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This has been the image on my laptop desktop for months, and it’s also my message to Newt Gingrich and his moon colony… 
If you check out what he said on Thursday, his space policy seems to consist of finders-keepers and little more. 
We are running a huge deficit, yes. I’m not going to argue about government spending in this post. But I will ask one question - What would happen if Washington DC gridlock eased and the parties were focused more on governance versus winning re-election and fundraising?
Wouldn’t that be fantastic? 
I can dream, right?

This has been the image on my laptop desktop for months, and it’s also my message to Newt Gingrich and his moon colony… 

If you check out what he said on Thursday, his space policy seems to consist of finders-keepers and little more. 

We are running a huge deficit, yes. I’m not going to argue about government spending in this post. But I will ask one question - What would happen if Washington DC gridlock eased and the parties were focused more on governance versus winning re-election and fundraising?

Wouldn’t that be fantastic? 

I can dream, right?

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BREAKING: Debt deal calls for up to $2.8 trillion in savings

The framework of a tentative deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling calls for up to $2.8 trillion in total deficit reduction over the next decade, two sources familiar with the negotiations told CNN late Saturday night.

The agreement, still being negotiated by the White House and bipartisan congressional leaders, would allow the debt ceiling to be raised by enough to last at least through the end of 2012.

The debt limit would be increased in two stages, both of which would occur automatically — a key Democratic demand that would prevent a repeat of the current crisis before the next election.

The agreement includes upfront spending cuts in the range of roughly $1 trillion, the sources said. A special congressional committee would recommend additional spending reductions of up to $1.8 trillion no later than Thanksgiving. If Congress failed to approve the recommended cuts by late December, automatic, across-the-board cuts - including both defense and Medicare - would take effect.

And why can’t we just pass a stand alone bill to raise the debt ceiling? One of my friends said it well: “Whether or not it is a spending problem or a revenue problem is not relevant to the question of what to do about it now. It doesn’t matter what we had for dinner, the check is here.”

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