Blogging from home this morning as my wife has a date on the Radio pitching Race for the Cure. I’ll throw in the plug for her. If you register for Race before October 9th, you get all of your Race materials mailed to you. This means no packet pick-up. You can still register after the 9th but it sure would be easier if you didn’t have to go to a packet pick-up site.
Anyway, it’s me and the boys here and thankfully everyone is in a good mood.
So the Sheriff in Keokuk County is saying he thinks the County shouldn’t hire people who smoke. The Sheriff’s point is that the County taxpayer is shelling out a lot more money for that person’s health care.
One of the County Supervisors called this a slippery slope asking what’s next? Would the County ask workers to stop eating burgers or having a drink? the answer of course is…they already do. if you indulge in drinking to the point that it negatively effects your health, the County, as your employer would say something. As a Sheriff’s Deputy, if you ate three cheeseburgers a day and became so obese you couldn’t perform your duties…there would be a problem.
As the very least smokers should be asked to pay more for their health insurance.
So Rep Michelle Bachmann says the Republican party shouldn’t settle this year. I agree. Republicans should look for the candidate who brings the most voters to the polls, who represents the broadest spectrum of Republican thinking and who…can WIN.
So someone who only represents the values of Christian Conservatives might not be the best candidate. If you vote for someone only because they are a a strong business candidate or only because they are for a flat tax or only because they are pro-life…you are settling.
I’m not sure that’s the argument the Representative was making.
Up Hill Both Ways
So its International Walk to School Day. How many of you walked to school? I did. Even starting High School. I was always seemed to be just close enough to school that I wasn’t eligible to take the bus. I suppose to was good for me.
Have a Great Day!