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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Hollywood to the rescue

Slick. Real freaking slick.

“The Road We've Traveled” from Academy Award®-winning director Davis Guggenheim.

Gee, it all sounds so wonderful.

But…yesterday I spent over eighty dollars to purchase enough fresh foodstuffs and basic necessities to get through a single weekend. And you don’t want to know what the gas pump topped out at after filling a 30-gallon gas tank. Plus, I’m tiring of the pressure at work to do more and more with less and less: our current workplace reality. We’ll skip the tirade about the layers of new regulations added to the previous layers of regulations.

The so-called poor get goodies, and the working folks get forced closer and closer to being categorized as working poor. Sorry, but bringing up the bottom by lowering the expectations of the hard-working folks in the middle is not economic equality, economic fairness or whatever Marxist parlance or dogmatism one may attach to the current goings-on.

Our new age Robin Hood seeks reelection based on the multitude of freebies he’s handed out, freebies, by the way, that have yet to be paid for.

Yeah, I know, he flipped a coin and it came up heads as embodied by Osama. Obama got Osama. God bless Amerika.

But the making of a pot of homemade cream of cauliflower soup with a potato base has set me back twenty dollars. Twenty dollars for a pot of soup. Twenty dollars for a pot of soup?

Economic pressures being what they are, I’d say the new American Dream--the twice monthly cash transfers from the government to the unemployed, the underemployed and the never employed--is preferable to busting your hump only to never get ahead.

Time for a change. Change we can afford.



Aggie95 said...

The only poor we have in this country are the homeless. The liberals believe that if the poor are not living as well as a 80,000 a year wage earner then the nation is moraly bankrupt. And poor is not relative to where you are ....poor is hungry ...every day ...our poor live in 3 bedrom homes in the burbs ...with AC ....cell phones .... cars .... electric lights and indoor plumbing, if these same people were transplanted to say ....Haiti with the same swag we tax payers provided for them intact ... they would be the elite ....the evil rich

JimboBillyBob said...

Mark: Well said, top to bottom.