November 13, 2016 by Chris Kite
Last week was really rough. But I’m looking for anything that is positive in our world. Here are four things I’ve latched onto:
Hate won the election but doesn’t represent our country. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, and only 25% of registered voters chose hate.
There have been stories of brave and decent people standing up to hate.
Policy wise I’ve heard repeatedly that our President elect supports the provisions of ACA that ban excluding people with pre-existing conditions and the mandatory coverage of children up to 26 years of age. While these two provisions alone are hardly enough, I place hope in the thought the the ACA is complex and all the parts are interlinked. If he cannot come to agreement with congress about how to preserve those parts, we could be in a stalemate that prevents repeal.
I’ve heard that Donald Trump supports a national $10 minimum wage. This is not nearly enough, especially in places where the cost of living is high, but it’s a start and an improvement.