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American People, You Confuse Me

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The approval rating of Congress is at an all-time low. In pretty much every poll – from Fox to CBS to Gallup – voters are very clear that they do not approve of our current Congress. Most of the polls hover around a 9% approval rating.

It’s bad.

It’s so bad, in fact, that voters are even saying they think their own representatives need to be replaced. That’s very rare. Usually, people poll along the lines of, “Congress is bad, but my Congressperson is okay.” Not anymore. Nowadays, Americans generally agree that Congress sucks. Period.

So here’s what I don’t understand… Read the rest of this entry

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Syria

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So can anyone tell me what’s going on in Syria?

Since the government decided they were going to take their respective balls and go home, I’ve not heard a single peep about it. Nobody seems to care about it anymore. I guess everything’s okay over there now, right?

Thanks, media, for keeping us informed on everything instead of filling a 24-hour news cycle with one topic.

(In case you couldn’t tell, that was sarcasm.)

Best,
Clyde O. Watson

Government Shut-Down – Who Is To Blame?

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Why We’re Screwed…

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The United States Constitution was written by visionaries. There’s really no denying that. The brilliant men who drafted the Constitution were brilliant and insightful.

They also recognized that the US Constitution wasn’t about them. It was about something greater. These men had the foresight and clarity of mind to draft a constitution that protects the people living in the country from the people running the country. They drafted a constitution designed to prevent any one group or person from becoming too powerful. Read the rest of this entry

Why We – Specifically, I – Need The ACA

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A few years ago, my wife and I fell into an opportunity that we couldn’t pass up. We got a chance at the dream that many Americans have: We got the chance to start our own business.┬áNow, it’s not a huge business. It’s definitely a small business. We rarely have more than three employees – and that’s including my wife and myself – at any given time.

When we first started this business, we thought we’d found the end of the rainbow. We live pretty far back in the sticks, so a drive to any “real” job would take at least 45 minutes one way. And it’s not 45 highway minutes – this is 45 mountain minutes (which means that if you get behind a coal truck, you’re going to be late).

We didn’t get rich then, and we’re still not rich. You’d be hard pressed to even say we’re comfortable. We still live paycheck to paycheck like most people. We don’t eat in fancy restaurants or have steak for dinner every night. We don’t have fancy cars. Hell, my truck is old enough to buy alcohol legally. But we were okay. We could pay the bills enough to keep the lights on and the water running.

We had both been out of work for a while, so we didn’t have any insurance. Her last job hadn’t offered it at all, and while mine had, who can afford COBRA? Certainly not us, and it had been more than 18 months anyway, so that wasn’t an option. We started looking into it, got some quotes.

In early January a girl happened to come by the house. She was working for such-and-such insurance company. I don’t remember the name, and it really isn’t important. She showed us a good policy for health and life insurance that would take care of both my wife and I if one or the other happened to fall ill and, God forbid, pass away.

We loved it. It was exactly what we were looking for. And even more so, it was within our budget. We would finally be able to go to the doctor when one of us got a sinus infection or some other kind of ailment. Our insurance would start on February 1st, and we’d be covered.

On January 28th, I had my first heart attack.

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I think some folks are confused about the meaning of the word “compromise.”

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Liberty ClosedI’ve liked to draw for as long as I can remember. I drew my first masterpiece when I was seven years old. It was a picture of a cowboy. The detail was amazing (for a seven year old). I was extremely proud of my cowboy drawing.

When I finished the picture, my brother – who was 11 at the time – grabbed it and held it just out of my reach. Read the rest of this entry

A Short Video About Healthcare

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I don’t know who this guy is. Apparently, he’s a YouTube video star, or whatever they’re called. He’s internet famous.

And he makes some damn good points.

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