EMF at Engineering My Finances pointed me toward this story on Tony Snow. Tony, a spinmeister for Bush and the president's policies, both at home and abroad, has a lot in common with me: namely, procrastination. Both of us were late to get on the 401(K)bandwagon.
But the big difference between Tony and myself (beyond the fact that he makes 2.2 times per year what I make) is that he is battling cancer for the second time. It appears that he is not hoping for a cure. Instead, the goal is to turn his cancer into a chronic but treatable illness.
He DOES have decent health care. So do I.
But a whole lot of people in this country don't. And for those that do, the costs have skyrocketed.
I doubt the irony of his boss' policies on health care is lost on Tony. But good and dutiful employee that he is, he's toeing the party line regarding any form of universal health care.
Still, he's getting out the job. He's leaving others to put a happy spin on the prez while he goes back to making even more money because that 401(K) still needs filling.