Friday, December 26, 2008


 It's Friday. Christmas is over, celebrated in shifts to conform to work schedules and other family obligations. That's the way life is today, at least in this family. And it's not a bad thing; it stretches the good feelings and lets us all enjoy them just a bit longer. I felt a sense of accomplishment, producing a pretty darn good twice-smoked ham via my little LP gas smoker on the deck. Got some great gifts, but truly enjoyed the time with our kids and their families. Our 7-month-old granddaughter truly got into ripping the paper from packages and enjoying her toys and books - I was impressed.

If you're happening to stop by here, avoiding the crowds (?) at the malls, here's an idea to consider. Leave a comment. I'm thinking that there isn't much of a downside to it, other than the cost to the government.  But, we're throwing money at everything else...

Establish Medicare Part "E" for All Americans Under the Age of 65: Keep It Simple President-Elect Obama

In Canada, the universal health care system is simply called medicare -- and that's what it should be in the U.S.  And instead of the 1342-page proposal Hillary Clinton put together that was a politically jerry-rigged, confusing plan -- or the Obama proposal that would leave insurance companies pretty much intact (whose goal is to make money by reducing care as much as possible) -- it would be the simplest and boldest political move to simply propose to Congress this sentence to become law: "All Americans under the age of 65 will be covered by Medicare Part 'E.'"Simplicity is often the most audacious and [...]


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