Ask any longtime farmer here in Washington State how they handle an unruly male barn cat and they’ll tell you it’s simple: You grab that tomcat, shove his head in old barn boot, grasp firmly, and—snip-snip—you’ve got yourself a darn good, if somewhat docile, mouser. It ain’t pretty and PETA would be mighty ticked off, but, the farmers say, it’s best for all concerned.
Maybe it’s time we rounded up all those cantankerous and crazed Tea Party members of Congress and our own state legislature who have brought economic growth and governance itself to a total standstill and shoved their heads in a boot.
According to polls, the vast majority of Americans want to resolve our current economic woes through a balanced combination of increased tax revenue and decreased government spending. In other words, asking extremely wealthy folks (who benefit most from taxpayer-supported infrastructure) to pay their fair share while reducing government waste (the Pentagon might be a great place to start).
Only a teeny-tiny minority—primarily older white males—still believe that sprawling worldwide corporate interests, their investors and their CEOs, ought to remain relatively un-taxed. Why? Well, they’re the legendary Job Creators, of course! And the government boogeyman needs to be whittled down to zero, right?
These angry white guys have been duped into following the cult of the Tea Party, brought to you by—you guessed it—wealthy corporate types who promulgate a bizarre fantasy of rugged individualism while firmly placing their fascist (and lightly taxed) boot on the necks of the very American middle class that most angry white guys belong to!
How to turn the tables and boot out those anti-American Tea Party seditionists who are holding our Congress hostage? Promote true tax fairness and good-paying jobs by giving what you can and working to elect opponents of Tea Party radicals both locally and nationwide. In particular, Congressional members of the Tea Party caucus in Washington, D.C. and Tea Party sympathizers here in Washington State (keep an eye out for updated candidate lists).
Here’s hoping that voters in 2014 grab the boot, sharpen the shears, and cut out the caterwauling tiny Tea Party minority, electing representatives who will get back to the business of We the People, not They the Corporations; investing in jobs right here at home rather than foreign tax shelters and outsourcing overseas.
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