You would think, after getting laid off last year, and attempting to make a living working for myself now, that I would have some extra time in the evenings to work on some of the little projects I have bubbling up in my head.
Well, I have finally started devoting some time to my “continued” education and I am working on two small projects. One of those projects is Stuffr for the Mac and Stuffr for the iPhone. The other is a yet to be determined app for the iPhone.
Instead of standing by the shore getting my feet wet, I have jumped in completely. It won’t hurt to have ‘Mac / iPhone Developer” on my resume now will it?
I’m not sure how much time I am going to have in the next couple weeks, thanks to President Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill.
White House officials tell ABC News that in his remarks tomorrow President Obama will indicate a willingness to work with Republicans on some issue to get a health care reform bill passed but will suggest that if it is necessary, Democrats will use the controversial “reconciliation” rules requiring only 51 Senate votes to pass the “fix” to the Senate bill, as opposed to the 60 votes to stop a filibuster and proceed to a vote on a bill.
Are they crazy? No less than 60 percent of the American people are against this bill. Passing this bill, especially through reconciliation will be political suicide for all of them, President Obama included.
Sen. Tom Harkin told POLITICO that Senate Democratic leaders have decided to go the reconciliation route. The House, he said, will first pass the Senate bill after Senate leaders demonstrate to House leaders that they have the votes to pass reconciliation in the Senate.
Harkin made the comments after a meeting in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office including Harkin and Sens. Baucus, Dodd, Durbin, Schumer and Murray.
When asked whether the leaders had made the decision, Durbin said: “We are moving ahead with a version of the health care reform bill that we believe has a good chance of passing both the House and the Senate.”
Personally, I don’t think they have the votes in the House or the Senate to pass the bill with reconciliation, but we shall see.
That’s it for tonight. Who knows, I might have a screenshot of the new Stuffr app by tomorrow.