If you don’t like paying taxes or government ~ Bev

Bev found this gem:

If you don’t like paying taxes or government . . .

Do not use Medicare
Do not use Social Security
Do not become a member of the U.S. military, since they are paid with tax dollars
Do not ask the National Guard to help you after a disaster
Do not call 911
Do not call the police
Do not call the Fire Department to save your burning home
Do not drive on any paved road, highway, interstate or drive on any bridge
Do not use public restrooms
Do not send your kids to public schools……..
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16 responses to “If you don’t like paying taxes or government ~ Bev

  1. dnd

    This explains why the President was in such a good mood yesterday in Denver and Madison: September jobs report – unemployment rate fell to 7.8%.
    (The President gets the report the day before it’s issued)

  2. Do not visit a national park.

    Do not revel in your house’s appreciating value, since you live in a community with good schools, services, and a clean environment. It took all of us to build and pay for that.

    Do wonder if you’re getting a side of mad cow disease with that burger on a bun. Teddy Roosevelt knew a thing or two about tainted beef.

    Don’t fly in an airplane. That pesky FAA, with its regulations and restricted airspace. And flight attendants and mechanics! Labor costs, dang it, interfering with job creators’ profits.

    Do not go to a fine university. Even the private ones get government grants and many of their faculty were trained at public universities, here and abroad. Schmucks paid for higher education, too.

    Don’t sue anybody or expect your rights. Public courts, you know, and judicial system infrastructure. If you get injured or damaged or swindled, put on your big girl or boy pants and suck it up.

    Good catch, Bev.

  3. Today is the first anniversary of Steve Jobs’ departing for places unknown.

  4. Amen Bev!

    It’s official, I’m now registered to vote in the state of KY. If Obama wins the state by one vote you all have me to thank!

    • dnd

      Well, Doots’ Rangers got knocked out of the playoffs last night. Disappointing as it may be, I wish he’d be here to see it.

  5. Is it just me or is anyone else disgusted when you hear former Bush officials attack the Obama administration about the tragic events that happened in Libya? After all they received several intelligence reports that there was a major terrorist threat to the US mainland and did nothing about it. 3,000 Americans were killed under their watch and they did nothing to prevent it, these people should all crawl back into the whole from which they emerged!

  6. tempebev

    Off topic for a minute. I’m watching pro football right now. I think it’s great they show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness month by wearing all type of pink – shoes, hat, towels, gloves, etc. My question is, who pays for all the pink? The NFL or does the money come from Breast Cancer donations? Unless the NFL covers the costs, I think the money could be spent better elsewhere.

  7. I’ve still never seen the first debate in full. Regrettably, I did see Chris Matthews’ meltdown in its aftermath, and am disgusted with his hysterics.

    NPR’s got a transcript and audio up. Of the debate. Wish Matthews’ performance could be lost to posterity.

    http://www.npr.org/2012/10/03/162258551/transcript-first-obama-romney-presidential-debate

    FWIW, I don’t believe there’s been that much movement in the polls.

    Thank god for Nate Silver. I’ll take 70% odds any day.

    • dnd

      Sra Dog,
      There has been movement in the polls. The question is: does it mean anything?

      After the debate, in the polls that I saw, the majority of the respondents identified themselves as Republicans, so the sample was skewed.

      Plus for the last couple of months, polls showed that most likely voters had made up their minds, with only a few percent still undecided. Assuming the undecideds all went towards Romney, their numbers are so small that they couldn’t have moved the polls to the extent that they moved. Even if some who had decided on Obama shifted to Romney, again their number are so small that they couldn’t move the polls. And if you take into account the small sample size, based on the margin of error, the chance of pollsters finding these people is remote.

      And lest we forget, these general population polls are meaningless. It’s the electoral map that counts. I think these new set of polls are just cable catnip so they’ll have something to talk about. Nate Silver makes sense, the chattering class, not so much…

  8. tempebev

    Has anyone counted the flip-flops R’s done since the first debate?

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