The cutline on my first sketch for this cartoon read, “You just got x-rayed, searched, and groped… now you’re surprised we’re taking your seat?!” But I changed it when I read that United CEO Oscar Munoz said the airline “re-accomodated” the lucky passengers. CNBC reports Munoz was named communicator of the year by a public relations group in
Trump ended Obama’s war on coal, as promised. Come to think of it, I don’t know why Obama declared the war in the first place. Or why Hillary signed on for it. The natural gas industry went to war against coal for them. Gas is cheap, clean, and – despite President Obama’s efforts – plentiful. So, looks like a rout.
United Airlines created a social media uproar when it kicked two teenage girls off a flight for wearing leggings. Turns out you can wear all the leggings you want. Even if you’re Caitlyn Jenner. The girls were subject to a dress code because they were flying free on an employee pass.
In a WSJ op-ed this morning, Speaker Paul Ryan calls he American Health Care Act “the boldest and most conservative health-care legislation to come before Congress in decades.” He plans to repeal and replace ObamaCare without “pulling the rug out” from under those who benefit from the new entitlement. President Trump is all in. But
ObamaCare was passed by the Democrats on Christmas Eve 2009, so we could find out what was in the bill. It has been unpopular with the American people ever since. But since then it has become the ObamaCare entitlement. Now, despite all the people who lost their doctors. And all the people who lost their insurance coverage. Twenty million other people
The Republicans are selling a health care plan with no mandates that you buy it. And they won’t turn you down if you have a pre-existing condition. So why would you pay for health care before you need it? Here’s Dr. Krauthammer on that: It’s not just Donald Trump who ran on retaining this new, yes, entitlement. Everyone did. But it’s
Trump says a lot in a few words “We must do a lot more with less” Hiring freezes are already in place and he is working on a cabinet that knows how to manage wisely. All this bodes well for the overworked American taxpayer.
Congratulations to Mick Mulvaney — here’s the backstory and some insight into how good he is as an appointment .
“Part of the job is saying ‘no,'” Mulvaney told The Post and Courier on Friday, less than 24 hours after being sworn in as the new Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Read more here: http://www.postandcourier.com/news/mick-mulvaney-says-he-s-about-to-become-the-most/article_4c41fbb0-f560-11e6-a987-7b7ca7088149.html It is worth noting that had Rand Paul become President, Mulvaney would have been his selection for this job as well.
h/t Joshua Lock for the links
When Nordstrom dropped Ivanka Trump’s fashion line, President Trump tweeted. He accused the company of treating his daughter unfairly. Ivanka Trump isn’t the first president to defend his daughter. A Washington Post music critic once gave Margaret Truman a bad review for a singing performance. Her father, President Harry Truman, gave him hell: In response to Washington Post Music
A good start on Day 1″Also in the cross-hairs are pseudo-“free trade” regimes such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). ObamaCare is also on the chopping block. And the border will be brought back under control, the White House said. How much of Obama’s largely unconstitutional “legacy” will be undone, and how quickly, remains to be seen.”
Throughout my time in the Legislature I have observed House members struggle with their inability to achieve meaningful oversight over state agencies.
Here is how the public component of the legislative oversight has mostly been conducted:
At the start of session, Appropriations Subcommittee members spend twenty to thirty minutes on a hearing of each state agency’s budget request. Nothing happens for several months while the most powerful legislators conduct closed-door negotiations with agencies, other legislators and the Governor’s staff. With just a few days remaining in the session, legislative leaders emerge from behind the scenes and announce a “budget deal” and go to work lining up votes for the budget by telling legislators, “Either vote for the budget or we will be forced to call a special session which will cost the taxpayers thousands of dollars and make the Legislature appear weak in the eyes of the public.”