Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Hello, Goodbye

I'll be completely honest, I wasn't going to post today. But I needed something to do to pass the time until it was time to cook, soo...here I am.
I didn't want to address it...but it's bothering me right now...
I'm so sad at the fact that we live in a Country that is Free yet are now being FORCED to buy health insurance. Nevermind those who can't work, or can't find jobs or anything of that nature, they had better find the funds for insurance. Nevermind the families who can make it by, pay check to pay check, it's okay...they can always use their food money to pay $200+ for health insurance. Because when they are starving, at least they'll be able to go to the Dr. so they can be told they need to eat. Or hell, as I just said, nevermind we live in a free country, where our leader can FORCE us to buy HIS idea.
Nevermind any of that, right?
I'm not into politics or anything. But I do live in a middle class family. We're not rich or wealthy, but we make it. And my Daddy is a government employee.
Let me share with you what pisses me off the most right at this moment.
My Dad is a Federal employee. You all might also remember I posted about my dad having surgery almost 2 weeks ago. Well he still has not been released by the doctor to go back to work--meaning, as of Friday, his doctor said no work still... Now what this Gov't shutdown means for him is that all of his leave is cancelled for now...that means sick leave, vacation time etc. In other words, my dad had to wake up at 4 am and go to work-against Doctors orders, because if not he'd be considered AWOL. What makes this better? He doesn't even know if or when he would be getting paid, so right now, he could be essentially working without pay.
Round of applause for our government.
I just hope everything gets resolved sooner rather than later, before there are even bigger consequences across the US.


Linking up for the first time with Allison for Hello, Goodbye.

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Hello October...

Hello Cumming Fair...

Hello Gold Rush...

Hello Halloween...

Hello October birthdays...

Hello perfect days...not to hot, not yet cold...too bad it doesn't last long...

Hello chili & veggie soup weather...

Hello pumpkin patches & pumpkin carving...

Sayonara September, you were great to me and my family.

Hello to all of wonderful blog friends.




  1. I totally agree with you here.. and what's super sad for me is that my health insurance, a Cobra plan (because I cannot be covered by any GOOD insurance.. due to pre-existing issues), is $620 a month. That's with added co-pays. I have to see three different doctors and am in the middle of finding a new doctor. After having 80% of my stomach removed, almost dying with my lungs collapsing, etc.. and a plethora of other issues.. this is horrible. With the local job market, or lack there of, that's over half of what most people locally make. I'm sickened and saddened but I MUST have health care and I cannot just have "any ol insurance" or I will not be seen or properly treated.

  2. That really sucks about your dad. I really hope everything gets figured out SOON!!

    Helloooo pumpkin EVERYTHING!! ;)


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