Archive for July 11th, 2012

Soak The Rich?

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

A little “fixer upper” in Newport, Rhode Island.

A lot of Americans just don’t like rich people. They think the rich are somehow not paying “their fair share” (whatever the hell that means.)  In an election year, those who promise to make the rich pay more taxes usually get more votes – even if it doesn’t mean much in real dollars.

A lot of voter resentment comes from ignorance and envy. Here are some things you should remember:

•  Taxes are based on what people EARN not what they HAVE. A number of the wealthy don’t earn anything every year – loopholes or not.  And – thankfully – nobody is talking about confiscating what rich people HAVE.  This is America, not Russia or China.

•  There just aren’t that many rich people in America compared to the rest of us. 1 percent is about right – out of 150-MILLION taxpayers! If we tax the wealthy at 100% of what they EARN, the revenue couldn’t even run the Federal government for a couple of weeks.

•  The best way to become superrich is by being born to superrich parents – it’s always been that way.  There are a lot more Rockefellers than Steve Jobs.

I don’t hate rich people – I wish I was one.  But I’ll never be dumb enough – or jealous enough – to dislike other people for what they have and I don’t.

OMG Hide The Kids!

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

ESPN Magazine’s annual “body issue” features athletes posing nude and “artfully covered.” It appears on newsstands Friday.  An International Soccer Champion from our area, Abby Wambach, is one of the models.

Already the usual cast of Pilgrims, Puritans, and Prigs have loudly voiced their objections.  They can’t seem to see the incredible beauty of the human body without thinking about sex.  Most want to “protect” their kids against natural nudity and the degeneracy that would surely follow.

Really – who are the perverts here?