Tuesday, October 27, 2009

California - Bah!!!!

I'm pissed. I was born and raised in California and waited until I was eligible for the senior meal at Denny's to leave the state. California is a true example of how politicians have lost sight of their goals. Shouldn't someone have noticed the money problems long before they became so serious? Where was the treasurer...the oversight? Just as our federal government is operating, too many people are padding their own pockets, looking the other way while corruption blossoms, and seeing their mission as increasing their own wealth.

So, how does this affect me, you ask, since I'm no longer a resident? I worked for over twenty years for a major university there. I recently received my "benefit package for 2010," and I knew when the accompanying letter started with rambling rhetoric about the state of the economy and need for increased revenues, I was in deep doo doo. Blah blah blah!

Of course, retiree benefits are always good places to cut or eliminate, and I'm appalled that the health care I have...and the only one for which I am eligible since I'm out-of-state (Anthem Blue Cross) is more than doubling their yearly premium. Last year I paid $156 and effective January 1, I'll be required to pay over $300 if I want to keep my policy in force. Once I hit sixty-five, it will reduce substantially since I will then become a Medicare victim, but in lieu of my whopping ten percent COLA and no increase in my social security benefits, I wonder how I'll afford it. I can't live without it, and I certainly don't want NOBAMA and his Congress handling my health issues.

I don't know if I'm angrier about the increase or the fact that because my life circumstances have required me to relocate, I'm being unduly punished by not having a choice as those in California do. This is a great example of how buying insurance across state lines would make health insurance more competitive and most likely, lower rates.

Government tends to F**k everything up these days. Have you noticed? What do you expect when people like Keith Olbermann continue to rave about what a wonderful job Washington is doing. Pah-lease! Don't get me started on that moron.


Sue McK said...

So tell us how you really feel, because you seem so calm. :)

I'd be angry, too. Everyone's got their hand in our pockets and there is no light at the end of the tunnel. I'm with ya and I agree. It makes me ill, as well.

Elizabeth McKenzie said...

You know as this whole Obama drama unfolds it seems to be getting gray. Remember all the dreary movies of old where the communists countries were always dark, like there was a blanket of coal hovering just over their heads. That's what's happening here. It's just an impression, but I feel that blanket falling over us.

I want to retire soon and move to a farm we inherited and build a house . More than anything, I'd like to just quit work so I can write. It been in the works for years. What's going to happen to those dreams, now.

I can't believe this is happening in America, but I see now, it's been on this path since they took prayer out of schools, probably before that.

Now it's perfectly okay with people to kill babies and deform our wonderful flag. I was taught to respect the flag. It used to be against the law to do the things they are doing to it now.

I'm rambling, but I need to. I've lived a long time in a country that was free. I've been through hard times, and worked myself to the point I'm at now, me and my husband have. My Daughter, who oblivious to all of this, will not be able to live the way I have for as long as I have. My grandchildren will never remember when life wasn't accompanied by the blanket of fog. It's enough to make me cry, in fact tears are alway behind my eyes.

On one hand, I want everyone who voted for that fool to regret it, but I can live without that temporary high if they just continue to live like everything is still sunny while people like us and others work our hearts out trying to stop this travesty. In other words, I hope they never have to know.

I leave it to God, but it's still hard not to take this personally.

Well, that's my rant for the day. Thanks for the opportunity to do that. It may not be long before I won't have that freedom.

WARNING: I support the office of the President, not the person currently holding it!