I’m Mad as Hell and I’m not going to take it Anymore
This hub is for the 47% of you that pay no taxes at all and for the remainder of you out there who clamor for the so called rich, those making over $250,000 per year to pay what you consider their fair share. Well my first question is who the hell do you think you are that you should be determining what anyone else’s “fair share” is?
In order for me to better explain my position on this I must relate a personal story. The unfolding of this particular event is the crux of my argument along with the rest of us that are not rich but have acquired a small nest egg for our future; we did so at great personal sacrifice! How was it our Pretender N Chief put it; “Uuuuh those that have benefited most by our way of life should uuuuh expect to pay uuuuh a little bit more”! In otherwords those that are successful are only so because they were able to benefit from the American way of life not because of any hard work, talent or tenacity they may have possessed as individuals. Well this my friends caused me to see red and that’s why I chose to relate this personal story to you so you could share with me how I benefited from the American Way of Life!
It is Christmas Eve Morning 2006 at 2:45am; the phone rings and I am advised that the last two trains we have out there on my entire 3,000 mile division have just run together at a location roughly 4 and ½ hours away from where I sleep. It’s in the teens outside and snowing heavily but still, I must get out of bed and along with my other two Operating Department heads go to the site of the derailment! Pause for a minute, do you think any of the class warfare envy patrons or any member of the 47% that pay no taxes would have gotten out of bed and driven through the snow 4 and ½ hours to handle this clamody? Hell no they wouldn’t but I chose to do it because it was the way I made my living and it was a way for which I was handsomely rewarded; but I put forth the effort so that I could keep the lion’s share of the financial reward! Now the leader of this Regime attempts to paint me as some sort of fat cat that laid around and sponged off the hard work of others and now I don’t want to pay my fair share; I literally despise that phrase, fair share; when is enough enough?
I eventually arrived at the scene; by this time it’s mid afternoon; the normal 4 and ½ hour trip took twice as long because of the conditions of the roads; some were closed all together requiring alternate routes while those still open barely had one lane passable; you see snow plows don’t work on Christmas eve; their drivers are among those that weren’t as fortunate as I and benefited as I did from the American way of Life; they weren’t allowed to work Christmas eve instead they were forced to stay home with their families thus I was all alone on the road! Any way when I say I arrived at the scene actually I was able to get within a mile from the scene; the last mile was on foot through knee deep snow! Now this isn’t meant to be in any way a boo-hoo poor Patriot story but for a 59 year old guy who is just a little over 3 months from his 60th birthday and retirement, trudging a mile in knee deep snow isn’t any small feat!
After trudging into the site I was faced with yet another Benefit from the American Way of Life for which I should be thankful and willing to pay a little more as our distinguished Premier says! If you canimagine 3 large engines turned over on their side leaking diesel fuel along with 22 rail cars all derailed in the space of some 500 feet. The crew had already been taken to the hospital by the local officer; the other crew wasn’t injured as they were on the opposite end from the derailment. You see one train couldn’t stop while pulling through a siding to meet another and slid out the opposite end into the side of the train still pulling by on the main line; make sense; I hope so! Well my job had just begun; first I had to arrange for the necessary equipment to be brought in so as to begin clearing up the wreck. Next an alternate plan for running traffic had to be devised so as to re-route the trains when we opened back up at 12:01am December 26. Finally and the most important of all figure out why the train didn’t stop! And all the while I sat pondering how was it that I had been so lucky to have benefitted from the American Way of Life and shouldn’t I be willing to pay a little more in taxes so that those still home enjoying Christmas with their families could have more; wow what a stingy louse I was!
Finally the debacle came to an end as they always did; it was now around 4pm December 26 and lucky me hadn’t been to bed since I was awaken at 2:45am some 60 plus hours ago; I was able to catch a few cat naps following the mile walk back to the car. All the while I was napping I dreamt of just how lucky I was to have benefitted so much from the American Way of Life and why wasn’t I allowed to pay a little more in taxes! Thank goodness we now have a Premier heading up this Regime who will give me the opportunity to pay a little more; NOT!
I could relate 20 more such horror stories which occurred during my 37 year career; a career which provided me with a good stable income and a comfortable retirement. Now, this Regime and their Class Envy legions want to take more of what I made so they won’t have to curb their out of control spending. As information the last four years since I retired I have paid; $97,124, $102,826, $40,457 (an off year) and $90,101 in taxes. How damned much more do you want from me?
I guess in summation what I’d like to say is I want you all to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window, open it, and stick your head out and yell,
"I'm as mad as hell,
and I'm not going to take this anymore!!"