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Insanity

 

In 2012, Washington collected $20,000 in taxes for every household in America. But Washington spent nearly $30,000 per household.  Tax Day: Where Did Your Tax Dollar Go?

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I look at this and wonder who in their right mind thinks this is okay?  Who can overspend their budget by 30% and think there won’t be consequences? 

Not only is the spending insane, but the things our money is being spent on are wrong, as well.  The federal government is not supposed to be paying for all these things, except for national defense.  Social spending is not the federal government’s responsibility. 

If we don’t do something about this soon, and I mean soon like yesterday, we’re going to make Greece look like child’s play.

~Ness 

Redistributing Wealth

Thanks to A Chicago Blog for this article.

This letter appeared in the Tribune’s Voice of the People Wednesday:

On my way to lunch recently, I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read “Vote Obama; I need the money.” I laughed. In a restaurant my server had on an “Obama 08″ tie. Again I laughed. Just imagine the coincidence. When the bill came, I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Barack-Obama-redistribution-of-wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need—the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight. I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I’ve decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful. At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment, I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient deserved money more. I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.

It’s the economy, stupid!

I’ve been going through my Reader, catching up on all my blogs, and I caught this fascinating article over on American Thinker.  Exactly Wrong, Again 

“We are not in recession.  The economy of the last eight years has been fine.  And we are doing better than our European know-it-alls who favor an Obama victory.  At least that’s what the most recent economic data show.”

Statistically, we’ve been better under Bush than we were under Clinton, although Liberals would have you believe otherwise.  Taxes were much higher under Clinton, so don’t get so excited when Obama tells you he’s going to “put things back” to Clinton levels.  Be afraid, be very afraid. 

Check out the article linked above and you’ll see what I mean.  It’s been better in America under Bush than it was under Clinton, and it’s better in America than it is in Europe.  So if Bush is supposed to be some kind of economic problem, why are things worse in Europe than they are here?

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Is your job in jeopardy too?

I was browsing through some videos over on Yahoo, and saw this one about jobs and the economy.  As I was watching, I noticed that the states losing job are mostly blue states, while the states gaining jobs are red states.  Think about it.

American jobs in jeopardy

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