I try to stay away from politics because it makes me want to walk up to everybody I see, shake them real hard and say, “Wake up!! We’re all going to hell and you’re letting it happen!”.
I’d much rather discuss sex but at my age that’s a theoretical conversation based on hazy and probably flawed memories of my younger years.
I shall dip my toe in the political cesspool just once this week.
The popular, but somewhat inaccurate definition of insanity…
Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different outcome.
The U.S. House has voted 56 times to repeal Obamacare.
It finally passed number 57 last week but it will never make it through the Senate.
So, we wait with interest for #58 which is included in a new budget working its way through Congress and repealing Obamacare is part of it.
It won’t make it – and if it does President Obama will veto it and there’s not enough votes to override that.
I’m sure #59 is not far off.
The House of Representatives passed the so-called “doc fix”.
For 13 years Medicare doctors faced getting their payments cut by 21 percent.
The medicare payment law went into effect in 1997.
The problem is it’s based on a flawed formula for calculating Medicare payments.
For 15 years Congress had just kept passing short-term solutions instead of fixing the stupid formula.
Last week they finally did.
You probably didn’t hear about this because no one expected anything to be done.
Donald Trump is talking about running for President.
What’s this – the 10th time?
The Department of Defense spent $80 million on a real-life “Iron Man” suit.
It won’t work because it requires 365 pounds of batteries to power it.
No one can move it’s so heavy.
The National Science Foundation spent $171,000 to teach monkeys how to play video games and gamble in order to “unlock the secrets of free will”.
I’m having cold pizza for breakfast.
That probably makes me the sanest person around.
But I’m still grumpy.
You should be too.