Sunday, May 7, 2017

Tattooed In Dollar Signs, Suits & Ties

Better days are comin'
We're gonna wake up and break this curse
Better days are on the way
'Cause you know and I know
It can't get no worse...
-"Better Days" 
Southside Johnny

Another Sunday is upon us, here in the land of crazy dreams. Lucky us, here in the State of Concrete Gardens, keeping company with POTUS as he spends the weekend "working" at his Bedminster estate. I could not help but notice that Little Lord Tweetsalot claimed credit for saving the American people money because he chose to stay at his New Jersey estate - rather than his Manhattan penthouse - this weekend. When someone pulls him aside and reads the new Republican health care plan ("Trumpcare") to him, I cannot wait to see his face when it is explained to him that since being an asshole is a pre-existing condition, his new health care plan does not cover him for it.  

I know that - to steal a phrase from James McMurtry - "it's hard not to cry and fuss" about much of what goes on in, and comes out of, Washington, D.C. these days.  It may be useful to try to slow things down a bit, take a step back from the noise, and digest some of the whys and wherefores are a more relaxed pace. To that end, you may find it useful to consult the Kaiser Family Foundation interactive map, which tries to help clear away at least a bit of the chaff on the subject of premiums and tax credits.  Information is available in other places too, such as here and here and here and here.  Do not get your knickers in a twist if your go-to source of information did not appear in my admittedly short, informal list.  It is designed to be merely informative.  It is not exhaustive.  It is not definitive.  It is what any such list is - or should be:  a starting point.  

Now that you have a starting point, step lively.  We have a train to catch...


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