Articles of Interest

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Here are some recent articles of interest, mostly political. I am a registered Democrat, but I usually vote third-party progressive. I will post articles which may be from the left or from the right or straight down the middle, depending on what the topic is.

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Politics:

Being in Congress loses its thrill for some lawmakers

For members of Congress, the thrill is gone.

 They don’t make national policy anymore. They can’t earmark money for communities back home. The public hates them.”

“As they head for the exits this year, many leaving Congress say the prestigious job of being a congressman sucks now, and that’s why lawmakers young and old are trading in their member pins for a new life in the private sector.” 3/7/12

Read more: POLITICO

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Mitt Romney won’t sign up for Medicare

“Gov. Mitt Romney, who turns 65 today, does not plan to enroll in Medicare, a program he has promised to transform if he wins the White House.

“The former Massachusetts governor’s campaign confirmed to POLITICO Monday that Romney plans to remain on a private insurance plan and not enroll in Medicare, which provides health coverage to millions of Americans.” 3/12/12

Read more: POLITICO

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About At Random

I am (Ms.) Jay White Feather, a lifelong New York City resident, born and raised on the mean streets of Manhattan back in the day. I am of Native American heritage -- a native New Yorker who grew up back when it meant something to be a New Yorker. And to me, it still does mean something.
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