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Congratulations President Trump

donald trump  President Trump has once again found a way to deliver on another of his campaign promises, which is certain to further endear him to his already rabid base. Continue reading →

Who Says Republicans And Democrats Can’t Agree?

elephant and donkey We often hear about how there is not enough cooperation between the two major parties, how nothing ever gets done, how the minority party is simply the party of no, and the majority party is to blame for all the problems.  Continue reading →

The 207,290,000 Pound Gorilla in the Room that No One Ever Mentions…”

dollar signSo Delaware has a budget for FY 2018. Wow – that was quite a show!! Republicans and Democrats having quite the war on social media (as well as regular media) – each accusing the other of the same thing – taking money from our kids, seniors, teachers, fire departments, and police officers. Looking at Facebook, it seems like the final budget must have been a true “compromise” because my most liberal friends and my most conservative friends are equally upset! As I told one legislator two months ago, “The good news is that you get to tick EVERYONE off equally, so it shouldn’t affect your re-election!!” Continue reading →

Did Delaware Just Run Off The Cliff?

train over cliff  Last night at midnight was the deadline for the Delaware General Assembly to pass a balanced budget. Continue reading →

June 30, 2017 Blink and you Lose, Open Thread

From the Delaware State Senate –Minority Republican Caucus’ Face Book Page from earlier today:
Delaware State Senate – Republican Caucus
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24 hours ago, legislative Republican leaders delivered a reasonable compromise offer to the Governor and legislative Democrats. This proposal closed the budget hole and included two major concessions from our previous offer. As of now, 24 hours later, we have not heard a response to our proposal directly from the Governor or legislative Democratic leadership. We eagerly await their response, and stand ready to work together to solve this budget problem in a way that makes Delaware government more sustainable and more successful, not just more expensive.

UPDATE:  “It has now been 28 hours since a compromise and proposal were given and still no answer, but Senate Democrats were just seen walking into Michele’s to a private room for dinner – Who is paying for that dinner? And which party isn’t serious about finding a solution for the budget crisis?”

Time Is Running Out On Delaware’s Deficit Problem

money clock  We are one day away from the deadline, set forth in Delaware’s Constitution, requiring the General Assembly to put forth and pass a balanced budget. Continue reading →