For the purposes of today’s discussion I will largely break that rule.

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