At this time I was supposed to be on the plane to Toronto to visit my family. Unfortunately we just got an email that the flight was canceled due to air traffic controll problems. So we are stuck at gate A which is the gate that God forgot. I ate a Boars Head mystery sandwhich and as I look around I see nothing but quick food spots and no bars in sight. I am not a huge drinker although it would be nice to step out of the mainstream crowd and enjoy a couple of brews.
So I might as well give you a few of my immpressions of the world today. I was thinking about the latest Senate heath care offering. I don’t think I fully understand it but you can look up the details. From what I can gather they are decreasng the tax cut for the rich and puttng in some kind of health savings plan. Those people who can contribute will benefit. The poor will not benefit. The cuts for Medicaid will still be in play in order to pay for the Health Savings plan. The insurance companies will still receive supplements that Obama put in but they will be greater than before. I know I told you to check out the details but I am not making this up. You can still plan on the twenty to thirty million to die because they will not be included in the magic health bus.
So that brings me to my other thoughts today. The question I have is why do some people, mainly the Republicans, act in such a mean and “un-Christlike” way? Think about how they try to explain their dasterdly deeds. They say we are not taking away the health care we are just adjusting the growth of Medicaid. I have heard that said so many times and they actually believe it is good. Anyway you cut it they just don’t like poor people and the middle class are quickly becoming obsolete. Have you ever spoken to people who have traveled to any of the popular islands in the Caribbean? They enjoy the trip to their all inclusive resorts but if only they didn’t have to travel through all the poverty they need to pass on the way to their final destination. They don’t want to be exposed to all their poor children along the major thoroughfares.
Well guess what? You don’t have to leave the country to experience that. You can drive around any major and not so major city in the Unted States to see the people panhandling on alomost every corner. You can travel into the rural areas and like the city you will see children receiving food school lunches all year long because there is not enough food at home. One out of every four chldren go to bed hungry every night. The reason for that is so that we provide billions in dollars of subsidies to the oil companies. They same can be said for the food subsidies to the agri-businesses. By the way that Farm Bill includes the food stamp program which the Republicans have managed to cut for the last four years leaving the rest of the Farm Bill untouched.
So I am now reaching a level of thermal frustation so I will let you stew on that.