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I am tired of the "Obama is taking money from me and giving it to the lazy poor" or "Obama is turning America into a socialist country" or "Where's the change?"
Unless you are making more than $250,000 a year, shut the fuck up. The proposed tax increase only applies to families making more than that. And if you are making $250,001 a year, I don't feel sorry for you that you'll have to maybe think twice before ordering NFL Sunday Ticket in HD this year. (hey, these social economic generalizations are fun! YOU WERE RIGHT!)
Socialism? How? Because of the health care bit? Well, of course you think so, you probably have good health insurance and haven't had something catastrophic happen to you or a loved one that wound up somehow not being covered by insurance and thus financially crippling your family. I understand that many people believe that America was built upon rugged individualism and a can do spirit which ties into the whole "work hard and you can do anything" idea...but wait. Was it? Here is the real story. The millionaires and billionaires of this land were incredibly driven men who made their fortunes on the backs of the workers that toiled long hours for small pay. Then the people came together and affected some change to get better working conditions and better pay (this, by the way is really hard to do by yourself). In every facet of corporate America, I have found that TEAMwork is the best bet. That teams achieve more. TEAMS win championships in sports. Why is that that good enough for every other part of life, but asking citizens of a country to act in concert to tackle some of our bigger issues is so dramatically horrible? What am I missing?
Where is the change? 10 FUCKING WEEKS. TEN. Bush had eight years to take a wrecking ball to this nation, but Obama has to have it fixed over a long weekend? Get over yourself. Please. Really. In the interest of fairness (you are fair and balanced, right?) he should at least be given a full term to tackle this "needs some paint and some TLC" country sized mess that Bush left him. And stop blaming Clinton for it, too. What, did you black out on some Mike's Hard Lemonade for the first part of the 21st century?
I will give Bush some props, though. He is pretty much keeping his mouth shut. He fucked up, he knows it and he is really hoping that he can just fade into Bolivia. I take my hand off to him.