I thought I had posted this yesterday, but I must not have. OOPS!
My Christmas mess is still waiting for me, because I slept all day, and I feel the need to keep it up. I’m current with replies. We’ll see about tomorrow.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 4:03 (average 4:51). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From NY Times: With just five days left to make a deal, President Obama and members of the Senate were set to return to Washington on Thursday with no clear path out of their fiscal morass even as the Treasury Department warned that the government will soon be unable to pay its bills unless Congress acts.
Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner notified Congress that the government would hit its statutory borrowing limit on Monday.
Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, adding to the building tension over how to handle a year-end pileup of threatened tax increases and spending cuts, formally notified Congress on Wednesday that the government would hit its statutory borrowing limit on Monday, raising anew the threat of a federal default as the two parties remained in a standoff.
The fiscal speed bump is not my big concern , although unemployment and doc-fix need to be extended quickly, but the possibility that the Republicans will sabotage the US by adopting terrorist tactics on the debt ceiling again. That frightens me considerably.
From MSNBC: Lawrence O'Donnell and panel on recent statement by Tagg Romney.
Little Lord Willard did not want to be President, the Pope does not want to be Catholic, and bears do not want to shit in the woods. A PhD in Bullshitology for Tagg.
From NBC: According to House Republican leadership aides, House GOP leaders have not yet called their members back to Washington D.C., and WILL NOT be in session tomorrow for legislative business. According to one GOP aide, "It's up to Senate Democrats to act right now."
During the House Republican conference meeting late Thursday night, leadership told the conference that they would be given 48 hours before being called back to D.C. after Christmas. According to aides, leadership has not given that notice yet.
At the very least, Agent Orange should have put them on notice to report immediately, if called.