The 111th Congress is about to be sworn in and get to work. Their "to do" list is enormous-a mega-financial crisis, the war in Iraq, the bloody conflict in the Middle East. Under the circumstances it's understandable that the top matter on the agenda won't be long-standing legislation to make it easier for women in the workplace to breastfeed their babies.
That's all fine and well.
Dear President-Elect Obama:
As you prepare to take office during these turbulent times, much is expected of you. Perhaps too much.
I’m not one to expect miracles, but my dearest hope is that we will soon see the first inklings of change.
You can tell a lot about a people by how they treat their ill. Major health care reform must begin now if we are to hold our heads high in the world once again.
Since we're talking about Twitter and politics, let's talk about how you can keep up with members of Congress who tweet. Yes, that's right--more and more lawmakers are tweeting even as they debate bills on the floor of the House and the Senate and go about their business, providing a new view of just what it is they do all day.
Professionals involved in the automotive industry have been under a barrage of information about the current state of the economy and how it is affecting the car business. Regardless of one's political affiliations, it's a fact that the domestic automotive industry feeds our nation's finances in a multitude of ways. Quite honestly, it doesn't matter whether you're involved in the industry or even drive a car, this situation will affect every single consumer in the United States in very broad ways.
The film that every American who wants or needs to understand our current credit crisis / financial crisis and its origin in the failures of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should see. The film is created from CSPAN footage shot at Congressional hearings in late 2004.
It is amazing!!! Particularly in light of current excuses and accusations.
To view this amazing video, click here.
I'm not sure who frustrates me more; Pelosi and her poorly timed comments about the Bush Administration, the Republicans who try and claim this was sufficient cause to vote against the bill, or the constituents who refuse to see the interconnected nature of our economy.
Which coward will we elect this year?
Trucking companies who are in business to make money have gone to 55 MPH speed limits for their truckers. You'll never hear either McCain or Obama propose this as fedeeral law because, even though it makes economic and environmental sense, it won't get either guy a lot of votes.