Sunday, February 18, 2018

Tax Break: Seniors Least Represented

According to 'The Census'--
"Voting rates have also historically varied according to age, with older Americans generally voting at higher rates than younger Americans.

In 2016, this was once again the case, as citizens 65 years and older reported higher turnout (70.9 percent) than 45- to 64-year-olds (66.6 percent), 30- to 44-year-olds (58.7 percent) and 18- to 29-year-olds (46.1 percent)."




Seniors Got The Short End Of The Stick
This administration is continually trumpeting out how every working person is seeing more in their paychecks after these tax cuts. Some even getting large bonuses. This while seniors on fixed incomes were left out of the equation even though seniors make up the largest voting block.

One may argue--so what? Retirees aren't working. True enough but we still will be faced with ever increasing state and local taxes after these federal budget cuts start kicking in. At least those who got a little jingle in their pockets will make out for a while (till the end of 5 years). Such is not the case for those over 65 no longer working. Being senior doesn't mean we stopped paying ever-increasing prices and taxes just like the working.

The problem here is government sending a clear message it values one segment over that of another. A signal to their largest voting block they no longer value them. What do you think the response will be in the next federal election after being so terribly underrepresented?

A just government shouldn't measure one's worth by only what someone can do for it to the exclusion of all others. It was supposedly created to represent all it's citizens.

I never much thought about the day I'd be old and stuck on a fixed income. Yet here I am. So shall most of us all one day

Friday, February 16, 2018

Sarah Huckabee Sanders In Concert


Video Courtesy "Super Deluxe"

Trump Killed Bipartisan DACA Agreement (Again)





That's not the way I'm seeing it.


A few days ago flip-flopper Trump tweeted this out...





It wasn't the Democrats who killed bipartisan measures


There's some really nasty things I'm inclined to say, but I'll let Donald's own words regarding his character speak for themselves.

Guaranteed Way To Get Gun Control Enacted

ALTERNET
Want to See Gun Control Enacted?
Support a Movement to Arm Black Folks En Masse
"Ending mass shootings might seem like a hopeless cause in light of all this, but that kind of thinking ignores the historic infallibility of racism to move American political mountains. A visible and vocal movement to arm black Americans en masse would fire up GOP political will toward gun control, and probably at speeds currently unimaginable."


Armed Black Protesters Cause Cleveland Police To Call For Temp Suspension Of “Second Amendment” Open Carry Law (07/17/2016)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

My Comments On The Latest Mass Shooting



Reuters
Speaker Ryan wants to fix possible legal gaps on guns and mental health
"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday lawmakers should close any possible legal gaps that may allow the mentally ill to obtain guns, as the country reeled from a school shooting that killed 17 and a year after Congress ended expanded background checks tied to mental health problems...

Because the resolution, signed by President Donald Trump on Feb. 28, 2017, was passed under the Congressional Review Act regulators can never enact similar requirements in the future."


Politico (02/02/2017)
House votes to rescind Obama gun background check rule
"The House voted Thursday to rescind an Obama administration rule that heightened scrutiny of mentally impaired people who seek to purchase a firearm ... On a 235-180 vote, members voted to rescind the rule, adopted in December, that permits the Social Security Administration to send information about those who receive disability payments to the national system of background checks for gun purchasers if those individuals are determined to be mentally impaired."

02/28/2017


COMMENTARY
The Republicans have two standard responses. (1) It's too soon to talk about this. (2) Guns aren't the problem. Mentally unstable people are. So what are we saying? Other nations have less mass shootings because all the wackos live here in this country?

Semi-automatic military designed assault rifles capable of firing 30 round clips of armor piercing high powered ammo was never something the writers of 2nd amendment could ever have imagined. That's why the 2md amendment never addressed rocket propelled grenade launchers, dirty bombs and missile launchers for home use.

Here's a quick fact for those who've been living under a rock. After 67 mass shootings in 2017 and 18 more so far this year (2018) ain't no politician gonna do a damn thing except blow more smoke. We've been down this road a hundred times. Nothing changed then. It won't now. Not so long as we worship the 2nd amendment as if it were the 11th commandment issued down from the hand of God.

Heads Up
There's A Great Big Loophole In 2nd Amendment.
It's doesn't say one damn thing about protecting ammo for guns does it?