Rewrite the bill: BCRA is not Full Repeal

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statement Wednesday after a procedural vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act was delayed:
 
“The first draft of the bill included hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts for the affluent, bailouts for insurance companies, and subsidies for lower-income Americans. But it ignored the middle-class families who have borne the brunt of Obamacare, and who have been left behind by both parties in Washington for too long. That’s why I opposed it. And it’s why I’m happy we postponed the vote today.”
 
“Republicans have an opportunity now to remember those forgotten Americans. We can rewrite our bill to bring down the price working families pay for health insurance – while still protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions. I look forward to working with my colleagues, and President Trump, to finally stand up and deliver for the middle class.”
Glenn Beck had a great segment on the Progressive Republican Leadership Healthcare debacle today:

“That lie is that the parliamentarian has said, ‘You cannot repeal Obamacare. You have to choose.’ And so the parliamentarian would not allow them to fully repeal Obamacare,” Glenn explained. There’s just one problem: The parliamentarian was never asked and, in fact, ruled they could take all of Obamacare or none of it.”

Listen to the radio broadcast begin here: https://youtu.be/fOnsH4rXWaU?t=19m12s or start at the 19min:12sec mark below:

Please be sure to watch all of the segments with Mark Levin:

MARK: I mean, when it comes to toasters and refrigerators and cars and so forth, we get to make those decisions. But when it comes to our own well-being and our own lifestyle — and I try to dig in — and, Glenn, you’re familiar with these things — I try to dig in and explain to people, cut through all the static, all the chatter that’s going on, on TV, and even some radio and so forth and understand more deeply what’s going on here, or we’re going to get caught in the weeds and we’ll never get out of the weeds. So that’s the purpose of the book.

There is absolutely no reason for Mitch McConnell or Paul Ryan to oppress Americans by withholding #FullRepeal. 

Call them up and tell them to Full Repeal Obamacare if they really care about Americans and our right to our freedom to choose.

Then call Senators Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Ron Johnson and Dean Heller to thank them for standing firm on their promises to repeal Obamacare.

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And then there is Paul Ryan…

Who can believe a word Paul Ryan says about #TaxReform when he did not even pass a bill for #FullRepeal?  

If Congress Is Serious About Tax Reform, It Should Stop Passing Bills Like This

 Yeah. I will believe Paul Ryan when… yeah, I cannot finish that statement just yet as in maybe ever

The Power of Pain: Suffering Sanctifies

This past week I had the blessing of experiencing pain…upon my feet. And before that I spent eight weeks healing a broken toe. It has been irritating, frustrating, and at times a little depressing for I have not been able to do two of the physical challenges that I had been training to do, even dropping out of a third before it started. 

To combat my personal woes I have tried to serve others and spent a lot of time counting my personal blessings so as not to turn into a crybaby whiner.  Watching videos and reading uplifting words reminded me that service blesses the giver and the receiver and both are edified. 

Pain serves a purpose. And I can become a better person for my minor discomforts.

Go, and Do Thou Likewise ~ Ensign May 1997

[Can we] set aside our love of substance and hear the cry of the hungry, the needy, the naked, and the sick? ~ H. David Burton 

Infinite Needs and Finite Resources ~ Glenn L. Pace  

 

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More toe drama, bless my heart

This was my week. It was my week to jump back into Rowing, Running, Jumping Rope and perhaps Bowling. I had accomplished the first CrossRope Challenge and rowed the Concept Summer Solstice Challenge to complete my first half-marathon. And the second CrossRope event today was going to be my crowning glory!

At 3:30 p.m., I banged my big toe with a solid wood core door. The nail immediately looked like a tragedy and it is still painful at 8:16 p.m.  It is going to fall off, most definite. 

Bandaid-ing it up, making sure all of my blisters on my feet were neosporined and bandaged too, I donned my socks and Altras. With some pain on both feet, as I walked to the mats, I prepared myself to jump 250 revolutions, for time, with my one pound CrossRope. 

My toe was rebelling.

I jumped again. 

Nope. Not happening. The big toe was screaming like a stuck pig.  

My week of ecstasy is over in two failed swoops of the rope.

Count My Blessings Today: Name Them One By One 
  1. Thank you Bluebell Vanilla Ice CreamIMG_7987.JPG
  2. Thanks again, Amanda and Lyn, for Fresh, Homemade Strawberry Jam.  
  3. Thank you Honey-do for getting the #SinFood in the dish for me to enjoy. 
  4. THANK YOU Richard C. for your help, again, in fixing the other part of the  trim on my truck.  
  5. Thanks to Charlie R. for being such a delightful reminder about the simple joys in life.
  6. Thanks to Marty and Steph for the door that I could pass on to someone else who truly appreciates it! 
  7. Thanks to Steph for helping me load it in my truck. 
  8. Thanks to Jonathan for a wonderful conversation today. It was great to see you!

There. I feel much better now.  

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Fantastic Presidential Farewell Addresses

In my collection of books I have a Primer from Pennsylvania. I do not have it handy at this moment to give you the date on the book or the age for which the book was written but I remember reading through it knowing I was absolutely clueless on many things students from a bygone era had to know by time they graduated High School. 

That leads me to a quick mention of David Barton and Wallbuilders and especially to pointing out a fantastic segment on the Glenn Beck Radio Program the other day:

Important Presidential Farewell Addresses Warned Against the Very Troubles We Face

Embeded in the article are the following three link:

  1. George Washington: Farewell Address, September 19, 1796
  2. Dwight D. Eisenhower: 421 – Farewell Radio and Television Address to the American People, January 17, 1961
  3. Ronald Reagan: Farewell Address to the Nation, January 11, 1989

I hope you will read Glenn’s post and then go back through the three links as well. Then for a great educational experience, watch these two Wallbuilders videos: 

 

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Rowed my 1st Half-Marathon

The goal was to get out the door to start rowing by 8:30 a.m. To make a long story short I finally got to the rower about 9:45 a.m. with my iPhone jack for my portable CD player, my headphones, my Vitamixed Watermelon water bottle, 3 bottles of water and a babyfood pouch containing a lots of potassium veggie-fruit blend for during the row, a Zone bar and a single serving pack of NutriBiotic protein powder as needed for post row, all while managing to forget the socks for my shoes. 

IMG_7957IMG_7959My new shoes. My Tovos. The shoes I have never before worn, ever, and I forget socks on top of forgetting to keep my old shoes just a few days longer so I could row in my old, comfortable, non-blistering shoes. 

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My hands held up really well, thanks to my fanstastic Crew Stop Rowing Gloves. I love them! I have a total of four, minor blisters and I think that due to the fact I was concentrating on telling myself to push past my feet therefore not paying attention to my grip. IMG_7963

Oh my goodness, one thing I learned is to have my own personal rowing fan for those hot, sultry southern days. It is a Lasko 3-speed and was absolutely perfect for today’s row. IMG_7965

It took me 2 hours 24 minutes 19.3 seconds to finish the row. I was hoping to stay on a three minute pace but am happy with a 3:25.2 for my first half-marathon. I finished strong. 

Not too shabby for a little old gray haired lady, who jumped 500 single unders with a 1/4lb rope the day before for the newest CrossRope ChallengeOh yes I did and I do it all at Guns Out CrossFit.

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