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Debt Ceiling

28Jul11

The Associated Press cites: “At least one credit rating agency has already made it clear that unless that agreement includes at least $4 trillion in budget cuts over the next decade, the country’s AAA rating could be lost. Right now, the proposals under discussion cut around $2 trillion or less.” One problem with these numbers […]


I don’t know why I continue to read stories about union protests in this state anymore.  They’re simply rhetoric and hate and a total lack of education of a problem.  Ironic though that the problem is a lack of education when it comes to those in the teaching profession.  Let’s take a look at some […]


So the word went out on Monday.  The Rhode Island labor leaders would be having a protest under the rotunda at the RI State House.  There are no current contract negotiations with the state’s unions, there are no bills in the Assembly to limit their collective bargaining power and none of them have been wronged […]


First there was Wisconsin and now Indiana.  Not just budget troubles or just anti-union governors, but instead we have Democrats who choose to run instead of doing their job.  Both state legislatures are facing a stalemate where the Republican-controlled legislatures are looking to pass some tough new laws curbing the rights of public sector unions. […]


Ok I’m usually right there with the partisan talk and usually tend to lean to the right in most political discussions.  But I’m open to ripping Republicans too if it’s deserved.   Usually those on the left, including the entire Rhode Island Congressional delegation, are so philosophically different from me that I have a pretty […]


I know that this is intended to be a Rhode Island blog with focus on RI issues, I gotta give huge kudos to Sean Bielat, Frank’s opponent in the Congressional election for this commercial: As the Congressman is sometimes difficult to understand, allow me to include his words: “And even if there were a problem, […]


I’m guessing the title is coming as a surprise, especially because Chafee is hailed as a hero by the state’s progressives and unions.  So how is he helping the Rhode Island Republicans?   By simply being in the race as an independent. Rhode Island is one of the few states who allows straight ticket voting. […]