An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
No, not mine, although, at this point, it is questionable. Nope, I mean America. Are we near death as a free nation? Not that we’re all that free anymore, and I could go into the “I remember a time…” drone, but I’ll refrain.
Apparently, while I’ve been on death’s door, the Senate actually did something. Not that it was a good thing, but at least it was something! They passed a budget…for the first time in FOUR flippin’ YEARS!
I just love this little tidbit:
Had the budget failed, it would have been a significant setback for the Democrats and raised questions about the party’s ability to govern.
Are they freakin’ kidding me? The Dims don’t have a clue how to govern, they just know how to spend, buy votes from the gimme, entitlement minded ‘class’, enslave, and whine, blaming everyone and anyone for their inability to behave like grown ups. Pfft!
One amendment they tacked onto this so called budget is MORE taxes. Well, there’s a lot of taxes, but one in particular gets my goat. That would be the internet sales tax. For people like me, who live out in the middle of nowhere, internet shopping is a must. Ok, not all is a must, but quite a bit is, and we just don’t have the stores available nearby where I can purchase a few of those NEEDS. I suppose I could drive all the way to Memphis, or Nashville, to go shopping, but where’s the logic in that? Half of what I buy isn’t even offered in the state, so there would be no point! Not to mention the gas, wear and tear on my truck, which contributes to my ‘carbon footprint’. /snark
And who is one of the co-sponsors of that amendment? Why, our very one senior Senator, Lamar Alexander….RINO!
Twenty-six Republicans voted to endorse collecting Internet sales taxes and 19 Republicans voted against it. Democrats backed the proposal, 49-5.
Yeah…so much for those so called Republicans being low tax, small government types. “It’s not fair!” Boo freakin’ hoo! It’s called competition, and that’s what capitalism runs on…not fairness. MORONS!
What does this so called budget do to reduce the deficit? NOT A FLIPPIN’ THING! Nope, what it does, from what I can figure out, with my temperature induced stupor, is raise taxes on those who can ill afford it, so they can spend even more. Just brilliant! What do they care? It’s not THEIR money they are squandering! But they are getting paid, with OUR money, aren’t they. I think it’s a real good idea to go back to the original plan. All elected representatives get paid a per diem, and ONLY for those days that they actually are working IN D.C. Simple, yes? And no, it won’t be enough for them to live on, so they’ll have to go back to their districts and states, and get a REAL job. See how they like being taxed and regulated to death, eh?
“The content of the plan the majority has now approved demonstrates why they were unwilling to reveal it for so long: their proposal, once accurately understood, cannot be publicly defended,” says Sessions.
It’s obvious they are counting on the low/no information voters. I’m of the mind, unless you own property, and pay taxes, you are not eligible to vote! Sound harsh? It’s a harsh ol’ world, isn’t it! If you aren’t paying YOUR fair share, then why should you get a say in how others FAIR SHARE is spent?
I’d very much like to smack that smug smirk off his lying, cheating, face! Take a gander at the votes this morning. Anything that would have saved the taxpayers money, was rejected! Freakin’ thieves!!!