Friday Political Madness

Donald on HealthCare

John McCain showed up and cast the deciding vote. $20 million would have been less insured and premiums would have been raised according to the early CBO estimates. It’s also not very often that I’ll say that ‘Donald Trump’ was right….but he was right when he said that Australia has far better insurance than we do.

Boys Scouts CEO Apologizes

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Why does everything need to be politically oriented? Why can’t you just show up and talk about the importance of values in the Boy Scouts? Read the full letter from the CEO here.

 

Health Care and a new Thermostat

Health Care

House Republicans passed a bill yesterday. Yep! They finally did it. What does it do? Well, it for starters reduces the tax burden that Obamacare put on the top 1% and gives it back to them. Some $833 billion dollars going back to the richest Americans. What’s the effect of that? Some twenty-four million people will lose their insurance. Not something you can brag about Republicans. I haven’t understood this President and this party for some time. How can you claim you’re the party of the religious right and not take care of your brother and the poor? Isn’t that within the very teachings of Jesus and the strongest message in the bible? It’s rhetorical. Of course, it is. Also – I find it deeply disturbing when even the American Medical Association doesn’t stand by it. AMA is doctors and care providers – the largest group in the USA – and they don’t support it.

Read their statement below:

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We still have a long long way to go. A celebration is very early. You still need to have the bill to committee for adjustments in the Senate – voted on – and then back to committee in the House – and voted on again. Some members of the Senate have already said that the bill in its current form – won’t be voted on.

I think what I find most ridiculous to me. They didn’t even wait for it be scored by the Congressional Budget Office. Our representatives voted on it without even knowing the numbers of cost and how many will be affected.

Watch the video above and notice all of the constituents behind Trump. Those are people that in a year are going to be running for re-election and they’ll have to answer a very difficult question. Why did you strip my health insurance? Why did you choose not to take care of the weakest amongst us?

Anyone remember when Trump promised “insurance for everyone“? Twenty-four million isn’t everyone. Whoops!

Moving on…

Installed an Ecobee 3 Thermostat Yesterday

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It’s an intelligent thermostat with sensors for monitoring temperatures in rooms. But more importantly – it monitors movement in the rooms and then adjusts based on that. I’m ready for the savings $$. That being said we don’t use our AC but maybe a month a year.

What do I love best? It works with Siri and Alexa and works mobile. So if I’m at the movie theater – nobody at home – I can manually turn up the thermostat to conserve on electricity.