Well, I'm laughing because I struck a real nerve here in Michigan. There are so many different groups all claiming to be fighting for Less Government, the Constitution and so on and so forth. But what are all these groups really fighting for.
Gov. Rick Snyder released his across the board budget cuts. Is anyone happy? I hear from this or that group that they like the cuts except for this or that part. Oh ya, THAT part affects them.
Then I read on FaceBook the question Rick Snyder posed to the Seniors, "Is it FAIR for a family of for with a household income of $50,000 pay more in taxes than a retired couple with an income of $62,000?"
My question is, "WHAT IS INCOME"??? When can we expect to be free of government bondage in our life??? And no, I did not get one response to my question back to Gov. Snyder, not from the Gov. or the 100+ others who responded. But then I really didn't expect that I would.
Don't ask me about Fair. You really don't even want to get me started on that word FAIR.
fair 1 |fer|
1 in accordance with the rules or standards; legitimate : the group has achieved fair and equal representation for all its members.
• just or appropriate in the circumstances : to be fair, this subject poses special problems.
• archaic (of a means or procedure) gentle; not violent.
• Baseball (of a batted ball) within the field of play marked by the first and third baselines.
• Baseball pertaining to this part of the field : the ball was hit into fair territory.
2 (of hair or complexion) light; blond.
• (of a person) having such a complexion or hair.
3 considerable though not outstanding in size or amount : he did a fair bit of coaching.
• moderately good though not outstandingly so : he believes he has a fair chance of success.
4 (of weather) fine and dry.
• (of the wind) favorable : they set sail with a fair wind.
5 archaic beautiful: attractive : the fairest of her daughters.
• (of words, a speech, or a promise) false, despite being initially attractive or pleasing; specious.
6 (of handwriting) easy to read.
1 without cheating or trying to achieve unjust advantage : no one could say he played fair.
2 [as submodifier ] dialect to a high degree : she'll be fair delighted to see you.
a beautiful woman.
verb [ intrans. ] dialect
(of the weather) become fine : looks like it's fairing off some.
Lets look at the ADVERB, "Without cheating or trying to achieve unjust advantage.
Isn't that what the UNIONS have been doing? Think about it.
Unions created the monopoly the insurances co's. have today by demanding that employers provide coverage. Ask yourself, has the cost of insurance gone down or up?
Then Unions demanded that insurance pay for office visits and prescription drugs, eye care, dental. And didn't the government employees unions just follow suit.
Where did that leave those of us who are self-employed or small business owners? Unequal, that's where.
1 being the same in quantity, size, degree, or value : add equal amounts of water and flour | 1 liter is roughly equal to 1 quart. See note at same .
• (of people) having the same status, rights, or opportunities.
• uniform in application or effect; without discrimination on any grounds : a dedicated campaigner for equal rights.
• evenly or fairly balanced : it was hardly an equal contest.
2 [ predic. ] ( equal to) having the ability or resources to meet (a challenge) : the players proved equal to the task.
a person or thing considered to be the same as another in status or quality : we all treat each other as equals | it was a day without equal in market history.
verb ( equaled , equaling ; also chiefly Brit. equalled, equalling) [ trans. ]
be the same as in number or amount : four plus six divided by two equals five | the total debits should equal the total credits.
• match or rival in performance or extent : he equaled the world record of 9.93 seconds.
• be equivalent to : his work is concerned with why private property equals exploitation.
We now have a society with the mentality they are entitled to "HAVE IT ALL" but we don't want to have to pay for it.
We now have a society that believes we have the right to CHOOSE without having to claim responsibility for the consequences of our choices.
We now have a society that believes everyone else should pay except ME!!!
We have become a country that believes we are entitled to this or entitled to that depending on which social group we fall in. We have such a UNION mentality of POWER that we forget who's pocket we are picking to achieve our goals.
Is it our children's pocket? Our grandchildren's pocket. Oh well, does it really matter what they have to pay as long as I'M COMFORTABLE?
When JFK was murdered, Vice President Johnson took his place. It was Johnson who was in the pockets of UNIONS and signed into Law the right for government servants to become "GOVERNMENT MASTERS". Look where we are today. A society that votes to their own benefit instead of the Constitution.
Who will pander to my WANTS, Ya, that's who I'll vote for. Forget my religious views, they don't count when it comes to my pocket book.
Some of the conversations I have had with CATHOLICS, CHRISTIAN REFORMED and other traditional church goers, who tell me that they will vote against their christian beliefs just because they are a government union employee and they want their blue ribbon benefits.
Well, good luck with that one, the day of reckoning is at hand, because what you believe in is just plain unsustainable.
This once great country is going to crash and burn just like ALL SOCIALIST COUNTRIES DO!