The LuLac Edition #2269, November 20th, 2012
WARREN RUDMAN DIES
Still another Senate moderate has left the scene. Former New Hampshire Sen. Warren Rudman has died. His name will always be linked to a 1980s-era effort to tame the federal budget deficit and to a pre-Sept. 11 warning about the nation's security. And he will be remembered as a "moderate" Republican who could work across party lines. According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, the 82-year-old Rudman "had been ill for a considerable time." Bob Stevenson, a spokesman for Rudman, tells us the former senator died just before midnight Monday at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Rudman had lymphoma. What is significant here is that the issue of debt reduction is still being fought more than twenty five years after Rudman made it an issue. The Graham Rudman Act also included budget triggers which automatically cut spending. But Social Security was exempt from that aspect of the law. Rudman along with former Senator Gary Hart predicted in 1999 "we should expect conflicts in which adversaries, because of cultural affinities different from our own, will resort to forms and levels of violence shocking to our sensibilities"America will become increasingly vulnerable to hostile attack on our homeland, and our military superiority will not entirely protect us." Rudman served only two terms in office. Rudman defeated incumbent John Durkin in the 1980 election, riding the wave of Ronald Reagan's landslide victory. Durkin resigned and the Governor appointed Rudman to fill the vacancy in late December 1980. Rudman was 82.
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Ibobby Kennedy, former Attorney General, Senator from New York and Presidential candidate would have been 87 years old today.
HEALTH CARE UPDATE
The last few days I’ve been having some health issues with my shoulder and neck. My primary care physician has referred me to a neurologist to get his take on what is going on with me. I was told I would get the next available appointment and would be put on a priority list. The date for that appointment is……….wait for it now…………..February 20th, 2013. So the next time someone tells you that in Canada they have to wait months to see a Specialist, and therefore when Obama care takes effect, the same thing will happen here, just tell them to shut up. The same thing is happening here under the non Obama care system. Obama care…….it can’t get any worse!!!