Tax day for Americans and look what else we get. A four trillion dollar spending spree by the feds with an income of 3 trillion. What the heck? Add the state and local and special district amounts and Americans are now serfs. And the bottom earners, those benefitting from the top earners, pay zilch into the federal system. Yet they receive the protection of the military and many get a handout from the government. Something is amiss.
The dmocrats say the tax reform bill benefitted the rich in America. Well duh! They pay the bulk of the taxes. And the poor who don't pay any only gets what they get as the government redistributes. How can a poor person bitch that somehow those "rich" people get their money at the expense of those poor people? I mean, does that poor person send their taxes they don't pay to those rich people? Common sense is not a democrat operative's strong point I guess. I truly would like them to explain how a rich person gets richer by exploiting a poor person. Does the poor guy hire the rich guy? No, it is the other way around. And why is fiscal success so bad? In America, the capitalist system enables all of us to gain financial success. But you have to take advantage of that free education those rich people supply. And you have to stay in the school system and get a degree or a trade. But no, these whiners about the rich just want a handout as they sit on the couch eating bonbons and popping out kids with no family man in tow. I say all Americans need skin in the game. All should contribute to the budget. Maybe the scofflaws at the trough would change their minds about balanced budgets if they had to pay to play.
We lost a couple of young men this last week to a drunk driving woman and the community is distraught. I too am so saddened. Yet the system almost failed justice when the drunken woman was allowed a low bail and left the jail. But someone was paying attention and said WAIT! She killed two people with her car and the bail should be much more. I asked a question on the Union.com's website comment stream on this article. I said does anyone know if she is a citizen? It has been common knowledge that a lot of od crime and other disasters are being perpetrated by illegals. Well, no response on my question except some woman who called me a racist prick for asking the question. Checking her Facebook link that woman might be illegal herself. Anyway, I don't care that some babe called me a name. I like to question and perhaps she will rethink her attack.
Then we have the ridiculous article by a Dale Berkheimer in the Union yesterday. His whole schtick is the Republicans will lose the Congress and he listed all the reasons how that will come about. Of course, I cannot let the propaganda from the left be unanswered. I said, in my opinion, it is way to early to project a democrat takeover and November is way down the road p[olitically. Politics is a fast-changing thing and a lot can happen in a short period of time. Plus these democrats think Americans don't know they got some tax reform and more money in their checks? And that Trump's deregulations are spurring the economy and employment to levels not seen in decades? Do these democrats really believe the talking points spewed out every day by their masters? Apparently. I do my best to analyze the news and the trends but honestly, there is no way I see a democrat wave. The democrats think Trump will make it happen for them. But I say the "Economy" is the test.
We all got to watch Mark Zuckerberg testify in Congress this week. Millions if not billions of people use his baby, Facebook? and so do I. I use it for simply staying in touch with family and friends. I resist putting too much private info on the page. But the questioning of Zman by the Congress was pretty funny. They don't have a clue about how things work yet they want to regulate it. Zman got in trouble last year when it became known that Facebook was excising conservative news and embellishing liberal and democrat news on its site. And then it got outed for helping Obama and the democrats in 2012 allowing them to data mine. Oops, then a Republican did the same thing in 2016 and all hell broke loose. Democrats are now PO'd at Zman for not controlling the data mining that Trump's side did. Oh my, goose meet gander. So when a democrat does it all good. No problem. Republicans! Oh my, regulate. I say keep the government out of the internet and let it be free of regulation. If people don't like Zman's politics, join another site.
Today's SacBee has a story on page 1B about a Hmong family from Sacramento. The parents arrived here after the fall of Laos in 1975. They were helpers to the Americans during the war and the commies would have killed them for sure. They came to this country with nothing. The article explains how they succeeded in achieving the American Dream. They had ten kids and all have become true successes. Cops, accountants, nurses and one lawyer. And these people could not even speak the language. Their kids are now in the mainstream and I must say they are a perfect example of what people can achieve if they try in our system. The movie "Gran Torino" is one I recommend to see these fine people.
I found the antithesis of the Hmong success story on page 2D by lawyer/professor Erwin Cherminsky. He teaches at Berkely I believe. Anyway, he cries the blues that minorities, blacks, and Hispanics, are doing terrible and MLK would not be happy. But wait, he leaves out those successful ASIANS in his diatribe against his fellow Caucasians. I don't understand why he would do that? Maybe a liberal guilt trip? These leftwing liberals are all so filled with "white privilege" guilt they just can't accept that people make their own way. And some fail. Asians seem to have it right. Tight family values, push to educate their kids, work and sacrifice to make that all happen. And yes, they are the biggest earners and successful group in America! Maybe the others need to emulate them?