Thursday, September 10, 2009
Jeanne at The Raisin Chronicles posted this today and I had to share it. I had started out with the intention of sharing my favorite quote's from President Obama's speech to Congress last night. But as I went through his speech, I found that I pretty much wanted to copy and paste the entire thing. So follow the link I gave and go read it if you didn't watch it. Skip the analysts and media and responses and reporting. Just listen to or read the speech itself. You know what I would love to see? I want Sicko re-released. If only Michael Moore read my blog. The movie was a few years ahead of its time. What I remember most about it was that the reports were that "both sides of the aisle" were seeing the health care crisis differently. That it wasn't a Dem vs Repub issue. Were is that sense now? I'm one of the fortunate ones. We have employer provided options. Jeff has a good insurance plan, the kids and I are well covered under mine. If either of us lose a job, we can go on the other's insurance and still be covered. But I know a lot of people who aren't covered. People who own their own businesses- bakeries, cleaning companies, child care providers, preschools, and so on. People who were on a spouse's plan and the spouse lost their job and... no more insurance without extremely high costs. The stories out there are individual but they make up a larger picture and they are heart breaking. So I guess that's my 2 cents. I've not been following politics too closely lately simply because it wears me out. It's too focused on the back and forth and the vitriol and hatred and unbased, biased claims and fear mongering and so on. It's exhausting. And it's both sides. And it has to stop. Sometimes it feels like we are on the verge of another Civil War. And that won't help anyone.
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