cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
The discussions about changes to Obamacare are coming from both major parties. It is among the hottest topics in Washington, D.C. The latest, if I am keeping up with this trend, concerns the implementation of the so-called Cadillac excise tax (40%) on health plans that offer benefits that are deemed extravagant by the writers of the bill. This hue and cry is largely from Democrats since many, if not most, of the plans deemed too benefit-rich can be found in union situations.
Kasich and Rubio have their work cut out for them between now and the next statewide election in South Carolina. They both need to show VERY well or prepare to go home. Trump is around for the duration. New Hampshire once again showed why it is where it is in these national races.
Dixville Notch, NH continues on its mission to be the first voting precinct in the country to report its vote count. The poll (not polls) open at 12:01 AM and there are only a handful of voters, so the count is easy and available for the press that is hungry to continue this phenomenon in U.S. politics.
I have tended toward more politically-themed blogs of late than during non-election periods and came to the realization yesterday that I have been sucked into the vortex created by the candidates and news coverage. Between the bombast of Mr. Trump and the purloined e-mails and Benghazi issues of Ms. Clinton, it has become too easy to slip into the political gutter.
U.S. News took a bit of license with New Hampshire’s state motto which is ‘Live Free or Die’, and made it ‘Live Free and Place High – or Die’ obviously referring to the Republican Presidential debate tonight on ABC. There is no “undercard” debate so Carly Fiorina and Jim Gilmore are forced to sit out. Ms. Fiorina is not at all happy with that situation as one can imagine would be the case.