Posts Tagged ‘Govco’

Govco

March 11, 2010

Why is it that Govco thinks it knows better than us or knows what’s best for us?  A recent poster here got me thinking of this, again.  I have posted about Govco many times and their intrusion on our lives but, yet again…here we go.  Now they are wanting to ban salt from resturants in food prep in NY.  What the???

You know, this is not just one party either. Democrats think we are all stupid and they must step in and tell us how to do things or when to do them or how much.  Republicans want to tell you who you can sleep with, what you can in the bedroom and who you can marry. 

ENOUGH!!!!  Let us live.  As long as we don’t infrige on the rights of others, who gives a flying crap what I do???  If I want to drive without a seatbelt…SO WHAT???  If I want to smoke a joint in the privacy of my own home… SO WHAT?  If I want to marry some dude…SO WHAT??? 

Get out of our lives!!!!!!

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Capitalism

September 22, 2009

I wanted to take a second and recommend an excellent book by Thomas Dilorenzo:

How Capitalism saved America: The untold history of our country, from the Pilgrims to the present.

It’s an awesome read and really delves into not just the history of capitalism but also the anti-capitalists and their flawed theories as well the idiocy of the anti-trusts, socialism and massive govco intervention. 

It really should be required reading these days with what the Democrats are trying to do to the United States.  He offers great, detailed examples of the wonders of Capitalism  and how time after time it gave us better results than anything the Government could ever dream about much less achieve. 

I’m looking forward to reading his book on Lincoln that really puts his Presidency into perspective.

Penalizing the Productive

February 25, 2009

Excellent read from the Neal Boortz site:

To All My Valued Employees,

There have been some rumblings around the office about the future of this company, and more specifically, your job. As you know, the economy has changed for the worse and presents many challenges. However, the good news is this: The economy doesn’t pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job however, is the changing political landscape in this country.

However, let me tell you some little tidbits of fact which might help you decide what is in your best interests.

First, while it is easy to spew rhetoric that casts employers against employees, you have to understand that for every business owner there is a back story. This back story is often neglected and overshadowed by what you see and hear. Sure, you see me park my Mercedes outside. You’ve seen my big home at last years Christmas party. I’m sure; all these flashy icons of luxury conjure up some idealized thoughts about my life.

However, what you don’t see is the back story.

I started this company 28 years ago. At that time, I lived in a 300 square foot studio apartment for 3 years. My entire living apartment was converted into an office so I could put forth 100% effort into building a company, which by the way, would eventually employ you.

My diet consisted of Ramen Pride noodles because every dollar I spent went back into this company. I drove a rusty Toyota Corolla with a defective transmission. I didn’t have time to date. Often times, I stayed home on weekends, while my friends went out drinking and partying. In fact, I was married to my business — hard work, discipline, and sacrifice.

Meanwhile, my friends got jobs. They worked 40 hours a week and made a modest $50K a year and spent every dime they earned. They drove flashy cars and lived in expensive homes and wore fancy designer clothes. Instead of hitting the Nordstrom’s for the latest hot fashion item, I was trolling through the Goodwill store extracting any clothing item that didn’t look like it was birthed in the 70’s. My friends refinanced their mortgages and lived a life of luxury. I, however, did not. I put my time, my money, and my life into a business with a vision that eventually, some day, I too, will be able to afford these luxuries my friends supposedly had.

So, while you physically arrive at the office at 9am, mentally check in at about noon, and then leave at 5pm, I don’t. There is no “off” button for me. When you leave the office, you are done and you have a weekend all to yourself. I unfortunately do not have the freedom. I eat, and breathe this company every minute of the day. There is no rest. There is no weekend. There is no happy hour. Every day this business is attached to my hip like a 1 year old special-needs child. You, of course, only see the fruits of that garden — the nice house, the Mercedes, the vacations… You never realize the back story and the sacrifices I’ve made.

Now, the economy is falling apart and I, the guy that made all the right decisions and saved his money, have to bail-out all the people who didn’t. The people that overspent their paychecks suddenly feel entitled to the same luxuries that I earned and sacrificed a decade of my life for.

Yes, business ownership has is benefits but the price I’ve paid is steep and not without wounds.

Unfortunately, the cost of running this business, and employing you, is starting to eclipse the threshold of marginal benefit and let me tell you why:

I am being taxed to death and the government thinks I don’t pay enough. I have state taxes. Federal taxes. Property taxes. Sales and use taxes. Payroll taxes. Workers compensation taxes. Unemployment taxes. Taxes on taxes. I have to hire a tax man to manage all these taxes and then guess what? I have to pay taxes for employing him. Government mandates and regulations and all the accounting that goes with it, now occupy most of my time. On Oct 15th, I wrote a check to the US Treasury for $288,000 for quarterly taxes. You know what my “stimulus” check was? Zero. Nada. Zilch.

The question I have is this: Who is stimulating the economy? Me, the guy who has provided 14 people good paying jobs and serves over 2,200,000 people per year with a flourishing business? Or, the single mother sitting at home pregnant with her fourth child waiting for her next welfare check? Obviously, government feels the latter is the economic stimulus of this country.

The fact is, if I deducted (Read: Stole) 50% of your paycheck you’d quit and you wouldn’t work here. I mean, why should you? That’s nuts. Who wants to get rewarded only 50% of their hard work? Well, I agree which is why your job is in jeopardy.

Here is what many of you don’t understand … to stimulate the economy you need to stimulate what runs the economy. Had suddenly government mandated to me that I didn’t need to pay taxes, guess what? Instead of depositing that $288,000 into the Washington black-hole, I would have spent it, hired more employees, and generated substantial economic growth. My employees would have enjoyed the wealth of that tax cut in the form of promotions and better salaries. But you can forget it now.

When you have a comatose man on the verge of death, you don’t defibrillate and shock his thumb thinking that will bring him back to life, do you? Or, do you defibrillate his heart? Business is at the heart of America and always has been. To restart it, you must stimulate it, not kill it. Suddenly, the power brokers in Washington believe the poor of America are the essential drivers of the American economic engine. Nothing could be further from the truth and this is the type of change you can keep.

So where am I going with all this?

It’s quite simple.

If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, my reaction will be swift and simple. I fire you. I fire your co-workers. You can then plead with the government to pay for your mortgage, your SUV, and your child’s future. Frankly, it isn’t my problem any more.

Then, I will close this company down, move to another country, and retire. You see, I’m done. I’m done with a country that penalizes the productive and gives to the unproductive. My motivation to work and to provide jobs will be destroyed, and with it, will be my citizenship.

If you lose your job, it won’t be at the hands of the economy; it will be at the hands of a political hurricane that swept through this country, steamrolled the constitution, and will have changed its landscape forever. If that happens, you can find me sitting on a beach, retired, and with no employees to worry about….

Signed,

Your boss

Govco Madness

February 13, 2009

Ok.  Here is a great example of why Govco is such a failure and corrupt and, well, quite frankly, just a big bunch of idiots.   In a city where a friend of mine and a contributor to the Moratorium site lives they have a huge budget shortfall.  Over $7 million for 2009.  The County is looking at $90 million shortfall.  The school district is looking even worse with $100 million in the red.  YET, what is the city doing?  Let’s see…$67,000 for an art sculpture at a fire station, funding for a water park (that has lost millions of dollars over the past two years), funding for a baseball stadium, funding for a hall of fame, funding for a light rail system that is losing money, funding for a basketball arena for a billionaire, funding for traffic police for same arena, funding for same sex benefits…the list goes on and on.  Joke, right?  Um..yeah!

 

Now, these same city geniuses are wringing their hands about the layoffs they are going to have to make at the schools and other city/county businesses.  Larger class sizes, fewer city services, less money for welfare.  Also, fewer Police on the streets so higher crime.  Less money for prosecutors and for processing crimes such as rape cases.  Oh, woe is me!!!  What are we to do….except pay for outrageous things such as “art” and traffic control for a billionaire? 

 

Remember folks, this is YOUR Govco at work.  These are the people YOU voted for.   Don’t come crying to me when YOU keep putting them in office AND supporting them simply because of the big “R” or “D” on their jersey.

He knows better

February 3, 2009

I just had to make this into a post.  I made a comment about Mitch Albom and his ridiculous comment on how government should stop the “elitist immorality” of businesses spending money.  His exact quote is:

“Enough is enough. If they won’t stop this elitist immorality, the government should make them.”

He is crying about John Thain the former CEO of Merrill Lynch and the huge bill he racked up on redecorating his office.  Albom thinks that Govco needs to step in and tell businesses what they can spend money on and how much.  I guess he is following in the footsteps of “King Obama” in that Govco should decide how much your salary is and when you can make bonuses. 

You know, Mitch left out two things.  One is that Thain spent that money on his office back when the stock market was at 14,000 and the total melt down had not started.  Secondly, Mitch left out that he in the Forbes 2007 list and made $6,000,000 that year.   Shouldn’t Govco step in and tell him for a writer, that is just too much money? You know, I also think it’s stupid that a business would spend that much money on an office but, it’s THEIR money.  Also, how much do some of these businesses give to charity? 

Maybe profession athletes and actors make too much m0ney.  Where is Albom and Obama on that? 

Bunch of whining Liberals who we all need a moratorium on.

Shameful?

January 30, 2009

“It is shameful,” Obama said from the Oval Office Thursday. “And part of what we’re going to need is for the folks on Wall Street who are asking for help to show some restraint, and show some discipline, and show some sense of responsibility.”

No, Mr. President,

What is shameful is that while the average American is struggling to pay bills, members of congress give themselves a pay raise. 

While the average American is cutting back on expenses, members of Congress enjoying dining in their private dining rooms and swim at their expensive health clubs.  They have multiple homes (one in D.C. and one in their home district). 

While average Americans are worrying about job losses Congress has one of the best retirement programs anywhere. 

While the average American is filled with worry and anxiety about how they will support their families, The President and Congress enjoy all the perks that those horrible “fat cats” on Wall Street get if not more. 

While average Americans wonder if they will even take a vacation this year or wonder about their kids birthday present, the President and the Democrats spend a record amount on his Inauguration.

While the average American puts off buying a new car and gets by with their old one or they “make do” with the broken dryer, the President spends OUR money redecorating the White House.

“There will be time for them to make profits, and there will be time for them to get bonuses … Now is not that time.”

Except for the tax cheat Timothy Gietner who just walked away with a nice $450,000 bonus from the Feds.  Also, so now Govco is going to tell us when we can make profits and when we can’t.  THAT is shameful Mr. President.  I hope you fail and fail big time.

Only Govco

January 28, 2009

Wow.  I guess the American People are just…fodder.  Just meaningless gnats.  Just some useless cog that does nothing in the big scheme of things.  Take a look at this Obama quote:

“…only government can provide the short-term boost necessary to lift us from a recession this deep and severe.  Only government can break the vicious cycles that are crippling our economy…”

I have a response to this:

Only the American People, hard working American People and their ideas, their perseverance, their sweat and blood, their genius, their backbone, their creativity, their brilliance can provide the short AND long term boost needed to blow the roof off this economy and break through the idiocy and socialist ideas of this Liberal run government.

Pork

January 26, 2009

So, now, birth control is a stimulus to the economy.  Have you seen all the pork, besides this birth control idiocy, that is attached to the so called stimulus bill?  It’s a joke!  Computers in the classrooms, money for roads, etc….nothing of which will truly spur on the economy much.  Remember, FDR tried this and we actually had a depression within the great depression in 1937.   How about some real stimulus…cutting our taxes!  If they put a MORATORIUM on income taxes for, say, one or two months, can you imagine the money that would be going back into the economy?  But, no, Govco would never, ever do that!

What I want to know is where Mark Elrod stands on this pork.  I mean, when the GOP controlled congress he would constantly harp on the pork in their bills.  How about it Mark?  Are you going to be just as critical of this pork bill?

Govco steps in again

January 17, 2009

Remember a month ago when some family decided to name their kid Adolf Hitler and get a birthday cake for him?  The store refused to write the name on the cake.  Well, now it seems the state has removed the kids (three in all) from the home…all based on their names (which are Adolf Hilter Campbell, Joyce Lynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Himler Jeannie Campbell).  Note in the article it states no reports of abuse or negligence were reported. 

Now, is it creepy what they decided to name their kids?  Sure…but is it wrong?  Is it the job of Govco to decide what we name our kids now???  What a joke.

More Govco nonsense

January 13, 2009

The national safety group is now looking to ban cell phone use while driving nationally.  Not just the hand-held but also hands free. 

 

You know, I can’t stand it when people are yapping away on their cell phone period.  I mean, why do people have to be on phones SO much?  They are on the phone when they drive, while walking thru the mall, while at their kids school play, at the spa, at the library, at the circus, at the movies….WHY???  What did you do ten years ago?  It’s just silly.

 

Now, with that being said, I am in NO way an advocate of Govco passing laws making it illegal to talk on the cell phone while driving.  It’s just more Govco intervening in our lives and taking away our freedoms.  All these “safety advocates” talk about the distracting nature of talking on the cell phone, which is true.  They talk about how it’s the same as driving drunk.  Ok, I might give you that.  They speak on how you are in another world while talking on the cell phone.  I agree it can get that way.  But…you know what?  So is:

 

Crying babies, putting on lipstick, listening to the radio, billboards on the freeway, your spouse arguing with you, your kids asking you a question, smells, tastes, news, uncomfortable clothes, heat, cold, snow, ice, sun, rain, wind, personal matters on your mind, fantasies on your mind, being hungry, being thirsty……you get the point.  Each and every one of these things can be a distraction so, is Govco going to ban all these things as well? 

 

You know, there are already laws on the books about distracting driving.  If you cause an accident and they pull phone records that show you were chatting away on your phone – that can be big trouble for you.  So, why more laws when there are already some on the books?

 

Here is a great quote from the safety groups President, Janet Froetscher:

“It’s not just what you’re doing with your hands — it’s that your head is in the conversation and so your eyes are not on the road,”

 

So….if I have a conversation in my car with my spouse who is sitting in the passenger seat, that is wrong as well????  What a joke.

 

We need another moratorium on Govco intervention.