First things first. Let’s comment on this shopping spree to spruce up the Spruce Goose Governor from Alaska. I don’t have a problem with it. Evidently she couldn’t just be a pitt bull. She had to be a pitt bull in lipstick. And we all know it costs a lot of money to make an aging beauty queen look like a pitt bull in lipstick. And hey, she is just a hockey mom after all. She couldn’t afford those clothes on her own so the McCain campaign had to redistribute a little wealth her way.
What really gets my goat is that I could have put that same wardrobe together at JC Penny for about $300 with enough money left over for a piece of pie and coffee. Are you telling me THAT is the best they could do with $150,000? I know I’ve seen the same three outfits about a dozen times this week alone. And when this is all over, it all goes to charity. Well isn’t that just rich? Don’t give them health insurance, give them designer clothing. Honestly, only a Republican could have come up with that one.
But it really all comes down to a fundamental misunderstanding of the poor. When you hear Palin screaming “socialism” or John McCain spouting off about “redistribution of wealth” that’s really code for “those damn poor people”. What they are really saying to those people who live in pro-American parts of the country is that Obama is going to take your hard earned money and give it to some poor person who is sitting at home in anti-America with too many kids just living high on the hog off the government. And most likely that poor person doesn’t look like you (wink wink). I doubt Palin even knows the definition of socialism. After all it has three more letters in it than Muslim. By the way, the average welfare recipient has less than three children. Sarah and Todd Palin? That would be five. John and Cindy McCain? Seven.
I do know this – taxes piss everyone off. Nobody likes to be taxed. Hell, Margaret’s husband Howard still has the first dollar he ever made. Tax day to him ranks right up there with his annual prostate exam. And my Harold is no better. But we all eventually take it in the rear because we fancy roads, schools, healthcare, national security, law enforcement, energy… Those things represent the majority of what our taxes go to. And speaking of majority, the majority of welfare recipients are children. You know, those precious little bundles of life that the Republican base likes to ignore once the cord is cut.
If you have spent any time volunteering for a charity, you quickly learn that the majority of poor people are actually the “working poor”. They work hard everyday but don’t get paid enough to put gas in the car and food on the table. Yep. That’s the group we are so mad about. Damn those poor people. They just ruin it for the rest of us. Because of them Joe the Plumber’s taxes are so high he can’t afford to buy his girlfriend designer outfits as nice as Sarah Palin’s.
Well that’s it for now. Thanks for stopping by. I mean it.
[PS. The grandkids came up with some clever t-shirt designs. Thanks to everyone for suggesting Cafe Press. We now have a store there. Matthew said there would be a way to get there from here.]