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
I received these from my son-in-law who is quite skilled with tools, whereas his father-in-law continues to be challenged. I think this was intended in good humor :-))
Village President Kempinski Hit With Charges of Six Civil Forfeitures...
There is a program called Medicare Advantage that is basic Medicare plus other benefits/services that is as good as or better than Medicare coupled with a Medicare supplement insurance policy and usually at a lesser cost. It is Medicare offered through for-profit and not-for-profit insurance companies and health maintenance organizations. This program is now being threatened by cuts already made by the new administration and could be put out of business given the mindset of the new administration.
We have an economic dichotomy in this area. There are ample signs of an economic slowdown, and, at the same time, there are ample signs of spending continuing. We have more friends and acquaintances who are out of work now than I recall since the 1980s when we last went through a significant downturn. Yet, we drive past retail mall settings and see a decided lack of available parking spaces.