It’s hard to be disappointed that Russell won, he’s such a sweetheart, and he is also amazingly talented, but for once I would like the best dancer to win. (If you don’t watch So You Think You Can Dance you don’t know what I’m talking about.) I voted for you Jakob! I also loved Legacy more as the diamond in the rough dancer. And Kathryn as the second best technical dancer.
I’ve been struggling lately with everything, the book proposal, a business plan I’m working on, I sang flat the other night!! Nothing I can’t get past, but still. It would be nice to experience some smooth sailing once in a while. Am I right?? Something that came easy. A lucky break to just all into my lap. A public option.
Here’s a picture I took the other night, looking up 5th Avenue.
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Sigh. The only public option that I can wish for you was in the health care reform legislation, but it looks as if that part is dead.
I’m envious. I wish I could stand on the sidewalk and take a picture of the Empire State Building.
Yeah, whenever I complain I think to myself, in spite of everything, you really are living an embarrassment of riches, the biggest being good health in a great city. I’m not homeless (yet). I’m not starving.
Karen, I think you’re right. They had to jettison the public option to get Lieberman on board. However, now members of the House say they won’t vote for the bill if it does not have a public option. So it’s apparently Catch-22.
What I understand from constituents both right and left is roughly the following, in no particular order:
What’s the point of lowering health care costs $1000 if you’re just going to raise taxes $2000 to pay for it?
A lot of Congressmen don’t want to pass a bill that insists abortion services have to be provided by public money.
If you force insurance companies to pay for pre-existing conditions and people that already have conditions, then insurance companies will either have to go out of business or raise premium costs. Since they will pass costs along to us, that means prices will go up.
All right, this is my inadequate understanding of various objections to the bill as it is presently formed. I’ll also mention that Republicans are completely out of this loop on this, because Democrats have enough of a majority in both the House and Senate to pass whatever they want. I have also heard some Democrats balking because they say they don’t want to pass something unless it actually will lower costs.
OK, that’s about all I know. I’m sort of on the fence about this one.