reply to post by Happy1
Yep...I blame our run-away, out of control, bloated, stinking, red-tape-ridden, corrupt govt and officials for our current state. Oh...I left out
I am a member of what is often referred to as the "white angry man" group. Add to that I am 59 years old.
Our govt is, in my opinion, trying it's damndest to get a majority of the population totally dependent on them.
Instead of promoting positive incentives, it promotes negative ones. ( I may explain later) The govt is a leach on the body of the economy. Every
dollar the govt removes from the economy hurts the economy, and is not returned to the economy at the same rate of return as those dollars that remain
in the economy. I can explain this if need be, but it seems a rather simple concept to me.
The govt is stealing from us in every way imaginable. They take from our income directly. They charge us a tax on our property. They charge us a tax
on what we spend. They charge a surtax on much of what we buy (cigs, alcohol, gasoline etc etc) they even!! tax!! our income tax returns!! (wtf
...seriously?) 80 percent of the cost of that bottle of booze you just bought goes to the govt...and yet people get pissed off at Exxon for an 8%
profit margin (wtf? seriously?) The govt votes themselves a fracking raise, and then increase our taxes. They then make the fracking tax code so
complicated it is fracking ridiculous and intentionally create loopholes they (YES! THEY) can take advantage of.
oh yeah...and then when we die they tax what is left...(wtf? seriously?)
Oh...and let's just steal from those who are working and give to those who choose not to. Yeah...let's do that! Oh, wait...it's already happening....
(WTF? Seriously???) Why the frack should I work and support some a$$hole I dont even know?
Then...when it is time for them to return to us what we have contributed in the way of services, they short change us (obamacare anyone? wft?
seriously?) (social security? wtf? seriously?) Police protection...really? Need I go on (and on, and on, and on)?
And then there is an election and we have to choose the lesser of 2 evils in a race that has been scripted and controlled from the beginning...( wtf?
All I hear about coming from our federal govt is how they are going to take care of the poor (really? WTF? Seriously?) and the middle class (yeah,
right, wtf? seriously???)
And then...inflation!! The silent tax...first they lie to us about how much it is, and then they begin printing money like it is fracking going out of
style thereby guaranteeing an increase (substantial) in inflation....WTF!!!
There is no Democrat this or Republican that...they are all the same. 7 of the top 10 richest congress people are democrats, but yeah, they are for
the little people right? They have no concept of what it is to live in this economy ... they dont know sheeet.
If you believe the dems are responsible, or the repubs are responsible then you are just falling right in where they want you to be.....wft?
seriously?? YES damn it!!
Therefore, MS OP...I totally agree with you. Sometime in the last 40-50 years we totally lost control and never had a clue it was happening.
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