Don’t have much time today, so I’ll humbly submit this.
Please read. It’s important.
Here’s a taste:
Government can’t balance a checkbook. They’re idiots. I know finance math. I do it for a living. And when I look at the numbers involved here, (and the interest!) it makes my head swim. Okay, for you non-accountants, when they start bandying numbers about on the news of 4 trillion such and such, and a hundred billion this and that, I know that your eyes glaze over. You think to yourself, “Oh, it is just the same old same old, bunch of politicians spending too much money, blah blah blah.”
Saying that this is the same old same old, is like saying that gophers digging up your lawn is the same level of disaster as Krakatoa. Over the last couple of years we’ve reached a whole new level of crazy. Our spending has gone insane. We’re spending more money, faster, than all of mankind, throughout all of recorded human history. Economists aren’t sure what’s going to happen, because this has never happened before. Ever. On Earth. We’ve strayed into strange new territory here and there are many possible outcomes if we don’t stray the hell back out. And don’t for a second think that any of those possible outcomes are remotely good. No. They range somewhere between the Great Depression and Mad Max.
You’ve probably been seeing 6.2% of your check taken for SS and 1.45%
for Medicare (not even going to get into FUTA and SUTA). What most
folks don’t realize is that your employer matches that… So basically you
could get a 16% raise tomorrow if it wasn’t for that withholding. “Oh,
but that’s saving for my retirement!” Bull crap. I could take 16% of
my salary, use it to store canned food, and I’d come out ahead of what
I’m actually going to get from the government for my retirement. The
money that’s been paid in already is long gone, because expecting
congress to save money is like expecting crack whores to save crack.
Go read. Seriously.
…and why is it in the news? And why does it matter for what politician it votes? And why is it so revoltingly orange, that orangutans in a zoo are hurling their excrement in a jealous rage?
First, Snooki took on Obama over Twitter. Then, Obama said he didn’t even know who she was. And on Thursday night’s second season premiere of MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” Snooki took the ball back, and went after Obama again.
In one scene, Snooki — with her impressively orange tan — broke the shocking news that she’s been staying away from her home away from home: Tanning salons.
“I don’t go tanning anymore because Obama put a 10% tax on tanning. McCain would never put a 10% tax on tanning. Because he’s pale and would probably want to be tan,” she said.
Congratulations, America. This is what votes for politicians in this country, and that’s why you’re left with the shoddy choices at election time.
And you wonder why this country is so monumentally fucked? Because this insipid twat’s vote counts as much as yours!
Someone in Washington State has a terrific sense of humor… or a terrific understanding of reality. A measure filed with the Secretary of State of Washington proposes changing the seal of the State of Washington from a depiction of George Washington to…
…a tapeworm dressed in a three-piece suit attached to the lower intestine of the taxpayer as the central figure and encircling the vignette the words, “Committed to sucking the life blood out of each and every tax payer.”
Given the current Congress and Administration, the seal would be more appropriate in Washington, DC.