Thursday, January 02, 2014


I just got back from Renaissance weekend with my niece. What a great opportunity to meet people  and discuss issues with the foremost minds in this country and to a lesser degree people from outside the country.

I was particularly intrigued by the discussion of grid lock in Washington.  I asked a person if the voters in this country have changed over the last 50 years. I certainly understand that more minorities and woman are now voting which clearly changes voting patterns but what about voters outside this group. His response was that the media has expanded coverage so people have more information and there is more negative research. He also said that it appears there are more people voting on a single issue and their issue becomes a litmus test.

Keep in mind that most politicians given these factors are forced to vote along the lines of their constituency if they want to get elected even if it is not good policy. The Tea Party will go after those that do not hold the party line.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with this assessment? Is there any hope this will change? Any ideas how to change this?

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Two bits of information I learned at the event are that a fire fly is a beatle and that pregnant woman have the highest survival rate of a heart attack.

Scott Hauge
Small Business California
2311 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA  94116

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