By GLENN MOLLETTE
To The Desert Independent
November 3, 2016
Three weeks ago Donald Trump was miserably behind Hillary Clinton. The recent exposure of Trump and Billy Bush caught in potty-mouth gate plummeted Trump in the polls and led to Bush's release from NBC. Since then Hillary Clinton has been cruising, smiling big and looking ahead to her Presidency of the United States.
However, Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees said, "It ain't over ‘till it's over."
The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians proved Berra's philosophy once again in the recent World Series. Cleveland led three games to two and went back to the Indian's home field advantage. There was a feeling of World Series impending victory in Cleveland. Chicago rallied winning both games in Cleveland proving, "It ain’t over ‘till it's over."
The announcement by the FBI director James B. Comey to investigate Hillary Clinton's private email server during her time as Secretary of State has changed Trump and Clinton's poll numbers. Trump has slightly pushed ahead in some states and narrowing the distance in others.
Americans are being further shocked as they discover that their healthcare insurance will increase 25% to 30% this fall. This is all due to the Affordable Healthcare Act sadly known as Obamacare. Clinton wants to continue Obamacare but edit or tweak it some. Trump wants to abolish Obamacare and make insurance affordable and available for all Americans. Allowing Americans to buy insurance across state lines and companies to promote their insurance across state lines will help.
Americans were promised cheaper health insurance and that we would be able to keep our doctors. My wife and I found out our first year on our $1,990 a month health insurance plan that we could not even go to a doctor outside the state of Indiana. We wanted to make a visit to Cleveland Clinic and learned that our Obamacare insurance would not pay for the visit. After searching and tediously looking for new insurance options we were able to get off Obamacare and our monthly premium was lowered from $1,990 to $1,750 a month. This is still outrageous and very unaffordable. However, if we feel we can obtain better treatments in a different town we have the freedom to do so.
Keeping our Freedom in America is what this election is all about. More Obamacare means fewer choices for Americans. Obamacare means more cost, less medical care options for seeing doctors and more government restrictions on what kind of treatments you will be allowed to pursue. If more illegals are allowed to flood our nation it will mean more danger to Americans. Germany is reeling now from the flood of Syrians who went to Germany expecting free healthcare and national financial support. Syrians have reportedly been belligerent toward German citizens making for a hostile German environment. Nobody in America wants our country to become a battle zone of Syrians and millions of other illegal immigrants.
With every day and minute left in this election American citizens are being exposed to more and more information such as the FBI Clinton Foundation probe. The mega millions of dollars received by the Clintons during Hillary's reign as Secretary of State will most likely be the subject of investigation for the next two years or more.
A ballgame is never over ‘till it's over. Anything can happen in a day. American people are being exposed to more and more information. By the time you read this column the last vote may have been counted and the winner announced. Election Day will be over but then will begin the four long years that Trump or Hillary will have to back up all they have promised. Once again, we will hope, pray and wait. Thus, in reality it's never really over.