Friday, November 19, 2010

Fine! Raise My F&($ing Taxes!

I for one am fed up with the Republican bullshit in regards to the Bush tax cuts.

Word to Obama:
If the Republicans filibuster just raise my f&($ing taxes. I've had it up to my eyeballs with spoiled rich b$#(%^s
f&($ing up the country so they can make a few pennies on the share in the market.

At some point the government has to get real about deficit reduction, and while cutting taxes for the middle class will, I believe, stimulate the economy; cutting taxes for the rich is like throwing $700 billion to Hong Kong.

The middle class is likely to spend their tax savings on paying bills and mortgages and otherwise funneling money back into local economies.
I'll grant that. It would be worth trying to keep them in the hopes that it stimulates jobs (and in acknowledgment that, quite frankly, we need the money).

But the Republican contention that cutting taxes for the rich will somehow stimulate the US economy is ludicrous. The rich will invest their tax savings, that's true, but they must take me for some kind of idiot if they think I'm financially illiterate enough to believe they're going to invest it in the US. This just ain't where the money is. If I have a choice between paying higher taxes and getting a handle on the deficit or letting a bunch of Fat Cats throw almost a trillion dollars into creating jobs in China and Brazil over the next ten years I'd just as soon cough up the extra taxes.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

No Rest for the Weary

I was hoping with the election over I could take a rest from being PO'd at politicians, but no such luck. It's clear we voted out the bastards to make way for more of the same old crap. This whole earmarking hysteria is just a silly drama for the benefit of the illiterate masses and all it's going to do is increase congressional gridlock. Of course this may very well be the Republican's intent... bring Washington to a grinding halt and then blame Obama for it in 2012.

In any event, any talk about deficit reduction that's not accompanied by a determination to increase taxes and cut defense, social security, and medicare spending is just more of the same old political BS.

Shame on us all for buying into it.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Weird Weekend

I have an awesome little dog. A pekingese. I didn't actually kill him,
but I gave it a couple good tries. While I was taking him out he ran
full tilt head first into a trailer hitch. Knocked him right on his
fuzzy but. Then a much larger dog tried to eat him. Picked him up by the
scruff of the neck and shook him like a rag doll.

Oh... and tonight I stepped on him. With shoes on.

Poor little guy. He may be a poofy little girly dog, but he's the toughest little bugger I ever met. He never so much as let out a yelp.

Oh, and tonight I doped my wife up with a heavily spiked peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Yup. Weird weekend.