Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day228 Thursday 04/14/11

ran 3.4 miles
The state of Oklahoma has officially rejected a $54.6 million federal grant for ObamaCare. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said the state would alternatively use state and private money to improve its health care system. Oklahoma firmly believes a system can be achieved for an amount less than the federal grant albeit a $500 million deficit in the upcoming fiscal year for the state.

Unlike the news we read and hear about everyday, this single action speaks volumes of what is really going on in this country. This action does not need an elaborate article written about it to understand what it means. A state that is already in the red by half a billion dollars is turning down $54.6 million from the federal government to get ObamaCare rolling and Oklahoma feels that this grant causes more harm than good.

In a related story, the Health Care Compact, which would restore authority and responsibility for health care regulation to individual states, is leaving a steady wake of progress. The Georgia State Senate passed legislation for the Health Care Compact today and it is now on the desk of their governor. Arizona’s State Senate passed the compact on Monday and it is on their governor’s desk.

The Health Care Compact has been introduced in 12 states and has passed the State House of Representatives in Montana and Missouri and State Senate in Oklahoma. In addition, in more than 36 states, citizen groups and state legislators are actively considering the Health Care Compact with legislative activity expected in the coming weeks.

"Our health care system is too large and too complex to manage at the federal level -- and too important to be debated outside the earshot of citizens. That is why today's passage in Georgia will enable citizens to engage in the policy process at their state level, and to prescribe laws that match the needs of their communities."

Eric O'Keefe, Chairman of the Health Care Compact Alliance

Here are some polls from Rasmussen Reports to close the post:
  • Barack Obama’s presidential index rating shows that 23% of American voters strongly approve of his performance while 38% strongly disapprove, giving Obama a presidential index rating of –15.
  • Overall, 49% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of Barack Obama’s performance and 50% disapprove.
  • Only 23% of U.S. voters believe America is heading in the right direction.
  • Remaining consistent, 51% favor health care repeal.
  • Among American voters, 65% believe significant long-term spending cuts to be unlikely before 2012 elections.
1,416.1 miles to go.

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