Next Meeting is Thur. 6/13; 1PM Refreshments, 1:30 Meeting
Our June program is a group discussion of current topics. Arnie Frigeri, our Programs Director, is preparing a list of topics for discussion. Come on out, hear what others are thinking, and give your opinions also!
We will meet at the South Shore Regional Library,15816 Beth Shields Way Ruskin. View map here.
All Democrats and like-minded individuals are welcome.
Still Not Good Enough!
President Obama has included budget items specifically asked for by Sen. Mitch McConnell and Speaker John Boehner "to show he's serious" but now it's not good enough.
In late December, a Boehner aide told Bloomberg News that the Speaker wanted Chained CPI more than other entitlement cuts, such as raising the Medicare eligibility age, as the two were negotiation over a possible cuts-for-revenues swap to avert the fiscal cliff.
And in late November, Mitch McConnell explicitly told the Wall Street Journal that if Obama offered entitlement changes such as Chained CPI and Medicare means testing, Republicans would consider new revenue. He actually said this: 'those are the kinds of things that would get Republicans interested in new revenue.
The bottom line: There is literally nothing that Obama can offer Republicans -- not even things they themselves have asked for -- that would induce them to agree to a compromise on new revenues.
--The Washington Post
Dems Run The Table
The Democrats won 61.7% of the Electoral Votes for
president, to 38.3% for the Republicans; the Popular Vote margin
was 5 million (more than 4%).
54% of the votes for the Senate, to 42.9% for the Republicans;
49% of the votes for the House, to 48.2% for the Republicans. The Republicans reclaimed the House due of artfully Gerrymandered districts.
That’s not a vote for divided government. It’s a clean sweep!