Saturday, July 10, 2010

I LOVE RICE

Is there anybody who does not know that we’re in a bad economy?
People are out of work. Unemployment is at 9.5%.

What money the average American has, he is afraid to spend lest he go deeper into the doldrums of unfathomable debt.

So, what is the government’s idea of how to fix that problem?

Take more of their money away from them in the form of taxes.

That will make them feel much more secure.

Oh, wait! The plan is to take it from the rich and give it to the poor. A sort of “Robin Hood” mentality, or at least that’s what they want you to think.

The last time I checked, every boss, company and/or corporation I have ever worked for was richer than me. If they hadn’t been, they would not have been able to pay me.

Seems to me that if we over-level the proverbial playing field, my boss won’t be able to pay me any more.

‘Course if they take enough from him and give enough to me, I won’t need a job and can happily join the ranks of the unemployed, no harm – no foul.

A better idea comes from Bill Whittle at Vodkapundit: Establish a 5-year moratorium on new taxes and a 5-year extension of current tax rates.

That way, businesses could know what their 5-year future holds, in terms of their corporate taxes and make secure, definite plans for that future.

Do you remember that presidential candidate Barack Obama promised a net spending cut by the government?

Did that happen, or did it not?

Answer: It did not.

And it will not as long as these tax-and-spend, anti-traditional Americans are still in office.

The government’s idea of how to get us out of this mess is to double their spending, take over and/or regulate every corporate entity in America and spread the wealth around. They have now admitted to that goal.

So, where are they going to get the money?
From you and from me.

“No, no!” you shout. “They will only take it from the rich!”

Uh…that’s what they said in the beginning. Do you remember the “under $250,000.00” promise?

That’s gone by the wayside. They’re coming after you.

The eventual aim is to take 100% of what you “earn” and spread it around based on their assessment of the value of your contribution to society.

See, President BO considers what you earn to belong to the people.

“No, no, Joe! That will never happen!”

Well when it does, and you end up with only what the government says you can have as you are relegated to back-breaking work in the government rice paddies, please allow me to be first in line with, “I told you so!”

25 comments:

Ginsu said...

Joe, the Romans had it right as long as people have food and fun, they don't care about the erosion of their nation.

Joe said...

Ginsu: Sadly, that's where we seem to be.

ablur said...

The definition of rich is wide open for interpretation. To many rich is having assets worth several million or more. To some rich is having assets worth only a million. There are still those who see rich as anyone who has something they don't. It all comes down to perspective.

Somewhere I read, if all the money of those who make over $500,000 a year was taken in taxes we would still only afford half of the healthcare plan voted into law. Since we know that those above this would cease to contribute, who will pay it then? And what about the other half?

Dream Big, but recognize it is only a dream. Perhaps this is the message Obama can understand. Would someone pinch him and wake him up.

Joe said...

ablur: Pinch him all you want. He is a college sophomore philosophy student, and will never know any more than that.

Debra's Diary said...

You wrote that
"President BO considers what you earn to belong to the people."
And you are right. We must band together so that this kind of nonsense won't happen here in America.

Lone Ranger said...

You ain't seen nothin' yet. The real outrage will take place AFTER the election. The lame duck congress will push through every whacky socialist plan the can, knowing that the ones who were reelected won't have to be afraid of the voters for another two years and the ones who lost have nothing to lose. They will still have their cushy pensions no matter what they do to the country.

The incoming Republicans will have a huge mess to clean up. Here's hoping they are up to it. And let's hope Obama doesn't take credit for everything the new congress does, they way Clinton did, and get reelected.

ablur said...

The verification word is "PANIC". I couldn't of chosen a better description of BO and the Dems. I had to use it.

Joe said...

DD: I hope we can stop it!

LR: "Mess" is an understatement!

ablur: Them or us?

Mustang said...

Joe, the unemployment rate is NOT 9.5%. This is no more than Øbama propaganda. If you include individuals so demoralized that they are no longer looking for work, the unemployment rate is close to 18%.

Semper Fi

Joe said...

Mustang: True. I wanted to give President Sophomore the benefit of the doubt...I'm not sure why.

tha malcontent said...

I sure hope and pray that America will wake up and see that this November this hopey/changey nightmare is what it is, a nightmare!

Z said...

Odd you should say this "where's the money coming from?" I was emailing friends about it the other day, asking "When WE don't have any more, THEN where will they get it?"

And yes, when the "rich" aren't rich anymore, then we're REALLY in trouble!!
I like rice, too, but ....will that be dished up with government cheese when we're all in lines? :-(

lisa said...

If this congress rams through bills the last 2 months I think they should all be repealed as doing it in an unconstitutional manner along with that disastrous health care bill full of lies and deceit.
I can't stand these lying,gavel carrying evil people.

Leticia said...

"See, President BO considers what you earn to belong to the people."

And don't forget illegal aliens. We are paying for everybody and his brother.

Krystal said...

My mother worked 3 1/2 hours last week. She's made a TOTAL of $87 this month. She's suppose to live on that how? But the dems don't care unless you're black or an illegal.

That man doesn't need pinching ... he needs an a punch in the head!

Krystal said...

My mother worked 3 1/2 hours last week. She's made a TOTAL of $87 this month. She's suppose to live on that how? But the dems don't care unless you're black or an illegal.

That man doesn't need pinching ... he needs an a punch in the head!

Joe said...

Z: Cheese...I forgot about the cheese!

lisa: I agree with you that they are evil. I don't, however, believe that the Republicans we will elect in November will have the political fortitude to do a thing.

Krystal: Things are not getting better, in spite of how President BO tries to spin it. Things are getting worse.

I have three close friends who have lost long-time jobs in the last two months and cannot find anything to replace their income.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Tell your friends to move to Massachusetts. The unemployment rate is 9%, down from 9.2% last month, and moderate education jobs are the most abundant--that is those that require 2 years of college, but not necessarily an undergraduate degree.

The housing market has bounced back, people are positive, and of course, the best is that Massachusetts, often called the most liberal state, has the lowest divorce rate in the US.

Jobs are becoming available, there are all sorts of educational opportunities, and Mass. is definitely a family-values state.

Joe said...

SK: So...what if we send all of our unemployed friends to Massachusetts? What happens to the state's unemployment rate?

Susannah said...

Joe, et. al.~ LoneRgr's right, "The lame duck congress will push through every whacky socialist plan the can..."

And then the new Congress will have a HUGH mess to clean up, which BHO will (of course) take credit for...and Heaven forbid he be re-elected...

SK~ MA may be a lovely state, but I would hardly call the first state to grant gay marriage a "family values" state. Speaking of dreamers...

Shaw Kenawe said...

"SK~ MA may be a lovely state, but I would hardly call the first state to grant gay marriage a "family values" state. Speaking of dreamers..."

The fact is that Massachusetts has a lower divorce rate than do the states in the Bible Belt.

And allowing people, gay and straight, their full and equal civil rights is hardly against family values. The same arguments that were used against allowing interracial marriage and civil rights for African Americans are being used for granting civil rights to our gay brothers and sisters.

But in the end, gay civil rights will prevail.

Susannah said...

SK~ Yeah, yeah... same discussion different date...heard it all before.

We still disagree, dear one.

Joe said...

SK: What other as yet undiscovered "civil rights" are lurking around waiting to be "found?"

Do pedophiles have civil rights? (I'm NOT equating pedophelia with homosexuality...I'm asking a question about yet undiscovered "rights.")

How about sociopaths? What civil rights do they have that we have not yet discovered?

Where will those yet undiscovered rights come from?

Will they come from Congress? Will they come from the Supreme Court? Will they come from President BO?

Where did the right to health care come from, and how come we didn't know about it for 230 years?

ALL of the framers believed in natural rights, that is that rights that came from outside the government.

Are these yet to be discovered rights going to be natural rights, or will they be rights confered by the federal government?

What part does history play in the "establishment" of rights?

Is it proper for the rights granted one group to infringe on the rights of another group?

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Do pedophiles have civil rights?"--JOE POLITICO

Your basic understanding is flawed. A pedophile preys on juveniles, who are not consenting adults.

Gay and straights who are consenting adults do not need the government interferring with their sexual preferences.

Pedophiles prey on children, who are not consenting adults. I'm surprised you don't know the difference.

Sociopaths do have the same civil rights as we do until they commit a crime and get caught. So sociopaths are given civil rights that are denied to gays.

Granting civil rights to our gay brothers and sister are NOT undiscovered rights.

I ask you WHY would you or anyone deny American citizens civil rights based on how they have sex?

Joe said...

SK: "Granting civil rights to our gay brothers and sister are NOT undiscovered rights."

Aside from the sentence not making sense due to its syntax, rights are not granted, they are recognized. (See Declaration of Independence and US Constitution, Amendment I)

Therein lies the basic difference between liberals and conservatives.