Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hey, Mr. 1%! You are fat and happy now! But we're coming for you!

Source: Public Domain

Hey, Mr. 1%!

Let me think for a minute here about YOU and I! 

OK! I think I have it.

If I work for a living and make, say, $30K-40K, I have to pay taxes. 
I don;t know how to do taxes, typically, so I have to pay someone else to do that for me. 
I have no real deductions except for my House interest and it's not enough to be useful. 

My medical care hasn't been catastrophic, so it's no where near meeting the minimum deductible. 

My work clothes are not uniforms, so I can't claim them.

SO I have to file straight form and PAY even more to the IRS, because my Boss didn't take out enough, in the first place?

Now You on the other hand, the infamous 1%? 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Reality tarnishes my first year of retirement, discovering the first political lie I had lived with.

The Joke is on ME!

First of all, I am a Baby Boomer.

I am in my late sixties and have been retired just long enough to become aware of my unique status in US Politics and the world.

When I walked out the corporate door, I was whistling happy songs and I couldn't wait to get started on these my "retirement years".

Boy, was that a great time for my wife and I.

For a while, that is.