Florence Vincent

On Sunday I was at a picnic where I heard Bill Grace, an inspirational speaker who founded the Center for Ethical Leadership in Seattle. He currently directs Common Good Works and speaks and leads seminars around the world.  He’s a wonderfully deep thinker and had us all mesmerized as we followed his stories. Many of us bought his book “Sharing the Rock; Shaping Our Future through Leadership for the Common Good”. One story resonated with me deeply. Bill talked about the economy; that when we think of the economy we think of money.  He suggests there is more than one economy and told us to visualize a set of Russian nesting dolls.  You know; the little doll inside a bigger doll and that one inside an even bigger doll.

The Supreme Court in a 5 to 4 decision passed Romneycare with the deciding vote by George W. Bush’s GOP appointee John Roberts.

So now you know; if you lost your job and your healthcare coverage; if you are in a job that you hate but stay because of the coverage; if you are one of 122 million who lost your coverage due to a pre-existing condition (like acne), if you are paying higher premiums because you are a woman; if you had to give up your healthcare because it’s too expensive;  if you’ve had nothing but prayer to sustain you from going into bankruptcy, you can now heave a sigh of relief, as you can plan to have healthcare.

Some people say that the American Legislative Exchange Council helps small businesses, yet how come 300 huge corporations make up most of the members. Forbes Magazine just reported that Exxon Mobil made $825 billion in profit in 2011. Now that's not takings, that's profit after all expenses have been paid, and we are still giving them tax subsidies!