Daily Archives: 10/06/2012

An Animated Short: the 2012’s presidential election

(Community Matters) An animated short about the big choice in 2012’s presidential election



(Community Matters) after MPR meetings, drove to Fredericksburg for a night with very dear friends, Joe Cloud & John Wallace.  Joe owns and operates several hospitality businesses (including several B&Bs) and is president of the Fredericksburg Hospitality Association. John’s president of JP Morgan Chase in Fredericksburg and in charge of middle market, business and retail lending from Austin to El Paso to the Valley.  Good gosh, I’ve now known John for almost 30 years and Joe since they first started dating 20 years ago.

Vetoing Kosher Meals for Nursing Home Residents

(Community Matters) Seriously? Reading that while governor, Romney vetoed legislation that would have allowed medicaid to provide kosher meals to Jewish residents in nursing homes.

. . . not to mention myth of bipartisan, education and tax reform leadership:

educators largely credit an overarching reform of state schools 10 years earlier under Governor Weld. The reforms doubled state spending on schools and brought standards and accountability to administrators and students.

Mr. Romney’s claim that he was responsible for 19 separate tax cuts is also technically accurate, but not the full story. In 2005, for example, Mr. Romney’s administration wrote legislation refunding $250 million in capital gains taxes — but the bill came only in response to a court ruling that the taxes had been illegally withheld in 2002.

and by his second year as governor, his relationship with Democratic legislative leaders was so acrimonious, Romney organized and funded a campaign to unseat them. It failed miserably and Republicans lost seats.

article: Romney Claims of Bipartisanship as Governor Face Challenge