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Saturday, February 4, 2023

Amateur hour in Washington

Watching our so-called governmental leaders in Washington reminds me of an old Keystone Kops movie.

Can’t these guys do anything right?

The Senate Sunday put the final touches on a $1.1 trillion spending bill.

Yeah, that’s “trillion” with a “t” and that stands for trouble.

The federal debt stands at an all-time high and increases every minute. The “official” count of Americans out of work stands at 10 percent but that is a phony number because many more out-of-work Americans aren’t counted in the smoke-and-mirrors bookkeeping practices of the federal government.

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Obama’s talking heads: More jobs by spring

Senior White House economists on Sunday predicted the U.S. economy will start creating jobs by spring and said that boosting employment will be at the top of President Barack Obama’s agenda next year.

Growing public frustration with the still-sluggish economy and double-digit unemployment has weighed on Obama’s popularity and may put his fellow Democrats at risk in the 2010 congressional elections.

But Obama’s aides and many private economists were encouraged by a better-than-expected employment report for November that showed that the jobless rate inched down to 10 percent from October’s 10.2 percent.

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Ye gads! A $1.1 trillion spending bill

The Senate on Sunday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill with increased budgets for vast areas of the federal government, including health, education, law enforcement and veterans’ programs.

The more-than-1,000-page package, one of the last essential chores of Congress this year, passed 57-35 and now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.

The weekend action underlined the legislative crush faced by Congress as it tries to wind up the year. After the vote, the Senate immediately returned to the debate on health care legislation that has consumed its time and energy for weeks. Senate Democrats hope to reach a consensus in the coming days on Obama’s chief domestic priority.

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Female combat vets: Outside looking in

Nobody wants to buy them a beer. Even near military bases, female veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan aren’t often offered a drink on the house as a welcome home.

More than 230,000 American women have fought in those recent wars and at least 120 have died doing so, yet the public still doesn’t completely understand their contributions on the modern battlefield.

For some, it’s a lonely transition as they struggle to find their place.

Aimee Sherrod, an Air Force veteran who did three war tours, said years went by when she didn’t tell people she was a veteran. After facing sexual harassment during two tours and mortar attacks in Iraq, the 29-year-old mother of two from Bells, Tenn., was medically discharged in 2005 with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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