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The Plight Of The Wealthy In America

There are moments in my life when guilt is felt because for some reason, my heart is not in zinc with Republicans who continue insisting that wealthy folk in this nation are oppressed by Big Government. Recent studies by Emanuel Saez and Gabriel Zuchman reveal the sad plight of our wealthy oppressed men and women who must dwell in shanty mansions without daily access to ordinary folks. Just imagine, no time in the diner talking with people who engage in hard physical labor. According to these economists:

In 1980, the top 1% controlled 7% of our wealth. However, due to bad times, today they control 22%.

The wealth of 90% of Americans fell from 36% to 23%.

Let me explain why this is good news for Americans. Less wealth, means less access to health care. This means you die earlier and open new job opportunities for young Americans. I finally understand why Republicans want the wealthy to get more and more. This leads to earlier deaths, more jobs for the funeral business. And, more jobs at the lower rung of our economy.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

A man walked by me laughing, how about making laughter compulsory when out public?

I learned to drive in my twenties, is that the reason I struggle backing into a parking spot?

I drove my wife to the airport at 5:00 am. when there was no traffic, we need 5:00 a.m. traffic throughout the day.

I always feel awkward when in an “upscale plaza”

When I was a child an overdue book in the library resulted in a penny fine. Ah, the good old days.

A “red light” day for me means hitting every red light.

I always dip into the dish of pennies that one can take to use for purchasing a bagel.

Rainy days are times to reflect upon life and God.

I have the ability to wreck an umbrella very easily.

Obama’s Night of Sorrow

In 2008, many Americans such as yours truly decided we needed a new voice after eight years of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld and we rejected Hillary Clinton because we assumed she was too close to the world that must be changed. So, we elected a former college professor who had spent a few years as US Senator. We assumed that he had new ideas and would institute changes in American society. Unfortunately, we did not realize his complete lack of knowledge concerning how politics operated in a federal system of government. Barack Obama must rank among those elected to the presidency who lacked any understanding of government in this nation. He has made clear a distaste with the political process which he regards as beneath his contempt. The result has been six years of incompetent leadership in America. Please do not get me wrong, Obama has some excellent ideas, but it is one thing in American politics to have ideas, and another to get them transformed into laws. So, what went wrong with the Obama administration?

1. Barack Obama never established a working relationship with Democrats in Congress. He rarely speaks with members of Congress let alone listens to their political needs.

2. Barack Obama has pushed legislation without any consideration as to whether these laws politically benefit Democrats in Congress.

3. Barack Obama assumed the presidency in the midst of an economic crisis. He was urged by some of his advisors to read carefully how Franklin D. Roosevelt handled the Depression, but he never studied this model. FDR focused on two issues for the short term–fixing the banking system and then JOBS, JOBS, JOBS. He took office in March and by August about 4,000,000 men and women were working rebuilding roads, bridges, reforesting our forests and building hospitals or bridges, etc..

4. Barack Obama was elected with support from young Americans. He failed the first requirement of a good politician, reward those who elected you. Where was any legislation to address the issue of Student Loans? Nothing was given youth for their hard work. A successful politicians MUST reward his supporters. Yes, that is “politics,”but that is how one governs in a huge nation such as the United States of America.

To sum up: former Professor Barack Obama though the was still back teaching in college where students took notes and obeyed the professor.

Why Not Just Auction Off Election?

One wonders what our Founding Fathers would have thought about the incredible cost of elections in the United States of America? I assume that other than Justice Scalia there are few in this nation who actually believe the “original intention” of the wig headed men two hundred years ago created the Constitution intended that one could purchase a seat in Congress. So, why not just admit that seats are for sale and instead of submitting we Americans to the nonstop voices filling our TV sets with words of doom if we vote for the other guy, why not just have an auction and allow whoever has the dough in a congressional seat of a state to simply openly purchase a victory in the allegedly thing we term, an election?

1. In each congressional seat allow an open auction. The one submitting the highest bid simply is the next congressmen.

2. Money from these auctions could be used for some meaningful task such as new roads or money for schools.

Let’s end the pretense of a “free election” in which the person who offers intelligent ideas is elected. Those days are over.

In fact, why not just auction of the United States of America to the Koch Brothers?

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

If we are going to ban air flights from Africa, will we ban ships from Africa?

I miss picking up a library book and checking who last took it out.

I enjoy a coffee shop where they check if you need a refill.

I always sigh with relief reading when someone in their eighties has died.

I miss Saturday night when we got our copy of the Sunday comics.

Is there a food that is not included in fast food establishments?

Ah, for the days when a holiday resulted in a doubleheader for one price.

I wonder if an American president will have once served in the military?

I am a bigot, I prefer people who speak with enthusiasm about life.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Biden Says Erdogan Admits Mistakes”
“Biden Apologizes To Erdogan For Comment”

France, Connexion: “Rat Complaints”

We prefer Cheddar over Meunster!

UK< Guardian: “Campaign Targets Breast Cancer”

To get it or cure it is the question?

Norway,Norway Post: “Implant Bionic Eye”

I can see you wherever you go!

China, China Daily: “Kim Jong Un Makes Appearance”

I guess that means some generals will make a disappearance.

Barack Obama-Inept LEADER!

From day one of becoming President of the United States of America, Barack Obama has displayed an inability to get across to Americans that he actually is doing something correct. The man simply lacks political ability to explain when he is on the correct path. Latest economic figures reveal the unemployment rate has fallen to 5.9%. and that 248,000 new jobs were created in September. How many Americans know about these figures? Since January 1 this year about 1.2 million fewer Americans are without work. The Affordable Care Act is working, but how many Americans know that it is? For some reason, Barack Obama simply lacks the ability to convey success. Instead, most Americans believe that he has failed at everything.

A President has several roles:

1. He is commander in chief of the armed forces.

2. He is the Chief Executive. In that role, he enforces law.

3. He is the chief legislator. It is his job to work with Congress getting new laws passed.

4. He is in charge of Foreign Policy.

5. He is an Educator who makes certain that Americans are kept informed.

6. He is leader of his Political Party and organizes them to pass laws.
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7. He is the symbolic head of our nation.

Exactly how many of these roles has Barack Obama fulfilled? Heck, even Democrats say he never meets or discusses laws with them!

Chaos In US Senate

It was Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the United States House of Representatives. Just another day in Congress for a group which prides itself upon adherence to the Golden Rule that doing nothing prevents mistakes. John Boehner and other Republican leaders believe that no action is the best action. There is some logic in this attitude. If I never do anything then no one can blame me for making a mistake. In other words, the motto of House Republicans is: Those who do not, do something since do not is the rule for those seeking to prevent the act of do. President Barack Obama asked Congress to provide funds to assist in handling the alleged “crisis” on our border with Mexico. These days arrival of children to our border has become a new terrorist threat to the safety of American society. Even worse, these kids are prepared to take away jobs from decent hard working Americans. After all, millions of Americans desire to pick peaches and apples in our orchards only these Mexican terrorists seek to deny them an opportunity to make $7.25 an hour!! Senator Ted Cruz and the Tea Party said, no legislation about these children. So guess what happened? No legislation. Naturally, this will provide Fox News pundits hours to declaim and declare their ideas to the American people about the “crisis” on our border.

Eric Cantor, who is departing the hallowed halls of Congress due to the Tea Party offered some words of wisdom to his colleagues in a last speech. “We don’t always see eye to eye, even within our own party–in this chamber. But, that is how it is and is supposed to be.” Thank God this was not in the past, “what it supposed to be.” That is why we won World War II, built dams, roads, hospitals, airports, created Social Security for the elderly and Medicare. THAT was what Congress was supposed to be and do!

Oh Dem Spies!

The government of Germany is rather upset since they just discovered that an employee of their secret intelligence agency is, in reality, a spy for the government of one of their “enemies.” Naturally, the “enemy” is none other than the good old USA. In fairness, to President Obama, spying has become to America what hot dogs are to America. It is one of our national past times, and we can not enjoy a 4th of July picnic without the dessert of a good spy story. Now, you might ask, “why is the United States spying on one of its ALLIES?” Fair enough question. We spy because we have spies, and our government does not wish to increase the number of unemployed people in our society, so we spy. After all, if you hire spies, at least let them do their job of spying. German Prime Minister Angela Merkel is getting tired of her ALLY spying on,not only her phone calls, but what transpires in her government. Her spokesman made it clear: “we don’t take the matter of spying for foreign intelligence lightly.”

I am certain President Obama has an explanation. We have to spy because their are bad people out there who seek to do us harm. So, what better way to damage these bad people but to spy on the good people who are our ally. Let us examine the 20th and 21st centuries when it comes to our spy agencies:

Death of Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin in 1953 and subsequent events. Our spy agencies were completely wrong in what would happen.
Vietnam war. Our spy agencies did not have a clue about who were the Vietcong.
Sputnik, Russian space program, our spy agencies did not predict this event.
Collapse of the Soviet Union, our spy agencies were completely wrong.
Osama bin Laden, our spy agencies were completely wrong.
9/11 our spy agencies did not have a clue even though there were dozens of clues out there.
Arab Spring, our spy agencies did not predict this event.

So, who else but the clowns in our spy agencies would be wasting money and personnel spying on OUR ALLIES!!
Syrian war, our spy agencies were completely wrong.

Good Economic News

The US government released latest economic figures and things are getting better and brighter for Americans. Over 288,000 new jobs were added in June, and May figures were readjusted from 282,000 new jobs to 304,000 new ones. Unemployment has dropped to 6.1% and, theoretically at least, the economy is headed in the right direction. Of course, there is still the long term unemployed who number about 7.5 million and millions of part time workers who would love to have a full time job. We have come a long way from the mess left by former President Bush, but, for some reason, most Americans still do not agree things are brighter. This must be the first time in our history that when the economy improves and people are getting work, that Americans do not believe their lives are getting better!

How come? Sorry, my broken record of complaint about President Obama and his failure to communicate with the American people. How about a press conference today in which Obama can boast and praise himself? This man drives me crazy with his ineptness in getting across the message that things are getting better in this nation! Just imagine, during the Obama administration unemployment fell from 11% to 6.1%! At the current rate nearly three million new jobs will be created. And, few Americans know what he did!!