We are all going to Hell

I consider my self to be of above average intelligence.  I don’t consider myself to be naïve or gullible but someone just posted on Facebook that the GOP just voted against CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Plan that was instituted by Bill and Hillary Clinton.  It has been helping children successfully for 25 years. 

I am now beginning to catch on to the motives of the Republican party.  If something has the name Clinton or Obama attached to it lets get rid of it.  Senator Susan Collins who I used to at least give the benefit of the doubt to just cast her vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act or Obama care as it come to be know.  The reason for her vote and others is because they want to provide a better plan

Now one would think that by now they have a great plan in place which will be less expensive, have better coverage than Obama Care and no one will get hurt because of it.  What we are looking at is no plan after six years eight years complaining that  the ACA was so horrible.  After 56 failed attempts to repeal it they still don’t have a replacement. 

Brighter minds then mine have been presenting arguments that any new plans that have been even remotely suggested will (1) be more costly, (2) be the cause of millions of lost jobs, and (3) increase the deficit by trillions of dollars. 

Now since I am almost 75 years old this is really wearing me out but I am going to try to go on.  Since I am older I have Medicare.  Now in spite of what you think or have been told the Medicare program is more cost effective than private health insurance.   I know you think I’m wrong but just click on the link and find out for yourself.  Medicare is a single payer program that is a lot like what they have in Canada and many other countries in the free world.  Like those other programs I choose my own doctor just like I used to and I pay about $300 per month for great coverage.   It is not socialized medicine.  The only socialized medicine in this country is run by the government Veterans Administration. 

You might ask  why didn’t we just skip Obama Care and give Medicare to everybody?  I’m not smart enough to answer that.  For an answer to that question you will have to ask Senator Susan Collins and her gang down in Washington.  Don’t expect an answer from them.  They are too busy raping the country. 

 

Make it a Happy New Year

 Maiine at Pine Poont near Old Orchard Beach

Wow! What a year we had.   We have a brand new president.  We survived the nastiest most contentious campaign ever in my history.  You couldn’t discuss it with anybody or they might befriend in Facebook or worse. A Trump supporter shot his wife because she wouldn’t agree with him so he decided to make America great again.  I just went to a New Years day brunch which had signs up which said “No Politics” and it was written three times. 

I don’t know what I will do this year about politics.  It is hard for me to stay away from it because I can’t stop reading about it. I’m not to confident about a government where their is no balance to power.  Things could get out of hand quickly.  I’m not sure about Trump at all.  I saw a press conference the other day where he answered a question that was so disjointed.  Truthfully wouldn’t you like to have a president who reads at a higher level than a fourth grader? 

I think we are in for a very bumpy ride. My suggestion is what I am going to do is try to make everyday count.  Laugh as much as you can.  Be nice to people you meet.  Remember we have a lot of people in this country that need your help.  Make it a Happy New Year. 

Autumn Colors

 

 

As promised here are the foliage shots from yesterday.  I decided to upload them as a slide show that I created using ProShow Producer.  Its a program with all kinds of controls and plugins.  This one was easy after assigning all the elements it inserts all the transitions and lays down an audio track which I chose from my library.