Caught My Eye…

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses. – William Arthur Ward

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, CME is posted right here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Topics that I am providing commentary on today include Tester wants answers, new fees and taxes, the Senate health care bill, 60 pounds of stuff, and one more thing!

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Tester: Veterans Affairs & Indian Health Service

Montana’s senior U.S. Senator, Jon Tester, is on the frontline of two major problems the Federal Government is facing: healthcare for veterans and healthcare for Native Americans.

Tester is the Chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, and he is a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

So is Jon Tester up for this challenge?

Tester has been in the senate for over seven years, so he probably knows his way around – meaning he can find the closest bathroom to his committee hearing room, and he knows a few shortcuts to get from one meeting to the next. Plus, each year more and more of his calls are getting returned, and he can make it to the airport in record time to get out of D.C.

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Caught My Eye…

Happy Friday folks and welcome to Caught My Eye! Today is special because this is the 130th Caught My Eye! The first one was posted July 23, 2010, and I’ve been posting the column almost every Friday since then (Applause). Now if I could just get paid for writing my life would be complete…

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and I often throw in some sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about, Jobs for Veterans, Montana Supreme Court, Indian Health Service, Women in Combat, “Wokers,” RNC Strategy, Cardigan Sweaters, Filibuster Reform, Footlongs, and much more!   Continue reading