Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I am patiently waiting to hear the president tell me tonight what his plan is. I hope he is well prepared and doesn't stutter (I find it extremely annoying). More than that, I am sad to say, is that I can't wait to hear what Stewart and Colbert will have to say. Laughter may be all we have left soon. My retirement is gone (no, wait there is 31 cents left--they actually sent out a statement), my business is not thriving and my husbands paltry hours were cut at his part-time job. I am glad he didn't get laid off, but I am a little anxious that the cut in hours is going to eliminate him from receiving benefits. We cannot afford health insurance without the benefit plan. I am sure that his company is also feeling the pinch here. Most companies--WalMart, for instance--are cutting back on hiring full-time employees to avoid having to offer benefits. Pretty soon we will be trying to barter for our health care. Hey, I am willing to barter now! So here I sit on pins and needles to see what the leader of our country has to say. Who wants to bet I will probably be disappointed?