Friday, January 24

thought...

If Bill Billionaire paid 2 million dollars in taxes (after his accountants get done working the books) on his 8 billion dollars in income, and Suzy Sausagehead pays 30 thousand dollars in taxes on her 75k in income, is this a fair and equitable deal? If not, why do we keep electing people (in America, of course, apologies to the international readers on this one) who think this is a good way to divide the tax burden? Why do we continue to defend the ultra-rich while the pay multi-million dollar salaries to CEOs who lay off 50k a year workers? Why is a huge percentage of the wealth in America (and the world) being hoarded by a very small group of people? Why do we continue electing people who allow this to happen?

Introducing.......

Ok, who am I? Wow, I guess you will get to know more about that as I go along. For now, some basics. I am a sophomore in college and I am studying psychology and sort of minoring in sociology. No, I am not a socialist. It's amazing how many people think that if you study sociology, you must be a socialist. But, that's a subject for a future rant. Oh yeah, I rant a lot. Some will be amusing, some will be thought provoking, some will be putrid garbage. Sometimes I'll just write about things that I need to dump off on the universe. Eventually I will figure out how to put an e-mail address on here (without getting spammed to death) and you are certainly welcome to send me suggestions, comments, tell me I am full of shit, whatever.

So, what else? I live in Maryland. I grew up in, of all places, Las Vegas. Believe me, growing up there is definitely as interesting as it sounds. Yes, they actually have schools, churches, homes, malls, etc. Really. I spent 4 years in the Navy, driving a submarine around the ocean. That is NOT as interesting as it sounds.

Ok, I'm going to post this and see if it works. More later...