Tuesday, January 12, 2010

With My Head in the Sand

Please, help me understand what is happening in the world. The husband and I have been stunned by the things we have seen coming to fruition recently. This last year has amazed us with the very swiftness of the Progressive Movement's grasp on our country's government. Having complacently sat back for
lo these many years and watched life breezing by in a most comfortable fashion, I am ashamed to say that we have been slowly awakened (the veritable sleeping giant) over the last twelve months by blatant and forceful programs coming out of Washington. The Stimulus Packages have cost billions. Have they actually produced any jobs or have they just spent our tax money to line politicians' re-election pockets? The Cap and Trade thing....will it completely kill our Capitalist form of society and tax us, our children and grandchildren beyond any imagined level? The push for a Green Initiative for the sake of "Global Warming"....has anyone noticed that we are having the worst cold weather on record? Does anyone know that GE is a big part of the current administration and that they own the patent for the nifty little mercury light bulbs which will become the bulb de rigueur next year, driving the little incandescent bulb makers out of business in the USA, thereby allowing GE to make the new bulbs in China?
These are just a few of the things we have watched coming down the Pike, since we were children, in little bits and pieces. The bits were such minor little things that we barely noticed as more bits were added and changed until we no longer recognized the danger to our way of life.
Today, the husband went off to play golf.... the first time in many days, as we have been freezing our behinds in southern Florida. Don't tell me that it is not fair for one man to play golf when the masses cannot play. He started working and paying Social Security Taxes at eleven years old, when he became a golf caddy for a dime a round. He worked and paid the upper amount of social security taxes for sixty-three years. I even heard Rush Limbaugh talk about senior citizens not paying for Medicare last week. Allow me to enlighten you about that. We paid health insurance our whole married life until he retired at seventy-four. In the beginning, Blue Cross paid only 80% for hospital visits and Blue Shield paid only 80% for surgical visits in the hospital. We paid for ordinary doctor's visits. Our children were paid for at $10.00 a month during prenatal visits. If you had paid the whole $90.00 by the birth, the price was $90.00 or $100.00 for a boy. (We all know why) Insurance didn't pay for birth or any other ordinary medical treatment. We have never had dental or prescription coverage, until Medicare came along. There still is no dental coverage and the Rx thing is a laugh. Between the two of us, Medicare takes $280.00 a month from our Social Security and our secondary insurance is $400.00 a month. Okay, $680.00 every month----does that sound like we are getting something for free? The husband is now seventy-eight and gets to play golf once or twice a week after being an upright citizen and raising three law abiding, tax paying children. Why would the government want to redistribute the little amount we have saved for our old age ?
Finally, I'm going to get to the problem today!!!! The husband was walking out the door and the TV was playing that Public Service Announcement about the big, burly hockey player singing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" to his little girl, while his teammates laughed along. The husband said , "I like this one." I thought about the one I like....the little boy playing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" with a concert pianist in front of a large audience. There is also one about a Down's Syndrome teen being elected Homecoming Queen. Then, I voiced something that had been niggling about in my pea sized brain....Who or What is "The Foundation for a Better Life"? I've been wondering who would want to pay for these lovely little blurbs every day and what do they expect to get out of it? So, I Goggled it and found this;

http://ctheory.net/articles.aspx?id=353

Oh, holy cow! Here we go again! This is something everyone better try very hard to understand, because it is another threat to our very way of life and it is being put to us in such a lovely way that we will be buried from within....without murmuring a peep. Imagine that I have only begun to wonder about this and it has been organized and orchestrated since 2002. We are sheep being led to the slaughter. God help us!

14 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

heaven help us all. i spent over an hour on the phone myself today over our tricare insurance and their overpaying for my oxygen. you get a different answer every time you call too. sigh.

smiles, bee
xoxoxooxxoxoxo

Loving Annie said...
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Loving Annie said...

Kacey,
Your post is prescient, and hits the nail on the head, as the article does after you open the link.

A very chilling state of affairs, and one likely to evolve, as 85% of the people in the world - event hose that consider themselves 'smart',
simply do not THINK or see ahead clealry, understanding the future ramifications of todays's current behaviors/acts/choices.

I'm very glad I'm not a youngster. There's things I am not quite so wild out with regard to aging, but I alo think the safe years are behind us -
and the future is nowhere near what Norman Rockwell; or Thomas Jefferson hoped for.

Glad Hubby is enjoying his golf - he has a right to - he worked for it !

Lois Grebowski said...

Kacey, it scares the living crap outta me. I keep praying for our country to come back to their senses...

My hope is that the idiots who voted in this administration will not vote in 2010. And frankly, I don't think they will vote, for they don't know what is at stake.

the responsibility of change lies with us -- those who can think, reason, and can see above the pile of excrement being pushed toward us..

It will happen. I predict in 2010 you will see a change and I hope it's for the good...

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Changes in the wind said...

Trust me, you are not alone in your frustrations....

Granny Annie said...

This race in Mass is going to be the first telling of the story. If Brown wins or even just comes close to winning the seat vacated by Ted Kennedy's death, then we know we have a good chance to save ourselves and our future generations. (And Brown is quick to point out is isn't Ted Kennedy's seat, it is the people's seat.) Otherwise it appears our gooses are cooked.

Oklahoma's wise and wonderful Senator the honorable James Inhofe has been listed in Rolling Stone magazine as one of the most dangerous in the world because he predicted, years before Al Gore even, that Global Warming was a bunch of fraudulent figures. He is happy today to be so listed and so right!

Molly said...

Oh Lordy! That's scary stuff!

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B.S. said...

It was the light bulb issue that caught my attention. I KNEW something was up with that, but I didn't know what until reading about it here! I am absolutely disgusted. I despise those mercury light bulbs, even more after reading your post! Soon, incandescent bulbs will be unavailable, so I'm going to fill my garage with them before it's too late!

Hugs,
Betty

優雅的 said...

生活總是起起伏伏,心情要保持快樂才好哦!! .........................................

時尚 said...

友情像一棵樹木,要慢慢的栽培,才能成長真的友誼,要經過困難考驗,才可友誼永固..................................................

香蕉哥哥 said...

thank you for you to make me learn more,thank you∩0∩

John McElveen said...

I AM SO THERE WITH YOU!!

I have been taken by the same commercials...shame only 3 stand out among thousands. I have also been awakened to posting and caring about things that I used to think I had no control over. All it takes is ONE, and this post is a GREAT START!!!


Thanks for sharing!


John