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It’s Time To Pay Up In This Country…

February 28th, 2011

Baby Boomers have lived through a lot. We have seen and experienced much in our lives. We have seen a housing boom since 1970 that created some pretty serious equity for home owners. We have seen a nice run up in the value of pension and profit sharing accounts as well as supplemental IRA type programs for our future years. We have seen an increase in the general standard of living in this country that can only be described as mind boggling.

Even that segment of our society that lives in poverty has a better way of life than most other people around the world. This is an amazing country. But we have made, and continue to make, economic mistakes that now threaten our way of life here in America. The real estate bubble burst, retirement accounts dropped dramatically, and we are sloshing our way through a recession.

When people stop or reduce their buying, everyone suffers. Business revenues are down and city and state tax collections are reduced. So now we have a serious problem in every town, city, and state with budgets that do not have enough collected tax revenues to support them. What do they do now? Well, what do you and I do when income is reduced? We cut back on spending.

States and cities cannot print more money and raising taxes now is extremely unpopular. The voters in many states elected fiscally conservative governors to get on top of the budget problems. When these governors and mayors start slashing costs and reducing budgets (which is why they were elected to office) the crying and gnashing of teeth from some groups becomes inevitable.

Right now it’s the government union members who are being asked to pay more for health insurance and retirement programs that are shouting “unfair” in the streets. They are now going to have to pay as much as non-union workers already pay for the same benefits. It’s not unfair at all. But they are screaming bloody murder. What other choice does the state have?

It looks as though the country will have to face up to the reckless spending that has been done at every level of government. The USA now has a $14 trillion dollar deficit. That’s one hell of a lot of money! Most states are facing their own large deficits that have to be addressed.

Wisconsin is trying to solve the problem. It’s going to get uncomfortable everywhere in this country.

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Leaving Work On Friday… Going To Work On Monday

February 28th, 2011

 


We’ve all been there. This visual representation pretty much describes most of us.

Check this out…

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Never Forget… Some Of Us Sacrifice More Than Others

February 28th, 2011

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Let ‘Em Eat Cake…

February 28th, 2011

henry payne

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Job Interviews… “What Are Friends For?”

February 26th, 2011

 

 

Here is one unique way to help your buddy when he needs a job.

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Government Unions… Even FDR Was Against Them

February 25th, 2011

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was against public government unions. City, state, and federal employees that belong to unions have to be negotiating with someone to get better wages and benefits, right? Well, that “someone” is all of us taxpayers. The president could see that this was a conflict of interest. Government employees do not work for a company that is making a profit. Government employees work for us taxpayers.

People that work for the government have had such a nice run over the last several years that they now make more money and get more benefits than private sector employees throughout the country. That should be a red flag. How did this happen?
Not only are the wages higher but the taxpayers are paying for government employee benefits as well.

While the average salary in the private sector seems to hover around $50,000 in wages, public union employees are approaching wages that are two times that number in many states like Wisconsin. In other words, a $50,000 salary is being taxed to pay a union member’s salary of $80,000 – $90,000. The private sector employee is also paying more for his health insurance and his retirement fund than the union member.

And now we are finding out that public union dues are also paid for by the taxpayers. And guess where that money goes? It goes to the Democrat Party as political contributions. That money is used to fund Democrats that will continue to keep the union gravy train moving smoothly in this country. Quite a system, huh? We are talking about $400 million dollars for each election cycle according to columnist Michael Barone.

This means that every taxpayer (Democrat, Republican, and Independent) is being forced to fund the Democrat Party. Add that insult to bloated state economies and we can see why the public is turning against public unions. Even liberal states like California and New York can see the writing on the wall. This cannot continue.

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Media Doesn’t Even Try To Be Objective Anymore…

February 25th, 2011

michael ramirez

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Men vs Women…

February 25th, 2011

 

 

WOMEN:

* Yes = No

* No = Yes

* Maybe = No

* I’m sorry = You’ll be sorry

* We need = I want

* How much do you love me? = I did something today you’re really not going to like.

MEN:

* I’m hungry = I’m hungry

* I’m sleepy = I’m sleepy

* I’m tired = I’m tired

* Nice dress! = Nice cleavage!

* What’s wrong? = What meaningless self-inflicted psychological trauma are you going through now?

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The Wacky World Of Politics…

February 25th, 2011

gary mccoy

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Don’t Be Offended… Just Laugh

February 24th, 2011

 

 

My friend Mark Young provided these quotes from comedian Jeff Foxworthy on being a Muslim. You can find the entire list on Mark’s site Baby Boomer Talk Online.

 

You may be a Muslim…
1. If you refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to liquor.

You may be a Muslim…
2. If you own a $3,000 machine gun and $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can’t afford shoes.

You may be a Muslim…
3. If you have more wives than teeth.

You may be a Muslim…
4. If you think vests come in two styles: bullet-proof and suicide.

You may be a Muslim…
5. If you have nothing against women and think every man should own at least four.

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