Unless there is a remarkable turnaround over the next year, both parties will rely on a strategy of blaming each other for sinking the nationís economy. Unfortunately for Republicans, the donkey did not sink the boat in the story, but, of course, that wonít stop the GOP from blaming President Barack Obama for the nationís ills.
For the record, even though the pig was ďfat as butter,Ē it wasnít his fault either.
In the end, a tiny mouse capsized the boat and all of the animals took a bath in the bay. Similarly, some people are predicting that widespread dissatisfaction with Congress will result in incumbents of both parties being thrown out of office. In this case, donít be so sure that reality will mirror fiction.
At least not the kind that also comes in pop-up form.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.