Friday, March 26, 2010

What is wrong with this picture?

First we have this report out by the Wall Street Journal:
Personal income in 42 states fell in 2009, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
Nevada's 4.8% plunge was the steepest, as construction and tourism industries took a beating. Also hit hard: Wyoming, where incomes fell 3.9%.
Incomes stayed flat in two states and rose in six and the District of Columbia. …
As you think about that, watch this video from Politico:

There is something terribly wrong when the people who actually make the money are doing worse than the people who collect and spend the money. The left is very fond of selling their agenda with hard luck sob stories. I think it is high time we start telling some hard luck sob stories from the Tax Payer's point of view.


Lorraine said...


The Keeper Of Odd Knowledge (KOOK) said...


Clifton B said...

Lorraine & Kook:


ozzie said...

Was that last image a total for all the staffers? I would love to see a comparison between administrations and the evolution of wasted money including expenses, trips, staff, assistants, vacations (including a breakdown for money spent campaigning).

Angie Lee said...

I've got a better idea. They decided they got to set the ROE and chose Alinsky's foolish notions. It's time to turn it back around on them.

Overwhelm the system to prove how ineffective, immoral, and devastating - financially, economically, politically, socially, and personally - their craptastic social justice programs are.

Every one of us should quit, April 15, 2010, and climb on board the welfare bandwagon. When there's not a dime coming in and more going out than they could ever hope to hand out and the entire system implodes, some of these morons happily voting corruptocrats into office might learn their lesson: That we can't keep punishing productivity and rewarding sloth, that we should (and would, willingly) help out those who really need it of our own volition instead of being coerced, and that in a socialistic society, everyone has to contribute or EVERYONE FAILS.

Lorraine said...

You are right Clifton. I am having to close my business for economic reasons. In 2005 this shop made amost $300,000 gross. This year so far if numbers stay at what they are I will make $60,000 gross. I am going to harangue my senators and congressman (as useless as they are) and let them know in no uncertain terms that it is this economic mess that is causing me to shut down.
I am going for blood this time

Clifton B said...

Angie Lee:

I like the idea of pulling the rug out from under them. I prefer to repeal old #16. Their grand expensive plans will go plop without money pouring into the fed coffers.

Clifton B said...


I am afraid not. Remember in the earlier portion of the clip, they showed a handful of staffers combined totaling over $100k. I think the number maybe higher.

I too would love to see the grand total of all the add on crap.

Clifton B said...


I hear you on that score. My business is off 45% from 2008. I have managed to stop the slide but it takes every waking minute not to slip below that.

Angie Lee said...

They'll never repeal 16. The only way around it is for everyone to quit working and quit "contributing." Remember, it was Harry Reid himself who said paying income tax is voluntary.

And get prepared for the VAT. The other nations that use it don't have an income tax, but you can guarantee *WE* will have both. *THAT* will be Barry's idea of American Exceptionalism.

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