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Jan 3
Will Hillary's Work Ethic Help The Senator In The Iowa Caucuses?

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Dr. Ellen Weber, one of my peers here at Know More Media, wrote an interesting post almost a year ago about one of our presidential candidates, Hilllary Clinton. She made a post about her work ethic mantra which sings,

"If you work hard and play by the rules – you can do well in the US.”

I wonder today with the excitement of the Iowa Caucus, if Hillary will reap the benefits of a work ethic she seems to embrace and carry with her on the speech platform wherever she goes. Like Dr. Weber, if I had the chance to ask her a few questions today, I perhaps might pose these questions:

1. Concerning your stand on health care: how and what is your long-term plan for acquiring health care benefits for all Americans and providing this healthcare at a low, affordable cost? I ask only because my family of five currently pays $5000 per year (pre-insurance) for these benefits. And with one of the family members with a chronic case of Asthma, health insurance is not a convenience but a necessity.

2. While I like your idea and stand on the issue of global warming and the steps you propose to take to reduce or eliminate it, I am still somewhat puzzled by the "how" of it. How will you convice or implement a plan that "Automakers will be asked to make more efficient vehicles; oil and energy companies to invest in cleaner, renewable technologies" when the majority of the vehicles driven in the United States are manufactured in Germany or Japan. And, not to mention that most of the oil and energy from said manufacturers products is imported, well, from other places.

3. And finally, as a female, I struggle with your Women's Issue stand concerning Prevention First Act that "would expand access to preventive health care services and education programs to help protect women's reproductive health, reduce unintended pregnancies, prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and provide women with the tools they need to make the best decisions possible for themselves".  Now, is that pro or anti abortion?

While I think Hillary does indeed make a likely candidate for president of the United States of America, I do wonder about her work ethic and what her work has helped her to accomplish. Sometimes, working hard and not making any progress amounts to a lot of sweat and no results. You can liken it to a man who digs a ditch for 5 solid hours only to cover it back up with dirt again. He has this mound full of dirt, half the day has passed and he has more work to do elsewhere. What was he digging for? The work ethic that we embrace not only tells a lot about us, but it also drives us towards goals that we have set for ourselves and for others.

Working hard and playing by the rules sounds good and impressive, but always consider what you're working hard for.

There's nothing like a hill full of dirt.


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