Yesterday Ellen and I had to go to Tacoma in our 1990 Taurus wagon on a 'business trip'. She had several hours of meetings, so I wandered around (which is my normal state of affairs). Later while wandering around a bit, Ellen noticed this newspaper box-
Going away to where? The money does not just miraculously cease to exist - no, in fact, it goes to SOMEONE ELSE.
These days, I suppose this is not unusual to see, if what I hear on the teevee and internets is true. Wealthy people are doing very well indeed. The numbers of poor and homeless people is growing at horrific rates. Those, like us where, maybe one of us has medicare (which pays only 80%) and the other has no medical coverage at all are simply invisible. You see it in your town, it is all over America and, in fact, all over the world.
Those who rely on the Wall Street fraud, the military murder machine (see Wall Street), or other ripoff industries are rolling in more money than they have ever seen.
The shopping malls were BOOMING, partly, I suppose, because Tacoma is a military town with Joint Base Lewis-McChord comprising 415,000 acres, and an on-base population of over 100,000.
To me, it is a horrible thing that military and secret wars, Wall Street fraud, giant corporations (oil company subsidies, anyone?), tax breaks for the extreme wealthy continue, or even EXIST at all . We are witnessing the height of immorality as the poor, sick and old among us are swept aside so more MONEY can be shoveled off to these ultra wealthy people and undertakings.
Never mind all that! This underwear sniffer Andrew Britebart has brought down another Democratic ally. That's his JOB. Whenever there is someone who is making a lot of NOISE for the progressive future of America, someone like Britebart cooks up some scam to take them out.
While the climate (IT'S WHERE WE LIVE, FOOLS!) continues to be a non-issue to most Americans, the right wing of America continues to talk money and power.
Please, oh PLEASE, won't someone buy this lovely home of ours here at the beach in Washington state so we can get OUT of this whore of a country?
In nearly EVERY OTHER MODERN COUNTRY, when you pay your taxes you get to see the firemen when your house catches fire, a doctor when not well or normal checkups, good roads to drive or bicycle on, etc. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS "GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE UNIVERSE"??