Here are some stories that caught my eye today:
First is an article about the Supercommittee created over the summer charged with finding places to cut $1.2 Trillion from the federal budget (because they needed a committee to find places when they could have just read it for five minutes). Well it turns out that everybody was right when they said this bad idea, and here’s one more: they have been meeting in secrecy. What a shock. That’s quite the oversight and transparency.
(Also, for those interested, OpenCongress.org is a great place to keep up on Congress and legislation.)
Next is the continuing saga of the feds fighting Gibson Guitars, the feds want Gibson to hand over even more wood used to make their guitars. For months now, Gibson has been raided, threatened and intimidated into sending more jobs overseas to India. But Gibson wants to keep those jobs here in the US. Keep fighting, Gibson!
Nashville Business Journal: http://tinyurl.com/Feds-hate-guitars
Finally, it seems that parents in California have to choose between either not giving there kids a whooping cough vaccine or not giving their kids an education. California law requires all students to have gotten the vaccine before entering any grade between seven and 12. So, now parents are almost forced to give their kids this vaccine so they can get an education.
News 10: http://tinyurl.com/Vaccine-or-gtfo