Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Hat Trick. I hope your holiday was enjoyable and filled with joy as well as a nice visit from Santa.

The Hat Tricks Christmas will be memorable for some of the negatives going on. One of our Little Hat Tricks has been in the pediatric ICU with a very bad case of pneumonia. Luckily Santa did visit the ICU but didn't help his overall mood.

And if this wasn't enough the cherry on the proverbial sundae was Christmas morning when the Hat Trick discovered his hot water heater had blown over the night, flooding our basement. Needless to say that was not how I envisioned spending Christmas morning...

Still, it's important to remember that a lot of other people are in much worse shape compared with our family. Still, it wasn't the Christmas we had hoped for in our new state and new home. I think we are really ready to put 2010 behind us!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Class Warfare | The Weekly Standard

An interesting article in the Weekly Standard discussing the recent deal President Obama made with Republicans to extend unemployment benefits in exchange for a one year extension of tax rates that were enacted in 2001 and 2003. The big issues in this is that many Democrats are "morally opposed" to extending these tax rates for the "perceived wealthy"... those making over $250,000 a year. But Republicans remained united that all Americans should benefit from extending these lower tax rates. It will be interesting to see how this plays out politically but the enclosed article...granted from a conservative magazine...brings forth some interesting arguments that challenges the philosophy of Democrats opposed to the extensions.

Class Warfare | The Weekly Standard