Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day181 Saturday 02/26/11

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ran 2.7 miles
Friday, March 4, threatens to be the first government shutdown since 1996. The current budget will expire if Democrats and Republicans fail to agree on spending cuts in the next few days.

Barack Obama says, “For the sake of our people and our economy, we cannot allow gridlock to prevail.” Yet, the spending cuts he wants have no momentum in working to slash our debt and they suggest no sense of urgency toward the weakened state of our economy. Obama threatens to veto any rational proposal Republicans submit.

House Republicans proposed $4 billion in cuts as part of legislation to keep the government running through March 18. Democrats want a short-term extension at current spending levels to allow more time to negotiate the best and most effective ways to attack our trillions of dollars in debt. Basically, Republicans want to extend the deadline for more debate while also effectively tightening the budget for the duration of the extension and Democrats want more time to debate with absolutely no tangible effort to tighten the budget until an agreement is made.

House Speaker John Boehner insists that a short-term bill without spending cuts is unacceptable.

The liberal interpretation of the fact that America’s economy is suffering and needs to be repaired seems to be delusional and misinformed based on their actions, or inactions. The conservative perception of our economy seems to be fully aware of the crisis America’s future faces and they seem to be the only side willing to make the hard decisions the majority of Americans want.

"Our goal as Republicans is to make sensible reductions in this spending and create a better environment for job growth, not to shut down the government. Getting our debt and deficits under control is the first step we can take, and the single most important step Washington can take, to get our economy moving and create the jobs we so badly need."

Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio)

1,573.1 miles to go.

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