Sunday, January 15, 2012

Political News You may not Know: WASHINGTON POST

 Here's some news from the Washington Post that you MAY NOT know about.
  1. Obama seeks to streamline government

    The move would merge the Small Business Administration and other Commerce Department agencies. White House says proposal would cut more than 1,000 jobs and save $3B over 10 years.
    » Read full article
  2. Santorum charity spent most of its money on political friends

    Santorum’s Operation Good Neighbor gets low ratings for helping the poor.
    » Read full article

Tom found this from an economist, and it really makes you think.
The Republican legacy:
·        A President elected by the Supreme Court despite losing the popular vote.
·        A war in Afghanistan, but didn't get bin Laden.
·        A war in Iraq predicated on lies about WMDs.
·        Tax cuts for the wealthy that exploded our national debt. (and continue to do so)
·        Failed to monitor the financial and real estate industries which caused the “Bush Depression.”
·                       ·      Nominated a former mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, to be Vice President of the United States.
                          - The Republican response to losing the 2008 election was to create the Tea Party.
              -Once back in a position of power, they have held the middle-class tax cuts hostage, threatened to shut down our Government, and brought us to the brink of default with the debt limit crisis.

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next