Monday, August 22, 2011
* There will be a special occasion this week in Washington, DC, when the statue honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be dedicated. President Obama will be participating in the ceremony. For more information about the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, visit the website: http://www.mlkmemorial.org/ for location, events, etc.
* We now have more information on what John Boehner will be working on in the next few months.
Republicans are ready to fight to stop job creation, Ezra Klein learns when he asks Speaker John Boehner's office about efforts to create a jobs super committee....
.....Klein then says, "Whether it wins enough Republican support to become part of the supercommittee’s work remains a pretty big unknown." Which isn't the larger point Larson and Congressional Democrats are making, which is to "call [Republicans'] bluff" on job creation and put them in the position of refusing to act on the issue that voters overwhelmingly say is most important to them.
Boehner's spokesman couldn't have made it any clearer. The Republicans will fight against putting people back to work. The Democrats' job is to make them have that fight.
That should confirm it. The Republicans are not going to help you get back to work.
---> If you have the chance to see the movie, The Help, jump at it. It shows you how women overcame obstacles in the south during the Civil Right Movement.