. . . because my essays are not coming together lately.
“Capitol Hill politicians are assessing tax changes that could let the Internal Revenue Service lay claim to a portion of the $18 trillion sitting in 401(k) accounts and other tax breaks used by middle-class workers, including cutting the mortgage tax deduction.”
Doug Ross says it all: “I love the term ‘tax breaks,’ don’t you? As if it’s the government’s money, and not yours.”
I’m suddenly reminded. Once, I shared a worry about the federal government changing taxation rules for the Roth IRA. Most folks on a particular investment website comment string scoffed at me. Scoffed!
So, okay. Let’s punish the most responsible among us. Isn’t that what it is? Just like student loan forgiveness, which would be fair only if students who paid for their education up front were given the same amount of money as the folks who went into debt.
Moving right along . . .
Let’s talk about defining a family. I know, the whole “Dad, Mom, and kids” thing is so restrictive. Flexibility would be best, no? No. Teaching My Two packs a punch:
“This is what happens when we start tinkering with a STRUCTURE that has been in place and worked for thousands of years. When we embark in a DIY . . . it all comes crashing down on us, sooner or later. And the children are the ones who get crushed.”
Say that reminds me. As long as we are talking about kids . . . did any of you have friends who went ape-sh*t about the ”GOP rape of women” via state law requiring an ultrasound before abortion?
All I could say was, well, the ultrasound wand-thingy is no more invasive than the abortion the woman is seeking. Which is true, but . . .
The ultrasound is something the abortionist does anyway. Put that in your Handmaid‘s pipe and smoke it.
Next, I might as well broach the subject of that awful Allen West and his awful defamation of the Progressive Caucus by calling them communists . . .
What? Yes, it’s true: only one of them got a lifetime achievement award from the Communist Party. Surely the other
On the more positive side of things . . . if the WORM can warm up to Mitt Romney, then perhaps anything is possible. Well, by “anything is possible,” I don’t mean the preservation of our union or anything drastic, mind, but at least the type of anything we don’t really expect anymore, and that type of anything is better than no type of anything . . .