You know, it’s really too bad that only a measly 23% of us could even be bothered to get off our butts long enough Tuesday to cast a vote. But what are you gonna do? I guess you can’t force people to pay attention or for that matter to even care.
I would like to congratulate Bill Bunten as he gets ready to serve his second term as the mayor of our great city. I don’t agree with him on everything he supports, especially the sales tax increase. But here’s the way I see it. Mr. Bunten is an honest man and cares deeply about this community. He’s a stand up guy and doesn’t get involved in the gutter politics that so many politicians get caught up in today. And by looking at the huge margin of his victory, I think most people see it that way.
That being said, Mr. Bunten, you got the tax increase you’ve wanted all along. Now it’s going to be up to you to see that the money’s spent the way it was sold to us in the first place. A lot of people, including myself, trust that you’ll do the right thing. But just so you know, there’ll be a lot of people watching, you know, just to make sure.
It was very heartening to see the voters overwhelmingly reject racism. They sent a very clear message to Betty Horton that we don’t need her or her racist views. Maybe next time she throws one of her famous hissy fits and tells a colleague she disagrees with, that they “whited out” on an issue, she’ll have enough sense not to repeat it to Barbara Hollingsworth, a very respected reporter from the Capital-Journal. I doubt it though. So to Ms. Horton, all I can say is, good luck, good-bye, and good-riddance.
Alright, I want to talk a little bit about last week’s column. I’ve caught quite a bit of flak because of my opposition to the sales tax increase. People have asked me how I could possibly be against taking care of our city. I’m not. I’m also not against taking care of people who can’t take care of themselves. I’m against taking care of people who won’t take care of themselves. Big difference.
I look at my pay check every week and the first thing I notice is the fact that before I get a dime of it, the government gets their share. And their share amounts to about 23% of everything I make. And that’s just the beginning. Next we add in the sales tax added onto every single purchase we make. Let’s not forget about the property tax we must pay each year on our houses and automobiles, we just think we own them.
I guess if that were it, I wouldn’t be so mad. Take a look at your water bill, light bill, and phone bill. See all those “fees” added in. It’s just more taxes we’re forced to pay. How about the taxes we have to pay on our investments. How about the death tax. Yeah, that’s a good one.
Back in November, America voted for a change. Well, you’d better hang onto your butts, we’re going to see changes alright. Do you really believe the government is going to take care of every one of us from womb to tomb and do you really think it’s going to be free. Do you not see the massive tax increases that are coming with a 10 trillion deficit our country is facing?
How about the Cap and Trade scam the Obama administration is going to ram down our throats. What do you think that’s going to do to your light bill. We’ll be lucky if it only doubles it. What do you think it’s going to do the price of literally everything we buy. Same thing.
Anyway, I’ve had a few people tell me I should just quit complaining and do my part. Believe me, I do my part and then some. I think some of these people need to pull their heads out of the sand and pay attention to what’s going on around them.
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