THE JERKS WE ELECT . . . who we Entrust to Run our Respective Societies are far Too Often DUMBER THAN ROCKS. But we Elect and Re-Elect them anyways, and then we Complain Bitterly when they Screw Everything up for all of us.
HERE WE ARE . . . Watching this Disaster called the Tax Reform Bill in the United States of America, being hashed-out between the White House, the Senate and the House . . . akin to watching Parasites trying to decide which part of the Human Organism they will Eat First.
SO HERE IT IS . . . The Plain & Simple Truth – The Money the Government TAKES FROM US AT THEIR WILL . . . whether we like it or not. And whether we agree with it or not, has little to do with our BENEFIT, nearly as much as it has to do with the Benefit of the Politicians, Bureaucrats & Lobbyists.
AND HERE WE SIT . . . Watching, Listening & Reading all the News Reports about how the American Tax Return is going to be as Simple as writing your name on a Postcard . . . SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Does it really mean that Taxpayers will Pay Less in Taxes because the Government can take as much of YOUR MONEY as they wish by making it Less Complicated for you to Comply?
When I Hear or Read . . . how a Family of Four, earning for example – $70,000 per year, “COULD” Pay as much as $1,200 LESS in Taxes with this new Tax Reform Bill, as if the People should be “CELEBRATING” this Seemingly Gift of Manna From Congress – I Have To Roll My Eyes In Disbelief.
I won’t ask how Stupid I think these Politicians think the People are . . . because the answer is both Evident & True . . . THE PEOPLE ARE STUPID!
1 – Term Limits On All Politicians.
2 – Establish a National Recall Voting Law to Remove Incompetent & Dishonest Politicians, including Politicians who Promise One Thing to get Elected, while doing the Opposite after being Elected.
3 – FIRE 100% OF ALL THE NON-ESSENTIAL BUREAUCRACY.
4 – Make it ILLEGAL for all Politicians & Bureaucrats to serve as Lobbyists for Private Companies wanting to do business with the Government, even after leaving Politics and the Bureaucracy.
5 – Make it ILLEGAL for all Politicians to Receive Campaign Donations from Special Interest Political Action Committees. Which doesn’t mean that Special Interests shouldn’t be allowed to Publicly Campaign for their Favorite Politician or Political Party Spending Whatever They Want . . . As Long As They Fully Disclose Who They Are.
6 – Pay Public Sector Workers COMPARABLE SALARIES, equivalent to what is Paid in the Private Sector for Similar Work & Experience, with no Special Benefits & Pensions Greater than what is Received in the Private Sector.
7 – MAKE ALL PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS . . . no less Susceptible to being FIRED for all the Same Reasons someone would be Fired or Laid Off in the Private Sector.
Pick JUST One Of Two Options . . .
. . . Everything Else Is Like Rearranging The Deck Chairs On The Titanic.
1 – A National CONSUMPTION TAX Charged to EVERYONE for all Non-Essential Products & Services Purchased.
2 – A National FLAT TAX . . . EQUALLY Charging a Fixed Percentage on all Income, REGARDLESS of how much a Person Earns.
I’m several months away from my 68th Birthday. And in all my soon to be 68-Years, no one ever had to TELL ME THAT IT IS WRONG TO FORCE MYSELF UPON A WOMAN.
Before Meeting Anne . . . Some 46-Years Ago – I Was A Busy Guy – Dating.
MY PARENTS ALWAYS TOLD ME . . . that I had to treat every girl I went out with, with respect. But what they didn’t have to tell me . . . was the Difference Between Right & Wrong. And when a Girl said NO – OR STOP, that was all she would have to say for me to STOP – NO MATTER HOW AROUSED I MIGHT HAVE BEEN.
SO . . . When I Hear The Politicians – Saying that what they need in Congress, are Group Sessions to Instruct Elected Politicians & Bureaucrats on Sexual Ethics between Right & Wrong – I HAVE TO CRINGE, at how Stupid they think the People are, thinking that we the People could REALLY BELIEVE, that these Over-Sexed, Horny, Privileged & Entitled Miscreants . . . DON’T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RIGHT & WRONG.
HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE HEARD IT SAID . . . “She Was Asking For It”.
Well . . . As Repugnant as that might be, it’s not altogether UNTRUE.
Several Years Ago, Anne and I were watching A National Geographic Program on a Relationship between South American Monkeys and Anacondas, which inhabited the same trees at the same time.
The Smart Monkeys kept their Distance from the Giant Snakes, while some of the Monkeys got real close, so close, that they literally Punched the Snakes on the Nose, and then fell back to a somewhat safer distance, which they did repeatedly, until they Miscalculated . . . and you can figure out what happened for yourself.
Even though I owned a Successful Advertising Agency, which employed quite a few Beautiful Young Women who were eager to get ahead, and might have been easy Targets, I NEVER ALLOWED MYSELF TO BE IN A POSITION OF REGRET.
I would NEVER be in a closed office with any of the Girls who worked for me. And if I took any of the Girls out to a Client Meeting, and if we then went out for lunch, it was always in a Public NON-ROMANTIC PLACE, and always during the Daytime.
I CAN ALSO TELL YOU . . . That I had FAR MORE OPPORTUNITIES than most Guys, to Score with many of the Women who were Around me, who were quite Blatant about what they OFFERED, which was always a somewhat Hard Enticement to Walk Away From.
AND NOT BECAUSE ANNE EDITS THESE EDITORIALS . . . can I say with 100% Honesty, that Anne was the Last Woman I was ever with, since the Day we First Decided to Go Out with Each Other more than 46-Years Ago, which is also TO SAY, that there was Always Temptation, just like the Temptation the Stupid Monkeys Faced, which they didn’t know How To Leave Good Enough Alone.
SO . . . THE NEXT TIME WE HEAR OR READ ABOUT SEXUAL NONSENSE . . . Don’t just Blame the Guy, because, unless it’s FORCED NON-CONSENSUAL SEX, there are Two Sides to Every Story, and Not all Women are the Victims they would like everyone to Believe they are.
It Always Takes Two To Tango.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov