Swine flu (H1N1) is back. The vaccine to help prevent it is now part of the regular flu shot. You should get it, young or old.
Cold weather seems to have followed us south. Global warming acclaimers suggest it is part of the extreme patterns they have been predicting; deniers claim this is the start of a new ice age.
It is the day after Christmas. I am walking to my car with a snow shovel in my bare and unbelievably cold hands. No heavy lifting, just a snow plow-like pushing of the shovel does it.
It’s Christmas. It is a religious celebration regardless what you believe in or whether you believe. And, it’s a nationally recognized holiday (meaning Holy Day). However, you can celebrate or observe or not.
Democrats and Republicans reach a compromise. No more government shut downs. We have a budget for 2014 and 2015. And there is a bonus. The Republican leadership slapped down the Tea Party segment. Let the good times roll. Well, almost.
It’s not a new thought that the U. S. government might be too big to function properly. Even President Obama’s former advisor, David Axelrod commented that the government was too vast to expect the president to know what’s going on.
If the only track to dealing with these problems is to approach them piecemeal, then get on with it. Whatever the approach, doing nothing doesn’t do the country or the people much good.
About Obamacare: there’s much more to come – maybe good and maybe bad or confusing depending upon your individual perspective (not political). A couple of things or more are certain. It’s here to stay.
The problem is flood insurance, specifically the price of it. The federal government has been subsidizing the insurance for years and the problem with that is that there is a reported $28 billion debt in the fund.
Since Washington, D.C. and all the political parties have gone to the dogs, I’ve decided to write about dogs…except I’m going to write about cats. Whatever.
The debt is well over 17 trillion, there is no plan to stop its growth, the government and factions within factions are still split, a budget has not been passed, and the process will all be repeated in a few months.