Sorry, I was trying to avoid the temptation to blog about political stuff. However, the class warfare crap is in my ribs, so I’m going to blog it out…
Senate candidate and TARP watchdog Elizabeth Warren made a statement. Someone out there has stoked let’s hate millionares machine. I hate, hate…
Ms. Warren’s comments? nonsense. Sure it’s easy to agree with her, but honestly, she’s wrong.
We have a scale that increases taxes based upon earnings. Yes, I understand it’s not as simple as all that…Yes, yes…Mr. Buffet…dude, write the check and shut it.
Anyhow, the 99% aren’t satisfied with what the rich keep. Wow, I’m floored…let me get this straight…the rich are going to be the end of us…funny, the “people” have been yelling that for how long now? Oh, but now it’s really, really true…cue, Jesus and the Raptures.
Forget that the rich create jobs, that those jobs in turn create other jobs and industries…let’s forget that…forget that those other jobs and industries create other tax revenue streams. Put all of that on hold, we can discuss that another time…Let’s totally remove ideology and politics…
Let’s focus our attention on what Ms. Warren isn’t discussing. Congress. Nobody, is more culpable for our current world wide financial situtation than Congress…not Bush, not Obama, not any of the usual sacks we beat on…it’s Congress. They say haven’t said “no” to the President, they can impeach but don’t. Congress, NOT the President authorizes troop funds and war machine expendetures. I can go on, but I think you get this….
Let’s play fantasyland and say it works…we get them rich money hording sons-a-bitches. We all chant, “YES, we can!” Keep in mind we’re all chanting cuz our rich bosses laid us off, but still we chant.
What is going to change in congress? Won’t they just spend more money? These folks write the laws and the checks. Does ANYONE believe they’ll not waste the money?
The AP ran this story today.
As a tax payer doesn’t that just aggrevate the piss out of you? President Pete can solve LOTS of problems with $600mil. All of the stimulus packages of the past few years? The wasted money….what’s going to stop congress from taking the millionare’s money and blowing it whatever?
So….the federal government wants more money…welcome to the club feds…we all do. Get your house in order before you come knocking on any citizen’s door. I don’t care if you make $20,000 a year or $200mil; congress can’t control themselves.
Let’s be honest…the federal government sucks at lots of stuff. Anyone surprised that USPS is bankrupt? Who thinks Dept of Ed is a bargain? For some reason we are still spending money in Libya? I love defense and I can admit we don’t need 100+ invisible bomber jets at 2.2 billion a piece.
How many millions did we waste not convicting Barry Bonds of anything other than being an asshole? Hell, give me 1 million, I’ll tell you he lied and the tax payers can have the rest back.
Sorry for the rant, I’m still going to post a more war based blog later today, please enjoy…comment whatever.
Ms Warren, stump on controlling spending and holding the government accountable…your history suggests that’s your strength. Pay that forward…