Morning Reads for Friday April 18, 2014

April 18, 2014 6:30 am

by Obi's Sister · 8 comments

Here:
- Pass the popcorn. This is going to be fun.
- State has 30 days to fix problems with food stamp program or risk losing lots of money.
- Clark Howard’s sad face.
- Two birds, one stone?
- What? We haven’t even named the team yet…
- That knee is lookin’ pretty good.

There:
- ‘Stray Voltage.’
- Take a gander at some of the Anonymous hackers.
- But we don’t wanna bail out Detroit.
- Fake, but accurate. Maybe. Not.
- It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.
- You don’t say.
- I think there’s scripture about this.

Random Everywhere:
- See, we ARE real boys and girls!
- Or is it really a Death Star under construction?
- Want to buy a haunted island?
- Be careful what you click. Really.
- Free book. (Did I say free?)

Noway April 18, 2014 at 7:47 am

It seems that the tax makers are supporting the tax takers by an overwhelming margin…
http://townhall.com/columnists/terryjeffrey/2014/04/16/86m-fulltime-privatesector-workers-sustain-148m-benefit-takers-n1825100

saltycracker April 18, 2014 at 11:16 am

Apparently April 15 was not a good day for you and it might be time to replace your CPA, financial manager and lobbyist. :)

Noway April 18, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Stats like those should make all of us have bad days, Salty. Not just mine. Our country is dead, fiscally speaking.

Dave Bearse April 18, 2014 at 10:39 am

How about an 11th District roundup?

The only reason the word clown car—what with Bob “impeach Obama” Barr, Ed “fair tax” Lindsay, and Barry “personhood amendment” Loudermilk, and Deal crony Tricia Pridemore all crowded in the front seat—doesn’t describe the GaGOP primary is that the winner will be going to Washington.

saltycracker April 18, 2014 at 11:25 am

You gotta love the first success story out of Detroit. To address the pension debt they are going to cut the annual COL retirement benefit increase in half. Maybe if the Feds step up they can restore it +.

Harry April 18, 2014 at 1:21 pm

It gets worse. Obama wants to use money from an appropriation created in 2010 to counter the federally-inflated real estate bubble to instead bail out the Detroit pension fund.
http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/16/obama-administration-begins-stealth-bailout-of-detroit-contradicting-earlier-statements/
Maybe Dave Bearse would care to comment.

saltycracker April 18, 2014 at 3:51 pm

It sets the precedent for state & cities in Illinois, California and all like them. Detroit is chump change to what will be needed.

saltycracker April 18, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Calling all personal injury attorneys, disability interests and children’s advocates:
I believe another mother lode of taxpayers money has been found and now to figure out how to mine it:

http://news.yahoo.com/study-half-jailed-nyc-youths-brain-injury-191646344.html

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