Having taken a break from blogging for vacationing/travel, celebrating my 40th wedding anniversary, visiting with family in Florida, etc.,---- now that I am back home and catching up on news, chores, and other stuff, my blog will resume.
“Gov. Walker blew through $160,000 of state taxpayer money while flying on state-owned planes in the first six months of the year,” states the Shepherd Express (Sept. 12-18 newspaper edition).
“ The government shutdown took about $24 billion out of the U.S. economy, cutting 0.6 percent off this year's fourth- quarter growth, according to Standard & Poor’s . Even worse, the financial research company expects consumer confidence to continue to be shaken, which could have lasting effects down the road – especially since we will likely play another game of fiscal chicken at the beginning of 2014. And S&P's estimate could be a low-ball: Moody’s Analytics has estimated the costs of the shutdown at closer to $55 billion, about the same as the economic costs of Hurricane Katrina." --- Rolling Stone