Friday, June 29, 2012

The Public needs an education............

So it's our civic duty to Go Galt. At least through the election.

A couple of weeks ago, one of my public employee relatives started whining about Scott Walker and his attacks on public employees.

He also tried to pass off the Obama canard that unemployment was high because of layoffs in the public sector.

I tried to give him an education in basic economics that there can be no public employees of any kind without private commerce to generate the money to fund it.

For instance, if a deserted island were suddenly inhabited by a 100 people, is a cop, fire fighter or teacher the first employee needed? Of course not. Those services can only be paid for once someone has some property to protect and income to pay for the service. And that can only happen when someone can provide a service or good to a consumer for less than the consumer can do it for themselves..

As a result, I think the public needs an education as to how an economy works.

So I'm calling for everyone in this country to Go Galt!

What is that?

Let's just say that between now and the election, everyone defer purchases they would like to have but not necessarily need.

In our household, my wife wants a bathroom built into my "mancave". I've told her we can do whatever she wants as long as it happens after the election.

I want a cap for my pickup bed. Not something I need and can easily defer through the election. When we go out, I'm forgoing alcohol.

My office could use a couple of new computers and the plumbing needs replaced. December sounds like a good month to do that.

If you want a new car or TV but the old one will do for a few more months, just wait.

It's not like we'd ruin the economy. Consider it a Cash for Clunkers in reverse. Instead of front loading consumption like the cash for clunkers program; we're simply deferring it.

Let's assume everyone in the country does this, who do you think gets hurt the most? Warren Buffett, George Soros or your average working stiff?

Of course, a typical liberal will try to say we're trying to destroy our economy because we're racist, sexist etc. To which we can easily respond that we're simply reducing our carbon footprints.

So pass this post around to your friends and family and let's get the party started and see if the public can catch the drift.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

My take on Obamacare

The conventional wisdom from the talking heads was that the mandate would be ruled unconstitutional while the remainder of the law would stand.

Frankly, I prefer this ruling over that one. Why?

If the former were to be the law of the land then the libs would simply keep it all in place and just borrow more money to fund it.

This way, people are going to feel the impact of this decision and it won't be the Warren Buffett's of the world.

The shouts will get more and more pronounced as those insurance renewals and/or policy cancellations start rolling in.

Life without consequences.

For the past couple of months, I've been a deep funk wondering why I try.

Why in the hell do I get to work at 7:00 am work till 5:30 when I can just chuck it all and be a deadbeat?

My wife is an RN and she deals with more and more patients who need bariatric beds because their weight exceeds 500 lbs. Many of these people are in their early thirties and on disability. They are nothing more than eating and shitting machines who we taxpayers support.

What are the consequences of not taking care of the body God gave you?

We have people who bought way more house than they could ever support in the hopes of "flipping" it into a better house. Now we have legions of people living rent free in $500k homes for more than three years while foreclosure takes place.

What are the consequences of buying a home you cannot afford?

We have a president who is not going to enforce immigration laws for people here illegally.

What are the consequence of not going through the proper immigration process?

Can't feed your kids so the taxpayers get to float you some food stamps, free lunches, subsidized housing, free cell phones, free medical care, lower utility costs, etc......

What are the consequences of using your limited funds on drugs, alcohol, tattoos and lottery tickets?

This morning, I caught this link to 100 great quotes on life and this was the very first one.

 “Rescue someone unwilling to look after himself, and he will cling to you like a dangerous illness.” — Mason Cooley

Welcome to America in 2012.

Life in "Progress" City - Chicago edition

Ashake Banks said she opened a candy stand on the street of her North Austin block two weeks ago to keep kids close to their homes and maybe away from gang crossfire.

Late Wednesday night, Banks' 7-year-old daughter Heaven was sitting next to Banks as she sold snacks and snow cones when someone opened fire down the street around 10:45 p.m. A stray bullet hit the little girl as she ran back to her house in the 1700 block of North Luna Avenue, police and family say. She died half an hour later.

"I opened up the candy store for the kids so they wouldn't have to be pulled back and forth on the block because there's been so much shooting," Banks said this morning. "I figured they (gang members) know us, they wouldn't come to the neighborhood and start shooting, but they really didn't even care.

"She looked forward every day to opening up the candy store, and for somebody just to come take her life, it's not right," Banks said.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Life in "Progress" County - Wayne County MI

Wayne County taxpayers face a mounting bill -- now more than $600 million -- to cover the deficits in a county pension plan that was fully funded when County Executive Robert Ficano took office in 2003 but has since taken a steep dive.

The plan, with its shrinking assets and vast obligations, is in dire condition, experts say.

Under Ficano, the county's pension plan has been marked by generous benefits, rosy assumptions and accounting changes that mask the plan's troubles.

In other words, they're doing shit that would land someone in the private sector in prison.