We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
This is what we have to look forward to if we are to shrink government. Try to touch the pensions and public workers will hold "sick-outs", labor unions will have work slowdowns. Mess with the bureaucracy and they'll come back with more regulation and more enforcement and cause greater delays; anything to make it more miserable.
Talked to a friend yesterday who said she had her knee replacement surgery moved up due to the severe pain. She's now is on the list for between June and August. Medi-Don't-care.