Author's disclaimer: Today's piece may cause my center/right readers severe irritability, sleeplessness, and a strong desire to limit your cable television options to Fox. The antidote may not arrive until the midterm elections of 2014.
Fiscal cliff negotiations: a real bummer. An empowered president intent on fulfilling his progressive inclination to raise taxes. An emboldened
Missing from the debate: any serious thought of cutting the Obama-era explosion ($2.9 trillion to $3.8 trillion) of federal spending. Indeed, the president's recent pronouncements reflect his desire to use the additional revenue from expiration of some of the Bush tax cuts for new spending. Also missing from the breathless 24/7
Earliest (and easiest) prediction of 2013: When the next fiscal cliff negotiations begin in March, the president will again target wealth and success. Small business owners beware: You remain a most inviting target for a president lacking in private sector experience and empathy. As my kids say, "It's just the way he rolls."
Illegal immigration: I know
A further irony: The Mexican government enforces some of the toughest immigration laws in the world. What's that old adage? "Do as I say, not as I do."
It's been 117 days since the attack. The original company line about an anti-Muslim
Secular culture: Rhode Island Gov.
Tidings of comfort (if not joy) to the relatively few of us conservatives/libertarians remaining in the Free State: "This too shall pass." Not soon enough.