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I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Today, I'm Irritated

I've been sitting and thinking about a few things that really piss me off:

-Politicians rarely do their job. Entrusted with money that's supposed to be only for what's absolutely necessary - as dictated by those that pay taxes - exorbitant waste is reported daily and the culprits are politicians. God has a special place in Hell for most of those critters.

-The Federal Reserve screws with the money supply, which lowers the value of the dollar, which reduces the spending power of my paycheck, which means all my efforts to improve my financial condition are wasted. God, in my opinion, should reserve them a place next to the politicians.

-I pay way too much for the gasoline in my pickup. Included in this cost are taxes (see politicians above) extra fees for ethanol (which is subsidized with tax dollars) and the unseen costs due to regulations by the jackbooted EPA.

-Food prices are steadily increasing. Part of these increases are due to the shifting of corn as a food product and allowing better prices for farmers through subsidies, which are paid by tax dollars, or tax breaks, which are directly attributed to the mandate of the use of ethanol, which wouldn't exist on the market without the crooked efforts of the government.

So, these things piss me off. Those and the fact that the government never trims their spending. Instead, they push their grubby little hands deeper in the pockets that are running out of money. In my mind, the government is the problem, not the solution. I don't think I'm the only person with this my opinion. In fact, I think the majority of the people that pay taxes in the U.S. feel the same.


  1. Well, for what it's worth, the tax credit for corn-based ethanol expires Saturday night; whether this matters or not, I suppose we'll find out next week.

    E0 stations are actually fairly common down here; I paid $3.339 for undiluted Shell V-Power earlier this week, and I've seen some off-brands as low as $3.20. (If my math works out, I should get about 3 percent worse mileage with E10, and sure enough, I do.)

  2. That's another thing that chaps my butt. Ethanol lowers the amount of energy available in gasoline. The lower fuel mileage only adds to the cost of driving, while increasing maintenance and repair costs due to the chemical problems with the fuel.

    I read about the tax credit expiring. Since the government is involved, I have a feeling we're getting screwed in some other way.