Have you heard the great news? True environmentalists have begun to recognize that Nuclular power is a clean, green answer to global warming and are supporting nuclear power as an alternative to fossil fuels. I heard it for the first time today on CNBC from no less an environmentalist than GW Bush himself. This is great news and clears the way for the USA to insure power companys against accidents. This is only necessary because insurance companys (you know, smarter than government businessmen) are unwilling to write insurance for nuclear power for any price that will make nuclear electricity even remotely profitable. And without insurance, banks will not lend them money. And we all know how cautious banks like to be with their lending! Even thought the risk of catastophic failure is remote, insurers find they are concerned that they will be responsible for a covering the deaths, and sickness and lack of productivity, and loss of property for a potentially ruined area the size of... well Pennsylvania. For this kind of coverge they want very high premiums. [more]
As some of you may have noticed, I take the issue of healthcare seriously. Healthcare is a complicated subject, and beyond the quick posting of a blog to address adequately. Kitsapbabe posted a description of its vision and solution to America's healthcare problem. I took it to task for what I considered crap. But like Momma says, unless you have a better idea, shutup. The plan I prefer does not entirely exist. the one I am going to recommend reading about, and consider acceptable, has certain elements that I consider flaws, but it is also workable around those flaws. For example I would like to see all the funding taxed to the individual directly, instead of continuing the existing process of employer sponsored taxation. It amounts to the same expense, but different in where it shows on the books. And so for your reading pleasure, I give you: [more]
This is the result of higher taxes...
Wingedcreat0r posted this earlier today, and has since contributed a new blog post. I found it important enough to want to leave it up a little longer... [more]