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“Let me tell you how it will be.  There’s 1 for you, 19 for me, ‘cuz I’m the Tax Man.  Yeah, I’m the Tax Man.  Should 5% appear too small, be thankful I don’t take it all, ‘cuz I’m the Tax Man.  Yeah, I’m the Tax Man.  If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street.  If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat.  If you get too cold, I’ll tax the heat.  If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.  Tax Man!  I’m the Tax Man.  Yeah, I’m the Tax Man.  Don’t ask me what I want it for if you don’t want to pay some more, ‘cuz I’m the Tax Man.  Yeah, I’m the Tax Man.  Now my advice for those who die (TAX MAN), declare the pennies on your eyes (TAX MAN), ‘cuz I’m the Tax Man.  Yeah, I’m the Tax Man, and you’re working for no one but me.  Tax Man!”  George Harrison

We dedicate this old classic Beatles song to BO, his family, his leeches, his fools, his cronies, and his thugs.

I wish I could say that we have “taxation with representation” but we no longer do, because the vast majority of the elected politicos have absolutely no concept of who they are supposed to represent … or what they represent … other than themselves and their gaping pocketbooks … so they tax anything that moves … or doesn’t move … and think that the citizenry is ok with that.  The citizenry is not.  The problem is … the vast majority of the citizenry has no ability to stop it or knowledge of how to stop it, and they have no energy left after paying for BO and his family of fools to go on vacation several times a month … while they wonder if they will *ever* have the chance to take a vacation … and they work till they drop as part of BO’s new “slave class” that is supposed to work and hand over all their very hard earned money.

“Should 5% appear too small, be thankful I don’t take it all, ‘cuz I’m the Tax Man.”

Roy and I are going on vacation the end of April … the first one we’ve been able to take in over FIVE YEARS.  However, we have fools in DC that think taking a vacation every month is ok … and that doing it lavishly at the expense of the taxpayer is acceptable.  Do they think that we all are able to do that?  Very few can take any vacations at all other than staying home and hoping to make ends meet, let alone even dream of one vacation a year … as opposed to one vacation a month.

“Don’t ask me what I want it for if you don’t want to pay some more, ‘cuz I’m the Tax Man.”

Roy and I have been hit with MASSIVE tax bills in the past few years due to several financial issues/setbacks that we encountered … that would pay for small vacations for us but are a drop in the bucket for the ungrateful and out-of-touch idiots that are currently occupying the White House.  We’d love to spend the money that we earn on us being able to take even a short vacation to Tahoe or Disneyland, let alone lavish vacations, rather than giving it to the political leeches taking opulent vacations and hosting wild birthday parties for Moochelle but not allowing the public in on tours of the White House.

We are curious.

What are they hiding in the White House?  What is it they are doing in there that they suddenly have closed “The People’s House” to the public?  It isn’t “Sequestration”, because they’re able to cover their wild lifestyle with tax money so they could cover tours of the White House with it also.

Curiouser and curiouser.

So … we get a bit worked up when they dip in our pocket so they can go on dream trips while we work ourselves to the bone so that we can owe more money than we did before.

“Yeah, I’m the Tax Man, and you’re working for no one but me.”

Guess again, Limousine Leftist Liberals that are living on the taxpayer dole.  You work for the taxpayer … not the other way around … and we, the taxpayers, find your lavish lifestyle selfish, arrogant, and downright abhorrent.

 

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We’ve all seen blaming, finger pointing, and politicization on the newest “end-of-western-civilization-as-we-know-it” crisis with which the government is trying to scare the public.  Today I saw a “march” on the State Capitol that was essentially saying someone else should pay for whatever the particular group marching wants to do, because “sequestration isn’t fair”.  Hmm, what it boils down to is that they don’t feel that it’s fair to them.  This is a regular occurrence unfortunately here on Sacramento’s Capitol Mall.

Guess what?  If we as a nation, a culture, a society, a group, a family, whatever wish to survive, it must be shared responsibility, and everyone must share in what needs to be done, not just one person or one group or one anything having to do it all for a few.  Since when has the general public become “entitled” to the fruits of what others have worked hard to obtain?  Everyone needs to understand that the only way the entire will survive is if the entire does something about it.  Otherwise, the entire will collapse.

Perhaps this is just too simple for some to grasp.  To me, it seems like plain and simple old-fashioned COMMON SENSE … or as my parents and grandparents would have called it … HORSE SENSE.  However, like my daddy always used to say … COMMON SENSE AIN’T THAT COMMON.

I work for the State Government.  I am starting to see the sequestration cuts that will go on in my department and division.  Even before this, we as State Employees have already endured cuts in the form of not only paycuts but also “furlough days” (which are really just different words for “paycut”).  We are seeing that this may affect us yet again not only as employees but also as a provider to the public.  I have no problem per se with the fact that it will since this will slow down the out-of-control spending that the Federal Government seems to enjoy.  However, we who have already endured cuts and higher taxes should only have to receive more IF AND ONLY IF other areas, other places, other programs, other people also receive the same ACROSS THE BOARD.  It shouldn’t be levied on just a few. 

I’m one of the many doing background work about this issue for my employer, and I’m by no means in any authoritative or decision-making position with regards to this, but I do have a very general understanding of it.  So, since the prior cuts and the prior tax increases have already affected me and my ability to not only make personal financial ends meet but also to handle my own financial obligations, then it is only right that everyone else should also receive the same treatment, including the Federal Government.  Why do so many think that they can make someone else carry the burden for the entire population?  It simply isn’t feasible.  That’s what sequestration boils down to, at least in my opinion.  Everyone must share the pain.  Period.

Essentially it comes down to the fact that any individual sooner or later has to “pay the piper” and meet financial obligations, or they will go bankrupt.  It’s not always easy to cut back on personal household expenditures when receiving paycuts or layoffs or higher taxes, but you do it.  SO MUST THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT instead of just taxing and laying it on the backs of others.  Cut-backs must be made by all.

I guess, as I’ve said before, this all goes back to my upbringing.  I was raised to work HARD for what I wanted and to look toward the future.  I was raised to go out on a limb if I had to, like my maternal great-grandmother (Big Gramma) that moved from Pennsylvania to California on one of the first Trans-Continental Railroads for a better life and more opportunity; or like my other maternal great-grandmother that left an oppressive upper-crust household and moved to California to be free to live her own life; or like my paternal grandmother that moved from the Dust Bowl with 2 very young children; or like so many other ancestors.  I was raised to be responsible for my own success and to never blame any misfortune I had on someone else.  Perhaps that’s why, even as a college freshman at the University of California, Davis (UCD), I took a job one year as a part time, student janitor cleaning dorm bathrooms. 

I may have been raised upper middle class, but I knew how to work, and if that’s what was needed to get through college, then that’s what I would do.  I did that for an entire year, and I then found other jobs throughout college, but I worked my own way up and didn’t expect someone else to hand it to me.  These jobs weren’t easy or glamorous.  They were far from any comfort zone I may have had or anything I’d been raised to do.  However, my parents and grandparents raised me to “do what you gotta do” when it comes to getting through life.  It’s how I raised my children to be.  Keegan could have blamed all sorts of circumstances after being born with Cystic Fibrosis, but he knew that, as I had taught my children, life isn’t fair, no matter how much you wish it were.  Logan has never blamed others for having Classic ADHD, Tourette’s Syndrome, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.  It’s just how life is sometimes.  Kara has never blamed any struggles she might have on the fact that she grew up with so many major medical and emotional issues going on in the household.  You deal with it.  You carry on.  It amazes me then that so few have that ability to not throw blame anywhere and everywhere.

Like I said … common sense … ain’t that common.

Common Sense, as it says below, is a Super-Power.

 

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The sequester debate went into silly-land.  Just remember … the “cuts” are not even truly “cuts”.  They’re only reductions in the increase.  Federal spending has increased at nearly twice the rate of inflation and population growth over the past 10 years, up 64%.

However, they want to tell us if we only get a one-half of 1% increase next year, we’ll have bears eating children, dogs and cats living together, and western civilization as we know it collapsing.

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Give me a break.

Roy and I are smarter than that.  The politicos are selling the American public short.

Taxmageddon is upon us.  Hopefully the ones that see through this BS will outnumber the sheeple that are acting like Chicken Little … or crying wolf … or is it crying bear since bears are eating all the little children?

Come on.  Give us more credit than that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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People with a REAL job would be FIRED for not doing their jobs.

TRUE business people would go BANKRUPT and OUT OF BUSINESS doing this.

Perhaps that’s what the Senate is TRYING to do … make the USA go “out of business”.

They’re already fast on the course toward bankruptcy.

Hey … US SENATE …

RATHER THAN JUST TAXING THE WORKERS OF THIS COUNTRY MORE WITH TAXMAGEDDON

AND RATHER THAN JUST COLLECTING SAID TAXES TO FATTEN YOUR WALLETS

FOR PAY ON SOMETHING YOU DON’T DO …

 

DO YOUR F___ING JOBS.

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Inauguration Day is January 21, 2013.

 

 

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The sheeple are ready to go.

However, with the current socio-economic state in the USA, can anyone explain this?

 

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This is all due to the man who wishes to be King/Emperor.

He wants US to be taxed more so that HE can SPEND more.

It’s sickening.

 

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This explains the so-called “fiscal cliff” perfectly. Nothing more need be added. The sad part is that Congress doesn’t want citizens to really understand this or that the BO-desired tax hike will pay for roughly 8 days of government spending only.

Wake up, America. You’re being bankrupted by unethical politicians and the fast approaching “Taxmageddon”.

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Since I don’t have to work on New Year’s Eve (I’m glad that it is a day off for me although I’ve worked it in the past and many will be working it this year), I want to send out my appreciation that, in this terrible nasty ugly economy (I won’t get started on a political diatribe, I promise), I have a job that keeps Roy and me going along with our multiple other endeavours; that I received a couple of good promotions and raises this year (I work hard); and that Roy ended the year being offered an awesome job on top of his self-employment.  Things have not always been easy for either of us over the last many years.  Therefore, we offer the following … and hope that all of you out there going through challenges in life always remember this … and keep moving forward, no matter what.

life

Be a survivor.

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