An honest politician is one that stays bought.
We ain't got no honest politicians in Texas.
Get 8 and your doing 14% more than they are!
I used to make long and rather expensive vacations in the US. It was a great country to spend some fun time (and quite a few 1000 bucks) in. It's no longer the case, sadly.
Ditto. And I live in Dallas!
If I have to go through Customs-level inspection every time I get on a damned airplane, I might as well go to somewhere really worth it. June in Ireland was beautiful. Looking forward to Germany and the Rhine Valley next year.
Ignoring the biased reported polls, from an informal survey of everyone each of you readers actually know, does anyone know, personally, someone who thinks the TSA is a good idea? Not even a majority, just a single person? I know that everyone I have ever talked to has said it is stupid, useless and completely against their wishes. And that's not to mention all of the other stupidity going on that no one seems to be in favor of. Also, it is across the board from my redneck, gun in the rack across their pickup window, co-workers to the very liberal pro-gay, pro-vegetarian librarian I chat with. I can't seem to find anyone, other than my congress critters that will defend any of the anti-terrorism, pro-spying actions our government is doing. And even the congress pukes are obviously sending out form responses that they don't even believe in and can't defend when questioned in person, other that more rote memorized parroting.
It not even like Obamacare or immigration, where I can find a broad range of opinions, with some rational, well thought out arguments on both sides. The culture of fear we are being force fed seems to be universally despised.
My purely random anecdotal story is that, with the advent of the AHA, my employer offered plans went from a single plan that gave me no choices or options, to the choice of three plans. The first was almost identical in price to the old plan I had, $1,000 deductible, $30 co-pay, same prescription drug coverage both on 30 and 90 day amounts, and with the exception that now it covered routine lab work (out of pocket, no coverage before), and several preventive care options that weren't available previously. But even better were the two other options. For about 20% more I could drop to a $750 deductible, with $25 co-pay and similar reduction in drug costs, or for 40% more than my original I could drop to $500 deduc, $20 co-pay, and even lower drug costs.
Choice is a wonderful thing.