by Martha Rose Woodward
Between his “official” and “nonpolitical” visits to swing states, the President found time to play another 18 holes of golf this weekend. As millions of Americans continue to struggle to find work, President Obama has now played a total of 1,710 holes since taking office. That’s 95 rounds of golf.
A lot of Americans have had to make sacrifices these last four years. We would expect our President to do the same, but he thinks of his own desires for fun and forgets about your need to be able to live without struggling.
Looks like Knoxville didn’t make the cut when a economic group from Washington did a survey regarding the best place to retire. Southern cities did reign supreme, however. There are five main factors that “Baby Boomers” highly consider when choosing whereto retire, and these factors were analyzed in detail by the Washington Economics Group. Those factors are: climate, cost of living, quality and affordability of available healthcare services, local taxes and recreational amenities. WEG developed a methodology that ranked cities on the list based on scoring each factor for each city and included a detailed analysis for each one of the Top 10 cities.
The 10 cities that made the top ten list from the Washington Economics Group are:
Tallahassee, FL; Memphis, TN; Athens, GA; Tuscaloosa, AL; Atlanta, GA; Oxford, MS; Charleston, SC; Louisville, KY; Richmond, VA; Pittsburgh, PA; Raleigh-Durham, NC.
Here is a quote from Donald Trump that I‘d like to pass along:
“Let me get this straight …
“We’re going to be “gifted” with a health care plan that we are forced to purchase and we will be fined if we don’t. The plan purportedly covers at least ten million more people, without adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents. The health care plan was written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it. It was passed by a Congress that didn’t read it but exempted themselves from it. It was signed by a President who smokes and has led the country into a debt so deep we may never recover. The health care plan was given funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, for which we’ll be taxed for four years before anyone sees any benefits. All this from a government which has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that’s broke. And our president asked us to believe that nothing could possibly go wrong.”
Time to buy tickets to the 30th year celebration of the life of the Sunsphere to be held on Wednesday, May 16, at 11:30 until 1 p.m. Bill Landry will be the featured speaker for a Lunch for Laughers. Call 865 951 0319 or e mail Sunspherebook @aol.com. $16 per person; table of 8 for $120. Doors of the Sunsphere will open at 11 a.m. so you can meet Bill.