Paul Ryan – Ryan is my favorite politician (those who read my blog will already know this). He is a family man and although he has been in Washington for 14 years, he is squeaky clean and has no ties to lobbyists or special interests. Yes, the Democrats will demonize his financial ideas (you know the man that wants to kill Medicare), but the Democrats would demonize any conservative choice for VP. The Ryan choice shows that the Republicans are serious about making this election about the economy and our fiscal debt issues. Ryan is the only person in Washington with the fortitude to get off the fence and propose a budget plan to reduce the debt and cut spending and he has been rewarded for his efforts. Hopefully, Ryan can articulate his plan to Americans as Democrats paint him as the guy who wants to kill their grandmother. Ryan must show the facts - ObamaCare guts Medicare of 500 billion dollars over 10 years, not his plan.
Budget – Congress and the President has not passed a budget for 1200 days and counting.
Robin Hood - Hoping to build on state-level reforms aimed at closing the education achievement gap, the Education Department opened its Race to the Top competition to school districts on Sunday, inviting the poorest districts across the country to vie for almost $400 million in grants.
USDA – The USDA was allotted 2 million dollars for interns, but the problem is they only have one full time intern.
Eric Holder – Holder received a civil contempt lawsuit from Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa this past week for not releasing documents in the Fast and Furious program.
Joe Biden – Biden brought Paul Ryan’s deceased father (he died when Ryan was 16) in a negative way into one of his campaign speeches. In a Virginia campaign speech Biden told minority supporters a Romney/Ryan White House “will put you all back in chains.”
Drought – Obama is using the drought in the Midwest as a campaign talking point to blast Republicans for not passing a farm bill. However, the Republicans have passed a farm bill; they are waiting on Democrats to approve it.
Auto Bailouts - The Treasury Department says in a new report the government expects to lose more than $25 billion on the $85 billion auto bailout. That's 15 percent higher than its previous forecast.
Erskine Bowles – Clinton’s former chief of staff and Obama’s debt commissioner had this to say about Paul Ryan and his budget: “Have any of you met Paul Ryan? We should get him to come to the university. I’m telling you this guy is amazing, uh. I always thought that I was OK with arithmetic, but this guy can run circles around me. And, he is honest. He is straightforward. He is sincere. And, the budget that he came forward with is just like Paul Ryan. It is a sensible, straightforward, serious budget and it cut the budget deficit by $4 trillion…just like we did.”
Michelle Obama – The first lady lectured gold medalist gymnast Gabby Douglas on Jay Leno about eating an Egg McMuffin.