Monday, October 12, 2009

When are we going to get the picture?!?!

Here's a surprise. The Health Insurance Companies released a "report" that states if the Baucus Bill passes in the Senate, then customers rates will increase dramatically over the next 10 years. They already go up 30% a year!!! I mean, honestly, how much more can they rape the system with a straight face. They just gave all of us Americans the middle finger.

There is a bright side maybe. Maybe we will get off our asses and get the Public Option in the bill. It's the only way to prevent the health insurance companies from getting away with this. They will never contain costs. They will ALWAYS raise the rates because they are greedy, corrupt, heartless individuals that let people DIE every day despite having health insurance.

Did you hear about the 2 month old baby that was denied coverage because he was at the 97%ile for height and weight. They baby only gets breastmilk. There is no way to overfeed a breastfed baby. Is this what we've come to now?

Friday, October 9, 2009

Congratulations Mr. President.

I woke up this morning and saw the Breaking News Banner. I always get nervous because you never know what that could be. Once I cleared my eyes I saw that President Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize. I will say I was surprised. But I can understand why they gave it to him. He has touted his diplomatic policy since he was running for president. He has followed through on reaching out to a lot of countries. We were a country that bullied everyone and now we are trying to restore our respect for them.

And then as I was listening to the news, I got angry a little bit. President Obama was handed a bunch of shit when he took office. He's been doing all he can to clean up the mess that Bush left us, while trying to get some of his policy initiatives passed. Nothing happens overnight. We are so impatient that we are discouraged that things are getting done quicker??? We need to get off of his back. Day in and Day out... he gets nothing but criticism. No gratitude, NO thanks, no nothing. And this, for me, was vindication to a certain degree that at least the international community is appreciative of his efforts. All that nonsense about how the Olympics going to Rio was a reprimand against Obama??!! This proves that that's not the case.

So, congratulations to you Mr. President. I appreciate the hard job that you have and that you are trying to make our country better.