We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Interesting comment from the Jobs link above. So, they guy is just trying to run his business and some bureaucrat decides he must pay. Takes all his time to try and convince them, they've got the wrong wife. And, of course, bureaucrats know they never make a mistake so this guy must be some kind of criminal.
"Park Slope Pubby Says:
June 15th, 2011 at 1:40 pm
I write as a small business owner. This week, I have spent most of my time trying to straighten out a complete mess where Medicare is claiming that a person is the wife of one of my employees, so we are responsible for her medical costs. My employee has a completely different wife. It is some sort of bureaucratic snafu, and I have to spend days on the telephone straightening it out, instead of selling my product. I feel like I am caught up in Kafka. The motto of the US government should be “We destroy small business,” not “In God We Trust.” I could tell story after story."