Thursday, March 14, 2013









Ducky's here said...

If you're upset about paying taxes why not quit?

Xavier Onassis said...

If you actually did get a new job, I'm happy for you.

If you are making some sarcastic comment about how we all live in this world together and the whole idea of a civilized society is that we all succeed or fail together, then suck it up and get over it.

You have the freedom to wander off into the wilderness with your wife and spend the rest of your lives being hunter gatherers, living off the land, eating grass and berries, killing squirrels for meat, collecting rain water and living off the grid without paying any taxes or reaping the benefits of my taxes.

Go for it.

I'm told that an antique mortar and pestle stolen from a museum, lashed to bone fragments with vines and lubricated with human spit can make a passable field substitute for a Medicare hip replacement surgery.

Don't want to pay taxes? Don't benefit from taxes.

Anonymous said...

You have to vote for a man like Scott Walker IN Wisconsin,, look what the unions are doing to him, recall votes. The funny thing is that most of the districts in Wisconsin who took advance to the new law theirs, have surpluses. There will be scare tactics of course, but what good are paying for services you can't afford.

Kind of reminds me of that old song...
If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat,
If you get too cold, I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.
'Cause I'm the Taxman, yeah, I'm the Taxman.

One Old Vet's Thoughts said...

Just don't forget that the taxman is looking over your shoulder....

Joe said...

Ducky: I didn't say I was upset. Look at how happy the guy in the picture is.

SO: I actually did. And I AM making a sarcastic comment about how we all live in this world together.

"Don't want to pay taxes? Don't benefit from taxes."

Nobody suggested not paying taxes. However, I do object to paying taxes to a government that makes no effort to represent me or my neighbors while spending in the most inefficient way possible.

Annon: Good point to the song.

OOVT: The tax man cometh and looketh. Wherever he can, he taketh.

Lisa said...

Awesome Joe. Glad you are now one of the 53% again

sue hanes said...

Woo Hoo Joe. Good for you. All of these things and more - just for you. Best of luck on your new job.

Anonymous said...

Congrats. Good Luck

Ducky's here said...

I didn't know you were between jobs, Joe?

Did you collect benefits from the nanny state while you looked for your new employment?

Xavier Onassis said...

To Ducky's point, I assume you will be paying back any unemployment payments or any other government subsidies you received while unemployed.

Since you are so against those kind of socialist redistribution of wealth programs.

In a perfect, free market, capitalist system you would have lost everything you had while unemployed since you became a "taker" and were no longer able to make rich people richer.

I'm glad, for your sake, that we don't live in your "perfect world".

Craig said...

Congrats on becoming a a productive citizen, contributing to society again. Are you going to tell us what the new job is?

Joe said...

Craig: "Are you going to tell us what the new job is?"

OK. I am working for Hospital Corporation of America in their Physician/Hospital Referral service. Although I am not a nurse, the Division is called Consult-A-Nurse.

Craig said...

Nice going, Joe. Good luck, I know you'll do well.

Although I am not a nurse, the Division is called Consult-A-Nurse.

It's my own fault for asking, but I just got this disturbing image in my head of you in support hose and sensible shoes. <>

Jus' Kiddin'. I'm happy for you.

Joe said...

Craig: "...sensible shoes."

I never wear sensible shoes. In fact, I never wear shoes.

Xavier Onassis said...

Jo Joe - Congratulations on the new job! on the one hand, I'm very happy for you.

On the other hand, I can't help but point out that you just keep digging your own hypocrisy hole deeper and deeper.

You rant against government spending, yet you personally and repeatedly benefit from Social Security, Medicare, Medicaide and Unemployment Insurance.

And now you are are working for HCA, a company that stands to reap HUGE benefits from the Romneycare turned Obamacare system that you hate so much.

Your moral compass is staggering around like a drunk on St. Patrick's Day.

Ducky's here said...


That's Republican governor Rick Scott's old outfit. They were so efficient at private sector health care delivery that they were convicted of a couple dozen felonies.

Craig said...

they were convicted of a couple dozen felonies.

It was only for defrauding Medicare and Medicaid. A $2B penalty is just pocket change for a co. that size. Rick Scott was forced out with nothing more than an $8M buyout and $365M in stock. Scott's a poster boy for the Republican idea of successful businessman so, why not make him gov.

None of that has anything to do with you getting a new job, Joe. It's a little ironic though, what with defrauding the program that kept you able to get a job. Again, good luck and keep your eye on em. It's our pockets they were stealing from.

Radical Redneck said...