Category Archives: Budget – Federal
After last weeks discussion of the Hawaiian False Nuclear Missile Alarm, a couple of listeners chimed in with some suggestions as to how to prepare, or at least be more knowledgeable of what might happen. So… let’s scenario rosily and think for a minute or two about what could be done in the event of a French… I mean Soviet… er… Nork Nuclear attack…
The whole concept of a Government shutdown is a study in how much we have strayed from the ideals of limited government and personal liberty. The government was never intended to be a weapon against the people. But what effect does a shutdown have? Well… for some of us, a pretty big one. And it’s not as easy as saying, “Oh, you’ll get it back when they agree to a budget…”
This past week, I got asked a question: “Why Constitution Thursday?”
It’s a question that I love to answer. Mainly because of all the things I did in radio, I am most proud of Constitution Thursday. I’ve always said that long after Plausibly Live or The Dave Bowman Show are done and gone, I will keep doing Constitution Thursday. It’s purpose will remain and the need for it isn’t get any less.
So here’s my answer…
My concern from day one of the Trump campaign was his rather flimsy understanding of things Constitutional. It’s not enough to say the word, and it certainly wasn’t heard much on the campaign trail. In fact, as John and I discussed last week, things he did say caused ears to perk up and take notice and question whether or not the soon to be leader of the free world actually understood what he was saying or just didn’t care? Read the rest of this entry
I am going to poke a sacred badger with a spoon here and ask a question or two about the goings on in Washington, D.C., specifically with regard to the “Expanded Veterans Benefits Bill.” The Bill, as proposed, would have expanded education benefits for survivors and new veterans, worked to reduce the Veterans Affairs claims backlog and opened VA care to more veterans. Read the rest of this entry