“Congress consistently brings the Government to the edge of default before facing its responsibility. This brinkmanship threatens the holders of government bonds and those who rely on Social Security and veterans benefits. The United States has a special responsibility to itself and the world to meet its obligations.”
Today, we are filing papers to launch our 2012 campaign. We’re doing this now because the politics we believe in does not start with expensive TV ads or extravaganzas, but with you — with people organizing block-by-block, talking to neighbors, co-workers, and friends. And that kind of campaign takes time to build.
Jim Bieber, who runs a public affairs firm and handles a lot of conservative clients, took me to task for the post I put up about referencing resigned-Alaska govenor and failed VP candidate Sarah Palin’s defense of her website’s gunsight targets and language of “reload” in the wake of the Rep. Giffords shooting as a…
As I traveled around South County, I kept a special eye out for all those unfortunate souls that I have been writing about over the past number of months to see how they were doing. I have been visiting the usual places to see how they have been doing.
In this weekâ€™s address, President Obama called on members of Congress to come together to ratify the new START treaty just as they were able to come together to pass the essential economic package he signed into law on Friday. Ratifying a treaty like START is not about winning a victory for an administration or a political party, it is about the safety and security of the country.
Fine, let them have there deal. But the price should be that they have to come up with the majority of votes to pass the legislation. The progressives in the House and Senate need to hold firm and vote no on the deal. That way the only one caving will be the President. Democrats, Liberals, Progressives, need to have the spine to stand up and say, loud and clear, we will not increase the federal deficit and debt to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires.