Baldies' Blog began originally in the UK by a 26 year old journalist with a blood cancer on a mission to inform the world about bone marrow donation.

He has since died, and I took on the cause of making cancer care more transparent for everybody.

Cancer is a disease that will touch everybody through diagnosis or affiliation: 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed and 1 in 3 woman will hear those words, "You Have Cancer."

I invite you to read how I feel along my journey and
how I am continuing to live a full life alongside my Hodgkin's lymphoma, with me controlling my cancer, not my cancer controlling me.

I hope that "Baldies' Blog" will prepare you to handle whatever life sends you, but especially if it's the message, "You Have Cancer."

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Finding Inspiration

I very much want to tell you about my adventures in Cancerland. We will get to that but first to get to the goods you have to read what inspired me. It'd be great if this could be published elsewhere, but since it probably won't, I'm posting it before handing out the information you all came here for :)

 I was inspired by the Presidential speech last night, and in my post-treatment haze, wrote right on through it.

The beginning of Obama's speech sounded like Eisenhower, so much so that it left me thinking, "What republican and democrat came together to agree and write a portion of the bill to save jobs and when?" 

The answer is not as important as the sentiment: party finger pointing and anger will not raise our bottom line. Comraderie will. 

It's clearly time for government to work together to save America and bring it back to the superpower it was and can be.

 Newscasters have been speculating recently why there was such a sudden drop in consumer and worldly confidence in the US, even before the S&P dropped our credit rating. They speculate it was the job market, gas prices, all issues we've dealt with for years. 

No, the answer is clear to middle americans who are disappearing daily. The terrible game played out in the media by the GOP that left both parties of consumers frozen in fear regarding whether or not the debt ceiling would be lifted, whether or not our SS checks would come, if medicare/medicaid would continue to pay the sick's treatment, if unemployment would continue, if inflation would raise suddenly and drastically, or if the safety net of our welfare system that 60 % of Americans now rely on would still exist froze our economy. 

We have seen the damage in fighting can do. We've also seen that the top 2% of 
our richest citizens can not sustain us on their spending alone. It's time everybody paid the same percentage of taxes. 

What President Obama absolutely had right was that we can't afford to wait another 14 months for a solution. He's presented a new Jobs Bill.

Obama used competition with China to motivate us. 

The speech reminded us of our children in need of updating education and technology in our schools so we can again regain or footing for the long haul. Plans including expanding trade started the dreams flowing again. 

Why are we driving toyotas when Japan doesn't have fords? 

Again, we need to compete. But how will we afford this? 

More lean manufacturing, increasing exports, closing corporate tax loopholes, and reviewing medicare and medicaid seems to be part of the answer.

The government will also review 500 regulations and only keep the minimum of what people need to be "healthy, happy, and safe" so government can continue to run efficiently and cost effectively with as little interruptions in the lives of Americans as possible. 

It appears that some of our representatives have finally realized a divided America is not America at all. United we stand. Divided we fall. We were built on the strength of freedom and unity, and together we can be the super power we once were. 

1 comment:

stonepost said...

Wonderful commentary, Hillary!