Wednesday, April 13, 2011

National Debt and other philosophies

   So much for WIC and women!  Why should I give up part of my hard earned money to provide assistance to some dumb pregnant broad?  Stupid to get pregnant, didn't do it on my dime!  Maybe the Republicans are correct and our financial problems can be solved by attacking the lowest 3%.  Three cents out of a dollar.  I know it will make me feel better when these pregnant bitches are off the street and I don't have to see them.
I can't stand the unemployed.  They are just lazy and with their food assistance they eat better than I do!
Why should I help someone with their utility bill when I can barely pay my own?  And they are cutting medical care down to the bone and that is a good thing!  I didn't make them sick.  No more federal funding to community health clinics and that is the way it should be!  They are not worth a crap when they get well anyway.  Medicare, of course, is next.  Old people have had their chance and they screwed it all up. Why should we help them anyway?  They are hardly producing members of society.  They have become leaches.
We will cut back on Social Security too.  They just live too damned long!
     I think we should have debtor's prisons and proper shanty towns, places away from us so we don't have to look at them.  If milk is so important let them get their own milk.
    The battle in Congress is not about the National Debt.  All these issues don't amount to three cents on the dollar.  It is "chump change" (what you pay a boxer to lose a fight on purpose).  It is all mirrors and shadows.
It is a discussion on philosophy, not economics.  I know a couple of things for absolute fact.
     Money MUST be circulated or no one gets any.  It sounds great on paper to curtail these programs and quit paying these freeloaders out of our hard earned money but I wonder what the consequences might be?
I wonder if a glass of milk or baby formula could prevent malnutrition and costly long term illnesses?  I wonder whether giving up community health programs might send more people to the emergency rooms?
I wonder whether stopping unemployment insurance might lead to more people living on the streets?
What happens to all the decent paying jobs of those who care for those in need?
    Why do the Republicans have such a fanatical desire to protect the rich?  The Democrats would like to raise taxes only on money earned after the first $250,000!  The Democrats would like General Electric to pay some kind of tax.  They made a profit of Five Billion last year and paid Nothing!  What is the deal here?
    It is the old belief in "Trickle Down Theory", that we can eat from the crumbs of the aristocrats and be grateful.  This was all before off shore banking was invented, before we learned to register all ships in Panama, before we exported all of our jobs to China.  Times have changed.  I don't understand why it is so complicated.  We have THREE WARS going on now and all with borrowed money.  If someone was serious about the National Debt they might address these issues.  There are more Millionaires  and Billionaires now than ever! and they pay less taxes than ever before in our history!  As a percentage, far less than the average person.  Just 3% tax on them AFTER they have made the first $250,000 would solve every financial problem we have.  Or, if you prefer some fun in our Constitutional Law, you could get them to do what we do:  spend it.  Most of us spend all of our money before the tenth of the month!  Why not, for one year, create a law that says you can make whatever you like but you must spend it every month?  Just joking, but not really.  That would circulate money pretty fast!
    Why is being wealthy such a sacred cow?  It is our society that allowed and provided opportunity for the wealth in the first place.  Shouldn't there be a tiny payback to that? Say, 3%?  Where do we get the idea that someone may work harder than we do and actually deserves $50,000,000,000 in a single year?  It is an old belief and the reason the nicest house is highest on the hill and closer to God.  Scary but true.
   If you want to return The United States to its Glory Days of the 1950's, under Republican leadership, that would be okay with me.  But remember in those days we had a graduated income tax, the more you earned the more you paid in taxes.  It is all pretty simple math.  In the meantime we are piranha in a fish bowl, eating the bottom fish and next we will eat the ones in the middle and the fish on top are laughing at us because they know they will be eating us for lunch.

5 comments:

Kay said...

you are so right. I have nothing more to say

stonepost said...

Thank you Kay, I have few "followers" on this, I know. I just don't understand why???

Constance Stanza Extravaganza Extraordinaire said...

Bill Maher last Friday on his show quoted Alan Greenspan writing at some point in the past that the poor should perish. So I googled it and found an article on Huffington Post that talks about the cult around Ayn Rand and how that connects to the current Republican mindset. Quoted from the article is the following:

Mr. Greenspan had married a member of Rand's inner circle, known as the Collective, that met every Saturday night in her New York apartment. . . . Mr. Greenspan wrote: " 'Atlas Shrugged' is a celebration of life and happiness. Justice is unrelenting. Creative individuals and undeviating purpose and rationality achieve joy and fulfillment. Parasites who persistently avoid either purpose or reason perish as they should."

The full article is at —
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-johnson/alan-greenspan-and-things_b_650075.html

stonepost said...

What a Great Idea, Constance! Why didn't I think of that? All those who make less than $25,000 should be shot! Next year we will raise this to $35,000.

Dan Kent said...

Atlas Shrugged is a magnificent book. It is about creativity, the benefits of a society where people are allowed to achieve and where capable people are judged on ability, and the danger of those in government that are there to serve only their own greedy purposes (money or power) through exploitation.

I think both parties have engaged in reckless spending. The Tea Partiers are a logical response to that. The danger of the Tea Partiers is that a hatchet and not a scalpel may be used. For example, here in Florida - overnight - our governor made ill-consider cuts which have cost the helpless disabled necessary services. This is disgusting and a disgrace, and makes me so angry I could spit!

It seems to me that they all go too far in whatever direction they travel, and it is our country and its citizens that are likely to pay a dreadful price.