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September 2012

A Preview of Romney-Ryan World

Over the last few days, I’ve gotten a real life view of what a Romney-Ryan world would actually look like – and it’s not a pretty picture.

On Tuesday night, I went to a fundraiser for a local community leader whose kidneys have failed.  He lost his good job and now he could lose his life because he can’t afford to continue his insurance.  Oh, and he may lose his house as well.
 
Even as I wrote my check at the crowded bar, I was shaking my head in sadness that in 2012 in the United States of America, Dave has to rely on the financial ability and generosity of his friends in order to get the life-saving care he needs.  I thought about the donation cans one sees at convenience stores that carry the sad story of a child with cancer and encourage shoppers to drop in their change.  And I realized that this is Romney-Ryan World.