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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

i voted

as soon as we got our drivers license a few weeks ago
we were able to register to vote

in the mail came a ballot a few days later
this election voting here was all via mail in ballots

now new to the area we werent up to the politics
of the area
some of the things i voted on
some i didnt
i voted

signed the ballot
licked the envelope
popped it in the mail

as the results came out
last night
i like usually was
on the winning side of some issues
on the losing side on others
i voted

a lot of folks didnt vote
if i hear them whining
ill ask did you vote
they say no
ill raise my hand
talk to the hand

as i was reviewing some of the national votes
one that stood out for me
was in maine
it tends to be a republican independent state
it has a republican governor
its a different state than the rest of the states

it has a bad opioid problem

on the ballot
was the forcing of the state to accept the medicaid
expansion that the governor had refused to accept
a lot of medicaid funding goes to drug rehab programs
for the opioid addicted folks
without some type of intervention
a lot of folks are dying

i wonder if other states will do the same
personally i think big pharma should foot some of the bill
since they are the ones that pushed these powerful drugs
on unsuspecting patients
sort of a sin tax or its your fault tax

i noticed in one state a referendum requiring that
state programs only have to pay what the va pays
for their drugs
the va gets to competitively bid and limit what they pay

should be a no brainer
it lost
just like in other states

we all complain about drug prices
why dont these pass
its the amount of money the drug companies put into
the campaigns against these referendums
does that make those who voted against it
no better than the politicians that take the drugs companies
political contributions

there was this graph i saw on line
it showed the voters based on their political beliefs
on the left the blue side
on the right the red side
they seemed to be equal
where the graphs overlapped in the middle
it was purple

it makes you realize thats where most of us are
its where the elections are won
in the middle
the middle seems to move to the blue or red side
differently each year

the other was a graph
that showed those who voted democrats are highest
amongst women
amongst non white folks
those who voted republican are highest
amongst white men

this could decide which way our country goes
in the future
since the non white numbers will continue to climb
the women and men numbers wont probably change much

it will be interesting to see how the political parties
will change themselves to survive in this trend

the solution to our political problems also may be
to allow only women to run government

i have found the solution to ending mass murders
only allow women to own and use guns

use it as a pay back for all those hundred of years women werent
allowed to vote
it would save lives and allow our government to run better

the organicgreen doctor

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