Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke described a less than thrilling outlook for the U.S. economy yesterday, and analysts cite the fear of a “fiscal cliff” coming next year. This “cliff” consists of a series of governmental spending cuts and tax increases both due at about the same time. One wonders if internally, Mitt Romney is doing the Snoopy dance.

Events in Syria continue to deteriorate, as a top defense official and the brother-in-law of President Assad were killed by a suicide bomber. Foreign Policy continues to simmer behind the economy in the pecking order of campaign issues, but keep an eye on it.

And finally breaking news – Mitt Romney has not announced his running mate yet, but may this week. Or next week. Or after the Olympics. Or at the Republican National Convention. Certainly by then. Absolutely. I think.

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  • Anonymous

    About Romney’s tax returns.

    Would anyone who reads this who has connections with the Romney team please share my free advice regarding Mitt’s taxes.

    Romney needs to hold a live press conference regarding his tax returns. He needs to walk to the podium and announce to the nation… 

    “I, Mitt Romney, will authorize the full release of ALL of my tax returns within one hour after President Obama announces he will lift his executive privilege and ALL subpoenaed Fast and Furious documents are properly and fully turned over to the Inited States congress.  Never again will I answer any questions about releasing my returns. The release of my tax records is now in the hands of President Obama.”

  • Anonymous

    About Romney’s tax returns.

    Would anyone who reads this who has connections with the Romney team please share my free advice regarding Mitt’s taxes.

    Romney needs to hold a live press conference regarding his tax returns. He needs to walk to the podium and announce to the nation… 

    “I, Mitt Romney, will authorize the full release of ALL of my tax returns within one hour after President Obama announces he will lift his executive privilege and ALL subpoenaed Fast and Furious documents are properly and fully turned over to the Inited States congress.  Never again will I answer any questions about releasing my returns. The release of my tax records is now in the hands of President Obama.”

  • Anonymous

    More Breaking News: In a cost-cutting move to trim the debt in half by election day, President Obama today has announced that the Patent Office will terminate operations as of this Friday. All previous patents currently on the books will be phased out by the end of the year. The move will save millions in tracking patents and maintaining records of new inventions, products, and other services. From now on, all new inventions, when produced in factories, will not have a “Made in USA” label, but will have a “Allowed by Obama” label put on the device.

    Spokesman Jay Carney offered up this rationale for the move: “This was just a natural next step in the president’s thinking. We recognize that nothing really has a true owner anymore. Everything is in some indirect and distant way connected to a prior action, so there isn’t a starting point per se with new inventions and gadgets. This allows the government much better opportunity to mandate the most effective use of the product, along with other things like who benefits from it and when.”

    • Francisco D.

      When will all patent holders sign their gift certificates? Why bother? Who is John Galt?

  • Anonymous

    More Breaking News: In a cost-cutting move to trim the debt in half by election day, President Obama today has announced that the Patent Office will terminate operations as of this Friday. All previous patents currently on the books will be phased out by the end of the year. The move will save millions in tracking patents and maintaining records of new inventions, products, and other services. From now on, all new inventions, when produced in factories, will not have a “Made in USA” label, but will have a “Allowed by Obama” label put on the device.

    Spokesman Jay Carney offered up this rationale for the move: “This was just a natural next step in the president’s thinking. We recognize that nothing really has a true owner anymore. Everything is in some indirect and distant way connected to a prior action, so there isn’t a starting point per se with new inventions and gadgets. This allows the government much better opportunity to mandate the most effective use of the product, along with other things like who benefits from it and when.”

    • Francisco D.

      When will all patent holders sign their gift certificates? Why bother? Who is John Galt?