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And I heard today, and am trying to find some specifics and actual confirmation.... that there will be a new tax on the middle class to help pay for "transforming" the country to meet the government mandates ...... and to help support those that need help in the meantime.....
Biden always said that he would raise taxes. And of course they will be on the middle class since those on welfare don't pay any, and all the Libs' friends are rich so no taxes there either. Naturally the middle class working folks will have to pay - they don't have a voice anymore - their guy is out of office. Union workers may start to realize their their union officials have backed the wrong guy. Oh wait, 11,000 of them just lost their pipeline jobs and now all the other folks whose jobs depended on the pipeline will suffer too.

Oh yes, and the oil industry jobs that are lost with signing the n fracking EO, but it's not a bad, China and Russia are happy. And we will save the climate with our new oppressive regulations so only China, India, and a bunch of other countries can destroy the climate and environment. While we give other countries massive amounts of money in 'REPARATIONS' just for being the USA!
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And of course they will be on the middle class since those on welfare don't pay any, and all the Libs' friends are rich so no taxes there either.
Nope, he's not said anything about raising taxes on the middle class. Top bracket change from 37% to 39.6% which is what it was before the Trump cuts. That tier started at income of $415K in 2016. I don't know about you but I'm not anywhere close to having to worry about that. BTW, Trump's cuts phase out for non corporate entities, that 39.6% rate would have come back at the end of 2025 anyway.

And, I might note, there are plenty of ultra wealthy people on all points of the political spectrum. That includes the people who gave the majority of tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy, much less to the middle and lower class.

Oh yes, and the oil industry jobs that are lost with signing the n fracking EO
What he stopped was new permits on federal land. Currently only 9% of oil and gas production is on federal land
 

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Just a quick post.... got to get ready for the upcoming snow tonight and tomorrow. I have tested the last 2 days and just got home @ 10 a.m.... going to get cat food and then back here to the house to do some stuff. I will try to catch up with things later this afternoon.
 

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I'm back for a little bit. I am dragging and will not be here at the new house as long as I was hoping/planning. I went to the store and it was a ZOO..... I did get the cat food and lucked out. I was in Walmart.... and they were putting a bunch of stuff on some clearance shelves.....and got 4 plastic "totes" that were marked down to $1.00 each.... because they were leftover in "christmas colors". Clear with red handles and red or green lids. The green lids seemed to fit better.... so I got 4; red handles, green lids. Then I got 1 bigger one for $2 but no lid. I might have a lid to fit it... but can use it for things without the lid. They were like 8.98 to 9.98 so I figured I hit a homerun. Probably should have gotten a couple more, but there were a couple other people there and I didn't want to be a hog. There were some that had cracks, so I was careful to make sure they were all intact.
Picked up another pkg of toilet paper.... I try to get a pkg every time I go in somewhere.... I am like @Ridgetop ..... not going to get to where I am on my last (or 2nd to last or 10th to last !!!!!) package. I have always tried to keep 2-3 extra pkgs in the past....just as part of the being prepared in the past. Got another box of kleenex too... try to grab a box everytime too.....

Took the cat food down to the stone house... got 4 chickens out of the freezer.... Took 2 to my farmer friend and got a 2 gal bucket of milk and, then took 2 to Deb. She stuck hers in the freezer.... she is going back to the DC area where she lives "full time" and works when she is not able to do things remote. She thought about staying, and then calling if the snow is significant and she didn't want to go back on Sunday night to be ready for work on Monday as she has some meeting to have to attend.... but decided that it would be better to go back this eve and be there if the roads get bad. Her friend brought out the other horse, it is actually the mare that is here; her daughter..... so they will have each other for company. This friend wants them to wear their blankets which I am not in favor of with no one there at the house full time. But, their problem if they get caught or torn up on the fences or tree limbs.... I am concerned about them getting twisted around or the horses getting hung in them, but again... I am only a "free horse feeder checker up on" person. I told them that if it was snowing much I probably would not go in there tomorrow.....
The bad thing is they are moving them to the back field and so I can't just see her out in the field and know that she is up and moving and alive from a distance. I am a little concerned since they have not been together in quite a while.... hope they don't get into a "war" for any kind of dominance with no one there to keep an eye out. We'll see what the weather is like tomorrow..... Might be able to go in there but the driveway is rather steep going down and rather "shaded" with pines on one side so it doesn't get much sun so the snow will stay....

So, I am back at the new house, got all the stuff in the house and made a sandwich. I am going to maybe get the samples packed. My knees hurt this morning so it was a long morning even though this was a good farm to do. I knew it was going to be a b@#$h to do them back to back. Oh well.....

DS texted me, said he was going to go get some sleep.... I guess he probably has to be in at 8... but hope not until 10 or so. It now looks like the snow might not get here until 2 or 3 a.m..... but you can't trust the forecasts. They have moved us up from the 4-6 to the 6-12 again....and all the models are saying 7-8" anyway.
Wish I had a "lazy boy" type recliner... I would just sack out here. I fed the cats when I took the cat food down and put it in the bin.
But it would be better for me to be there tomorrow and get a bunch of stuff packed up if I can't go anywhere. I am going to take my extra sneakers and a pair of boots to put on over them and the boot jack so I can hopefully get em off.
I am not going to get much more done here since I am aching. I did do some more dishes. Put the bench to stand on, in the kitchen so can get to the shelves better. I may try to get some of these clothes in these totes now that I have them... get them organized and marked for future sale. I brought all my kerosene lamps and chimneys that I can wash... but don't trust myself to not break something when I am feeling this tired. Think I will leave them til I am feeling more energetic.
 

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Okay, to the Dr appt. No trouble getting there. We had a coating of snow and it was pretty chilly. Windy too on Thursday. Easy to find the clinic. HATE the traffic though.

I liked the dr; but not near as much as my ankle dr. Didn't "hit me" like I had hoped. Liked the PA and the one girl/asst that I dealt with. The dr was very knowledgable... he actually made some sort of improvement on the original design of the replacement part ; and that is patented... so it tells me that he is pretty darn smart. Not the same charisma I was hoping for..... They don't have any openings before the end of April.... so it will wait until late fall. He said he understood my thoughts with the demands of the farm. So, just call the office and make the appt and then go through the steps. They do a specialized CT scan.... to exactly pinpoint everything and it must be done within 6 months or LESS of the surgery. It is used to measure everything and that will get the joint measured to exact specifications. The surgery will be done in the hospital, not the surgical clinic BECAUSE the robots that they use for this Mako procedure are at the hospital complex. One or 2 overnight stay in the hospital..... I will push for the 2 minimum for the "catch" that is in the medicare requirements.... He does some replacements at the surgical clinic that are not done by the Mako procedure.....
He does agree with me wanting to go in a rehab if I am not concerned about the covid situation. I said I was not worried about that. He said that being a bi-lateral with no one at home, that it was a good decision and they can make arrangements. He said that he had no knowledge of any down my way and I said that I was fine with going to one right there that he would recommend and he said that "we have a good rehab here and program to get you up and going" and I said that was fine... that I went to a rehab right there close to Duke when I had the ankle done....I will not melt away if I cannot be right close to home... that I wanted to be somewhere that they will get me up and doing the rehab, and that I don't have to worry about trying to deal with the pain and things like cooking etc.. He said that getting going with the rehab right away is critical for the best results..... same as everyone else has said to me.

So, I am still looking at options. One of the girls that tests cows had her knee done years ago at a clinic in northern VA... she is very positive/pro on them.... Gave me their name awhile back, and I may just go get another opinion. I mean I took 5 years to find my ankle dr.... The clinic/associates that she has recommended have very good feedback... and also do the Mako procedure now. The thing to recommend the one I went to on Thursday, is that they have been doing this type surgery for over 3 years and he does at least one or 2 bi-laterals every week....so pretty proficient at it. Not to mention that my PT guy is very impressed with their work on his mother....

So that's about it for that. I will mull it over for a couple days.... call the other place and see what they have to say... It is getting too late for me to go in and have it done this spring.... Mid Feb would be my cut off to be back to able to work and making hay by May.... plus I have to finish getting moved in here. That will be done by the end of Feb. I can see daylight now so know that I will be pushing to get it done.
 

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Planning knee surgery for fall is a much better idea. That gives you time to do the things you need to do and get settled in your new house.
 
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