No one built this country on their own. This nation is great because we built it together. This nation is great because we worked as a team. And if we hold fast to that truth, in this moment of trial, there is no challenge too great; no mission too hard. As long as we are joined in common purpose, as long as we maintain our common resolve, our journey moves forward, and our future is hopeful, and the state of our Union will always be strong.”
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47), on Thursday offered the final amendment to the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011, H.R. 527. Rep. Sanchez’ motion to recommit, which did not pass, would have ensured that H.R. 527 does not prohibit the implementation of recently passed incentives that help small businesses to hire veterans.
On Friday, we posted some advice for OccupyWallStreet from Rolling Stone political writer Matt Taibbi and it’s great advice. One of the downsides of a “leaderless” movement is that “message” is all over the place. Is there corporate greed? Absolutely. Are all corporations greedy? No. Is there corporate money in elections? Yes there is. And…
As I traveled around town, I continued to be on the lookout for the regular people on the streets. A few weeks back, I ran into the “drifter”. He had been chased away by the Sheriff after the local property manager had lodged a complaint. He was back with his increasingly faded “Need Work” Sign occupying the usual corner right across from the beautiful Laguna Niguel City Hall. I worked up the courage to walk up to see how he was doing.