Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The first point I want to make about the Fiscal Cliff is that Obama has all the cards and he will win. If he does not get what he wants it will be a surprise. Washington (CNN) -- Sometime in the next 10 days, a fiscal cliff agreement is likely. It almost certainly won't be the grand bargain sought by President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner that addresses the nation's chronic federal deficits and debt. It may not happen before January 1, the trigger date for the automatic tax increases on everyone and deep spending cuts of the fiscal cliff. When it does occur, a deal will likely be similar to proposals rejected by Republicans during similar brinksmanship efforts of the past two years. Will we go over the fiscal cliff? GOP Rep.: I want fiscal cliff averted Averting the fiscal cliff "It's all about scoring political points," GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen complained Wednesday on CNN, referring to both sides in the debate. "I know the American people are tired of all of us." Obama is heading back to Washington on Wednesday night from his Hawaiian vacation, leaving behind the first family to be ready if the Senate comes up with a plan when it returns Thursday from its own Christmas break. Fiscal cliff bill could come down to wire House leaders say they are poised to call back members in coming days if a deal materializes. The main dispute continues to be over taxes, specifically the demand by Obama and Democrats to extend most of the tax cuts passed under President George W. Bush while allowing higher rates of the 1990s to return on top income brackets. Obama campaigned for reelection on keeping the current lower tax rates on family income up to $250,000, which he argues would protect 98% of Americans and 97% of small businesses from rates that increase on income above that level. Republicans oppose any kind of increase in tax rates, and Boehner suffered the political indignity last week of offering a compromise -- a $1 million threshold for the higher rates to kick in -- that his colleagues refused to support because it raised taxes and had no chance of passing the Democrat-controlled Senate. Rep. Nan Hayworth, R-New York, acknowledged Wednesday that a deal will have to include some form of higher rates on top income brackets, but she said her party would fight to make it as minimal as possible.
In light of the recent shootings in CT and NY we must take a look at controlling the sale of guns in the US. The gun of choice for these Killers is the AR-15 Bushmaster. People tend to think more guns is the cure which is not true. We must ask ourselves what we can do to stop these crimes. I want to find out more about the Meds these people are on. I also want to know why anyone thinks armed teachers is a good idea. They must have never met Miss Jenkins. It is up to us to get these answers. That is why I am for gun control now.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
As I sit here at 3 am on Christmas morning all I can think about is my girls. The ones I let down. I have not been able to talk to them in months and do not know if I ever will. See I screwed up, I took my wife for granted and did not show her how much she meant to me. I let our love die. I would love to blame it all on her and she is not without fault but the blame goes to me. I hope she knows I am sorry for not being the man she and the girls needed. I have been working on being that better person, a little each day. I just miss the girls and hope they know I love them so much. I never stop thinking of them. They are sweet, smart, and beautiful. They are as close to perfect as they could be. I worry for them and will always love them. Misty Turner Raised some great kids. I will be here for them if they ever need me. My new motto is love. Not fear. Megoes and Bri. This Christmas just wont be the same. Merry Christmas to all.