Happy Days are here again
“A mans worst enemies can’t wish on him what he can’t think up himself–Yiddish Proverb
The Just No party is dancing in the aisles. They have finally said yes twice and are overjoyed with the vibrant feeling of saying yes twice in one week.
Their first experience of saying yes in the last two years was to a tax bill that gave a large frosted cake to the rich and some crumbs to the middle class and nothing to the poor. This feeling of saying yes drove some Northern Republican to vote yes on “Don’t Ask, Don’t tell” to demonstrate that they are no longer bigots. Of course the bill took no money from the wealthy.
Now that they have cleansed their souls it will be back to chastising Obama before the 2012 election.
My motto has been “Beware of politicians bearing gifts.” If they give the commoners a tax cut in one place they increase their tax in another manner. A typical example could be the tax break under Governor Deukmejian’s first month in office to prove the Republicans believed in tax cuts to stir the economy. He went as far as sending a refund of the past years taxes. I remember receiving a $64 refund. I also noticed during his first year in office auto registration and license fees doubled. The same increases were in hunting and fishing permits, admissions to State Parks and other small fees most people used. The tax cut now had turned into a tax increase. This is just one example of the public being treated like kindergarten students. This fleecing of the public is not only a State problem, but also a Federal ploy.
People now get their news from the comedians and comedy from Congress. Will Rogers had some realistic quotes: There’s no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.– With Congress — every time they make a joke it’s a law. And every time they make a law it’s a joke.