Gut Rumbles

June 06, 2003

they caved

The United States Senate today voted 95-2 to make the TAX CUT a WELFARE HANDOUT by giving "government" checks to people who don't pay taxes. I am sick to my stomach.

I am a single man who makes a good living. Well, I would make a VERY good living if I weren't paying child support to my bloodless cunt of an ex-wife. I PAY TAXES ON THE MONEY I GIVE HER!!! But she gets a check from the government, too! (Maybe she doesn't. She might make over $110,000 per year now, so she'll only get SOME of the money.) The woman drives a sports car and put a swimming pool in her yard last month. She is the cat's ass now, by her own choice, and I have to pay her for divorcing me.

Now I have to pay asswipes who don't pay taxes because they have children they can't support. Bejus! I just thought that the divorce court judge fucked me. The US government REALLY knows how to rub my nose in it.

Here's the deal. Work hard. Strive. Achieve. Spend a LOT of hours at work.

After YOU do that, we're going to TAKE your money and GIVE it to someone who "needs" it more than you do.

I am not one bit sorry if I offend anybody with what I wrtie right now. I AM NOT A GODDAM MILK COW! I was not put on this planet to work my ass off supporting someone who will not work. I did not get a college degree so that I could work my ass off to support the ignorant. I do not draw a paycheck intending to GIVE IT to someone who didn't earn it.

I give half of what I earn... understand that concept...EARN... to the government already, and I AM THE ONE who gets up at 4:30 every morning and I AM THE ONE who carries a cell phone everywhere I go so that work can contact me 24/7 and I AM THE ONE who has to work this weekend, because I have the duty.

I am also the one paying for the Senate's "generosity." Fuck every one of them and fuck the reporters who kept calling this welfare check deal a "tax credit." The LAST THING we need in this country is more than 50% of the people believing that the government will give them something for nothing.

NOBODY gives you something for nothing. And the government can't GIVE you anything it didn't take from someone else first. Politicians believe that we are dumb, like cattle, and we require their "leadership."

This shit isn't "leadership." It's leading the herd to slaughter.

And I never read ONE SINGLE NEWS ARTICLE that called this fiasco what it is. My headline? ""Senate votes for gigantic government giveaway program! Will wrestle with defict later."



Now you are writing. Good job!

Posted by: Jim Thomas on June 6, 2003 11:43 PM


Posted by: Jay Solo on June 7, 2003 12:18 AM

I'm as sick of the way courts handle child support/alimony/custody as you are. I was sick enough of it when I thought it was indigenous to NJ. Then, one day as I was surfing the Web with the search words "my ex-wife is a *unt", I found you. (Because of BC.) When I realized it's screwed up EVERYWHERE I really wondered what could be done. Is there anything? As a female, I'd be proud to be right out front, trying my damnedest to even it out. I've thought for a looong time that the custodial parent should present receipts and receive half of what was spent ON THE KID back. Eric's BC uses her support for things like bail and fines for guys who leave shortly thereafter. Nice, huh?
How come men are the only people publically stereotyped by judges and the court system? Men are the villains. Period.
Bullshit. Period. These things need to be investigated on a case by case basis instead of pigeon-holed by guidelines.
Case in point: Eric's ex has given birth to three children. Her first son died of a drug overdose at age 16. Her daughter has been in and out of mental institutions for years. The son they have together is 14. He wrote a letter to the judge, asking to live with his Dad. He explained how his mother treats him and BEGGED to be allowed to come here. The judge's response? Nothing. Not a word.
Tell me where to start. Give me a direction....I'll go for it.

Posted by: stevie on June 7, 2003 12:30 AM

I call it "wombgeld". It's the tyranny of the
uterus, and - as could be expected - the vast
majority of Americans have long bought into it.
If people would start thinking of pregnancy as
a self inflicted wound (in this day and age),
there might be less tolerance for such an
absurd practice.

Posted by: Smiling Dave on June 7, 2003 12:38 AM

This is probably the first time I'm as pissed off as you! Fucking leeches!!!!!
I am currently supporting an ex-coworker of mine (as are all of you) because she was too lazy to go to work every day and stay there so she got fired. She managed to convince the Unemployment Office that she was laid she sits on her FAT ass, watches t.v. all day long, (she actually read over her daily t.v. schedule to me one day) and you and I get to pay for it.
"Share" is an ugly, ugly word. Screw you, get your own!

Posted by: serenity on June 7, 2003 03:01 AM

Amen, Acidman! Time to change the name of this country, I think: the Socialist States of America (SSA).

Posted by: Robert on June 7, 2003 07:33 AM

I knew that would happen, though I hoped it wouldn't. This country needs a serious shake up.

Posted by: Geoffrey on June 7, 2003 07:46 AM

Damn straight Aman. Robert's SSA isn't far off the mark in this case either if you ask me.

If you really want to see the devastating effects of a country on the fast track to socialism check out France!

Posted by: Marcl on June 7, 2003 08:18 AM

Couldn't you spend some your $$$ on a snake in the swamp greedy grubby lawyer and get more custody of your son? Then you could sit back on the governments dime, collect her child support and raise your son properly!

Posted by: Sassy on June 7, 2003 09:42 AM

My husband's exwife took me to court for childsupport, it didn't work. I informed him at the time that I would divorce him BEFORE I paid a dime on some else's fucktime.
So I'm posting this here...I read it at the royal rottweiller's blog.

This is absolutely brilliant. It should be mandatory that all american citizens read this!

The Liberty Manifesto

by P. J. O'Rourke

[Written during the 8 Years of Hell - M.]

The Cato lnstitute has an unusual political cause-which is no political cause whatsoever. We are here tonight to dedicate ourselves to that cause. To dedicate ourselves, in other words, to . . . nothing.
We have no ideology, no agenda. no catechism, no dialectic. no plan for humanity. We have no "vision thing," as our ex-president would say, or, as our current president would say, we have no Hillary.

All we have is the belief that people should do what people want to do, unless it causes harm to other people. And that had better be clear and provable harm. No nonsense about second-hand smoke or hurtful, insensitive language, please.

I don't know what's good for you. You don't know what's good for me. We don't know what's good for mankind. And it sometimes seems as though we're the only people who don't. It may well be that, gathered right here in this room tonight, are all the people in the world who don't want to tell all the people in the world what to do.

This is because we believe in freedom. Freedom-what this country was established upon, what the Constitution was written to defend, what the Civil War was fought to perfect.

Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. It's not entitlement. An entitlement is what people on welfare get, and how free are they? It's not an endlessly expanding list of rights-the "right" to education, the "right" to health care, the "right" to food and housing. That's not freedom, that's dependency. Those aren't rights, those are the rations of slavery- hay and a barn for human cattle.

There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.

So we are here tonight in a kind of anti-matter protest-an unpolitical undemonstration by deeply uncommitted inactivists. We are part of a huge invisible picket line that circles the White House twenty-four hours a day. We are participants in an enormous non-march on Washington-millions and millions of Americans not descending upon the nation's capital in order to demand nothing from the United States government. To demand nothing, that is. except the one thing which no government in history has been able to do- leave us alone.

There are just two rules of governance in a free society: Mind your own business. Keep your hands to yourself.

Bill, keep your hands to yourself. Hillary, mind your own business. We have a group of incredibly silly people in the White House nght now, people who think government works. Or that government would work, if you got some real bright young kids from Yale to run it. We're being governed by dorm room bull session. The Clinton administration is over there right now pulling an allnighter in the West Wing. They think that, if they can just stay up late enough, they can create a healthy economy and bring peace to former Yugoslavia. The Clinton administration is going to decrease government spending by increasing the amount of money we give to the government to spend. Health care is too expensive, so the Clinton administration is putting a highpowered corporate lawyer in charge of making it cheaper. (This is what I always do when I want to spend less money- hire a lawyer from Yale.) If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free.

The Clinton administration is putting together a program so that college graduates can work to pay off their school tuition. As if this were some genius idea. It's called getting a job. Most folks do that when they get out of college, unless, of course, they happen to become governor of Arkansas.

And the Clinton administration launched an attack on people in Texas because those people were religious nuts with guns. Hell, this country was founded by religious nuts with guns. Who does Bill Clinton think stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock? Peace Corps volunteers? Or maybe the people in Texas were attacked because of child abuse. But, if child abuse was the issue, why didn't Janet Reno tear-gas Woody Allen?

You know. if government were a product, selling it would be illegal. Government is a health hazard. Governments have killed many more people than cigarettes or unbuckled seat belts ever have. Government contains impure ingredients-as anybody who's looked at Congress can tell you. On the basis of Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign promises. I think we can say government practices deceptive advertising. And the merest glance at the federal budget is enough to convict the government of perjury, extortion, and fraud. There, ladies and gentlemen, you have the Cato Institute's program in a nutshell: government should be against the law. Term limits aren't enough. We need jail.

Posted by: quark2 on June 7, 2003 10:16 AM

This entitlement stuff is ruining people. Churchs and individuals would help the truly needy if there weren't so much abuse. I wasn't aware they approved the handout, its a shame...

Posted by: Trease on June 7, 2003 11:17 AM

Yeah, I wasn't aware they actually passed it either until now. Been taking a break from all things news the last couple of days for my sanity.

Fucking germinating class warfare I tell you.

About the child support thing, if you reallly want to get pissed off, what about the poor bastards who are forced to pay child support for children that aren't even their's? DNA tests prove you're not the father but some cheese fuck judge says you have to pay anyway. See, I'm getting pissed off just thinking about it.

Posted by: Lobowalk on June 7, 2003 01:05 PM

And people wonder why those of us with two pennies to rub together hide them in investments or offshore accounts. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that we don't like the government giving it away to people who are too fucking lazy to work for a living.

Gee, I wonder what it would do to the economy if the fear of having our hard earned money stolen and given to welfare leaches were removed. The amount of money that would remain in US banks would probably surprise even me.

I don't have a problem with income tax, I just wish I could control where it goes. I'd be perfectly happy donating 10% of my income to the military, if it meant I could tell the rest of the bullshit programs to blow me.

Posted by: Mr. Lion on June 7, 2003 02:00 PM

Well, after reading post #10, I have come to one conclusion....I don't need to worry about the length of my posts anymore.


I love those two rules for governance (?)-government-though.

Posted by: stevie on June 7, 2003 04:02 PM
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