Shady

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Politicians being politicians.

Of course, this isn’t a surprise and should be a surprise to anyone, really. But it is infuriating nonetheless.

So, the governor of Washington, Jay Inslee, has decided that he won’t extend the “Stay home, stay healthy” order that expired last night. But, we are still to follow the “phased opening” he and the WA Deparment of Health mapped out previously last month. As such, a full opening of the state and it’s economy isn’t likely to happen until at least mid to late August, provided everything goes perfectly.

Here’s the problem. He has done the politician thing and he is trying to wiggle off the hook for making decisions or taking responsibility for bad decisions going forward. He has put the Secretary of Health in charge of making the decisions from here on out. Essentially, he puts someone else on the hook and if they make a bad decision (like having the ability to decide which counties live or die economically or open up and then have a major outbreak again), he can fire them. Thus, it’s not his responsibility. At least he would like to think that is the case.

Now, I don’t know about you, but to me this smacks of shadiness.

Again, this isn’t much of a surprise considering its Jay Inslee. But, it also concerns the heck outta me! He has put an unelected official, but one he appointed, in charge of making some pretty important decisions. You read that right – unelected. The only individual this person has to report to is the governor himself.

Now, if that doesn’t raise some hackles you might want to check your pulse.

The governor put in charge someone that only answers to the governor and the people have no recourse against. The governor is trying to hid behind the decisions of another person while trying to demonstrate that he is “leading.” And, if things don’t go well from here, well, he can just fire the guy.

Shady, and I don’t mean like a tree.

Just plain shady.

 

 

Just ask Venezuela

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Here’s something to think about when it comes to politics and who controls the system…

Republicans, generally, are accused of getting political donations from Big Business and rich individual donors. These donations are usually made to benefit themselves in some way in the future, but they are made from choice. For the most part, when it comes to taxes, the Republicans leave people alone and allow the market forces to do the work of choice. In essence, they stay out of the pocket of the little guy so the little guy can become a big guy. As such, prominent Democrats have flourished and benefit from the system they say they dislike because it is unfair to the little guy.

Democrats want to tax everyone and everything in sight, including those Big Businesses and rich donors that donate to the Republicans, as well as Democrats, so they can give all that money to the little guy to help them get ahead. Unlike money given to the Republicans, it isn’t given willingly rather it is taken from everyone by coercion of penalty.

Here’s the weird thing though…said taxes usually end up hurting the little guy the most and actually keep them from being able to get ahead and moving up a level to become “the big guy.” Instead, the little guy becomes dependent on the government handout. And that, my friends, is where control of the population begins…

Just ask Venezuela, she’ll tell you.


Do you know who is in your pocket and why? Who is really after control? 

Freeloading

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You know that song by Tom Petty called “Free Fallin'”? In case you aren’t familiar with it, you can see and hear it here.

It’s a good song. Catchy and all.

However, someone is missing the boat by not rewriting the lyrics to “Free loadin'”. I am sure it would be a huge money maker. Ok, maybe not huge but it probably would make some. I am not that musically inclined, or poetic, so I am not sure I can do it. There has to be someone with a gift for this sort of thing.

Why, you ask? Well, because we live in a society that has a whole bunch of people who are free loadin’ off of the rest of us and it kind gets a little irritating. Those free loaders should have a theme song. At least we would know what they were really up to or we could see them coming before they get here.

Oh, and while we’re at it, it looks like the 2020 presidential race is going to have a few people running for the office that could also use the song as their campaign theme song as they promise to give people everything for nothing. A whole society of free loadin’! Good golly, Miss Molly, won’t that be a utopia worth singing about?

Perhaps Tom, if he were still around, could be convinced to rewrite it himself.

Maybe he would be into that sort of thing, social commentary and economic systems. Seems like a hit to me.


What other songs do you think could be rewritten so that it more accurately reflected the current events?