Over the last several years, more and more evidence suggests that vitamin supplements are a waste of money. Today another study has come out saying the same thing. Vitamins don’t appear to be harmful. They just don’t seem to be helpful. This shouldn’t be a surprise. We eat plenty well in our society. Many of our foods are enriched with vitamins. My recommendation? Unless there is something special going on in your life, like training for the Olympics, or you have had gastric bypass surgery, you probably don’t need supplemental vitamins.
I’m still kind of shocked that we got a budget deal done in a normal way. The House and Senate sat down and figured out what they could agree on and passed that. Compromise. Who would have thought? The budget deal just passed the Senate. It should go to the president, who thanked Congress, later on this week. I think that the GOP was weakened by the government shutdown. This is why they decided not to go down Crazy Avenue yet again.
Speaking of crazy, let’s talk about John McCain. In 2000, I was really looking at John McCain seriously. I thought that he made a ton of sense. I thought that he was on the right track. That was a long time ago. He took an unknown governor and threw her onto the national stage. She wasn’t ready. He stopped his campaign in order to come to Washington and do, really, nothing. So, now, three years after ObamaCare became law, Senator John McCain has an idea of how to fix Healthcare. Now, remember that John McCain had an idea of how to fix immigration. When he was running for president he ran away from his own bill.
Because I’m on the topic of crazy, you really can’t say “crazy” without mentioning Rick Santorum. He is all sorts of crazy – “If we have a system where the government is going to be the principal provider of health care for the country, we’re done. Because then, you are dependent on the government for your life and your health… When Thatcher ran for prime minister she said—remember this, this is the Iron Lady—she said, ‘The British national health care system is safe in my hands.’ She wasn’t going to take on health care, because she knew once you have people getting free health care from the government, you can’t take it away from them. And the reason is because most people don’t get sick, and so free health care is just that, free health care, until you get sick. Then, if you get sick and you don’t get health care, you die and you don’t vote. It’s actually a pretty clever system. Take care of the people who can vote and people who can’t vote, get rid of them as quickly as possible by not giving them care so they can’t vote against you. That’s how it works.”