It’s that time of year again when Uncle Sugar sticks a gun in our ribs and steals our money. At least that’s the way it feels to me and to many others.
Our tax-man will be dropping by later this morning to gather our documentation and see how much tribute we’ll have to give Washington, Topeka and Jeff City. Usually, we pay some to Kansas and get credit for that in Missouri.
After the elections last fall, the ‘Pubs were very vocal what they were going to do about taxes. They were going to send a repeal of Obamacare every week until it was signed or Obama was out of office.
We’re twelve weeks into the “new” Congress and that repeal hasn’t happened yet as far as I know. Now the ‘pubs are backing off defunding that piece of socialist trash. Seems there’s an automatic funding portion included in the bill. If you can’t defund the entire thing, repeal the automatic funding portion first! This isn’t rocket science here, ‘pubs!
Now we’re into the CFR farce. CFR means “Continuing Funding Resolution.” In other words, instead of passing a budget bill, we’ll just continue spending, spending, spending, spending, as before. Yeah, they cut a measly $5-6Bn which is nothing when the DAILY deficit is $72Bn.
But…but, we’ll shutdown the government if we don’t pass the CFR!
At least there’ll be something to show the ‘pubs really mean to cut spending. This last Sunday,a girl come forward at church to ask us to pray for her job. She’s a temporary IRS employee. They’ve been told, she says, that if the CFR is not passed they won’t be paid. They’ll still be expected to come to work. They just won’t be paid until a bill—or something, is passed.
I prayed that she’ll continue to be employed…not necessarily at the IRS because I can not in good conscience pray for passage of this federal funding monster. If pressure is needed to get spending cut and get this country moving again, shut down the government. Vital services like the military (and Social Security checks) will continue unabated.
I see a lot of ‘pubs doing a lot of talking and pontificating. I see little action. Some folks are saying if the ‘pubs don’t get moving, drastic action may be taken. (I don’t advocate this type of action. Even the worst RINO is better than the most conservative democrat.)
Well so much for my Rant du Jour. Ya’ll have a happy Tax Day now.