I Can’t Stand It Anymore!

My Flag Flies Everyday

My Flag Flies Everyday

In the last month I have deliberately kept from ranting about the government, Barack  Obama, specifically. I wanted  to see what was going to unfold. 

I can’t stand it anymore! 

  It’s only been a couple of weeks since the inauguration and I’m getting very tense about the situation. If I survive the next four years without a heart attack, it will be a miracle.

During the campaign, Barack Obama constantly barraged us with his rhetoric of taxing the rich. Those of us who are less than poor will get a tax break. Yeah.

Is it just me who believes that the people he is putting in charge  are thieves? Take the new Treasury Secretary for instance, he got caught not paying his taxes. Now we find out that the guy in charge of  Health and Welfare  is a tax dodger too. Is Barack Obama ever going to wake up to the fact that the rich never pay taxes anyway, so how will he pay for his welfare programs by taxing them more? Duh! He won’t. But that won’t stop him from making us into a welfare state. The money will come from the poor. He will be forced to tax the poor to pay the poorer. Except he and the government will keep a portion of it for themselves. The people in power will never starve. This is beginning to sound too much like the system the Soviet Union used. We all know the Russian people are happy campers, so I guess we will be just as happy.

Stimulus Package My Ass!

My Flag Flies Everyday

My Flag Flies Everyday

I have not read the document of the new stimulus package passed by Congress last week, but I am hearing bits and pieces of it from various news analysts.  I want to hear words that describe tax reductions, instead I hear too many additions that sound like all the promises made by BO during his campagin. The sneaky bastards want us to buy the whole thing in one fell swoop. Nancy Pelosi and the Congress have designed a trillion dollar package to buy every Barack Obama campagin promise under the guise of a stimulus to the economy. All this package will do is to keep you,  me, and our great grandchildren poor. Only the fat cats in Washington will benefit.

Most of the package is made up of items that will stay in the budget forever, and will not add a single job, except for a government worker to administer it. For example, take eighty seven billion dollars earmarked for healthcare reform. That’s not a stimulus. The only way it will stimulate the economy is if everyone in the country gets sick. Do we want that?  It is  probably good for a million government jobs though. Most likely BO will have to build a city to house the buildings it will require to administer. I guess that his idea of infra-structure.

I will buy into tax breaks and infra-structure projects, because we will get something for it. Sending money to foreign countries so they can abort babies is not stimulus.  What is this thing about Nancy Pelosi wanting several millions for contraceptives? She sounded like someone who got caught with her hand in the cookie jar when they asked her about it. Where the hell did she come from?  Does she believe the voting population was born yesterday? 

We have to defeat this bill. Call or  e-mail your Senators now!  Tell them to vote against it. Better yet, tell them to change it into  a real stimulus by adding more tax reductions. Under no circumstances do we want the bill to be passed as is. We the people know how to spend our money, not a politician.

Go to this site now and find your Senator. Send him the message.

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/

It’s A Small World

Arizona Palm TreeIt really is a small world. I’m not talking about the ride at Disneyland. I’m talking about the planet earth. I tell my friends it is hard to misbehave because you will get caught by someone you know on the spot. Last week while in the air on the way to Phoenix, I got up to relieve myself. On the return  trip to my seat, I noticed a man smiling at me. He wore a Sox baseball cap. I looked him in the eye. Where do I know this guy from went through my mind? Then the light went on. It was my neighbor Tom. When I look out my front window, I look into his living room.

It turns out that Tom was on his way to Glendale, AZ.  The Chicago White Sox are completing their new spring training facility there. He works for them in marketing .  On the return trip, Tracy and I were killing time in the terminal. She spotted a man and told me he reminded her of a client. This week, Tracy reported that it was her client. He came into the office during the week, and said, “didn’t I see you in the Phoenix airport last week?”

Another time I was at a trade show in Duesseldorf, Germany. A friend who had left our company a year earlier, for greener pastures, came  and stood next to me as I was examining a molding machine. I didn’t pay attention to him. He spoke to me. I recognized his voice, but didn’t connect because we had worked together on molding machines at Panduit. When I finally looked up and saw who it was, I jumped with surprise.  I can go on and tell a few more stories of meeting people I know in places all over the world. 

Small world?

Yes.

 All I can recommend to you is this:  behave wherever you are.