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01 January 2013 @ 09:17 am
In Re: The 'Fiscal Cliff'  

The gist of it is, ignored whilst the finger-pointing is going on, that taxes are 'increasing' to the levels of the Clinton presidency. I note here and now for the record that Mr. Clinton was and is a Democrat.

I also note that (1) they weren't the end of the world; (2) my reaction to Mr. Bush's 'tax cut' was to observe that at the end of the week, I still wouldn't have enough 'given back' to buy a decent cigar.

This is, it seems, Ragnarok for those of us fortunate enough to make over $100k per year. Which, I note, includes every bloody member of the Congress assembled. Who, predictably, are rabble-rousing those less fortunate.

So let us examine this. Bill Clinton was an economic genius, bringing peace, prosperity and overall good to us when he was president, but whose taxes are now going to ruin the nation. Boo hoo.

Get a grip. Preferably with a rope around members of both houses necks. And the media, oi veh is mir, the media. Even slow-hanging is too good for them.

Oh, and Happy New Year.
Current Location: Somewhere in Virginia
Current Mood: Grumpy, low on caffeine
Staceybuddykat on January 1st, 2013 11:52 pm (UTC)
I'd be perfectly fine with the taxes going up to Clinton era taxes. It's really not going to affect me one way or the other. The FICA taxes going up is going to hurt a lot more (then again, I didn't think the country could afford the reduction in the first place).

I just wish they'd quit screwing around and actually pass a *budget*, not a multitude of successive patches.
Leon Jester: Caesar's Oar Purple LJlwj2 on January 2nd, 2013 12:35 am (UTC)
Yep. Wild, irrational idea there, Congress performing the job it was hired to do.

Neither of us make enough money for the 'increase' to mean much; granted when that's totalled for the population, it comes to a sizeable sum.

I don't mind paying for the cost of government -- I do mind seeing said government piss money down a rat-hole.

Edited at 2013-01-02 12:49 am (UTC)
Seanoldcurlywolf on January 2nd, 2013 06:11 am (UTC)
ahhh the press. hangin is too good for them...but in my library I've got a book detailing some of the gruesome ways to kill people in warfare that are quite nasty and haven't been used for a VERY long time. maybe it's time for a comeback?