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This is crazy.  Life without taxes… A Tea Party Paradise

And then there is this…

From Jeff Seeman’s Diary

Let’s say that you’re a Teabagger and you want to get rid of taxes. I tell you it’s not possible, but you don’t listen to me. That’s cool.

So you win. Taxes are gone. No taxes in the USA. You win. The federal government and all the evils that go with it are gone forever.

Now let’s finish your scenario out, OK? Humor me.

You might think that with no taxes, you’ll make more money, right?

Wrong.

Let’s say that you make 40,000 dollars a year now. But your take home pay is only 30,000 dollars. Your employer knows that he doesn’t have to pay the federal government those nasty taxes anymore, but he also knows that you’ve been willing to come to work every day for a 30,000 dollar take-home amount. Guess who’s getting a pay decrease down to 30k a year? You are. The taxes are gone, did you really think that your employer wouldn’t choose to benefit from that first?

So now you make the same amount as before, but there’s no money going to social security anymore. The same amount of money you lived on before now has to get you beyond retirement.

Your 401k is gone too. The company that manages it has wiped the accounts dry. Who’s going to stop them from doing that now that the federal regulators have all been fired?

Perhaps you’d better start saving 10 percent of your paycheck for future retirement plans? Whoops, can’t do that. The FDIC doesn’t exist, so the banks have all been cleaned out. So have the accounts you used to have money in. Your consumer protections are gone, and the person nearest to the vault with a key is now racing towards Bermuda with sacks of your money.

We didn’t really want all those nasty regulations on the banks anyway, did we?

OK, so you can handle this. You don’t need help. Pull yourself up by your bootstraps, right?

You’ll be OK, I’m sure of it. But your kids are hungry, so you’d better go to the store to get groceries. Be careful with the meat and the produce departments, though. Sometime last month, the farmer realized that his farm subsidies were gone and he’s gotta cut corners to survive, not to mention raising his prices. In the cutting of the corners, he stopped feeding his cattle clean food. Now those cows are all sick and their meat is packaged up nice for you to buy and feed to your kids.

There’s no FDA and no USDA to monitor the food your farmer provides to the grocery store, so you’re on your own.

Oh and by the way, the ground beef that will be in your digestive system soon just cost you double what it used to, if you’re lucky. Price controls have been dissolved altogether.

When your family gets sick from that tainted meat, you’ll have to rush them to the hospital. Pray that their illness has already been given a cure, because the Centers For Disease Control no longer can help your local hospital identify any viruses.

Also, don’t drink the water in your neighborhood anymore. The Environmental Protection Agency, as it turns out, was actually protecting the environment. You didn’t think Monsanto was going to stop chemical dumping in the streams and lakes of America on their own, did you?

On your way home from the hospital, drive slowly. The traffic lights no longer work because they were part of the local government control and there’s no more tax money left to operate the lights. This alone caused a lot of accidents, and most of the wreckage is left behind for you to drive around if you can. Ever noticed the people that sweep up the broken glass after even the most minor fender-benders? Guess what paid their salaries?

When you get home, pray it’s still there. Without police, what do you think the odds are that people just left it alone? Unless you left your husband/wife behind with a big gun 24/7, somebody’s coming in to take your stuff. And if they have a bigger gun, you just lost your husband and his 30k a year too.

Hopefully that house doesn’t catch fire too. No fire department. And even if there were friends willing to help put out the fire, where do you think they’re going to get the water to douse the flames? Those fire hydrants were not placed there by divine intervention.

Hopefully you prepared for all this by stockpiling on guns and assorted weaponry. Not like it’ll matter. There’s armies from about 2 dozen countries that either are ready to invade or already have. Who’s gonna stop them? Jimbo and his homemade militia? I’m sure the people in your neighborhood can fill in for the boys that used to be in our military, because you know….wolverines! I loved that film too. But let’s be honest….the Cubans and Russians were going to kick our ass, no matter how many high school football players Patrick Swayze can recruit.

Even if the world community takes pity on us and defends us from invading armies, it won’t take long for the airports to become havens of hysteria. Weapons on airplanes are easy as pie. The TSA that performs security checks at the gate…who do you think paid their salaries? They’re part of that massive government waste you’re so happy to be rid of. Maybe the federal marshalls on every plane will protect you….oh, wait. Never mind.

Aside from the easy pickings that terrorism will find in the skies, you won’t be safe on the ground either. Timothy McVeigh is about to be a happy memory compared to the chemical detonations that are possible now. The regulatory committees that monitored the sale and purchase of toxic materials are gone daddy gone.

So between the tainted meat, your pay cut, your 401k being wiped out, the hospitals being overrun by people who ate the same tainted meat, your house being an easy target, the threat of terrorism at all-time highs, and having to fight for your own survival on a hourly basis….don’t you think that maybe it’s better that you just shut up and pay your damn taxes?

Or are you willing to risk all that just because you once heard about a guy who was lazy and took 300 bucks a month in unemployment?

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I don’t expect a response, but it felt good to write that.  Screw John Galt.

UPDATE – Thanks for the rec list.  I better fix all my typos.

UPDATE 2 – yes, I give you 110% freedom to republish my response, crib from it, whatever you wish.  What’s mine is yours.

All Politics Are Local

This letter was forwarded to me by a friend.   In order to protect identities, some information was removed.

Dear ________ Township Democrat,

The coming election on November 2nd is the most important in the past ten years and may be the most important in your lifetime. There are forces at work to see to it that Democratic turnout remains low so that the Republicans can engineer their dream in Pennsylvania and the nation. And what is their dream and what does it mean to you and your family? Republican candidates across the country have articulated this dream in many ways but it comes down to this:

Shredding and dismantling the social safety nets of Social Security, Medicare, and benefits to Veterans

More attacks on our Constitutional rights                           Continued outsourcing of US jobs

More attacks on women’s rights and the poor                   Endless witch hunts in the House

Recklessly mishandling the economy                                    Failure to regulate Wall Street

Saying NO to all legislation, unless it is to extend tax cuts for the rich

 Their notion of shrinking government, as if it were somehow the enemy of the people is expressed as ‘privatizing’ or ‘personalizing’ Social Security to eventually get rid of it and turning back the clock to the ‘good old days’ of the 1800’s where bank panics like the one of 2008 were regular occurrences.

So what is their strategy? It starts in Washington and it ends in places like____Township with voters like you.  The mailers you have been receiving attacking Dave Kessler are part of a national campaign to take control of our state government so that they can impose their congressional redistricting plan on Pennsylvania.  They are targeting this seat to get a Republican majority in Harrisburg.

Don’t be fooled. Republicans are not on your side, and they hope you stay home on Nov.2. Democrats support “Economic Patriotism” which means, Products Made in America , Jobs for Americans, and protections for  the environment and security for the vulnerable.  

Get out and vote for Democrats to keep the right wing fringe of the Republican Party and the Tea Party from taking over our government.

Vote For:

Dan Onorato – Governor State of Pennsylvania  http://www.voteonorato.com

Joe Sestak – US Senate  http://joesestak.com/Home/Home.html

Tim Holden  – US Congress  http://timholden.com/

Dave Kessler – PA State Representative http://www.kesslerforpa.com 

Go Joe

From an email:

It’s time … “to bring this race on home”!!

Today … with less than 30 days remaining till Election Day … we are re-launching Go.JoeSestak.com or “GoJoe” for short – our campaign’s interactive social network site that was instrumental in our primary victory and that empowers YOU to connect, coordinate and win!

An innovative organizing campaign website, GoJoe enables you, our enthusiastic supporters – both in Pennsylvania and across the nation – to take ownership and become involved in our historic campaign.

We are the first Democratic U.S. Senate campaign in our nation’s history to have launched such a site. Our supporters are bright, passionate, and get things done:

  • For those in Pennsylvania, GoJoe allows you to organize yourselves into neighborhood groups to reach voters in your area. You can host house parties, help register people to vote, get Letters to the Editor in your local papers, write a blog, or even open your own grassroots field office.
  • For supporters outside Pennsylvania, GoJoe allows you to also host house-parties and phone banks where you can call voters in Pennsylvania, as well join groups and blog.
  • No matter where you live, you can do remote phone banking from the comfort of your home.

Best of all, the GoJoe site is very easy to use.

  • Click on “Events” to find out ways to get involved near you.  If there aren’t any events planned yet near your hometown, consider hosting one yourself.  You can use GoJoe to invite people to your house or a local business, to get the ball rolling.  Once you call a meeting, we’ll contact you to give you the tools you need to make your event a success.

This campaign belongs to you – it reflects your core beliefs and the kind of leadership you want in Washington, D.C.

Together we are mobilizing … WE ARE ASKING EVERYONE TO PLEASE JOIN Go.JoeSestak.com

It’s time to get involved … it’s time to bring this race on home!.

Best regards,

Rich Sestak
Campaign Director

P.S. Today is the LAST DAY to register to vote. Please remind your family and friends to make sure that they are registered to vote in this critical election.  You can get more details on how to register, absentee ballots, and where your polling place is on our home page .

A Vote For A Republican Means

What does a vote for a Republican mean in November?  Three things:

  1. A vote for the interest of the wealthiest Americans at the expense of everyone else.
  2. A vote for putting the power in the hands of a few wealthy fringe Republicans.
  3. A vote for the politics of fear.

From Mitchell Bard:

There was a time when a principled Republican could fairly and accurately reply that he or she was voting for smaller government and lower taxes as a way of improving the fortunes of the middle class. (I personally disagree with that policy position, but it is a fair argument to make.)

But in the current Tea Party- and Beck-Palin-Limbaugh-dominated GOP, such an assertion is completely untenable. Recent news has shined a clear spotlight on exactly what the GOP is actually supporting. As I pointed out last month, odds are, the Republicans are not looking out for you.

Read the further details of the results from these three things here.

It is the wealthiest Americans that are supporting the Tea Party Republicans and other Republican candidates because they want to make America a third world country.

If you are proud to be an American, then you will vote for a Democrat on November 2, 2010.  This election is about saving the soul of our nation.  Let’s not give it to the wealthy.