So much warmer this morning. And our Prime Minister in New Zealand is pregnant. She is great! We are hoping that she will breastfeed in The Chamber.
Aunty Del finally gets her twins.
Still clear, the colours still soft.
Boo is allowed a run every evening now. Just a little.
His favourite time of the night.
I am so stoked about the PM being pregnant. It just underscores that our politicians are people not demi-gods. They are not superstars. They are ordinary people who can have babies and families. Children are very welcome in New Zealand. Every child gets free health care (doctors visits – prescriptions, etc) until aged six and heavily subsidised doctors visits until they are seventeen and free dental care until they are seventeen. Emergency room visits are free for all. Hospital visits are free for all. If the doctor refers you through the public system, even specialist visits are free for all. Medicines, prescriptions are heavily subsidised by the government so the cost to the taxpayer is small. Our taxes are not low but this is how all the health care is funded. Everyone contributes through their taxes.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand earns NZ$471,049. plus 22,000 for expenses, travel, etc. A house comes with the job. (Her husband is going to be ‘a stay at home’ Dad). Though the PM’s office is in the Beehive.
The President of the United States earns US $400, 000 plus another 160,000 for expenses, travel, etc. A house comes with his job too. But he has an office in his house.
Interesting that their pay is so similar.
Wow. I drifted way off task this morning.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Friday 01/19 0% / 0 in
Sunshine to start, then a few afternoon clouds. High near 40F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.
Friday Night 01/19 10% / 0 in
Mostly clear. Low 29F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph.
7:13 am 4:54 pm
Waxing Crescent, 5% visible 8:44 am 7:32 pm