attention all taxpayers
attention all shop keepers and business owners.
In the library I spotted a magazine with the headline: “The message is clear.! Policing in America must change”
I did not read the article so I may wind up eating my words. It does seem obvious anyhow what the theme is.
Let’s analyze some facts. Americans have more than any other people on earth. The poorest person in the ghetto is richer and has more things than the richest person just 200 years ago. A Bounty Hunter episode (Almost got run over) had Patti Mayo going after a single mother who obviously did not pay something she should have. She lived in a nice house. Twice what she can afford. The garage so full of things Pattie could not squeeze into her new big SUV to put the car back in the garage and roll the door down, out of extreme courtesy, nothing I would have done. She would have heard some choice words out of me. Don’t pay your bills you pay the piper, don’t get the idea to run a cop down.
As much as we have, and I for one have more than I’m entitled to.. A dozen vehicles, trucks, the biggest fifth wheel camper there is, seven airplanes, all homebuilts, including a jet, not homebuilt of course. Three ocean going sailboats. Kept on both coasts and Antalya Turkey. Not to mention personal homes, none rented out, in several states, Vienna Austria and the Caribbean, I happen not to want as much as I have. Am giving houses away. For one reason; paying the taxes is keeping me broke. Recently, gave one house to a son. He put a $380,000 mortgage on it, which he assured me he would not do. Upsetting me a little, despite him turning that 300 along with 400 of his own into five million in a years time, but does not overcome him not keeping his word.
All of us, which I guess would include me, could have double what we have, were it not for one item in the budget. So say not I. I’m quoting the economists. It’s the military slice. Given there are two billion people on the other side of the world who are determined to kill us, the military is one slice we cannot live without. Anyone who refutes this, has not driven up the Jersey Pike. Something I can no longer do. To see those square towers used to thrill me, for how it represented the country that does the impossible. Not to see them would make me sick. I now need to up US 1 and go over the Tappanzee bridge.
Now let’s look at what the GAO publishes every year. The military slice runs three or four up from the smallest, like funding for learning the mating habits of the snail darter. What is the biggest slice of discretionary spending, behind interest on the national debt, that nothing can be done about. Entitlements.
If our standard of living could double were we able to knock down the military, what would happen if we could whittle down the entitlements, even just a little. Unfortunately, we have people and politicians who not only do not want to lower it but increase it. All just to get votes and be able to pull all the ropes. Too dumb and power hungry to know they would wind up with nothing, as has happened in 235 socialist countries,
What would happen if we could prevent thousands of nice new police cars from being burned and destroyed. Somebody had to buy them. Hard working taxpayers. What would happen if we could prevent main street shops and businesses from being looted and destroyed. Things hard working dedicated people spend lifetimes to develop, all due to lazy worthless dregs who find working on a job rather inconvenient.
I grew up in World War Two. No childhood for me. No toys. Never mind toys. We had not enough food. Hungry all the time. I scratched through garbage cans trying to fin any morsel of anything that resembled food. Had to work from the time of getting out of diapers. That’s if mother had any diapers. Than a miracle happened. I got into heaven. Not the one upstairs,. The one with the prefix USA in front of it. I love America. I think for some pretty good reasons. Just for being able to build airplanes is reason enough. My father was a slave on a Monarchs plantation in Bavaria. The first paying job of his life at age 40, in the Queens Mid-Town tunnel, as a laborer pushing a broom at half the prevailing minimum wage. He became a millionaire. A multi millionaire, as public records can verify. It was not he or his hard work that did it. It was America that did it to him.
What did it cost to have a million people march on Washington. For just one tiny example. Had that same money been in an investment fund, those million people would now be on easy street. Had the money spent to destroy our cities gone into something that could make money, where would they be. Even as individuals, a person who wants to get ahead, needs to spend all his time developing something that will make money. At ten years old I was cutting grass and doing whatever I could for neighbors to get money. Built my first house, without any mortgage of course, at age 16, as public records show and on Google Earth. By 18, had at least a million dollars worth of property.
People who riot and protest are merely sicko’s who want to feel important because of their own inequities and having not accomplished a thing else in life. They are nobodies who relish the prospect of being heard. There is no reasoning or making any sense with such people. But if we do not stop the madness that is enveloping our country, we will lose our country.
I am what is commonly described as a cancer survivor. Not that I’ve spent more than a few minutes thinking about it. I only know if the medics had not caught it early, like in a six month window, they said, this would not now be written. It’s been a few years. Every check comes up rosy. PSA going down instead of up.
Isn’t there a similarity to the cancer that is infecting our country. Had it been cut out early, we would not now be facing all the destruction and it’s costs in real money.
Something or someone is keeping the police hands tied behind their backs. It’s up to us to find out what and demand the cuffs be taken off them. I talk to police all the time. They are all American boys and girls. They were raised with American ideals and principles. There is not a prayer of a chance a single cop in America can be brainwashed into becoming a sadistic monster leading to a totalitarian takeover. In fact, it’s just the opposite. If we do not cut this cancer out, it might just lead to a dictatorship. I’m beginning to believe that is precisely what some people have in mind. The question is only, how are we going to go about accomplishing that goal. There are people far more astute and smarter than I. Let’s hope they figure it out.