artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson
Wed Aug 04 2010, 06:12pm | 5 comments
Yes, I am in a foul mood.
You know what put me in a wtf mood? The fact that there is even a debate about letting the Bush tax cuts expire for the richest 2%… What. the. fuck.
How is there a debate about this? How the fuck is this not a freaking slam dunk? A brain in a jar sitting in a subterranean lair on Pluto knows that the top 2% have been milking us dry for years. We (mostly unwillingly) bailed their precious financial institutions out, no strings attached! In the 1950’s, the mythical golden era that so many white, male, straight, Christian conservatives long to return to had tax rates above 90% in the highest bracket. Even with an official rate of 35%, the richest Americans pay actual rates of around 17% due to loopholes. Ughh… it pisses me off so much that we are even pausing one second to “debate” this.
Makes me almost as mad as the fact that we still can’t balance the budget largely because defense spending is always off the table when it comes to cuts, but not quite as mad as the fact that our public education system still sucks shamefully. They should replace all the politicians and Goldman flunkies with engineers, doctors, and teachers just to see what would happen (or any other people that get paid to actually solve problems instead of inventing imaginary ones). I’m not saying that everything would be fixed, but maybe their priorities would make some kind of sense.
And by “they should” I mean “we should.”
What’s going on in Washington is definitely Nos. 156,876 through 178,986 on my list of Reasons I Have Fucking Had It With Absolutely Everything.
How’s today treating you, MaryAnn? Mine blows, but hoping yours is better than yesterday. I have been enjoying the melon article, mind u.
Not much better today, actually…
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