This is the time to re-ignite the American imagination. This is the time to search for the tallest summit, and set our sights on the brightest star. This is the time to rekindle the bonds of love and loyalty and memory that link us together as citizens, as neighbors, as patriots. – President Donald J. Trump 02/05/19
President Donald J. Trump gave his State of the Union (SOTU) address last night. The speech lasted 1:22:25 making it the third-longest SOTU speech in history.
It’s really a no-brainer – the U.S. Senate and U.S. House should extend unemployment benefits. They should get it done this week.
The 1.3 million people who need these checks lost their benefits late last year when congress failed to act before the holidays. It was a pretty cruel way to treat constituents. These people are now facing two or more weeks without a check.
I only have one condition – find some way to pay for it. I don’t care if it’s down the road a ways, just pay for it.
Members of Congress have overall approval ratings in the single digits, plus a new report found that over half the members of congress are millionaires. They are so out of touch with regular folks that showing just a little kindness might help people have a better opinion about them.
The basic reason for extending benefits is that we should take care of our own.
U.S. Senator Max Baucus is hosting his 6th Montana Jobs Summit September 16/17 in Butte, Montana.
You have to hand it to Max Baucus, he’s good at campaigning, and he’s never lost an election. History will remember Baucus as the author of Obamacare, but in the remaining months of his last term, Baucus says he will “focus on Montana priorities” probably hoping that he can change the “author of Obamacare” perception people have of him just a little.
I consider Baucus “Brian Schweitzer lite.” While Schweitzer would brand bills from the Montana Legislature on the capitol steps, Baucus would take walks across Montana. While Schweitzer would bus seniors to Canada for cheaper drugs, Baucus would hold a work day where he would work at a local business. Schweitzer was much more fun to watch, and it’s too bad he opted out of running for the U.S. Senate.
Several years ago, Baucus discovered a gold mine in getting much-needed publicity when he started hosting a Montana Jobs Summit. Who would not like to see “good-paying jobs” come to the state? “Good-paying jobs” became his catch phrase.
And if hosting a jobs summit helps you get reelected, that’s even better. Continue reading →
In case you are lacking knowledge about the “Fiscal Cliff” the Wall Street Journal’s David Wessel posted a video explaining it back in October. You can watch “Everything You Need to Know About the Fiscal Cliff’ by clicking HERE.
Today’s Poll Question: “Do you think Congress and the White House will come to an agreement before the United States reaches the “Fiscal Cliff” on January 1, 2013?”