In case you are not aware, the great City of Philadelphia is currently the center of the NFL universe as it hosts the annual NFL Draft festivities. Get down there soon and boo your team’s draft picks!
After all the sound and fury surrounding a potential government shutdown and how to enact a long-term spending plan, the U.S. House this week passed a one-week stopgap bill that kicks the can across the street. The Senate is expected to pass it later today, meaning we will be right back here next week passing another one-week extension. Never do today what you can put off until seven days from now.
The U.S. House this week also failed to enact the Obamacare replacement after the so-called “McCarthur Amendment” proved to be as popular as measles. Two of Pennsylvania’s House Republicans signaled early in the week that they were not on board with the plan, which would once again enable insurers to deny coverage to folks with pre-existing conditions. Why on earth anyone thought this provision was a good compromise still escapes us. If anyone out there has a logical explanation, please e-mail us at TheDepartmentOfDumbIdeas@triadstrategies.com.