Since the wife has the day off I’ve been busy being designated driver. Here are a few things I’ve been thinking about. The clunker bill appears to be in trouble and it hasn’t even been in effect a week. The bill which was pushed through by none other than Nancy Pelosi seems to have questions nobody can answer. It didn’t make sense to me when I heard only $1 billion was alloted for the bill. With administrative cost that doesn’t leave much to buy cars.
The raising of the minimum wage by seventy cents has a lot of people scratching their heads. This bill, passed to help those who are stuck in minimum wage jobs is only going to end up hurting them and/or raising the unemployment rate. The companies who hire these minimum wage people are not going to absorb a seventy cent an hour loss. That leaves them with two options: either give the workers
less hours at the same cost to the employer, or just fire them. Another well thought out plan from the people who rushed the stimulus through.
Health care reform still has me worried. The reason is simple. If Obama sticks to his word about the eight things that would have to be in the reform bill for passage, we citizens would lose five freedoms we currently enjoy. I agree they are freedoms because I don’t believe they are rights, but they are important.
1. The freedom to choose what’s in our healthcare plan.
2. The freedom to be rewarded for healthy living, or paying more for not doing so.
3. The freedom to choose high-deductible coverage.
4. The freedom to keep our existing healthcare plan.
5. The freedom to choose our own doctors.
Before you call me crazy I’d like to point out that these are not my words. They come from none other than CNN online. That’s pretty mainstream media to me. You should read the article
to get an idea of what is really at stake. We have more to lose and nothing to gain if this bill gets passed.
Lastly is a travel advisory I recieved by email from a friend. Here it is-
For those of you who might be considering a road trip, be
advised: Portions of I-64, I-70, I-29, and I-90 will be closed this weekend. Expect long delays along these interstate highways plus major traffic disruptions in Charleston, WV, Louisville, KY, St Louis, MO,
Kansas City, MO, and Omaha, NE.
A 500-ton piece of coal is being moved from West Virginia to South
Dakota so that Barack H. Obama can be added to Mt. Rushmore
Comments are always welcome.