Stock Market Likes Obamacare
The Dow Jones average shot up 103 points the day President Obama used 22 ceremonial pens to sign the largest piece of social engineering legislation this country has ever seen.
My health care stocks took big jumps.
The President of Cigna Insurance says some fine tuning will be needed over the next few years, but that talk of repealing the act is pointless and counterproductive.
My taxes and my premiums will take big jumps. Ouch!
But the stock market seems to like it.
If I wrote this as fiction people would consider me a nut case.
The Sage Grouse is a moniker for a critic who is only sometimes sage but often a grouse.
History: I (a mainly Irish person) was born in the South (if you don’t understand the need to capitalize that word, you need to talk to my mother, who now denies that she taught me that the South won the Civil War). My minister father tried, with some success, to integrate white churches in the Mississippi delta in the late 1950s; this was followed by a move to Wyoming to get away from death threats.
We kids grew up in Buffalo, I attended college at liberal schools in Minnesota and Montana, worked on radical antiwar and antipoverty causes including liberal Missoula newspaper “Borrowed Times”, studied biology and botany, came back to Wyoming in 1975 to work for penurious wages for the Powder River Basin Resource Council, beating on power companies for years while living in Sheridan and Douglas. In revenge for those lawyers slapping me around I went to law school, changed some perspectives (old friends say understatement here), married a journalist with ink in her veins, went to the Attorney General’s office to work on tax and water issues, argued a case in the U.S. Supreme Court wearing cowboy boots, moved from Cheyenne to Buffalo again to mix up a general practice for a while, moved to Gillette and now focusing on oil and gas and related land use issues, incidentally seriously irritating some in the environmental community.
Meanwhile, supported local organizations helping poor and children and disadvantaged, hiked and skied for a while, bought a ranch in Montana to improve bird habitat, chased exotic birds on several continents, helped the local bird banders, wrote a book on birds and another on easements, all the while trying to make original, independent judgments about people, landscapes, wildlife, causes and effects.