Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Is That All You Got?
I felt like the day was going pretty good when the panel on “Morning Joe” were discussing President Obama’s football throwing form or lack thereof. There was no “smoking gun” lead or a newspaper to hold up showing the latest “the plot thickens” headline.
Jay Sekulow, the lawyer for the Tea Party 501 (c ) (4 ) applicants, who felt they were wronged by the IRS was on the show, but he didn’t divulge anything new;he just rephrased the narrative.Mr. Sekulow said more offices were involved, but we knew that because the field office in Cincinnati wanted clarification. The fact that lois Lerner signature appeared on several documents in different offices doesn’t mean anything because they were stamped copies. Jay Sekulow,was a good choice for the plaintiffs because “ In November 2005, Legal Times published an article which alleged that Sekulow "through the ACLJ and a string of interconnected nonprofit and for-profit entities, has built a financial empire that generates millions of dollars a year and supports a lavish lifestyle—complete with multiple homes, chauffeur-driven cars, and a private jet that he once used to ferry Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia." The plaintiffs may not want a special counsel to be appointed to look into this case because he will likely look into their status to see if they are a legitimate tax exempt organization. Lets be honest,how many people think that the Tea Party engages in social welfare?
Fox corp,is saying that they don’t remember receiving a subpoena from the Justice Dept. Notice, they didn't say they didn’t receive one because they then can go back and say that they found it after the Justice Dept. produces the emails and receipt from FedEx. In the meantime, Fox News gins up their audience and their pundits have something to talk about. But, if the Justice Dept. doesn't have those receipts, then they should clean house, starting at the top; for incompetence.
Darrell Issa has now issued subpoenas for the State Department documents related to the “talking points” about the cause of the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Mr. Issa wants the White Hose to push back because then he gets the publicity he seeks in keeping this issue in the spotlight for the 2014 mid- term elections. Karl Rowe is hoping he can find something negative on Hillary,so let the fishing exposition began.
Every day we get see to evidence of republican hypocrisy. We know that the Heritage Foundation was the first to come up with the individual mandate, Newt Gingrich approved of it and Mitt Romney used it in his health care plan in Massachusetts. These days, the right thinks it's unconstitutional although the Supreme Court disagrees. There are always exceptions for the GOP,"Members of a House immigration group are considering a rule that would force immigrants to buy their own health insurance while they wait for citizenship."
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/republicans-individual-mandate-immigrants-91956.html#ixzz2UhHVA1d1
Positive news does not sell these days or newspapers would be leading with “ consumer confidence up” as housing prices rise and the economy is showing signs of improvement.
I think the handwriting is on the wall and it’s begging for a giant public/private infrastructure bank while interest rates are dirt cheap. We need to put people back to work and lord knows, our bridges, highways, and overall infrastructure is in dire need of repair or replacement. Our competitors are building for the future and at best we shouldn't play catch up.