I thought I would switch things up here a bit and actually try to discuss more substantive things like everyone’s favorite topic, TAXES.

I don’t care which side of the political divide you stand on — nobody likes paying taxes.  Nobody who is American, to be specific.  Apparently there are people in other countries who are somewhat giddy about paying taxes — just not here.  Not even those of us “tax and spend” liberal types.

I stopped watching cable news shows about a year ago.  But I do still enjoy a good comedic show about politics — if done right.  I was a fan of Hasan Minhaj’s show, The Patriot Act on Netflix, but I guess the pressure from Saudi Arabia to get him off the air was too much for Netflix, so he was cancelled.  Since then, I’ve found Jon Stewart has a show on Apple TV that takes a dive into different topics that drive the news.  It comes out every Friday, and he ridicules EVERYONE involved.  Yesterday’s show was:

Why Americans Hate Paying Taxes | The Problem with Jon Stewart

I don’t know about his figures — for me that isn’t important as much as WHERE the tax money is going and WHAT we are getting for the dollars we send them.  He also leans heavily into the rampant fraud involved in government spending and the complete and total lack of meaningful oversight.   He also has a one-on-one interview with Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, and he tried to pin her down on oversight and spending and it doesn’t go well for her.  Frankly, I found her to be almost clueless as to what has been going on with all of these programs.  The only thing she could focus on was the fact that she helped pass the bills that create or support these programs.  After that, she couldn’t care less about it’s implementation or maintenance.

You would have to see the entire hour.  There is a panel of former government officials who describe the waste and abuse of the funds once they become available.  It doesn’t matter who is in the White House or Congress, it has been going on for years and everyone is making money off of it.

The video here is just an excerpt.  To get the full show, go to Apple TV.

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terrapod
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October 15, 2022 20:15

If Ben (one of my early reader heroes) were alive today, he would have to add voter Stupidity to that list of certainties, given that they elect people that willingly spend 30 to 40% more than the amount of taxes collected through uncontrolled borrowing/printing of currency. We as a anation are on the road to hell if Washington spending is… Read more »

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October 15, 2022 20:56

Apparently there are people in other countries who are somewhat giddy about paying taxes — just not here.   Our taxes are used to pay for all kinds of services..you know like universal health care, health care that ISNT tied to a workplace, its called the Medicare levy and it GAURANTEES health care for all. A visit to a doctor doesnt… Read more »

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October 16, 2022 18:24

WOW

Wrote a nice post last night, saved it, saw it, now its gone.

Cute.

LCAussie
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October 17, 2022 00:51

Okay who is deleting posts?

Dont tell me that didnt happen because I did it last night SAW IT ON THE SITE, PUBLISHED and now its gone.

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terrapod
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Reply to  LCAussie
October 17, 2022 05:21

Don’t know, check with ACIC, ASIS or DJ.

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Reply to  DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
October 17, 2022 16:12

No, no links. I may do this in future, thank you. To the other posters who have dashboard access, this site has an unspoken policy – deletion is for your posts alone , no one else’s. If , for any reason, you can’t or won’t follow this simple rule, if I find that anyone’s posts or comments other than your… Read more »

terrapod
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October 17, 2022 17:12

It is a little bit of a PITA since formatting is lost, but I write in Word then when close to happy with it, go to dashboard and do a cut from word and paste in. At least that saves original in case of evanescence.. What I am having issues with is that I have to log out of the… Read more »

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October 19, 2022 20:31

Understood. I know very little on systems like these, so I thank you most kindly, and wish the biggest, freshest deep crust pizza be yours eternally.