Where am I, how do I…

Indeed. Things that are bugging me today…

The Buffet Rule (or whatever it’s called). I totally AGREE that the tax system should be more “fair”. The 1% should be paying a similar percentage of their income in taxes as all the rest of us. I am not a tax expert by any stretch of the imagination but I think we need to re-work the entire tax code to address the loopholes and inequities. Slowly and carefully, with *smart* tax and economic analysts to think through what some of the unintended consequences might be. This goes beyond anything related to what either political party is proposing. (That’s (partly) why I am an independent…) Alas, I am not confident that my rather utopian vision will ever happen.

(((We won’t discuss the help file “system” at my work. Fortunately I found the immediate bug in one of our old-skool javascript files. But.)))

Oh, Mitt… This etch-a-sketch attempt to woo women back to your party? I suppose it might work for some women but it will not work for me. Maybe women have lost more jobs than men since the infamous economic meltdown of a few years ago. So many people have lost jobs that it hardly matters which gender lost the most. But even if women did lose more jobs than men, what are YOU proposing to do to help women get back to work? I bet you don’t *have* a plan. (Psst. I don’t think the Dems do either…) Democrat? Republican? Bottom line, I am a WOMAN! If any of you *ssholes (in either party) want my vote, you will keep your hands off my body and my right to choose when or if to have children. For me, that issue comes before any of the voodoo economic “plans” you may have pulled out of your you-know-what. P.S. I also want to know what your plan is for *men* to have jobs. There are actually men who support families, don’tcha know…

Trickle down economics? Oh, please. I get the idea. It would be cool if it really worked. And maybe it did for a while. But then the folks at the top got greedy and we had the whole blasted mortgage greed meltdown. Let’s not go there again. Oh, and I am not talking about needing more regulation but…

I am now officially taking a long, circuitous route to and from work to avoid the loooonnnnng backups on my regular route. This is, in part, because we are building more big-box retail stores even as existing ones close and sit empty. This seems to be an unsustainable business model and maybe adds to why our country is having so many problems.

When will this insanity stop?

7 Responses to “Where am I, how do I…”

  1. Marquis Says:

    It reads like, your new commute now involves way too much NPR.

  2. kayak woman Says:

    Not sure I understand the point here. I do listen to NPR (and donate too) but I also subscribe to a lot of news feeds from various sources. And I do actually have my own opinions. Who knew…

  3. Margaret Says:

    Greed is the very devil. If people were still happy with their big ramblers and didn’t have to have 5 different homes at the expense of their employees and the government, I would be OK with it. I will definitely vote for Obama at this point; there is no way I trust any Repub these days. In the past, I might have, but NOT NOW.

  4. Marquis Says:

    I too heard the national topics that you expressed today, on NPR.

  5. kayak woman Says:

    You’re right, it was on NPR — and just about everywhere else. I realize it’s kind of stupid to react so strongly to what is basically rather empty rhetoric but given the short-sighted, mean-spirited nature of this campaign season, especially regarding women (who are after all at least half the voters in this country), I was particularly disgusted. Oh well. Off to coffee and then work and then… Loooonnnnnggg day ahead.

  6. Marquis Says:

    NPR’s big new shows are great and are on twice a day and here at least each show is repeated. That is like 7 hours a day. Even if you only listen a fraction of that time, it is still a lot. Anne says it sounded like I was accusing you of getting some of your ideas from NPR, which I was, but only because I see its influence on me too. With my longer commute, I find that leavening NPR with podcasts breaks the steady drumbeat of their news.

  7. Tonya Watkins Says:

    I haven’t listened to NPR and I totally agree with your points! Don’t think Mitt is going to win over many women.