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Here are Mitt’s quotes of late:

 

“I’m not concerned about the very poor.”

 

“I’ll tell you what. 10,000 bucks? Ten-thousand-dollar bet?”

 

‘Look, we can’t have illegals working on our property. I’m running for office, for Pete’s sake. I can’t have illegals.'”

 

“Corporations are people, my friend.”

None of the above was said out of context.  Let’s go back to read what he said yesterday about poor folks.  This is what he said initially:

“And, by the way, I’m in this race because I care about Americans.  I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich, they’re doing just fine. “

And then he said the same thing again in the same interview but kind of changed a few words:

“But my campaign is focused on middle income Americans. My campaign – you can choose where to focus. You can focus on the rich. That’s not my focus. You can focus on the very poor. That’s not my focus.”

The above is definitely not being said out of context.  Mitt is not interested in helping poor people get out from being poor.

Poor folks don’t want to stay poor with a Prez ready to fix the safety net.  They want to get out of being poor so they don’t need a safety net.

Even conservative commentators jumped on Mitt:

“The most idiotic thing a politician has ever said” and “Romney has to stop handing Obama weapons that can be used against him.”

This MLB Hall of Fame great is celebrating his 89th BD today.  He won a World Serious ring playing for San Luis and another ring playing for the Braves.  He also won a World Serious ring as a Skipper and two more as a coach.  Who am I talking about?

The Texas Democratic Party put this out yesterday after the DC Court announced it could take 30 days to get a ruling:   While TDP continues to prefer a unified primary, TDP does not oppose holding the Presidential Election only in April in so far as the state agrees to cover the additional cost. As long as the state continues to oppose reimbursing the cost of the split election, TDP opposes a split election.

I hope they are not saying this just so Dems can hold their state convention.  A split Dem Primary will put a hurt on voter turnout.  Dems need to be about getting more voters engaged and not worried about a state convention that has already been scheduled.  Fact of the matter is we don’t even have a contested race for president on the Dem side. 

My pal Bill King ended his piece in the Chron today with the following:

Many have attributed the city’s current budgetary difficulties to the recession and have suggested that as soon as the economy improves, the city’s budget problems will go away. Not a chance. Certainly the economic downturn had an effect. But that effect was mostly to halt the growth in revenues, not significantly reduce them.

The city budget problems are structural, not cyclical. The longer we wait to address those, the more fiscal pain we are going to feel.

The city’s Long Range Financial Management Task Force is scheduled to make its report next week. Let’s hope it will suggest a path out of the current fiscal morass in which the city finds itself.

Here is Bill’s piece.

Do folks at the H-Town City Hall even pay attention to what Bill says about City finances?

Hall of Fame great Red Schoendienst of course won a World Serious ring as a member of San Luis in 1946, one as a Brave in 1957, one as the Skipper for San Luis in 1967, and twice as a San Luis coach in 1964 and 1982.  Happy Birthday Red Schoendienst!

Crime hit close to home very early this morning.  Somebody purposely drove their car through the Fiesta store wall a block away so they could steal cash and prescriptions drugs – yikes!

I don’t have anything from The Yard today.

 

 

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