I’ve been following close adherence to the old adage, “If you don’t have something nice to say…” But, I’m past that now.
Today, I saw ignorance at i’s best with the dismissive attitude of a teenager vs. a self-centered elder, which ended with the elderly lady walking off giving the bird to everyone she saw and the youth wondering what her problem was. While I’m not as bothered about it as I was, it disappointed me to see two people totally disrespecting themselves. I disagree with a lot of people, but I try to respect their opinion. That’s why people don’t flip me the bird.
But let’s talk about what really disappoints me – politicions. First, apparently, nobody in politics pays their taxes, as we’ve seen from a lot of cabinet appointments from Pres. Obama. It’s not his fault that everyone around him cheats the government – and I don’t even blame them, because everyone tries to pay less in taxes. What bothers me is that when I owe at tax time, I never owe more than $100. Even when Teri was self-employed and we didn’t pay her taxes regularly, but saved money away to owe a large sum on our return, we only owed in the neighborhood of $3,000. These people owe tens of thousands of dollars. And what really chaps my hide is that they can pay it in a week. I don’t care if they have the money and I don’t – if they have the money, they should pay. And what they owe is several times more than the guy who’s getting audited and fined for owing a few hundred dollars.
Then you’ve got Roland Burris vs. the Republicans. First off, he wasn’t on the list Rod had of people that would pay to be nominated Senator. That was why his appointment was so surprising – it was an actual appointment, not a kick-back. Second, is race important as to who gets this senate seat? You bet your ass it does. Don’t get me wrong, I am against making quotas to enforce diversity, but when you don’t have any black people in the senate, you have to ask yourself what the deal is. So, now with the Democratic ‘majority,’ able to get things moving, the Republicans can’t have that – so that’s why they keep beating the dead horse of how this seat shouldn’t be filled by a Democratic appointment, but an elected one – which is the only chance they have of getting another Republican seat.
Let me go on record loud and clear, I don’t like Republicans, and this is why.