Friday, April 3, 2009

Let Me Tell You How It Will Be...

"There’s one for you,
nineteen for me,
‘Cos I’m the Taxman,
Yeah, I’m the Taxman.
Should five per cent appear too small,
Be thankful I don’t take it all.
‘Cos I’m the Taxman,
Yeah yeah, I’m the Taxman." -- The Beatles


The Three Horsemen (Frank, Bernanke, Geithner)

Ladies! Gentlemen! Boys and girls of all ages! Allow me to introduce you to your new 'Business Partners for Life'! Yes, that's right, you may be in business for yourself, but you'll never, ever, be truly alone while you have these guys looking after you. Never have so few, done so much, to so many, in so short a time.

These guys (along with many, many OTHER white guys in grey suits, white shirts, and striped ties) are boldly taking this country's legislative governance to places where it had never gone before. These folks and their friends look at the U.S. Constitution similar to the way Bill Murray looked at not dating 'possessed' people in the film, "Ghostbusters": "Well, it's actually more of a 'guideline' than a rule."

When it comes to the Constitution there are many 'rules'. These rules were written by the founding fathers to set limits on 'Government', NOT on 'People'. When the Obama Administration took the slow train from Illinois to Washington, DC it (he) promised us openness, transparency, and the oft-quoted, 'Change'. Oh yeah, change.

Last week the House voted on and approved a Bill that allows Tim "TurboTax" Geithner to take a little more control of the economy than he had prior to the vote. Sure, I know, you're thinking to yourself, "Hey, hasn't the Obama Administration already taken a controlling interest in MOST of the nation's larger financial institutions and dictated the business plans for two of our three U.S.-based car companies? Aren't these the SAME guys (grey suits, white shirts, striped ties) who had oversight of the management of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac while they crashed and burned?"

Yup. These would be THOSE same guys who are now running 2/3 of our auto manufacturers and 'most' of our 'once private' financial institutions.

Well, what could they possibly be up to now? Sigh.

Representative Grayson - D, Florida authored a bill which was approved in the House last week. This bill, as written, allows Tim "I don't HAVE to pay my taxes but YOU do" Geithner to cap, set, and manage payrolls at any company that received Federal 'Bailout' monies. Not ONLY can the Obama Administration tell the CEO of GM (and soon other heads of financial institutions who received TARP money) to go home, but under this bill, he will be able to determine how much each employee of the organization is allowed to make.

"But Mike, but, that's not how we do it in America, is it? What about free enterprise, capitalism, baseball, apple pie, and Chevrolets? Certainly you're not saying..."

Ah yes, I am saying. I am saying that this administration wants as much control over the national economy as it can get its grubby little fingers into. The guys who for years have been championing 'Choice' when it comes to a woman's body are now telling us that when it comes to doing business in America that there is only one choice. That 'choice' belongs to 'them'.
Nationalization of financial markets and auto manufacturing happened on our watch. Next up? For sure healthcare will be the next BIG THING. Then, how about (in NO particular order): Power generation, steel manufacturing, food production and any other industry this administration 'feels' will best serve to expand its base of power.

Folks, we are living history. If we were any other country I wouldn't be so concerned. It's not like China has a whole lot of free enterprise 'running around'. Venezuela, you pretty much expect Hugo to be running EVERYTHING. But people, we are, and forever will be, Americans.

This is not what America does. Government serves 'The People'. 'The People' do not serve the Government.

Sorry, I appear to have gotten off track from the original subject of this particular post. That topic, Rep. Grayson's bill working through Congress, was the item which started me on this particular soap box rant. We now return you to the original topic (although, ALL topics appear to be inter-related):

Not wanting to put words in anyone's mouth (as you know, I HATE doing this), perhaps Rep. Grayson - D, Florida can explain the thinking behind the bill (since he WROTE it) to Neil Cavuto:
See! That clears up EVERYTHING!

If you are interested in reading the article which brought this thing to my attention, you can do so by clicking the following link => Beyond AIG

When asked for comment on the 'doings' in her HOUSE, Nancy Pelosi did her best impression of 'Jim' from 'Taxi'saying, "Aaaaaaaah, I'm not sure what's going on right now, Aaaaaaaaah, I'll need to get back to you...." (Come on, that's a GREAT picture of Nancy Pelosi, isn't it? Bold, confident, powerful, yeah, it's ALL here for you to see...)

Since this began as a 'Moosical' number, let's go out the way we came in! 'Moosically'! (While we still have jobs and can pay for our Internet connections. Although I'm sure THAT will be provided FREE in the future as well. Of course it will most likely be payroll-deducted like taxes are today in that check we get from the government. Oh sorry, there I go again...)

"I see the bad moon arising.
I see trouble on the way.
I see earthquakes and lightnin.
I see bad times today.
Dont go around tonight,
Well, its bound to take your life,
Theres a bad moon on the rise." -- Creedence Clearwater Revival

p.s.: Yeah, I know. I ought to stick to stories about kids, dogs, pornographic ducks, and electric planes. But folks, I only have one country that I call home. These days I'm feeling a little bit like a 'stranger' in my own house.

How are YOU feeling these days?
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