25 March 2017 American Health Care Act withdrawn, In the Woods (poem), supporting your local PBS tv and radio stations (KERA) and drawings

Good morning to you.  I hope this finds you well where and when you are as you visit me here.  Thank you for coming to visit!  It gets kind of lonely out here in cyberspace!

Well yesterday we found out that the American Health Care Act of 2017 bill was withdrawn after failing to gain sufficient support.  The reasons the Democrats didn’t support it made sense to me, the House Freedom Caucus not so much.  I don’t understand why they didn’t just work together to fix flaws in the existing program and call it a day but they didn’t.  The government of the United States is broken and having an identity crisis of epic proportions.  My prayers go out to each and all on this; this is painful I’m sure for all involved.

The truth is there can be no sides when it comes to the service of people and taking care of this beautiful earth.  If you don’t want to serve anyone besides yourself and your own(s) best interests, may be it’s time to get another profession or go back to the one you were in. 

American Health Care Act

The American Health Care Act of 2017 was a United States Congress bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It was based on a plan first publicly released by House Republicans on March 6, 2017, and the first part of what its proponents claim was a 3-phase plan to repeal the bill. The AHCA would have repealed the parts of the Affordable Care Act within the scope of the federal budget, including provisions contained within the Internal Revenue Code such as the individual and employer mandates and various taxes, and also modifications to the federal Medicaid program. The House bill was withdrawn on March 24, 2017, after the Republicans failed to gain sufficient support to pass it.

Wikipedia

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/24/trump-blames-democrats-for-gop-health-care-bill-failure-says-obamacare-is-imploding.html – I think it was immature for the President to just blame the Democrats for this bill failing when it was the House Freedom Caucus and other Republicans who also did not give this bill their vote. 

Freedom Caucus

The Freedom Caucus, also known as the House Freedom Caucus, is a congressional caucus consisting of conservative Republican members of the United States House of Representatives. It was formed by a group of Congressmen as a “smaller, more cohesive, more agile and more active” group of conservatives.

Freedom Caucus – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Caucus

We become what we repeatedly do.
Sean Covey

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
Abraham Lincoln

Kyle chose the poem from my Grandma today:

Kyle’s choice for one of my Grandma’s newspaper clipping poems today.

In the Woods

I do not need a clock

in this green place,

God is my time

with His eternal face.

The trees are tall and strong,

The sweet birds sing

And silence seems to smile

on everything.

the sunlight fills my heart,

It leads the way,

Like the finger of God

This autumn day.

It’s a beautiful world

I make my own,

Walking with God

in the woods alone.


I don’t know how it is for you, but for us we don’t have cable television and rely heavily on streaming and free broadcasts like our local Public Television Station KERA.  It saddens me that our current administration is so out of touch with their constituents to even consider defunding this program and NPR which Kyle and I also listen to regularly.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/15/trumps-budget-will-likely-slash-public-media-but-the-biggest-losers-wont-be-pbs-and-npr/?utm_term=.0c87be039156 – use link for complete article which includes charts breaking out expenses.

“President Trump’s impending budget proposal is expected to include deep cuts to public media, among other things, which would surely delight Republicans who have been trying, on and off, to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for five decades.

In January, Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) filed a bill (again) that would strip federal funding from an agency that receives $445 million per year. Lamborn said in a statement that “this is not about content,” but accusations of liberal bias have long been embedded in efforts to cut off the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.”

http://www.kera.org/ – once Kyle gets steady work we will be making donating to KERA (Public Television) a monthly commitment.  We are examples of people who live in a rural area, don’t pay for cable and rely on stations like KERA and NPR for news and information. 

http://keranews.org/post/15-amazing-things-you-should-know-about-texas-bluebonnets?_ga=1.64003943.911446977.1490449965 – if you love flowers like I do, this post will help make your day!

 

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One comment on “25 March 2017 American Health Care Act withdrawn, In the Woods (poem), supporting your local PBS tv and radio stations (KERA) and drawings

  1. There is a sense of peace in the ring drawing, Jackie. Very interesting! I notice you included tiny versions of it in your pen and ink drawing as well. 😉 xoxoM

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