Dare I say it? I…agree with the Appeals Court of the 11th circuit. The individual mandate, as of right now, was declared by a “divided” panel of three judges to be unconstitutional. The individual mandate of President Obama’s health care package requires that all Americans have insurance, or else will face a penalty. Although you may think this oversteps the power a president can have in the US, I completely agree with the reasoning behind it.

In America, an Emergency Room cannot necessarily deny a person admittance who is in serious need of medical attention. Thus, even if a person without health insurance enters the room, they get help. In a world with cotton candy clouds and water to fuel cars, the help they receive is free. However, this is the 21st century and health costs are higher than Lindsay Lohan on a Saturday night. (OK, call me insensitive, but the point came across, right?)

SO, what this means is that WE, the awesome taxpayers of the good ole USA get stuck with THEIR medical bills as it is added to our taxes, because obviously it needs to get paid off somehow.

Therefore the purpose of the individual mandate isn’t to give Obama more control over our lives (as someone in my family would say), but to alleviate the burden taxpayers have as a consequence of people not purchasing health insurance.

So, good deal, right? Yes, and no. I think that in theory it is awesome. In practice, it is a little overwhelming. I am oh so lucky and greatful to be on my parent’s insurance, but here are SO many others not as lucky as I am who simply cannot afford a health insurance plan and/or their work does not offer benefits. So, is it their fault that they are poor? Since when is it a crime to be poor in America?
This is why I agree with it being unconstitutional.

BUT I think that the revisions Obama should make would be to alleviate the costs of health insurance providers! Yes, I know this is a “capitalistic” society, but this is also the land of the free, and we pledge to have justice and liberty for all. So I say, keep at it Congress, and you can figure out a deal to fix this problem.

My vote is to kill off all the insurance heads. I’m kidding. Just try to make it difficult for them to make SO much money and possibly create a new “public” plan to help those who cannot afford it.

Flour On My Face: Nutella Challenge Nutella Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

DELISH <3 Try it! I used regular brownie mix (Guiridelli (sp?)…best out there) and it was just fine. Double cream cheese and Nutella, the brownie tends to overwhelm the topping a bit much. Enjoy!

Flour On My Face: Nutella Challenge Nutella Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies.





I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, so here it goes.

I am blogging.

Not because I want attention or to become famous for my incredible thoughts (yes, that is a joke, I promise I am not full of myself), but because I find myself thinking. Thinking a lot. Thinking all the time. About…everything. And when I’m left to my own thoughts, I tend to think of some great things (well, I think they’re great) but then suddenly and easily…forget them. So I am going to start to reveal all the nonsense that goes on in my head, and you can decide how you feel about them.

I’ll start by sharing something daily. A quote. A recipe. BREAKING NEWS or even a weird dream I had (which is just about every night). So here it goes, my first post. Since I am just starting out, I will share a quote.

“We live in a Newtonian world of Einsteinian physics ruled by Frankenstein logic. ”

— David Russell

I’m not going to lie, I don’t know who that David guy is. I have an app on my iphin (okay, iPhone for your lameos who haven’t seen I Love You, Man) that gives me daily quotes. Most are quite witty, like this one. This really plays into my theme of nonsense pretty well, if you catch my drift. I completely agree with this Russell guy, and have a tidbit of an idea he is talking about society and how crazy we are. What do you think?