I know next to nothing about the health care bill.
I'm a little ashamed to admit this. I'm a fairly politically astute guy usually. And yep, I'm progressive, so I should be trumpeting this right? Well, I just don't know enough about it.
I do know there isn't a public option, which I think honestly is kind of bullshit. There may be more regulation of the insurance companies but I think (?) we still can't buy health care across state lines so we're forced to shop a fairly limited market. However, employers are required to provide care so that's good right?
I don't really know.
I'll be doing some research on this, but it's irritating that most of the coverage of this up to this point has been about the two sides on the issue, and not on how it affects the every-day American. Dumb.
Now, as for something I do know about and support fully, this coming Saturday, March 27th, is Earth Hour. From 8:30 to 9:30, you should turn off your non-essential lights and other electronics. Let the energy companies know how you feel about global warming.
I do confess myself confused as to why this should just be one day. Why not do it every Saturday for a month? One hour a day is not long. You can do an amazing amount in the dark: play guitar, write a letter by candlelight, relax with family, meditate, or have sex. All things that are fun, and all things that you can do just fine in the dark.
So make sure to turn stuff off this Saturday. You'd be amazed how much extraneous crap the average household has plugged in and drawing electricity at any one time. I've reduced my electric bill a ridiculous amount by just having one (or none) lights on at a time when I'm at home.
So stand up for what you believe in. Help the world survive just a little bit longer, one outlet at a time.