November 18, 2013
Today I read a comment online made by someone in politics, and it stopped me in my tracks. It referred to the plan of several U. S. senators to expand, rather than contract Social Security by making the tax applicable above the current income cutoff point. It would mean that people making a good deal of money each year would continue to be taxed beyond their first $100,000.00. That would be plenty to keep pensioners going for many years to come. The solid part is that it comes from working people and can finance their futures in a stronger way.
Uh oh. But that would mean that rich folks would be taxed as lower income folks are taxed. Someone decided to put in print in the Washington Post that it wouldn’t make sense to take such a big glob of money to give to the elderly. I sat stunned. I thought of movies like “A Clockwork Orange” and “Soylent Green” and “Blade Runner”. I thought of ways that big pharma works to put people my age on more and more drugs. Having such a great doc in Millersburg, I’ve learned that drugs are not the only, nor are they always the best way to go. The health value of the food we are offered came up next, with the additives and GMO’s and poor working conditions for farm workers and animals alike. I thought of those who want us to work longer. And I finally got to the part about how some sub-Neanderthal brain fart thinks we no longer have value when we aren’t making money for him.
And I thought, “Kiss my WHAT???”, damned him to Hell, and wrote Sherrod Brown a thank you letter.