Imagine that you could line up all the idiots in the world in rank order, with the most idiotic at the head of the line and the least idiotic at the tail. I submit to you that we would all be somewhere in that line. Being closer to the tail end of the line is of little consolation, because after all, this is a line of idiots, and you are in it. Some of you will refuse to believe that you belong in this line, but rest assured, there is a place reserved for you near the head of the line. You might even be convinced that there is a line for smart people somewhere, and that you rightfully belong in that line instead. There is such a line, but it's the same line you are standing in - you need only view it in reverse rank order. But by viewing it in this way, you simply choose to aggrandize your self-importance, essentially choosing arrogance over humility. Humans often do that, you know. So if you disagree with something I write, think it over carefully and please take the time to enlighten me as to why you disagree. Your feedback is actually one of the ways that I change my position in the line. Amazingly enough, it's also one of the ways that you change your position in the line. Note that I didn't say whether our rankings improve or worsen. And if enlightening me is too much trouble, you can surely take comfort in pointing out that I must be an idiot. Humans often do that, you know.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
What ails us...
(only we have a new vampire now)
America's economy is being destroyed. We need a plan to save our country. I'm not hearing anyone suggest any simple plans that are doable, so I'm about to suggest one. I want you to tell me why you think this plan will or will not work.
1. When government is bankrupting itself and our country, we need a common sense solution. Freeze all government spending, budgets, and salaries. Stop all government borrowing and the creation of new money. Stop the bleeding, and do it now.
2. The federal government is too big, too powerful, and too self-serving. Starting one year after the freeze, for at least the next 25 years, all government spending, budgets, and salaries will be reduced by 1% each year, automatically, with no exceptions.
3. The common people are paying too much tax to support a corrupted government that feeds on them like a monster parasite. Raise the personal (and business) tax exemption to $100,000 so that no federal taxes are owed on the first $100,000 earned. Throw off the parasite and let the common people prosper again.
4. The rich people are paying too little tax to a government that they currently manipulate and profit from. Raise the personal (and business) income tax rate for those earning more than one million dollars to 35%, over 10 million dollars to 65%, and over 100 million dollars to 90%.
Will that do it? Is it that simple? Can America be saved in four simple steps?
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