As Rubio’s Escambia County Team Leader, I FINALLY Did My Duty

…and went to an Escambia Republican Executive Committee meeting last night (the paid campaign guy was supposed to be handling such things to this point). It was, actually, tres informative AND I was lucky enough to catch a meeting where our pretty TERRIFIC local congressman, Jeff Miller (FL-1) [aka “Jeff” in these parts] {Oh, yeah ~ we **heart** him, BIG TIME}, was the guest speaker. I wanted to share a couple interesting factoids that came out of the question and answer period afterward, just for “chew on it” sake:

-During an ObamaCare discussion (GOP plans for repeal/defunding the same), and right after a fellow who worked for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida noted that within 3 days of passage of the same, BC/BSoF ceased writing children’s policies, Jeff said Congress had started getting reports that insurers were not only not writing new children’s policies, but DROPPING children from ALREADY EXISTING policies. And, he asked, were we aware that military dependent kids ARE NOT COVERED under ObamaCare’s “up to the age of 26” mandate? (major dad is wondering if that’s the trade-off that keeps their paws off our our “gold-plated plan”…who knows?)

-GOP “tidal wave”: should such a marvelous thing come to pass, what is Jeff’s sense of the lame ducks? Do they retire the field gracefully, or strike out in anger, leaving smoking wreckage on the churned-up, bloodied soil for the incoming 112th Congress to try to untangle as quickly as they can? His sense is that, for all the snarls, they’ll pass the Bush tax-cuts for another 2 years and leave. If they don’t…if they choose to scorch earth it, some of the ramifications are terrifying. One particularly hideous example Jeff used is buried in the Cap and Trade Bill: a provision impacting EVERY citizen who might want to sell their home. If Cap and Trade becomes federal law, ergo makes no nevermind WHERE the house physically IS ~ prior to selling a house, it would have to be brought up to California building code. (Try liquidating an indigent, cat loving hoarder of an aunt’s estate with THAT requirement.)

God knows what they HAVEN’T found yet.

VOTE, Obi-wan.

It’s our only hope.

8 Responses to “As Rubio’s Escambia County Team Leader, I FINALLY Did My Duty”

  1. WunderKraut says:

    Yikes….doubt my 1957 house is up to Georgia code much less California code…yeah that will help the housing market. These guys are supper dupper smart though

  2. WunderKraut says:

    also, what happens if California code conflicts with local codes? as in local codes wont let you do things the california code says you have to? shudder

  3. Donna D. says:

    Local codes are the worst! NJ local municipality (which shall remain namless) tried to fine us for an “apartment in our basement” which was a finished rec room! Stupid jerks! Needless to say we fought it and won!

  4. tree hugging sister says:

    Considering it would be a California code basement now, Donna, I guess that’d have to be redesignated a WRECK-room.

  5. Donna D. says:

    ths, stranger things have happened, LOL!

  6. JeffS says:

    Yeah, interesting indeed, Sis. Thanks for the update.

    Voting, I am!

  7. nightfly says:

    My house is pretty darn old – as in, WW-1 old – as in, I ain’t screwing it up just to come up to some modern ninny code. I’ve got smoke detectors, mmmkay?

  8. WunderKraut says:

    smoke detectors are of the devil!

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