Our house was hit by lightening in last night’s thunderstorm and fried my desktop while I was writing an article. I’ve been busy all day getting our contractor out to survey the damage. I’m leaving for Santa Fe (driving now instead of flying) and need to get this done before departing. Luckily we have a rubber roof on this flat area where it hit and there’s no risk of water damage. The internet line is damaged, I’m assuming the surge went through the ethernet cable, and the electrical system will also need to be examined for damage. The strike hit about four feet from where I was sitting writing about Keystone Progress suing Tom Corbett, does this mean he has connections in low places? I’ll try and get that article written yet.
The health insurance reform law is now taking effect six months after signing. No insurance company can now drop you because you get sick, because you have pre-existing conditions, etc. Many of the key provisions of the bill are going to help many people who desperately need assistance with these low lifes.
The House passed a small business jobs bill today. From the White House:
The small business jobs bill passed today will help provide loans and cut taxes for millions of small business owners without adding a dime to our nation’s deficit. After months of partisan obstruction and needless delay, I’m grateful that Democrats and a few Republicans came together to support this common-sense plan to put Americans back to work. I look forward to signing the bill on Monday.