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Raise Taxes

That’s right…Raise taxes. And old Hansi didn’t screw-up with
spell-check and really mean Raise Texas…It’s Raise Taxes!!

I know a lot of my Republican friends are gonna start running for cover when I mention the “T” Word, but it’s gotta be done. You don’t get nothing for free and that goes for government services. Those pot-holes an’t gonna fill themselves; it costs money. Ya can’t keep the world’s largest prison population by just locking them up and throwing away the key. It’s gonna take bucks to keep bad guys off the street [to bad for every bad guy you take off the street, there’s two more to take his place].

I guess I’m on a rant, but damn. We gotta wake up and face the fact that nothing’s for free. In the good ol’ USofA we even go so far as to profit from everything that’s Not free. So..How we gonna do it? Everybody seems to want them services like Fire and Police protection (though I think the Police sometimes protect us too much). I sure want those Weights and Measurements folks making sure a gallon is a gallon and the Quickie-Mart’s not ripping me off. I wish Cal Trans was a little more active here in California, and Fish & Game stalking them streams in the Sierra’s weekly so I can have that real sportsman experience.

So we gotta Pay As You Go. That’s what I had to do all my life, but maybe I screwed up. We live in a consumer society, and in an economy that depends on us buying shit. Boy the old Stock Market sure took a dump when us consumers were spending a lot less discretionarily in 2009.

In California we’ve legalized gambling: the Lotto a few years back, and Indian Casinos are springing up daily. We almost legalized Pot (why not tax what everybody is doing anyway?). I gotta buy a license to fish. I gotta resister my car yearly. The only things that are free are illegal. And people don’t get taxed on illegal things because they are against the law, and the folks doing illegal things aren’t gonna be obeying tax laws. That would be too much of a burden on a major part of our population… When they are taking all the risks; hey!.. should they be taxed also? [kinda sounds like Wall Street].

So the only obvious conclusion one can draw from all this is: Make Everything Legal. If it’s legal you can tax it, and regulate it to death with fees and licenses. A real no-brainer for me. Look at Holland. They have legal prostitution ( the oldest business in the world). It’s safe, taxed to death, and everyone’s happy [ bunch of perverts over there in Europe]. Renting poontang here in the States is a risky business with no quality control whatsoever.

If you wanted to do a burglary, you’d have to apply first, and then be put on a list for available residential openings. Wanna do a 211 (armed robbery)? Better have a license first. “Doesn’t that mean: if your rob a liquor store without a license there could be penalties?” Hell no…….cause everything is legal, you’ll just have to apply for a permit of Non-Compliance; for which there will be a small fee. Government will be flush.

So. The answer is clear, at least to me. If ya wanna straighten out this whole financial mess, you gotta pay as you go..Or make everything legal.

If you got a better idea, let me know.


Comments on: "Raise Taxes" (21)

  1. Uncle Hansi for president!

  2. geezerpussrex said:

    Amen Oh Hansi… I see a lot of wealthy characters, gathered in certain Southern California neighborhoods, who have been skimming the cream off this country without putting up enough dough-ray-me into the community chest. Beyond the fools of my generation and the next, who wasted them-selves on drugs and squandered their opportunity for education, and will never have more than two nickels to rub, we have far too many extremely wealthy people amassing staggering wealth without really contributing blood, sweat or tears. Wage slaves,whose children join the military for a job and promise of a piss-poor GI Bill,who pay a disproportionate amount of their meager income toward taxes, ought to be mad as hell. The greedy apes on the top rungs in too-big-to-fail, government-bailed-out enterprises ought to have their obscene bonuses and compensation packets taxed to the enth-degree. Come down off your thrones all you money-grubbing opportunists before you get knocked off. Voluntary cash donations to the U.S. Federal deficit are gladly accepted. Anty up!

    • Well said Geezerpuss. But if you think the wealthy will ever have to pay their fair share, you’re more out of your frickin’ mind than I am.

  3. Hansi,
    Gov Moonbeam is with you. He wants to start with poker. He is sure to get to the more interesting poontang tax later but I have another idea for you. We have way too many poor people here in California. They don’t add one thing to the tax rolls and they cost plenty. We should tax them. They would either start paying their way or move to Washington.

    • Right on Ralph. The Poor shouldn’t get away without paying just because they don’t have any money. They should have a poverty license, and if they don’t pay, they’ll have their shopping carts and cardboard signs impounded.

  4. Your sister Heidi said:

    Hansi, you can’t refer to the Dutch as being perverts! They are really economically ingenious. One of the governments largest revenues was the taxation of tobacco, but, now that everyone has stopped smoking, the government was experiencing great losses. So, what can you tax that the people aren’t going to stop doing? You’ve got it! Legalize prostitution (no one is going to quit f___ing)! Besides, it is not the poontangers who are paying the taxes, but rather the gals who are selling their services (I wonder if they charge a sales tax) and receive social security, medical care and retirement benefits in return. A great deal for everyone! Think about it!

    By the way: Every good thing in life is either illegal, immoral or fattening!

  5. Wouldn’t work.

    What if I’m an armed robber with a permit to rob your likker store, and you are a likker store owner who paid a fee to be protected from being robbed? Whose fee would reign supreme, your or mine?

    • Good point. A complicated issue that both parties would have to take to a Bureau of Licensing Arbitrator. That too would require a small fee,plus shipping and handling, if you wanted the results of the decision mailed to ya in 6 to 9 months.

  6. 6-9 months in the MAIL? I don’t THINK so. Some folks are still waiting for my birth announcement…and I was born in 1955 (don’t believe that “young whippersnapper” crap from Ralph…that just applies to Justin).

  7. You make a log of sense, in an entertaining way. 🙂

  8. Hansi, I’d like to vote for making everything legal. I used to be a Republican (Conservative in the UK), but now I’m a Liberal (Democrat). Weird isn’t it? Usually it’s the other way around.

    Anyway, I must still have some Republican leanings because I think raising taxes would be dangerous. I mean we don’t want to upset all those very clever people, with expensive suits, who work in the Wall Street Investment Banks. We need them to get us out of this damn mess.

    Financially confused in Leamington Spa, England

  9. This Republican(who worked for Goldwater 10 months 1964) is very ashamed of the party’s record on environmental issues and matters that concern who Jesse Jackson characterized “the people that take the bus to work”. Mondale spoke the truth about taxes and increases in 1980 and carried Minnesota, Massachusetts and DC. Period. My objection about taxes is “why should I have to pay more for reduced services and General Electric pays no tax and the oil companies get corporate welfare? Then there is the $11,000,000 per day($30 billion to date) we spend in Afghanistan and the opium is still flowing.

    • Carl…GE, the oil companies, and all other corporations, ALL of them, NEVER pay taxes. They just colect taxes from their customers and pass them along. If their taxes go up, they raise prices, and you, the customer, pay for them in the form of higher prices.

      Remember…no one…NO ONE…pays taxes except the individual. All other entities are just tax collectors for the government.

    • The later are all sore spots with me too.

  10. I fail to see the connection…

    • Corporate welfare becomes unfair to everyday citizen because they bear a disproportionate share of the tax burden. If megacorps and megabanks get the money what’s left for us? There is no fair or square in such a set up. I do not understand labeling democrats as tax and spend either as though there is something wrong. The government taxes and spends returning services. Isn’t that the way it is supposed to work?

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