The Man got his first check of the New Year this morning and --though he is under Obama's magic $250,000/yr-- it certainly was much lighter than normal. He's pulling up old 'stubs' as I type, but he said at first glance his payroll tax and SS tax look to be substantially higher.
I know, I know. Obama will blame the Republicans for not dropping their collective pants and bending over in unison for a fiscal cliff deal.
(OT: I wish Obama and his supporters would watch/read this --Kos tried to debunk it and couldn't....)
So, given all this, naturally I was thinking about Obama's 2016 replacement. Everyone here knows I have lofty requirements for an ideal candidate...and he probably won't ever come to fruition.
But, I did happen across someone interesting that is making an appearance in the 24 hour news cycle.
New York State Senator Gregory R. Ball. Good looking guy, Valley Forge Military Academy grad, Air Force veteran, pro-life...and, you know, he had me at 'Puck:'
SENATOR BALL DROPS PUCK WITH FORMER NY RANGER FOR FREE DAY OF CHILDREN’S HOCKEY
He's currently in the news for standing behind the decision by Putnam County not to disclose the names of registered gun owners.
Senator Ball: ‘The Journal News Can Kiss My White, Irish You-Know-What’
Anyway, our NY friends can let us know what they think of this guy. I just thought he should be on the radar...