Sunday, August 9, 2009

And now for politics

S has started a blog, and I know he would appreciate readers.
It will mostly be a political blog, which isn't my favorite topic to blog about, but I'll try in order to stay within S's theme.

Most of you know I'm liberal. My in-laws think I'm Socialist. I'm not sure I deserve that adjective. I do have occasional conservative blips (i.e., I'm obsessed with personal responsibility), and I don't always agree with the Democrats on every issue.

Anyway, you're not going to hear me complain about paying taxes. I think in the United States we pay some of the lowest taxes in the world (correct me if I'm wrong, S). And in return, we don't get as many government services as some other countries if you count their generous maternity policies, universal health care, etc. I'm not going to debate universal health care, but for the most part I'm a proponent of it. If that means I'm a Socialist, so be it.

I like to think of all the things we as Americans get for the taxes we pay: roads, libraries!, public education, fire/police/ambulance, Medicare, Social Security, city/county/state workers, buses. It's all good stuff. So I don't complain.

Government workers get a bad rap. It's like people think they don't do their fair share or work minimally, or at least that's the sentiment I hear.

With all this stuff with Julia, we've tapped the early intervention services from the county. By far, these people have been the most helpful people we have encountered in our Julia medical path. Not only do they have their act together, but they're proactive. Our family resource coordinator is amazing, seemingly going above and beyond any expectation I'd have. Their therapists even come to your house. Wowsers! I don't know about you, but I've never had any medical professional come to my house before.

Seeing our tax money funding these types of programs makes me feel proud to be a Democrat and a taxpayer.


Leigh Ann said...

You're my favorite democrat Beth!

Miss J's Mom said...

Aw thanks, LA! You're my favorite Republican. Even though we disagree, we respect each other's opinions.