Before we get started on this Friday, a little Separated at Birth for you, submitted by a reader:
Debater, Brad Ashford, and Incredibles angry Insurance boss, Gilbert Huph!
On the trail of the 2nd District campaign, Don Bacon has a new ad out.
See it here:
With voters starting to focus even more, camp Bacon gives a bio spot — with a little slam on Ashford.
And in endorsement news, Bacon was just given the nod by the President of the Omaha Police Officer’s Association, John Wells. That’s another union endorsement for the GOP candidate.
Also included in Bacon’s law enforcement endorsements are Douglas County Sheriff Tim Dunning, Sarpy County Sheriff Jeff Davis, and Washington County Sheriff Mike Robinson.
Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer and Colorado Senator Cory Gardner penned an Op-Ed for TIME Magazine about the “Treasury Judgement Fund.”
This is federal fund for the Federal government to use to pay judgements again them.
However, the Obama Administration has been using it as a slush-fund to pay off ObamaCare debts and Iranian bribes.
Fischer and Gardner suggest just a little oversight.
We want to believe Judgment Fund payments are aboveboard. But the government is rarely administered by angels; it is run by human beings, specifically, those in the executive branch. Increasingly, we hear fears from both the left and right that the executive branch has become too secretive and more expansive. President Obama himself made this point, telling New York Magazine his “one wish” for future presidents was for an end to the imperial presidency.
Congress should grant him that wish. The legislative branch can, and must, assert its Article I power of the purse. It holds a responsibility to conduct oversight of the executive branch and ensure taxpayer dollars are used responsibly. Sending our Judgment Fund Transparency Act to the president’s desk is a strong first step.
We will update you with the Lady Gaga counterpoint in this issue.
Keep it social all weekend long!
Likin’: Leavenworth St.
And Go Huskers!