Archive for September, 2012
I have been very lax about posting and posting something interesting lately. I’ve have had some very nasty days with my fibromyalgia. I have been reading up on the so-called Obama care. While I do see parts of a Obama Care that should be repaired. Overall it is better in the long run than anything I’ve heard out of the Republican camp. I do disagree with charging minimums that require you to purchase health care insurance. I would set a final price $100,000, and anyone making more than that would need to get their own insurance policy they could self pay or employer pay. However, if you make less a $100,000, (150,000 or more for married filing jointly) you would be eligible for Medicaid. Medicaid requirements should be paid by the federal government. Romney has already stated that he would drop Medicaid altogether. Back in the 60′sRepublicans fought tooth and nail attempting to block Medicaid and Medicare. If not for Pres. Johnson, we would not have Medicaid or Medicare. Well that and equal rights. Republicans, including our longtime senator Strom Thurmond were against equal rights. If I remember correctly, Thurmond, holds the record for longest filibuster of all time in the USA and that he was for speaking out against the Civil Rights Bill. That is the truth behind the Republicans legacy.
If we can retain”Obama Care”starting January 1, 2014, medicaid expansion will now have a new limit. Anyone making 113% of poverty the level will be eligible for Medicaid. This is a step in the right direction. That part is good. The bad part is that it will impose a filing minimum of $95 or a 1% of the filing income minimum, depending upon which one of the two is the highest This is where I think there are problems. By 2016, they are starting to create tax credits or charges or not having insurance. More on that later.
This past week has been rather hectic. We are getting prepared for our son to come home. He has been in New Jersey for several years now. We’ve only been able see him for short periods when he was able to come visit. He is the one who built my current theme. I don’t know if I’m going to get him to do more with that. I am though going see if he can help set up my selling domain as it is the same name that I use for our eBay store. Our eBay business has slowed down. So now we are beginning to add different categories and have been listing a bunch of nice used clothing. I haven’t had time to pay too much attention to what’s going on around us now but have noticed that Obama is supposed to be ahead of Romney. I have been wondering lately with the rising prices of gasoline. If Republican backers, have a hand in artificially raising gasoline prices. I am curious to find out if they think that high gas prices mean that it will be harder Obama to get elected it wouldn’t surprise me it is so. If that was the truth of the matter. I do not know of anything that’s behind the increase in fuel prices. Everything we buy is much higher than they were a ago. I know that rising fuel prices, relate directly to commerce. Anything we buy was brought there by a truck. I am not very excited at the prospects of a Republican victory this fall. One the first things they promised to do is gut Obama care as they call it. While I am not pleased with the healthcare plan they worked out. I think it is a step in the right direction. If the big insurance companies didn’t have our Representatives and Senate members in their pocket. Then maybe we would not have so much opposition to comprehensive health plan like Medicare or Medicaid. If you read history, you will see that Republicans fought tooth and nail against Medicare and Medicaid. It took a strong president to keep forcing this legislation back in the 60s. It was terrible Pres. Kennedy was killed, but Pres. Johnson really fought for civil rights and medical care. For those who least can afford medical care, the easy way to help them. Would be to simply expand Medicaid and Medicare. If you’re not happy with healthcare provided by these two health plans. Buy a healthcare plan from any insurance company of your choice. Simple as that.
Once again I have procrastinated about this blog. I have been rather busy with a new product line in our eBay store. As sales of Game Boys have dropped we are expanding into clothing. Mostly womens clothing and trying to list more plus size clothing. My wife is very good at locating good used clothing. She knows how hard it is for plus size women to find nice-looking clothing. That and I am good at picking out pretty clothing especially dresses for women. This is more a labor intensive as you cannot list more than one lot at a time. It’s not actually labor as no physical labor is involved. It’s just that you can’t create variations like other clothing can be listed. I got lucky recently and was given an older version of Dragon Speak. It’s not the latest and greatest but hopefully will enable me to get more done. Hopefully I will be able to keep up better, much better than I have been lately. I’ve been reading where military contractors have basically been using almost slave labor and Iraq and Afghanistan. I am going to look into these activities by companies like Halliburton and KBR and report that back to you.