March 2, 1995, was a pivotal day in the history of our country. On that day, the U.S. Senate failed by one vote to pass a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution. The amendment had passed the House of Representatives by the required two-thirds majority and the Senate vote was the last legislative hurdle before being sent to the states for ratification.
Sometimes the Senate, House and even the White House can work together.
That seems to be the case in the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act.
The Act passed unanimously through both the Senate and House recently and has been inked into law by President Obama. It’s a common-sense law that benefits the consumer and should increase competition among wireless companies.
They say ignorance is bliss and I’ve always felt that liberals must be very blissful people. How else can one explain why the believe the things they advocate?
Maybe I’m being a bit harsh, but they do seem to express a very limited knowledge and awareness of the world around them. Rick Howell gave us an example of this last week in his Liberal Agenda.
In an effort to prove that Barack Hussein Obama is not a Muslim, he wrote:
After Labor Day, voters will finally start to pay attention to mid-term elections around the country.
While there are certainly some high-profile choices, it seems likely that nothing much will change the dynamics in Washington.
Republicans have hopes of taking control of the U.S. Senate, and most of the seats being defended are Democratic. But Democrats have a shot at taking GOP seats in a few states, most notably Kentucky and Georgia.
Have you ever wanted to switch wireless carriers, but keep the same phone? Or have you purchased a used phone recently and planned to activate it on a different wireless network? It seems like common sense to me. Consumers who have completed their phone contracts or have purchased a used phone should be able to activate their device on their network of choice. However, if you’ve tried to do that in the last year, you know that this simple action is no longer allowed under current law. But, that’s about to change.
Normally this back-to-school editorial challenges parents to take responsibility for their children’s education.
They should. The more involved parents are, the more likely their children are to be successful in school.
But students must take responsibility, too. And that’s the focus of this year’s exhortation.
The time of sliding by needs to be dumped in the trash with those federally-mandated healthy lunches nobody wants to eat.