As you know, unless you’ve been moonlighting as a cave-dweller. With the passage of the recent Debt-ceiling bill, Congress has been instructed to create a “United States Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction” This committee will include 6 Democrats and 6 Republicans, 3 from each house of Congress. They’ve finally been named:
House Republicans: (3)
Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas (Co-Committee Chair)
Dave Camp, R-Michigan
Fred Upton, R-Michigan
House Democrats: (3)
James E. Clyburn, D-South Carolina
Xavier Becerra, D-California
Chris Van Hollen D-Maryland
Senate Republicans: (3)
Jon Kyl, R-Arizona
Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania
Rob Portman R-Ohio
Senate Democrats: (3)
Patty Murray, D-Wash (Co-Committee Chair)
John Kerry, D-Mass
Max Baucus, D-Mont
Since I know I have friends at all sides of the political spectrum (I sit on both sides of the “aisle”) I offer this without political dialogue. Due to the importance of the work being charged to this committee I just feel this it is important to know who the committee is and why they’ve been assembled.
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Tagged Chris Van Hollen, Congress, Dave Camp, Debt Reduction, Fred Upton, James E. Clyburn, Jeb Hensarling, John Kerry, Jon Kyl, Max Baucus, Pat Toomey, Patty Murray, Rob Portman, Xavier Becerra
I’ve grown up in the age of computers. I’ve grown up in the 24-hour-gotta-have-it-now generation.
That said, I love information. I live in a highly connected world, 24 hour news, 60,000 tweets, Facebook conversations. I’m all in.
Recently, I’ve disconnected a little bit. I found that I was sitting at a computer, watching TV, or had by head buried in my smart phone for hours and hours at a time. Don’t get me wrong. I love information, I like being in-the-know.
Recently, I subscribed to a newspaper and found out how much I missed sitting down and reading the paper, cover to cover. The news may be old, but I really enjoyed it. So I instituted a new rule in my home and since it’s just me in the home, it was pretty easy to swing the votes.
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The new rule? When I make dinner, I sit down, in my dining room, and eat dinner, reading the paper. I turn off the TV, I shut down the computer, I leave the phone in the other room and just decompress.
Never underestimate the power of a good meal and something to read. 🙂
It’s nice to have a moment of quiet, even for a few minutes.
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