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.
Just came across the post on the Althouse blog regarding some commentary by Axelrod:
Yes. David axelrod talks to beltway GOPe types. They all go to the same restaurants, hang out in the same "jobs," and get paid by the same people. In the end they have the same goals. To keep their jobs, wealth, and influence. It is a game to these people.
Meanwhile out here in the real world we are getting strangled by government regulation. They are purposely killing off the entrepreneur. Both parties are doing this. Republicans and Democrats. They all come from the same paradigm and that paradigm is at odds with the average citizen.
You wouldn't understand this Ann because you are one of the credentialed elite. You have a tenure position that pays you 5 times what the average American makes. You can't be fired. You know what you will be doing in 5 years. You can plan for retirement because you don't have to deal with the uncertainty we do.
The governments at all levels change the rules on us daily. The IRS can audit any company and find enough violations to put us out of business no matter how hard we try. "Due process" against them is something only very large companies can afford. Labor and Industries in Washington state is a Mob operation. They are random and they are uncaring. The EPA literally makes shit up on a daily basis. And we have to live under it.
Paul Ryan doesn't have to suffer under this tyranny. He can get up there and give a wonderful speech about how we are all good people and friends. It is garbage. The government is not our friend. The people that run it are completely out of control. There is no civilized way to deal with this….. The government has grown whether democrats or republicans are in power. They have never rolled back the regulatory state. They just don't impose new ones as fast.
They are all part of the problem and I look forward to all of them getting jobs that reflect their value to society.
3/26/16, 2:39 PM
To>>.Mr.'Exasperated'.So well stated!>! WE need a congress that has construction workers,doctors,farmers,engineers, educators,small & large business owners,truckers,tech specialists ,gov.workers,common people that work and care about people and the future,,ect., to fill seats AND without the contamination of lobbyist.We need 3 4 or five more political parties to effectively get a grip on the elite that have made our great 2 party system their ""pawn''.. Hopefully Bernie and Trump might influence this much needed change.Over and out you flatdicks!Ha,
Best wishes to all this Easter!