Monday, December 13, 2010
5 Things I'm Over
On Friday, Stacy over at Anymommy posted a list of things she's over. She asked readers to post their own lists in her comments, but I decided to put mine here, instead. If you have a list you'd like to share, post it in the comments or provide a link to your blog.
(Nothing like a little pre-Christmas rant to get you in the holiday spirit.)
1) Political systems that reward decisions that help representatives get re-elected, as opposed to decisions that move the country forward.
2) Rich people who believe they should carry a lighter share of the tax burden because, if they wanted to, they could take that extra money and create jobs with it.
3) Poor people who believe they should be able to live middle-class lifestyles without going to work every day.
4) Workers who believe they should be able to work for 30 years, then sit on their butts for another 30. (Unless they manage to save up enough money to be self-supporting for 15 or 20 of that. Which is nearly impossible to do on the average salary, which, in turn, is why neither the government nor individual employers can afford to subsidize that option.)
5) People, in general, who believe you can make selfish, self-indulgent choices forever and never pay the piper. And if you think that's not happening, I refer you to item 1.
(I'm a tiny bit peeved over what's going on in Washington. Can you tell?)
And a happy Monday morning to you!