It seems some of us are confused about what some words mean and how to use them in a sentence. I want to help out those among you with these limitations. There’s nothing to be ashamed of if you’re illiterate or uneducated, I come from a long line of both illiterate and aggressively uneducated people, that’s nothing to be ashamed of. However, there’s a lot to be ashamed of if you allow yourself to get stuck on stupid and choose to stay that way.
Success, is what you earn when you work hard and live a good life, raise a family and be a good neighbor in your community. It’s something we should all strive for in life. Sometimes success also brings in a lot of money. Successful people earn a good living and have a lot of disposable income and should be able to spend it however they want. I keep a list of bad words that are inappropriate to use in mixed company, this isn’t one of the bad words.
Profit, is the money you earn above your costs when you make something for sale or when you provide a service for sale. The purpose of all business should be to earn a profit and create disposable income for the owner of the business. This is not on any of my lists of bad words.
Taxes, these are a necessary evil in a civilized society to pay for the items required for the common good. When these are kept at a reasonable level and not intended to punish success these are a necessary evil. When used to punish success, they are very very bad. They should be the source of outrage for almost every elected official, but they are not. This one is on every one of my lists of bad words.
Outrage is the emotion we should be seeing in elected officials when they perceive a screwing. Their constituents are getting screwed and they’re not screaming to the media and to other elected officials that their voters are getting screwed and it has to stop NOW. This is a very good word, but not used enough by the right people, it has to be through ignorance, and we have to train them what it is and why we demand it.
Stimulus, is what we get when we’re locked in close confinement with a large unattractive convict deprived of any meaningful physical interaction for a long long time. As we are getting stimulated we’re crying and looking for Mommy. It’s is a very unpleasant experience. This word is also used when our elected empty suits take our public piggy bank and piss it into the wind hoping some of it will do some good someplace. Which is about as likely as Bubba saying thank you at the end of your stimulus session in close confinement. This word is on a couple of my lists, none of them are good.
Earmark, is not only a bad word, it’s a sneaky bad word. Elected con artists wait until it’s dark and they’re alone and no one is looking and they slip some sort of spending into an allegedly necessary piece of legislation; a section to spend money building a hooker rehabilitation center in the abandoned shoe factory owned by a campaign contributor. It’s such a bad word it should be criminal. This is theft by legislation and is never acceptable. Elected empty suits hold these things up at election time to show us what they did for us. They pissed away the public piggy bank and brought the ill gotten gains back to their home towns. So What? Stealing my tax money is still stealing. Bringing the ill gotten gains back home just makes you a stupid thief, but smart or stupid you’re still a thief. Any elected official who votes to pass any earmark is an idiot and irresponsible. To get elected they have to promise to end the practice yesterday. This is one of the foulest words in modern language.
Member-Item, is the New York City Council equivalent of an earmark. They members steal from the public piggy bank to support personal issues. At a point in time these may have been honest and honorable, but since they’re cloaked in secrecy and so many have been abused how can the elected empty suits allow the practice to continue. Do they feel a responsibility to the public to safeguard their money? When revenues are short and they have to threaten to raise taxes, how can they allow any unnecessary spending. When you’re broke, don’t try to feed widows and orphans. The city is as broke as it can be and none of these Member-Items went to feed widows and orphans.
Disposable income is an engine of the economy. All through our economy things are for sale, products services, things to own and things to rent. Everybody is out to make a buck. That’s why this country is so great. Disposable income is that part of what we earn that is above and beyond what we need to live on. We buy cars, boats, cigars, dirty magazines, TVs, computers, coins, software, and millions of other things. My disposable income is your sale of an item that provides you an income. I paid my tax on my income and a sales tax on the cigars I bought from you. You earn a profit on the cigar and you post a profit and pay your tax on your income. Part of the money for that cigar went to pay the wage for the young virgin from Honduras who rolled the cigar and packaged it for you, the college student who picked the order, and the UPS driver who picked it up and delivered it. I not only enjoyed my cigar but it did a lot of good for a lot of people. Except for requiring the tax the government stayed out of my cigar scenario. That’s the best part of disposable income. As long as we can keep government out of that scenario as much as possible it will be the engine that could. Elected empty suits have no place in the disposable income world. All they want to do is confiscate it from us and spend it on whatever they want. Let me keep it and let me piss it away on my cigars. I can make enough poor choices on my own without government intervention.
Vote the Bums Out,