Saturday, October 12, 2013


WHY AM I HOLDING MY BREATH THIS TIME? Well, I really am not.  As I write this, Congress is on a long weekend off.  Monday is Columbus Day, so they won't be back to work until Tuesday. At this time the government is shut down.  Well, partially shut down.  Republicans and Democrats are fighting each other over money.  What to pay for, and raising the debt ceiling and Obama care.  The House, as is their responsibility, has passed a budget, kinda, but the Senate has rejected it, saying that the House has left out key peices of legislation.  Legislation that will fund Obama care, which the House don't like and want's to dispose of.  The House has said, lets get the government back to work, and then discuss the health care plan. The Senate, and the President said no.  Pass a budget to fund it, along with the government.  All or nothing.  So far it is not all, nor is it nothing.  And every one has an opinion, including me.  Of course, mine is the one that counts, at least as far as this blog post is concerned.  Now, there are a lot of things in the health care plan that I don't like, primarily the provision that says a person will be fined if they don't buy into the program.  There are some things I do like, such as people here to fore uninsurable can now get insurance.  And people with pre existing conditions can now not be turned down for insurance.  That being said, we will have to wait and see what happens.  But I'm not holding my breath.  Will an agreement be reached by the members of congress, the government put back to work, the debt ceiling raised, the health care web site fixed, and a bipartisan cooperation come into play among the three branches of government.  Not holding my breath. 
Members of government, from the President on down, were elected by the people, to work for the good of the people and the country.  They no longer do that, and they all are being held in disgust by more citizens of this country that ever before.  So many people are saying, Just vote them all out of office and start over with new people.  I agree.  However, two or three things will prevent that ever happening.  And those things.  So many of the people in office have such a political empire in their districts, that they will not be voted out of office. Not impossible, just won't happen.  Also, many will point fingers.  Like, I tried to get things back to normal but someone else kept blocking it.  this will come from both party's. The main reason, though, is that the politicians will get the government back to work, they will raise the debt ceiling so we can go deeper into debt and the people will forget this debacle, and those in office will continue to be voted in office.  And THAT'S THE VIEW FROM THE NOT BREATH HOLDING DITCHBANK.


  1. How does it feel to have your opinion in the majority...all across the political spectrum? Nothing unites us like hating all of Congress...

  2. My daughter In law still can't get insurance under obamacare. She tried to sign up and because her issues are active and more than 2 they still can't take her unless they are resolved. She can't resolve them because they will always be a problem for her so still no healthcare for her.

  3. Well, Taenya, I don't hate them. I'm just tired of the same old politics and nothing being done. The problem is, new people voted in will just do the same thing in a few years. I should have added in my post that I would like to see term limits instituted on all congress members. Maybe that and a couple of other things on the next post. Maybe

    1. I would love term limits for congress. That would be awesome. And, the longer this goes on, the more my state realizes exactly who Mike Lee is, so I'm hopeful he'll be voted out next re-election. Sadly, a LOT will happen between now and then and I'm afraid his idiocy will have dimmed in people's memory. Wait. Maybe not...

  4. I have been reading the Book of Mormon, cover to cover, every single month since July. I promised Jake I would do it until he comes home from his mission. When I get to the parts that deal with the governments, I am even more alarmed about what is going on in our government, locally, state by state and federal because so much of it is mirrored in the scriptures.

    One day I was reading about a governmental overthrow in the Book of Mormon and later when I turned on the news, the quote from one of our politicians was almost verbatim what I had just read.


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