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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #870 on: February 15, 2019, 01:54:57 pm »
Taxing Waters Rising


The place was packed with guys like me 40+ white working class/farmers, hey it’s rural Wisconsin, and they were all bitching about one thing. Taxes.

It wasn’t the quietly disgruntled sort of mildly irritated bitching. It was a seething sort of muted rage that comes from people who are seriously pissed and are looking for someone to blame kind of bitching. Then ol’ Chuck Grassley appears on the TV pontificating about taxes. Ho Boy. Spark meet gasoline 💥. Even the owner and waitresses lost their ****. I think “Bald faced **** liar” was the mildest term I heard used and that was a waitress. Could be wrong though. It was loud.

Everyone and I do mean every single person in that establishment started comparing just what they had to cough up in taxes or just how small their return was going to be if they got one compared to last years. People were going to be short 5k minimum on their refunds. Others were in the hole to the IRS up to 12k. Vacations were being canceled. Repairs and purchases are being postponed. Vehicles are not going to be purchased.

Then the farmers started bitching about who they were going to sell soybeans to. What should they plant? Corn? Soybeans? It’s time to order seed you know? How can I make a profit if I can’t sell what I grow? Is this China **** going to be sorted out soon? Who gives a **** about a border wall I need **** laborers. Does that fat orange bastard really know what the **** he’s doing? 50% of these people voted for Trump, Walker and Duffy. Now granted there were some MAGA hat wearing folks in there and a couple spouted off about staying the course and talking points. My did that go over well. Not.
The word Schadenfreude comes to mind.
Can't say we didn't see this coming. BUT it really is the dems fault for running Hillary :icon_scratch: (who was damaged goods).

Well, hindsight is 20-20, but there is no doubt the gears were jiggered and the skids greased to coronate Miss It's-My-Turn. As someone who worked for, contributed and supported Bernie all the way, nothing was more apparent.

I don't doubt that Robert Mercer helped the Russians aim to social media gunsights in several states for the election (as he did for the Brexit referendum), but the enthusiasm gap was palpable.  I specifically recall going on a weekend excursion to a cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks in October, 2016. NE North Carolina is conservative country, but not the sort of gap-toothed, sister-fu cking, tobacco-dipping rural  horror show you might imagine. Driving south, we noted the preponderance of Trump signs: some yard signs, some great big suckers, but many dozens of them along the main drags. And not a one for Hillary.

I ain't makin' it up.

Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23


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