Taxpayers and Voters

Taxpayers and Voters

This county is made up of taxpayers and voters. Voters, who are frequently low information voters, vote for the pig with the best lipstick; the pig that promises to give away the most stuff. Taxpayers usually vote for the man or women who understand the burden that the elected empty suits place on taxpayers.

When the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution they did not give the vote to everybody. Only landowners had the right to vote, they were the ones who had skin in the game. They also did not create an income tax, which came later when democrats wanted to start giving free stuff away.

Those are two things that are different today than when the Founders created this country. They also warned against allowing members of the House and Senators to get paid. They wanted public service for the sake of service, not for reward. I will save the fact that the Senators were not elected by the people, but by the state legislatures, as a check against the over reach of the federal government, for a different day.

I don’t think we can do anything about changing the vote. All citizens get a vote that is cast in stone and will never change. There is a big difference between tax payers and voters. Voters vote and tax payers bear the burden of the reckless spending of the elected empty suits.

The tax payers should hold a special place in the hearts of our elected representatives. They have to pay for the promises that elected representatives promise to the voters. They have to continue to work hard and earn money to allow the government to confiscate it and pay for the excessive spending.

Tax payers have to stay motivated and work harder and harder to earn as much as possible because almost half of the voters are not paying taxes. The reward for hard work and success is always a higher tax burden. Many elected empty suits feel they must also condemn successful people and their profits. We must all work hard and continue to pay our taxes to support their spending habits. Without tax payers elected empty suits can’t buy the love affection and loyalty of the voters. They certainly can’ earn it through public service.

Does anyone know who Carlo Pietro Giovanni Guglielmo Tebaldo Ponzi was? He is the father of the Ponzi scheme. He went to jail for his, but our government thrives on a similar program. Collect money from some and distribute it to others. The problem with a Ponzi scheme is that at some point it collapses. You get to a point where you cannot collect enough from some to keep paying others; the hole gets too deep. They made fun of Romney for using that concept when talking to campaign contributors, but it’s true, our Ponzi scheme hole is getting very deep.

Margaret Thatcher’ s famous quote about socialism is “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money” Does the continual discussion about the debt ceiling sound like we are running out of the tax payer’s money?

Voters want pigs wearing lipstick as long as they promise the free lunch.

Tax payers have to stay motivated and work hard and pay taxes and continue to feed the federal pig.

Elected empty suits should start to care more about the tax payers and show them some respect and loyalty. Tax payers carry the burden of the promises the elected losers make to be loved and elected.

Maybe we need to start looking for elected public servants who DO NOT need to but love, respect, loyalty, and elections by promising to give the store away. Maybe we need to elect men and women who want to reduce spending and cut taxes.

Maybe we will!!

Stop electing spenders and start electing spending cutters!!!

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I Want to Run for Office

I Want to Run for Office

I’ve decided to run for public office. My name is Cecil B. Arbuthnot and I’m not a lawyer, I’ve never played professional sports, I’m not a retired soldier, and I’ve never been arrested or convicted of any crimes. I’ve worked hard for many years and made an honest living supporting my family by going to work every day, working hard and bringing home my paycheck. I’ve been a fairly good husband and father over the years, I consistently failed to cheat on my wife when the opportunity presented itself, and I never stole from widows or orphans. I know that puts me at a disadvantage as a political candidate, but I felt it was important to mention these limitations up front before the high class members of the media beat these confessions out of me. I realize I lack the qualifications of most of the candidates who usually run for office, but I feel that someone with my experience and background could provide some positive public service in public office. I’ve always been able to learn new things quickly and frankly from what I’ve seen of our public servants, I can learn their skills with no trouble.

I’m known by my friends and family as one who can be trusted with their young daughters as well as their wallets. Again I apologize for these unsolicited confessions but the media would weasel these admissions from me in time. We know how relentless they can be to get at the truth.

At work over the years I was responsible to demonstrate on a continuous basis that I could manage a budget and obtain actual results with the resources I consumed. I’ve been recognized for actually being able to consume less than I brought in. The functional areas I was responsible for made profits and increased the credibility and reputation of the organization as a whole. I’ve been accused of being responsible for growth, profit and employee retention in the work place. I understand in today’s economy profit and success have such a negative reputation, but these are the lessons of my youth, when I was naïve and not as worldly as the pubic servants of today. Perhaps I can unlearn these negative qualities as I learn the obvious lessons of the incumbent empty suits we have in office today. After all the incumbents never had any marketable skills or success of any kind when they came into office, I should be able to easily learn their lessons.

Another obstacle I will have to overcome in my attempt to get elected is my weakness in regard to answering questions. Over the years I was required to respond to senior management and shareholders when asked questions. My ability to tap dance and distort the facts is very limited. My experience up to now has been to respond quickly and honestly. In time I’m sure I can learn to distort the facts and manage the inquiry to avoid the ugly truth as necessary. In my former life an honest answer usually served the purpose, but I understand how that would not be the best path to take in public office.

My life has been made up of a serious dislike for taxes and the wasteful spending of an out of control government. The poor spending habits and bottomless pit of depravity in public office has turned my stomach more than once over the years, but I’m older now and not as naïve as I used to be. Up to this point in my life I’ve been my own man and not had to answer to anyone other than myself, my family and the individuals I reported to at work. I’ve never had to make a decision based on instructions from sleazy bastards hiding in back rooms. I’ll do my best to control my opinions and character, but honesty and integrity has been such a part of my life, I know some of it will rise to the surface, in spite of the wishes of the party bosses and those who control them.

Wasteful spending for no apparent reason (I know that’s an oxymoron, but look who we’re talking about) was frowned upon in the real world, I’ll have to try it see a purpose to it and the reasons for it before I can quietly sit back and accept it.

As for my recreational activities, I can’t say I’ve actually despoiled any interns, male or female, and my marriage vows made mention of fidelity and being faithful, but in the spirit of public service I will make a strong effort to live up to the low standards set by my peers.

In conclusion these are my qualifications for public office. I hope I can serve in some capacity.


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The Cowboy Code

The Cowboy Code

As I’m getting older I’ve been reading westerns, especially those written by Louis L’Amour. Cowboys and Cowgirls lived good decent lives. And they lived by a simple code that guided them through life:
• Live each day with courage
• Ride for the brand
• When you make a promise, keep it
• Your word is your bond
• When your friends are in trouble run towards them not away from them
• Talk less and say more
• Remember that some things are not for sale
• Take pride on your work
• Do what has to be done

Let’s look at these one at a time and relate them to our elected officials.
Live each day with courage. Our elected empty suits could really be effective if they lived by this. What kind of courage do they need? I want to see them demonstrate the courage to live by what they promised those who voted for them and especially for those who are paying taxes. I want to see them demonstrate the courage of their own convictions. When they speak I want them to say what they mean and what they believe and then live and act by those beliefs. Say what you mean and live by what you said, don’t change your position when you speak to different groups or when your handlers tell you to change what you believe.
Ride for the brand means that you’re loyal to your organization, the brand identified who owned the cattle. When you rode for the brand you felt an obligation to support your organization in every way possible. Loyalty and respect for your organization and the other members of that organization. Loyalty and trust are important at home and in public. Elected empty suits rarely ride for the brand; they ride for the highest bidder. Not necessarily for a crude cash payment to buy their vote, but by adjusting their position on a topic to adjust their vote in ways that don’t support or defend what they said when they were running for office. The tax payers and voters in their districts are their brand, they must show loyalty and respect to their brand.

When you make a promise, keep it. Your word is your bond. How simple is this to live up to? When you say something to get elected, do what you say. You said it in public to people who trust you, doing what you say should be an easy thing to live up to. Representing yourself as a decent hard working representative of the taxpaying public should make it easy to do what you promised. Do what you said you would do, every time, no exceptions. I can forgive stupid; I won’t forgive disloyal or untrustworthy.
Your reputation and credibility are built on your past actions. Lie to me today, and then try to sell your lie as a practical application of your public efforts on the tax payer’s behalf is a lie and will be seen as a lie by those who expect you to live by the code.

When your friends are in trouble run towards them not away from them. Personally and professionally stand by your family and friends. Stand by your family and friends no matter what. Friends and family make mistakes, sometimes serious mistakes, as far down as they go they need friends and family to help pick them up when they stumble. Friends do define you, but we can’t control the actions of our friends and we can’t choose our family. You don’t have to condone what they did wrong, but you can stand by them to help them get right after they fall. Run towards them never away from them. I won’t vote for a fair weather friend, anyone who turns against you for standing by a friend in deep deep trouble isn’t worth keeping with you. Do the right things regardless of what some people think.

Talk less and say more is good advice for everyone. Elected empty suits can learn from this. Most questions can be answered by a few simple words. Long multisyllabic responses to simple questions are a clear sign you’re lying. Most responses should be yes, no, I won’t do that ever, or I will do that every time I get a chance. A longer response only sets you up for an opportunity to do something different after you’re in office.

Remember that some things are not for sale. This should be obvious, but from what we’ve seen with elected officials they obviously need a reminder. Your word is your bond, when you make a promise you keep it, the respect and loyalty you are expected to have for the tax payers and voters who put their trust in you should be enough to keep you as an elected official to be your own man or woman while in office. Party leaders, campaign contributors, wealthy people in your district who want something special, which may not be in line with the position you took while campaigning for office. Don’t let your position change and have it appear you sold something that should not be sold. What you sold was the trust the tax payers had in you and their respect for you as a man or a woman.

Take pride on your work, be proud of who you are and who you represent. You’re riding for your brand and you should be proud that your friends and neighbors trusted you to represent their best interests. You should be proud that they trust and respect you. Do the job with pride and stand by your words. Make them proud that they voted for you. The tax payers in your district are paying for what you’re voting for, the voters in your district voted for you. Not all voters are tax payers, take care of your tax payers as well as your voters, but make sure you are mindful of the burden you’re placing on the tax payers.

Do what has to be done. Some jobs are difficult and some cause you to get beaten and bruised along the way. Do what has to be done and do it well. Do the right thing for the right reasons no matter what. You may have to take some lumps as you do the right thing, but do it and do it right. Make the tax payers who voted for you proud that they voted for you. If you have to take some lumps and bruises along the way make sure they are on the front of you, not on your back. Get hurt going towards the danger not running away from it.

If you want my vote, Cowboy up and ride for your brand!!

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Pillow Fluffing Plain and Fancy

Pillow Fluffing Plain and Fancy

Apparently some members of the media are upset that the administration is actively pursuing some in the media for reporting stories that are classified. The reporters don’t always seem to get the facts that they get through legal means. When laws are broken and crimes are committed the legal authorities will actively pursue the case and attempt prosecution.

When a reporter is given information that an individual has that is classified that person (the reporter thinks of that person as a source) has committed a crime. There are rules and laws protecting classified information. Losing control of that information on purpose or by accident is a crime.

There is nothing magical about the reporter that makes disclosing classified information acceptable. The reporter is a participant in that crime.

It’s one thing for a reporter to follow a political candidate who told the reporters to follow him if they thought he as having an extramarital affair, and then witnessing the candidate enter and leave a hotel with a woman who was not his wife (does this remind anyone of Gary Hart). That is reporting and that information is available for public consumption.

When a State Department employee has access to classified material and shares that classified material with a reporter that information is stolen property and is not available for public consumption. The State Department employee and the reporter committed crimes.

That act is not protected by the First Amendment.

Maureen Dowd said this in her recent column:

“So why don’t they back off Risen? It’s hard to fathom how the president who started with the press fluffing his pillows has ended up trying to suffocate the press with those pillows.”

Started with the press fluffing his pillows is an interesting statement. I agree with it because the press did everything they could to get him elected. They abandoned the Public Watchdog position they should have maintained and they fluffed his pillows for the low information voters.

The administration is not trying to suffocate the media when they investigate violations of the law. Leaking classified information is a serious offense. It must be prosecuted and the violators must lose access to any further classified material.

That’s what is most disturbing to me. The media doesn’t see how that is a criminal act, and the media thinks it deserves special treatment for fluffing the administrations pillows.

Here’s what I want to media to understand.

A crime is a crime and must be investigated and prosecuted.

Leaking classified material to a reporter is still a crime. The reporter is violating the law when they receive and publicize classified information and protecting the source of that leak is obstruction of justice.

When you fluff the pillows of a political candidate you are not serving as the public watchdog. Voters expect to get the truth from an unbiased media. Find the truth and the facts and report them.

The media is out of touch with why we have a First Amendment. It’s to share the truth. Feel free to report your opinion but make sure you let everyone know it’s your opinion not the facts.

The media has not been serving its intended purpose for a long time. I hope they learn from their mistakes and correct themselves soon.


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The Best Candidate

The Best Candidate

As we approach this year’s midterm elections we will see quite a few candidates. Some will be adequate, some will be pitiful and very few, if any, will be great.

Most will spend a lot of money, donated by individuals and organizations trying to buy the influence of the empty suits who get elected. It will astound us at how much money is available to donate to political campaigns. Our local, state, and federal governments are spending money they don’t have in spite of the painful level of taxes that they confiscate from the tax payers, yet there will be billions of dollars available to slap lipstick on the pigs running for office.

The money is needed because the candidates don’t have the resumes that will impress the voters. The radio, TV, and print ads will be necessary to blow smoke and hang mirrors in front of us to make that lipstick wearing pig seem like the candidate we want to elect. The sad part of this is that it works. The low information voter will always vote for the candidate that puts on the best show.

I’m told by people I know, I certainly don’t know this from personal experience, that strippers use glitter to highlight certain parts of their bodies that giggle and bounce. That seems like a waste glitter, men who frequent those establishments are going to stare at them anyway even without the glitter.

Voters will not stare at or vote for the empty suit running for office because they have nothing to offer without the glitter. The low information voter only votes for the glitter.

The best candidate will be the one who has a legitimate resume filled with accomplishments and success in the real world.

The best candidate will be able to stand in front of the voters and tell them in a clear simple statement why they’re running for office. Their statements will include words like “I will do this” and I won’t do that. They’ll talk about taxes and how they must be lowered. They’ll talk about spending and how the spending must be controlled and limited.

They’ll gladly answer questions with very few words and with simple sentences. They will not look for wiggle room in their answers. They will be honest and straight forward.

They will make strong and bold statements that will inspire and motivate the voters. They will face the challenges and lead the way to solutions to our problems, and believe me we have problems that have to be solved.
Problem solving will cause some special interests to be disappointed, the solutions will require change. The special interests won’t sit back quietly and allow the best of leaders to ruin their control of the lipstick wearing pigs who do what they are told by the special interests.

Pioneers take the arrows, whoever are the best candidates they must be willing to face these challenges and be willing to stand in front of the voters who initially supported him or her and face their wrath. The solutions won’t be pretty, but they will be necessary, and they will be hard to swallow but they must be endured. The longer we wait to solve these problems the more painful and the more difficult the solutions will have to be.
If you doubt me look at Detroit and the problems they’re facing today. Several cities in California are on the road to Detroit. The United States Government is also on the same road, we must face the problems sooner rather than later.

The pigs wearing the lipstick can’t understand the problems let alone fix them. Identifying the problems, communicating them to the voters and the tax payers will be hard to do. Then they must identify the path to the solutions and identify the changes and sacrifices that will be required. This will require men and women with courage and integrity.

Elected empty suits have never demonstrated the strength of character or integrity to verbalize the problems, it’s unlikely they’ll stand tall and tell us how they will lead us and start facing reality.
The best candidates will take on the challenges and inspire us to suffer the short term pain and accept the change that will be necessary.

We choose in November, the pig wearing lipstick or the leader willing to face the challenge. I hope enough of us vote t

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How the State Department spent $545,000

How the State Department spent $545,000

State Department hires company to prep officials for congressional grillings.

The State Department is spending a fortune trying to teach its employees how to testify before Congress.
I know how to do it, I want a part of the $545,000. Sit there tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. It shouldn’t take any more guidance than that. The scary part is that decision makers at a level who can approve a half million dollars in spending approved this.

It also seems that the expense was determined to be a solution to other shortcomings of State Department Employees and their testimony before Congress. It causes me to have even a lower opinion of the decision makers than I initially had when my narrow mind assumed that the money was to teach them how to lie better.

The company collecting this money is AMTIC, Inc. and according to its website it provides “federal and state agencies with innovative, high-quality, and affordable products and services while continuing to serve our nation.”
High-quality, and affordable products and services, I wonder what those could be. A half million dollars is not affordable in my book.

The White House faced criticism about the poor testimony by a number of ambassador nominees who had little to no knowledge or expertise about the nations where they would serve.

The decision makers who approved spending the half a million of our tax dollars saw that as an effective solution to the problem. Pay professionals who provides “federal and state agencies with innovative, high-quality, and affordable products and services” to teach those who will potentially perform poorly in front of congress, how not to look so stupid.

I think they solved the wrong problem. The poor testimony delivered by the nominees was not the problem, it was a symptom of the problem.

The problem is that the nominees are idiots. They were nominated based on their campaign contributions, not their abilities. The solution to the problem is to nominate quality people who can do a quality job, not to spend a half million of our hard earned dollars to make an idiot appear to be less stupid.

This is exactly like Bud Abbott trying to coach Lou Costello on how to sound like a lawyer so he can defend Mr. Bacciagalupe on a trumped up Jaywalking Charge. Lou Costello is still going to be Lou Costello but at least we will get a chuckle out of the process.

The State Department does not make me chuckle. Their problem solving skills are weak, their spending practices are terrible. Decision makers approved this much money to solve the wrong problem.

I understand that they are stuck with political appointees who may be unsuited to the job they were appointed to, but for them to spend a half million dollars to artificially make the inadequate appointees appear less stupid demonstrate a complete ignorance of the value of money.

A half million dollars of our tax money should be spent on a more worthy expense. If the appointee is an idiot, let congress see the idiot in all of his or her glory. We can do that without spending any money.

Spending a half million dollars in an attempt to make chicken salad out of chicken shit disgusts me.

I won’t even go into the existence of a company who has found success in providing “federal and state agencies with innovative, high-quality, and affordable products and services. They can only be paid for from tax revenues.

This parasitic organization only exists to receive tax revenues from dim witted elected empty suits and those appointed by elected empty suits to paint lipstick on pigs.

As fond as I am of the free market economy I admire this company very much. They found a target rich environment and a path to success.

Dim witted empty suits can always be convinced to pay tax money to someone who may be able to help them look less stupid and less dim witted.

Here is my advice to the dim witted elected empty suits!!!!

Stop spending money on stupid shit!!!!!!!

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Politicians in Handcuffs

Collected essays highlighting the wonders of the Free Market Economy, and the problems and pitfalls created by our ever present elected empty suits!
We are the victims of the low-information voter. They are easily impressed by an elected empty suit who promises them a free lunch just to get their vote.
They misspend our money that the government took from us in the form of taxes and used it to buy the love and devotion of the low information voters.

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