Joyanna Adams

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MMT. The House of Modern Monetary Theory

Nobody Reports…

A few paragraphs from my morning reading:

From the Secret War on Cash

              Once upon a time, when America was a nation of free enterprise, the money was honest and flowed voluntarily to those businesses that offered the best products and services for the price. This made an innovative, independent, and prosperous nation. Elections were contests between two centrists; pro-capitalist political parties that cooperated to make America succeed.

Then, a bit more than 100 years ago, our politics began to be polarized by Progressives: collectivists who are essentially socialist and bent on re-engineering our society and human nature itself. When in office they took money coercively via high taxes and oppressive regulations. Their aim was to ‘redistribute the wealth’ not based on merit, but by giving it to their cronies and voters. This has increasingly made America like the unfair lands our ancestors left in search of freedom and opportunity in America.

The best known of the self-described socialists who have hijacked the Democratic Party is Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez, who says she favors “Modern Monetary Theory” (MMT).

Modern Monetary Theory assumes that all currency is always the property of the government, which may permit you to use it with the understanding that government can always reclaim its money via taxation, inflation, or outright seizure.

Nobody Wonders…much of this MMT theory has already been used in America for far too many years, starting with FDR, LBJ, and Obama.

Can we get BACK to free enterprise?

President Trump is trying to do just that. But the progressives, who run all our schools and universities, and the House, are doing all they can to go the way of Ocasio-Cortez.

If she and Nancy succeed, we become Cuba.

Right? And this virus gives them the perfect opportunity to ‘give out the bank.’

Going back to work is the only answer to saving us from the fate of the bar-tending hussy and real world bank robber baron, Pelosi.

We must CRUSH them out of office. And let them take their MMT to their own bank.

If you, like me, didn’t know there was a name for redistribution of money, well, now you know: It’s a  trap.

May 14, 2020 Posted by | economy, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Nobody Reads BROKE, by Glenn Beck.

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I don’t know about your town, but here in democratic North St. Louis, the manufacturing jobs were shipped overseas and replaced by government jobs, during the last four Presidents.

My old neighborhood, once was alive with movie theaters, malls, dance halls, clothing stores…all gone now. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM, replaced with Medical centers and government buildings. Once the Ford plant moved, the middle-class homes that look like middle class homes, now look like the people in it are just poverty stricken. Most of them look depressing and bare. It breaks my heart to have watched it all decay.

As we see on our news, the ‘new normal’ will be FILLED with more government workers being invented to do more “necessary” but meaningless jobs.

What’s left? Not much. But this destruction of the private sector is one of the reasons Illinois and many other states are going broke. The pensions owed are putting them into bankruptcy. I thought about this today when I came upon this section:

From BROKE, by Glenn Beck (Published 2010)

Progressives love to complain about the gap between the incomes of the rich and poor, but if the press had been doing its job, then American would have realized a longtime ago that the most outrageous gap in this country is the one between federal workers wages and everyone else’s.

The average federal employee earned $81,258 per year in 2009. The average private sector worker made $50,452. What you add in the benefits, the gap grows even wider. The average private industry employee gets about $10,000 per year in benefits but federal employees receive a staggering $43,000 or more. The disparity in total compensation has grown from 66 percent in 2000to 101 percent in 2009.

When you look at direct job to job comparisons, total compensation (salaries and benefits) for federal employees is 50 percent higher than for their private sector counterparts.

There’s also that pesky little economic law of incentives and subsidies, Incentivizing people to work for the government means fewer of them are going to start their own businesses or innovate inside private companies.

It’s the progressive dream. The more people who work for the government, the less you have to worry about the people EVER rising up against it. Do more than half the people work in government jobs? How many of them lost their jobs due to this virus?

Nobody Knows, because they don’t WANT you to know. It was never intended in our Constitution for the government to be the main employer.

What I do know is that the people who grew up and live here, now are older, their jobs moved overseas, and yet, the ‘poor’ mostly blacks, have great jobs in all the new government medical or administrative buildings which replaced the old economy. They drive big $45,000 SUV’s. They live in $250,000 homes.

Oh, and did I mention Ferguson, Mo was in North Country? Right. What you saw on the news was pure racist propaganda.

Most of the blacks make a great living here, while those that worked at Ford, or McDonald Douglass, the old white people, are the ones who had to pay for the migration of the blacks out of the city of St. Louis into the North country. They are being crushed by high property taxes. Like all the other democratic cities in America.

It was…redistribution. But they don’t call it that. LBJ’s war on poverty really worked! It just took destroying private industry. It took a while.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad they are working and have great salaries, but…what happens when here is no backbone economy to SUPPORT that government?

President Trump was trying to help the blacks get their OWN businesses…and that was a great step towards a better life for everyone.

But, that wasn’t happening in North Country, St. Louis. Just more government buildings. Nobody talks about it. Except in Glenn Beck’s book.

It’s one of his better ones, get a copy at your local library. (IF YOU CAN.)

And how much do our politicians getting pensions for the rest of THEIR lives cost us?

I’d like to know, wouldn’t you?

 

May 7, 2020 Posted by | economy, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Nobody Remembers Ayn Rand

Nobody Remembers

The world economy has crashed, with the release of a bio-weapon from China, funded by our own WHO.

IN order to push in the final plans of a one world government. At least that is this Nobody’s Opinion at the moment.

Day after day, millions, all over the world,  are losing their jobs, and many democratic governors are trying to prolong the suffering, in order to cause a depression, to stop the election of President Trump, who is trying to stop it.

So, let us remember…Atlas Shrugged.

From The Secret War on Cash by Craig R. Smith 

“Whenever destroyers appear among men, they start by destroying money, for money is men’s protection and the base of a moral existence. “

“Destroyers seize gold and leave to its owners a counterfeit pile of paper. 

“This kills all objective standards and delivers men into the arbitrary power of an arbitrary sett of values.”—AYN RAND–Atlas Shrugged

The United States is quickly going “cashless,” with consumers buying most things from automobiles to hamburgers via bank loans and credit cards. American carry more than a trillion dollars on “debt cards.” Banks, for the moment, still tolerate relatively small amounts of cash transactions: but they would prefer to move solely to “cashlessness” in which  more and more of what we need is not earned or saved, but borrowed on credit for high interest

Nobody: Right. Think of all the people out of work putting their expenses on credit cards now. Will the banks lower the interest rates? Ha! Or even if all the businesses getting a loan. They STILL have to pay back that loan even if it’s at a lower rate.

Government, above all, has been pushing for the fast-arriving cashless society. Cash and it’s transactions can be hidden and kept private; despite your bank being required to spy on you and report to the IRS an “unusual” financial transaction you make to be taxable, trackable, hackable, blockable , and therefore usable as a tool to enrich and empower Big Brother. 

When a “cashless” government turns authoritarian, it can not only monitor and tax everything you buy, but also ban purchases –ranging from foods it deems unhealthful to guns it deems dangerous.—Craig R. Smith 

Nobody: I got this from a free book promoted on Mark Levine’s program called—WAR ON CASH.

It’s worth getting. Put out by Swiss America. Or, read his book.

April 30, 2020 Posted by | economy, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Nobody Reads Until I Find the Answer

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For about two days now, I have been having real trouble uploading pictures onto my WordPress blog. I spent a lot of time today trying to figure it out, but no dice. And I LOVE my pictures. It’s just me.

So, I’m spending tonight to keep at it. Sooner or later hopefully I will find out what the heck?

In the meantime, I thought I’d share some facts I read out of BROKE: A book by Glenn Beck. With all this up and down in the Market this past week, it’s interesting that it’s all about the stock market. BUT…the United States Treasury is WAY past the point of no return…notice how NOBODY mentions our National Debt Clock anymore? (It’s hopeless now, too many trillions, the clock died.)

Bernie stole it and hid it in his private jet.

While the democrats love to spend, so did the GOP. And President George W. loved to spend money. And this was before he bailed out the banks!

He spend just as much as LBJ.

From Broke:

Bush’s So-Called Neglect: Federal Spending Increases from 2001 to 2009 (Inflation adjusted to 2009 dollars. 

National defense…..81 percent

Income security programs….51 percent

Medicaid and SCHIP…63 percent

Veterans’ benefit…72 percent

Health research and regulation…68 percent

Highways and mass transit…39 percent

International affairs…69 percent

Community and regional development…90 percent 

March 5, 2020 Posted by | economy | , | Leave a comment

Robert Kiyosaki…A Man of Gold and Silver

Nobody Flashes

I’m reading his books now.

One thing I agree with him on 100%: They purposely keep all our students ignorant on money.

 

January 31, 2020 Posted by | economy, education | | Leave a comment

Reader’s Thoughts on Sears

Nobody Reports:

One of my readers sent me this email after reading about Sears. with his permission, I posted it here for everybody to enjoy.. (Thanks to ‘g’ man)


Joy,

I miss Sears.

They stopped having people around, who knew their products.

Gals in tools, who did not know drills versus drill bits.

Sears went the way of “fits alls.” Shoes and boots. Mens pants.

IOW, Sears

either ran out of what I needed

or did not bother to have it in stock

where somebody at Sears knew it.

“Our employees make this thing work” – as a store concept, was trashed by corporate America — particularly, a few decades ago, when some body in an article wrote:

“The customer is not always right.”

And stores became ads, instead of stores, where you go to by what you need.

Companies took on too many “buyers” who did not know their products.

The leisurely approach to what college marketing grads would buy — ignoring what other people would buy — replaced what other people would buy!

Kids, from college, who never really cooked for people, were deciding what produce for Krogers or Albertsons or Smiths, to buy.

Kids who had not repaired much, if at all, were deciding what tools to buy.

Kids with fat feet, were banishing from stock, boots and shoes for mid to narrow width feet.

Words, replaced substance and usefulness.

So many companies – and schools – with multiple levels of management, where only a few levels were needed — so many executives with nothing to do but justify their existence every day.

IOW, more and more money flowing to non-productivity.

As the pension budgets for Chicago, and so many govt’s, are now, made up of taxes on non-productivity . . . but rather, taxes because they (GUBMINT) can!

But, back to products . . .

Big Shots avoid what is well made and well produced.

Sales matter.

Reliability, nope. Unless its the plane the suits are flying on; but even then, the suits prize their castles behind their paper moats, as long as they can hold out.

Sure there is so much ridiculous regulation that stumps economics and production, but there is also way too much dreadful mis-management and poor leadership.

In fact, there is an abundance of corporate loathing of people who actually do have principals and lean toward Jesus.

“Heaven forbid” that you dare to protect somebody at a Walmart, stand up for what is right — because there’s a pretty good chance that the Chickens in Suits will demand that you be fired for standing up!

 

 

September 27, 2019 Posted by | economy | | Leave a comment

Nobody’s Fool: Tucker

Nobody’s Fool

I thought this was one of Tucker’s finest rants.

He keeps outdoing himself.

If you didn’t hear this one, you might like it.

September 9, 2019 Posted by | American History, economy | , , | Leave a comment

Dear Justin Trudeau: There IS No Trade War, Just Fair Trade


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President Trump is trying to undo the great damage that the last four Presidents did: mainly, make the trade with other countries a better deal for us. And by demanding tariffs on goods, he’s trying to bring American back to being prosperous again.

The establishment is going crazy. Why, how can we do this to our allies?

Mark Levine last night, was in one of his usual rants on the radio about how wrong Trump was, and that tariffs would only be harmful to the people, because we will all have to pay higher prices for everything. “It would cause inflation.” he said. “It will be a disaster!” he said.

Well, I’d like to know where HE does his grocery shopping. We’ve been living in an economic disaster for years. The American people not only lost jobs with NAFTA, the ‘cheap’ products that we were so graciously suppose to be overjoyed with at Wal-Mart, aren’t so cheap.

What is NOT inflationary about paying one dollar for one green pepper?

The American people know that we will suffer in the short run, but in the LONG run, things will balance out. How do WE know that and the great Mark Levine doesn’t?

Because Mark Levine is a lawyer. I had to listen to him during the election when he was badmouthing Trump every night. Cruz was his guy. And I don’t remember him getting so upset when the taxpayers were made to bail out Wall Street.

Anyway, Mark Levine is wrong on this. I trust President Trump to know more about finance and trade, especially in steel, (which he has had to deal with most of his life) than Mark Levine. Still, on matter of the law, he’s unbeatable.

Some things, you just can’t learn in books.

Anyway, Obama’s best buddy Prime Minister Trudeau in Canada, is screaming about the Tariffs…

The idea that our soldiers who had fought and died together on the beaches of World War II and the mountains of Afghanistan, and have stood shoulder to shoulder in some of the most difficult places in the world, that are always there for each other, somehow—this is insulting to them. The idea that the Canadian steel that’s in military vehicles in the United States, the Canadian aluminum that makes your, your fighter jets is somehow now a threat?”

Wait: HOW many soldiers did you send to Afghanistan?

I thought this argument was typical liberal BS. Trying to make us feel guilty that you sent a few soldiers to war with us? You should continue to rip us off?

What can you expect? His Daddy was former Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Trudeau, after his son Justin was born, Nixon visited Pierre and said this:

“I’d like to toast the future prime minister of Canada, to Justin Pierre Trudeau” to which Pierre Elliott Trudeau responded that should his son ever assume the role, he hoped he would have “the grace and skill of the president”,

Well, Pierre’s eldest son did grow up and inherited his job….or, WAS that his dad? (LOL)

 

Bet Justin wishes Nixon were President. (Wait, he DOES look like Castro….)

 

 

 

 

 

June 1, 2018 Posted by | economy, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Nobody Flashes Two Interesting Views on War in Syria

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With war with Russia heating up this week, these two videos’ caught my eye.

Tucker gives the common sense approach, one I thought was right on the mark.

And THEN I saw this one: The argument that when the economy is on the brink: politicians go to war, and as many of us know…the economy is not all what they post it out to be.

Both worth watching. Both men…make good points.

 

April 11, 2018 Posted by | economy, Uncategorized | , | 1 Comment

Jefferson and Madison: Feared the Elites

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I heard some idiot today, on FOX, say that we’d never catch up to China as an economic power because you see…well… we have a SERVICE economy, and they have a manufacturing economy.

He acted as if…our ‘service’ economy was so much more…advanced.

Excuse me?

What really pissed me off about this was the truth of it. Our politicians, have gotten together with our biggest corporations to pull this off: They downsized America, (oh, we’ll get cheaper manufacturing in China) while they upsized a handful of elite billionaires and their political puppets in Congress.

President Trump is right: Our manufacturing base was demolished, and our workers forced into lower wage ‘service’ jobs. But it’s not just because of our “stupid” politicians giving away the farm in trade deals.

Oh no.

Those politicians were doing exactly what their big corporate donors wanted them to.

Damn America. They wanted into China’s market and they sacrificed their own citizens for their sweet returns on their stock.

Let the downsized Americans buy at Wal-Mart and get some stock themselves.

So, let’s go back to the 1786 elections, when Jefferson was out to get Hamilton. Yes, the founders had all come out to fight it out again in the election after Washington’s term was up: Hamilton was going in with the bankers, and Jefferson was appalled.

A few REALLY rich people, now own more wealth than the entire rest of the planet. And long ago, our founders saw this coming…Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were out to stop: Hamilton. 

Jefferson was so upset seeing what he thought was the rich taking over, he got Madison to write-up some papers to explain their feelings:

From the book Adams VS Jefferson, by John Ferling

Madison, who found it nearly impossible to resist his friends’ blandishment, consented, and churned out at least nineteen sulfurous pieces for Freneau’s paper in 1791-1792. His essays divulged the seismic shift that had occurred in his thinking over the past two years. He portrayed Hamilton’s adherents…mostly “men of influence, particularly the moneyed” class, he said, as a “self-serving, anti-republican elite that thought the people incapable of self-government. Assuming that the citizenry “should think of nothing but obedience, leaving the care of their liberties to their wiser rulers.” These elites believed that the people need know only one world. “Submission.” They exercise power “less to the interest of the many than of the few, and less to the reason of the many than to their weaknesses. Their ultimate objective, he insisted, was that the “government itself may by degrees be narrowed into fewer hands and approximated to a hereditary form.” Indeed, Madison exclaimed that is foes had taken large strides toward making two thirds of the new national government …. the Senate and presidency, …into “hereditary orders.” To fight this threat, Madison announced the need to create a political ‘party’. He was the first in the growing opposition to Hamilton’s schemes to use the word party, and he allowed that it might properly be called the “Republican party.”

So, it was Madison who coined the first “Republican” party, which grew into the Democratic Party that we witness today, representing ALL the same elitist things that Madison and Jefferson did NOT want to happen. Jackson may have been given historical credit for founding the party, but it was Madison who first put it on paper.

It’s also why, this weekend, the play “Hamilton” adored by all democrats everywhere, with an all-black cast, cost over $600 a ticket to get into here in St. Louis.

And you can be sure, that only rich “elite” white democrats will be able to afford that ticket.

James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, would be sick if about this, if they were alive, and saw, that what they feared the most, has happened.

And this Nobody Says: Now you know why they don’t teach American history in our schools anymore.

Some things, never change. ALWAYS: Follow the money.

AND……… the U.N., E.U., Deep state, Clintons, Bushes, Obamas, most of Congress, Amazon, FACEBOOK, NSA, FBI, Koch Brothers, Wal-Mart, Wall Street, the Federal Reserve, Paul Ryan, John McCain, NAFTA…(Feel free to add your own.) etc, etc….

April 4, 2018 Posted by | American History, democrats, economy | , , | Leave a comment

How BLM Ruined My Christmas

Nobody Wonders

Okay. Christmas is coming, and one of my favorite things for my husband and I to do at Christmas, was to go to different malls and enjoy the Christmas decorations…and just dream. It was cheap entertainment…even though we were always on a budget and couldn’t afford much of what we saw in the store windows, we enjoyed watching the people walk with their kids, young teenage girls in groups, older couples holding hands, and noticing that everyone was on a special mission to buy that special present for someone. It put us in a ‘safe’ space that Christmas was good…. traditions of red and green and tinsel, left us always in a good mood.

Besides…going to the mall always gave me a reason to make faces at babies. (One of my favorite things to do.)

I don’t remember when the malls started closing down, but every Christmas our pickings got less and less.

We had at least six giant malls we could attend years ago. We are down now to one. It’s in the richest part of town…and that ONE…really doesn’t put up much. There is a huge Christmas tree, but that’s all. Very…sublime. The rich do NOT like to shout Christmas. Don’t ask me why. Snobs? Citizens of the global/Muslim/Buddha funky world? Well, you tell me.

The traffic in the malls got thinner with every year after Obama was elected. BLM came storming and threatening violence in all the stores, and one time, when I was in a Famous Barr Store, I couldn’t even find somebody to help me. Then I realized they just stopped hiring people.

I asked a sales lady in a Macy’s once, where all the people were, and she said, that every night, four huge black men, would walk into the perfume section, grab big boxes of perfume, and just walk out.

“Can’t the security guards arrest them?” I asked.

“No, They tried once, but they always got away. Now, we just stand aside and let them take whatever they want. And they do it every single night.”

I must admit, I was shocked at that time to hear it.

All through Obama’s administration, we watched as black mobs ran into stores, and just stole whatever they could. Whenever there were riots, we watched the looting on TV.

Obama. Said. Nothing. His message: Black people are oppressed by white people. Stealing is part of their right.

Many places just stopped reporting all the thieving that went on during the Obama years, but blacks were giving free license to steal.

And boy did they.

Not just blacks, mind you, but most of the time, yes. It’s St. Louis.

So, it came as no surprise to me when three black basketball players got caught stealing in China.

The three players – Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill – admitted to stealing items from three stores during a team trip to China. Before they thanked Trump on Wednesday for intervening with Xi, Trump had wondered whether they would express gratitude to him.

Now, ANYBODY with half a brain would know that if President Trump had NOT gotten those boys out, their lives in 10 years, would be over. China doesn’t give you cable TV, sex visits, three meals a day, and beautiful work out centers.

How stupid were these men? And men they were. I don’t CARE if they were under 20. They had money.

They did NOT need to steal. So, it’s not hard to imagine that they had done it plenty of times before, in America, and hey! No problemo.

Stupid.

President Trump, to his credit, demanded a ‘Thank you.” Who knows what bargaining chip he had to give up for them?

Then one of the boy’s father stepped in, and basically said President Trump didn’t deserve some thanks because he didn’t give them a ride home on-Air Force One. They were lucky they didn’t get a slow boat back to Kenya, if it would have been me.

If that sounds racist, it’s not. They are spoiled brats.

The father was in complete ignorance…about China, about manners, about just how LUCKY his son was that Trump got them out of China.

Was he just a racist Trump hater? An Obama Boy?

I bet Dad had to pay for the plane ticket.

Then President Trump tweeted:

“Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!” the president tweeted.

Every American with any sense thought the same. BUT…the pundits went nuts.

You are dealing with a stupid men…and women.

Neil Cavuto is NOT a stupid man. Yes, he weighed in on it.

A few days ago, I heard Neil Cavuto berate the President for NOT being “Presidential” He should have not answered the father. It was his EGO that got to him.

Really Neil?

Nobody Wonders, how Cavuto, who claims to be an expert on the economy, can even dare say that about the President. Trump said what NEEDED to be said to that asinine father who clearly could have cared less if his son stole. President Trump believes in black and white, and respect.

What do you believe in Neil?

To show such disrespect to the office was clear…as far as he was concerned his son deserved the royal treatment because…he was black.

Obviously, Neil only looks at the stock markets, and has no clue how 8 years of a race-baiting President devastated the economy all across our country.

Nobody also Wonders, if the companies now want to close down all the malls and just have people buy online because why keep stores open and paying salaries, when there is so much thief?

Nobody Wonders if the BLM didn’t help transform the very economic landscape all across America.

They certainly played a big part, and still do.

I miss the malls at Christmas.

You can still see displays, but, who wants to fork over $25 for a ten-minute car ride?

Yes, Obama ruined Christmas, Muslim that he is. He no doubt enjoyed it.

But then again, at least we have Mr. Merry Christmas in the White House, and China may have released those three guys, but they get us back in boatloads of cheap XMAS lights that always blow out,

On Christmas Eve.

Of course, they do.

Bah Humbug. Mr. Cavuto.

Have a Merry Christmas.

November 21, 2017 Posted by | American Culture, economy, Uncategorized | , , , , | 2 Comments

CEO’s : No Tax Reform…Help Texas You Greedy People!

Nobody Cares:

President Trump made a good speech on tax cuts today. It made sense. Cut taxes, get rid of loopholes, and make it simple again.

How LONG have we waited for that? Yes, waiting for it, and wondering if Congress is going to get THIS done.

After all, Obamacare was a HUGE tax on the American people, and we got nothing for it but misery.

Health care is destroyed. But no matter, the money keeps rolling in to them, doesn’t it?

After Trump’s speech I listened to Ken Langone, Co-Founder of Home Depot today on Neil Cavuto.

(Go to 19.00 in the video)

HE comes out with that great feel good mantra: “Forget the tax cuts.” America needs to take care of the people in Texas.

WTF? Since when?

Right. He would say that. Of course, looking at it from HIS point of view, the government handing out huge payments to people in Texas is like manna from heaven to him. Home Depot will make billions off the building that would happen. It’s government subsidies, and endless flood of profits, not to mention tax reform would probably hit him personally. HE would have to pay more.

Basically, even though he was pulling on patriotic heart-strings, he was saying that the rest of the United States needs to take it up the wazoo for Texas.

But why just Texas?

But what about all the other disasters we have? What about all the wildfires out West? The tornadoes that destroy sometimes whole cities? And floods? Just last March we had a big flood here in Missouri, and our basement flooded, and WE are on a hill. Insurance doesn’t usually cover floods on hills.

Like Texas, last March in Missouri, it rained here for a week, and like the people in Texas, it will take us more than a year to replace everything we lost. It was finished off: bedroom, bath, living room, office.

The point I’m making is disasters happen every year in the United States. It’s horrible for the people who get hit with it, but if the rest of the country doesn’t get tax reform, there won’t be much of a country left standing.

Texas will just look pretty until the next hurricane hits.

Now, I must admit: Ken has a point. If we didn’t send so much money to other countries we’d have the money for fixing such disasters. But heck, Congress can’t even fix our streets, they are too busy forking money out to build infrastructures in OTHER countries so that THEY can get Home Depots and Wal-Marts and MacDonald’s…

They just don’t tell you about it.

So, my suggestion is…fund money for the infrastructure of Texas. Fix the damns that broke, and flood proof it all. Start there. But giving money to replace the businesses and homes? Do you really think that’s fair to you and I?

It’s just another welfare program piled on top of all the others.

Sure, our hearts go out to anybody who loses their homes and businesses. But, there WILL be millions of dollars sent to help these people.

And that would be enough, IF it got to the people.

The trouble is: It never does, does it? Just ask Haiti. Bill Clinton gave Haiti about 10 percent of the money he collected to help the people of Haiti, the rest of the millions gathered help pay for Chelsea’s wedding and her $10 million dollar apartment in New York.

Watch and see if Congress doesn’t USE Harvey to ‘postpone’ tax reform.

WE must, tell them, once again:

Lower our taxes, and watch just how GREAT we can make Texas again…or else,..

You might want to think about the REAL flood that will be coming down on you.

 

August 30, 2017 Posted by | economy, taxes, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

The Young White Woman VS The Young Black Woman

Nobody Wins

Here’s what I was reading when my husband called me from work this afternoon;

CNBC:

Seventy-eight percent of full-time workers said they live paycheck to paycheck, up from 75 percent last year, according to a recent report from CareerBuilder.

Overall, 71 percent of all U.S. workers said they’re now in debt, up from 68 percent a year ago, CareerBuilder said.

He called to tell me one of his employees, a woman, couldn’t stop crying, because she found out that even with insurance, because of the high deductible, she owed over $5,550.00 cash towards her medical bills. Even though this woman is a full-time employee, she is still not making much…maybe around $33,000 a year. These days, that’s not a lot.

My husband tried to tell her that she wasn’t the only one whose medical bills were not covered by insurance, and she wasn’t the only one who struggled to pay their medical bills, in fact, everyone at the store had the same problem.

The new norm is: Just don’t get sick. You can’t afford it.

She has no children, just herself. But clearly, with everything that cost so much due to high inflation, and (Notice that is not talked about by ANY politician) life gets overwhelming.

But Joyanna, you say, the stock market is soaring higher than ever before.

Right, but who benefits from that? Most people don’t have a lot of money in the stock market. You have to put money IN to play.

And if they have 401K’s, very few people are going to pay the fees to take out loans, or take out money early to pay medical bills.

My heart goes out for this gal. She’s white. Single, and clearly hasn’t much of a support system.

On the other hand, I was in a Dollar Tree Store this morning, and there were two black women talking at the register.

When I finally came up to check out, the woman behind the counter said she was so excited…she was going to get a THIRD job!

“I have four kids!” she said, smiling big. Insinuating she was going to get a third job to help support those kids.

Now, first off…. I asked her, “Will you have time to even sleep?”

She grinned as if it was no problem whatsoever.

I walked out admiring her…hell, I only had one child and if not for my mother and father watching him at night when I was single, I don’t know how I could have done it. I got home at sometimes 3am, and got up at 6am to get him off to school, met him when he got home, made supper and off to work I’d go. This was six days a week, and I could barely have managed that, let alone four. How did she do it?

She was some kid of superwoman.

Clearly, she was getting a lot of help. She told me that one baby was six months old, the other was 18 months old. She bragged about it. All I could think of, is…”Don’t you MISS your babies?”

Yes, she had babies. So, who was changing those diapers, and managing all four kids while she was at work…grandma?

Did she get state help? Welfare? And why was she so happy about getting a third job?

I looked around. The store was a total wreck. Items were all over the floor. Shelves were in such horrible disarray, nothing was in the right place. The floor looked like it hadn’t been cleaned in a year.

CLEARLY, she didn’t have to work too hard at that store, so it’s no wonder she was so happy.

The black woman didn’t have a care in the world, and with four kids, and no father, she was very happy.

The white woman, with no kids, was wondering how she was going to pay her medical bills.

Nobody Wins, when you keep hearing that the color of your skin gives you disadvantages.
And then you find out…. maybe everybody has the story of the discrimination against blacks all wrong.

They’ve been getting ‘free’ everything for many years now, due just to the color of their skin.

My heart goes out to my husband’s co-worker.

But, the black lady working at the Dollar Tree, obviously, doesn’t have a care in the world. Soon she will have three jobs, and she can have another kid!

And Nobody Knows how she does it, unless of course, you’re the young white woman who couldn’t even afford a child.

She knows. And she’s still crying.

August 24, 2017 Posted by | economy, Race, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Black Friday Blues

Nobody Wonders…

Why ANYONE in their right mind would go shopping on Black Friday at Wal-Mart?black-friday-four

And yet, millions put down their forks and scarf down mom’s pumpkin pie early in the morning just so that they can be first in line when the Black Friday Sales start.

My husband and I went into Wal-Mart around 11p.m today. It was pretty empty. But somebody had been working hard overnight to stock all the sale items onto the aisles. Sales that…were certainly not worth standing in line for an hour to buy. But, AMAZINLY people will stand in line for TVs, or a toy that they know their kid want for Christmas.

If they save $50 dollars they feel like they’ve REALLY done something great. Really, just pay the $50 and go at a less crowded time.

I don’t understand it.

For instance: There was Tupperware set, boxes and boxes of them on sale. It usually sold for $19.00 and was on sale for $7.99. REALLY? Who doesn’t have Tupperware already? And then I think: more than I might know.

I often ask myself, if Wal-Mart was selling one of those $300 dollar mixers for $100.00 would I too stand in line for it?

Would I risk getting a disease from South America, or bruises from a kicked shin? Would I stand in line for hours just to get to the kitchen aisle and see they were all sold out?black-friday-one

My mixer bit the dust years ago. I’ve been using a hand mixer, which works just fine. The other day, I saw a mixer with a bowl for $24.00. Sure, you have to turn the bowl yourself, it’s certainly not for someone who spends hours every day cooking, but that’s not me. I bought it and couldn’t be happier.

Think about it: You rarely have to mix anything more than 5 minutes. How hard it that?

When my hand breaks and I can’t turn the bowl any longer, there’s always TV dinners.black-friday-three

And you know what? Even if I DID cook every day, I really think those mixers are way overpriced. China truly is ripping us off.

Another pet peeve of mine is the new America sales scam:

Like—SALE! 50% off! Was $250.00, now only $150.00!

Which is the price it normally is, if you shop at the store and know. And they do this with clothes, appliances, well, just about everything.

I call it the, “You think you are saving money, but you’re NOT!” scam.

Are any of the companies reprimanded for false advertising? No.

Or how about the “Buy one get one half off!” (Or free as the Clintons used to say.)

(In Clinton’s case, we will be paying for them, the rest of our lives.)

Trust me, you are paying for both.

But people fall for these scams. Woman especially LOVE to brag how they got something, ANYTHING, on sale. As if, that makes them special. As IF, that makes them smart.

As if. black-friday-two

Still, the economy is SO bad, inflation and the price of food SO high, that the luxuries that you can’t afford go on sale just one day a year…you’d better be there.

For some people, that truly is the norm. And to have these sales one day a week, is…close to cruel. People go wild. They get all excited, like they are drunk with anticipation. It’s social engineering at it’s finest. They make you WANT it. DESIRE IT.

And while I’m ranting about people standing in line to get bargains, I actually am guilty of that:

Today my family stood in line for over an hour to eat Thanksgiving Dinner at Cracker Barrel. It was great, reasonably priced, and best yet: no dishes. What’s great about Cracker Barrel, they have a store that you can amuse yourself with while you’re waiting.

There’s nothing like a home-cooked Thanksgiving turkey dinner, don’t get me wrong. But, what’s most important is to spend time with those you love.

And it seems, in some cases: SHOP with them too.

Now, excuse me while I get ready for my Black Friday.

I’m raking leaves.

 

November 24, 2016 Posted by | economy, Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

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