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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Obama's Wonderful Jackpot

By: George

In my opinion, it is high time that America had a real President once again. I long for the days when the occupant of the White House was a patriotic American, who shouldered the grandeur of the Office of the President with gravity, who understood that the American President bows for no man. I recall a time when winning the election for the Presidency of the United States of America was considered a privilege and a responsibility that humbled the victor. Instead, today we are "ruled" by a narcissistic egotist, who believes that he hit the big Jackpot, which entitles him to throw "his" new found riches around with abandon. He is mistaking the Presidency with the despotism of an absolute Monarch, albeit, a Monarch in training.

Has anybody taken a count of the number of days that President Obama has actually spent in the Oval Office since his inauguration? How many vacations has he taken, how many parties has he thrown, how many rounds of golf has he played, and how much taxpayer money has he squandered on his and Michelle's lavish lifestyle? How many times has the Ultimate Rock Star wannabe appeared on TV or radio, in fact, have there been any days since he assumed command when he was not on television, radio or magazine cover? How many people has he bowed down to?

Monday, November 15, 2010

TSA - Protection or Perversion?

By George:

If you have tried flying lately, you may have noticed a new phenomenon. Freedom, as we have known it in the past, has been replaced by "Big Brother" (or should that be "BIG Sister"), and enforced by the mostly unwitting personnel of the TSA (Trained Security Apes?).

I have previously spoken out on the topic of the TSA reaction to the terrorists, and I would like to continue in this vein.

It would be unfair to single out the individual employees of the TSA, except for the fact that these lowly denizens of the airports seem to have taken to their newfound "power-trip" with gusto. Yes, I know that it is their "job" and the are only "following orders", but that job can be done with either humility, or arrogance. It can be done in a demeaning way, or it can be done discreetly. It can be done in a way that they would want it done to their own children and spouses, or it can be done with the joyous zeal of a pedophile.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Get off the Taxpayers' Backs!!!

By: George   

You may have missed this little article in a current Wall Street Journal article. I read it and I saw Red. Please take a look at my back to see if anyone posted a note there that trumpets "I am a Sucker! Bleed me Dry!"

The article is referring to a commission that was appointed by our Spendthrift-in-Chief, to investigate and offer proposals on how to close the 1.3 trillion dollar gap in the Federal budget.

Now before you link to the article, try to guess who is in the crosshair of this austerity shotgun? If your guess was "needless spending by the government," guess again. I'll give you a hint. It's you and me - again!

Now I don't know about you, but I feel that the taxpayers have been carrying the "freeloaders of our society" on our shoulders long enough (I am not referring to the genuinely needy, so don't get on my case), and it's high time our legislators looked elsewhere for a panacea.

Instead of eliminating our Income Tax deductions, they should be eliminating the Income Tax itself.

Instead of eliminating our Income Tax deductions, eliminate the myriads of Social Programs in place that have either failed miserably, or are not necessary, but are still suckling at our financial lifeblood.  Eliminate the "pork" in all the bills that are passed daily by our legislators. Eliminate all those billions of taxpayer dollars that are constantly being shoveled to our friends and enemies alike as Foreign-Aid.  Eliminate the thousands of needless and/or useless Government workers who could be replaced by a few Chia Pets without anyone noticing.

I am sure that each and every one of you out there could contribute countless other examples of "savings".  Please feel free to add your own ideas in the comments.

But as for me, I have to go and do some deep breathing exercises and try to calm down.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Taxation in Layman's Terms

By: George

I constantly receive emails from friends and "others" with various Political, or Humorous, or perhaps Thought Provoking articles.  With your indulgence, I would like to share some educational scenarios. 

I would like to give credit to David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at the University of Georgia, the author of this analogy.

The Tax System - Explained With Beer
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Quick Post - Say WHAT??

By: George

This morning as I browsed the news, there was an article that kinda smacked me upside the head. Well... let me share it with those of you who only get sensible news.

Schwarzenegger bans welfare cards at psychics
LOS ANGELES - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says welfare recipients can no longer use state-issued debit cards at medical marijuana shops, psychics and other businesses whose services have been deemed "inconsistent with the intent" of the program.