I Just Can’t Even

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Posted on : 13-Nov-2013 | By : Amber | In : Complaints and such, Stuff I care about and you should, Very Important Things

Apparently, one of the things I just can’t even is update regularly. I’d say I’d try to be better, but I can’t guarantee that’ll actually happen, so in the interests of not lying, I’ll just say hi.

Hi!

Kinda nuts how things have changed in the last almost-year, and how much they haven’t.

Eldest is a full-time college student with a part-time job. I never see her much, but she’s also not asking for money, so I’m trying to look on the bright side.  I miss her being around, though, and not just because she was doing the drive to co-op twice a week. I actually like my kids, even though that seems to be an unpopular thing these days.

I’ve never had a problem going against the tide. Imagine that.

Like being politically conservative.  That seems to be going against the jet stream. During El Nino. Ok, I don’t really know that that would be any worse than actually swimming against the regular tide, but it sounds more dramatic, so just go with me.

What was I saying? Oh, yeah. Conservative. Me. I am.

See – I don’t think that minorities of any ilk need government hand-outs to move ahead in life. I don’t think that I, or anyone else, should have a say in the private affairs of two consenting adults – and I don’t think I, or anyone else, should be responsible for financing that life. I think that an economic climate that allows business to operate freely, with minimal interference, fosters more jobs and more opportunity and more prosperity.

I don’t think that the government is better at spending my money than I am, and I’m VERY sure that I’m better at helping people I see that need it than the feds are. Call me crazy.

Lots of people do. Or they did, until the debacle that is Obamacare. I’m trying not to giggle when I see things like “I thought it was a good idea, until I had to pay for it.”.

Well, DUH. WHERE DID YOU THINK THE MONEY WAS GONNA COME FROM???

Why does it seem impossible for people to understand that the government doesn’t MAKE money. It doesn’t produce anything. All of its income comes from taxes. Who pays taxes? THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. Well, most of them, any way.

Want universal healthcare? Better be prepared to pay for it.

Want education for all? Better be prepared to pay for it.

Want housing assistance? Better – I’m sure you get the gist.

Every time the government subsidizes (look it up, folks) someone’s housing, or healthcare, or education, or food, that money comes FROM TAXES.  When they give out more than they take in, there are a limited number of options. Borrow from other countries like China, cut spending somewhere else, or raise taxes.

This is economics 101, people, but it seems to be a relatively simple concept that is escaping the vast majority of voters.

I’m just sayin’.  Until the zombie apocalypse happens and we’re all reduced to bartering for instant coffee and shoes, this is a concept everyone needs to understand.

After the apocalypse, though, all bets are off.  I have enough ammo and coffee to keep going for a long, long time.

 

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