Random ramblings from my beer soaked melon about politics, religion, sex, stupidities, nature, and any other subject that penetrates the haze. Sometimes crude and not for the faint of heart or people with normal intelligence, or an abundance of common sense.
Sunday, February 19, 2006

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. Mohandas Gandhi

The President gave a speech in Dublin Ohio the other day.
He was drumming up support for his health care plan that relies on people having health  care savings accounts to take care of their medical bills. This would allow business to stop paying into health insurance plans for their employees and somehow reducing health care costs. Now for the good part.
He gave this speech in the lobby, (I wouldn’t let him in that far) of Wendy’s home office. He did this because Wendy’s has a plan like this for its employees. The huge majority of Wendy’s employees are kids still in school or elderly people already collecting Social Security and trying to make ends meet. The former are the healthiest segment of the workforce and the latter already have medicare.
Wendy’s is the third largest fast food franchise in the world, and while I believe their food is better than the others it still isn’t great for you.
Michael Jacobson, executive director of  The Center for Science in the Public Interest released an e-mailed statement asked: “Was the lobby of Philip Morris unavailable?”
I’m no Mr. Spock, but let’s examine the logic.
The administrations health care plan is to shift the majority of the costs to the worker and give the poor companies a break.
He gives a speech about health care in the lobby of a fast food company’s home office.
The home office is in Ohio.
Ohio has lost more jobs than any other state since 2000.
Ohio has the highest number of home foreclosures of any state.
Polls taken in Ohio the last few elections have proved to be way wrong when vote results have been announced.
The entire nations average savings rate last year was negative 5%.
Like I said I’m no Mr. Spock, and I guess I would never make it as a political PR planner either.

I think I have finally figured out why political news stories seem to piss me off more and more.
They don’t start with: Once upon a time.
They don’t end with: They all lived happily ever after.

I see that Clay said Teressa is out of the ICU and doing fine. Good news.
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  • At 8:54 AM, Blogger Babs

    Oh great! What another brilliant plan from the moron! Make employees pay more and eat some greasy hamburgers and biggie size it while you're at it.

  • At 1:51 PM, Blogger leo myshkin

    great, now i won't be able to listen to guy clark sing the dublin blues for a few weeks. it's one of my favorite songs and bush wrecks it.

  • At 7:53 PM, Blogger yellowdog granny

    im surprised he didn't give the speech from the headquarters of Shell, or Mobile...if you're going to stick it to them..you might as well rub it in..

  • At 3:25 AM, Blogger Clance' McClannahan

    This is one of my GRESTEST gripes right now....unbelievable.

  • At 12:49 AM, Blogger Scottish Toodler

    This seems to be in line with the whole Neo-Con plan to take us back to the world of Dickens... if you aren't in the poorhouse you will be in one of the camps... let's hope that lady going from county to county in Florida and asking to count all the votes herself gets through soon and Bush is kicked out of office-- and let's make sure that we get rid of every policy and appointee he has made!!!