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Well! According to recent surveys, such as
"people on the street" interviews, most Americans don't even know
and/or can't even define what the fiscal cliff is - what it means.
So I decided to conduct my own survey among the people I know and
come in contact with on a daily basis. Following are some of the
answers to the question, "What is your opinion of the fiscal
good friend and my co-worker said, "I've never been mountain
climbing, but my brother loves bungee jumping." I asked several of
my liberal friends and they all had the same opinion, "It's George
Bush's fault." When I asked my conservative buddy's opinion, he
said, "I haven't voted in the presidential election since 2004,
I'm a conservative. But, I know of 535 people I wish would fall
off a cliff."
I asked my cousin Luther his opinion of the fiscal cliff. He said,
"I get a physical once a year, especially since my bypass." I
said, "No! No! Cliff! Cliff!" He said, "Oh yeah. Montgomery Clift.
He was in that movie ‘A Place In The Sun'." Then he said, "Let's
go fishing sometime. How about Sunday after church?"
There are two other guys I've known for years and years. One works
at the car wash and the other cleans my yard. When I asked their
opinions of the fiscal cliff, they both answered the same. "No
Continuing with my informal survey, I asked several people of the
47% who pay absolutely no Federal income tax, "What should we do
about the fiscal cliff?" Their answer, "The top 2% should pay more
taxes." Then I asked people who are neither in the bottom 47% or
the top 2% what should be done. Their answer, "The top 2% should
pay more taxes."
I asked a neighbor, not a close friend - just a neighbor, who is
in the top 2% what he thinks should be done about the fiscal
cliff. He said, "To tell you the truth, I haven't had much time to
think about it. I'm too busy working, turning a profit and making
money." The heartless bastard!
So, Rejoice America, Rejoice! Ninety-eight percent of us won't
have to worry about the fiscal cliff if the top two percent will
just pay more taxes. See how easy that is? And fair too, right?
The next time one of the networks decides to do a "man on the
street" opinion survey, they should ask about the definition of
"infrastructure" or "transparency." The results will be the same
as "fiscal cliff." Most people think it's important, but don't
know what the hell it really means. Our country is in trouble. Not
because our elected officials are ignorant, but because they know
Unfortunately - or fortunately, depending on one's perspective -
idiots are now the majority. Their numbers are growing. To
understand what is happening to this once great nation, you need
to read George Orwell's "Animal Farm." The pigs are at the trough!
I respect the presidency. This is my country. I'm an American.
Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and for the
next four years, he's my president too. In the meantime, I've got
to keep working. My goal is to eventually be one of those evil
Until next time,
God bless everybody and God bless America!