FESSLER: Over the next eight years, Mrs. Reagan watched as her once powerful husband deteriorated both physically and mentally. It was a long, sad goodbye for a woman who said her life truly began when she married Ronald Reagan. The pat downs are simply past what I will accept to fly. We have tickets to the Caribbean over Christmas/New Year and unless TSA pulls searches I am not going. I’ll contact AA next week to voice my protest but until this nonsense is stopped I am not flying.
But Lowe had only written Portman after he voted against a version of the bill that was deficit neutral. Democrats had paid for the bill with “pension smoothing,” an adjustment to the way companies calculate pension contributions. Many lawmakers have previously supported the idea, but some outside analysts consider it a gimmick.
Someone you trust who is better than you are at whatever you trying to do says, both see what you did wrong; I can help you identify what you did right. You still might lose. You still might go home crying with disappointment. So he died very soon after that.ELLIOTT: So you don’t really know what he thought of it?Mr. GUTHRIE: Well, I can imagine, but I can imagine the smile on his face is all I can say, because I know he would have enjoyed at least the sense of humor, and I think he would have been surprised. You know, he didn’t actually know me as a performer.
It unfortunate that new homeowners don always understand that home ownership is expensive and that ongoing maintenance is required to either keep things maintained/serviced or replace them when due. Having money set aside for repair and replacement is essential. Appliances will break, HVAC systems will wear out, roofs need to be repaired and replaced, etc.
Mitch McConnell was crystal clear about the stakes over the next two years. Just before the midterms, he famously told the National Journal, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one term president.” Two days after the election, he doubled down, saying he didn’t regret the comment and adding, “The fact is, if our primary legislative goals are to replace the health spending bill; to end the bailouts; cut spending and shrink the size and scope of government, the only way to do all these things is to put someone in the White House who won’t veto all these things.” Over time McConnell’s “single most important thing” would come to symbolize how disconnected the political games in Washington were from the concerns of ordinary Americans. Their number one priority was a better life for themselves and their kids, which required a better economy, which in turn required the politicians to work together..